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  1. Need to Know: Redskins rack up yards, not points

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

    Morris-vs.-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 14, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins-Cowboys game: 1. The Cowboys had 213 yards of total offense. In all of the thousands of games in the NFL since 1940, only…

  2. Need to Know: Five games in next 25 days for the Redskins

    Oct 13, 2013, 6:35 AM EDT

    Redskins-O-line-vs.-Raiders

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 13, the day the Washington Redskins take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night football. A key five games stretch Redskins fans had better hope that their team got its rest over their bye week. After having played just one game in the last…

  3. Need to Know: RG3 under the microscope

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:05 AM EDT

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    RG3-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 11, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. You normally don’t think of nose tackle Barry Cofield when you think of reasons why outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and…

  4. Need to Know: Romo’s scrambling has the attention of Redskins’ defense

    Oct 10, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT

    Romo-scrambles

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 10, three days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five things from yesterday at Redskins Park: 1. We have a couple of takes on the elusive Tony Romo here. The first is from Rob Jackson. Once you beat the…

  5. Need to Know: Is Garçon as good as Bryant?

    Oct 9, 2013, 5:09 AM EDT

    Garcon-vs-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 9, four days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Redskins-Cowboys matchup on Sunday night. 1. After being in the hole all season, the Redskins have managed to work their way back…

  6. Need to Know: The Redskins get back to work

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:07 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 7, six days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage The Redskins get back to work in Ashburn today with a 1 p.m. practice. Here are five things I’ll be keeping an eye on this week at the team gets…

  7. Need to Know: The Redskins’ road ahead

    Oct 6, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

    Redskins-O-line-vs.-Raiders

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 6, seven days before the Redskins fact the Cowboys in Dallas. Nickel coverage Of the 12 games remaining on their schedule there are some that the Redskins are likely to lose even if they improve to their 2012 form. And there are some that…

  8. Shanahan on special teams: ‘We have got to get better’

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Punt-blocked-vs-Raiders

    For the first three games of the season, the Redskins’ special team had not done much special but they also avoided making huge, game-changing mistakes. That changed in the first quarter against the Raiders. On Sav Rocca’s second punt of the day, Oakland’s Rashad Jennings took advantage of a missed assignment by Perry Riley and…

  9. Need to Know: Shanahan says it’s too soon to judge NFC East

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:59 AM EDT

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    RG3-tackled-Philly

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 1, 12 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five key quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. The Redskins went to a no-huddle attack a couple of times during the game and it was pretty effective. One…

  10. Need to Know: A learning process for Amerson

    Sep 27, 2013, 5:37 AM EDT

    Amerson-chasing-vs.-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 27, two days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about from Redskins Park. 1. According to FootballZebras.com, Bill Leavy will be the referee for Sunday’s game in Oakland. He worked two Redskins games last year, the…

  11. Redskins struggling vs. quick passes

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Orakpo-vs.-TEN

    The last two games, the Redskins have been able to get to the opposing quarterback early. London Fletcher sacked the Lions’ Matthew Stafford on the very first snap from scrimmage last Sunday. In Green Bay a week before that Ryan Kerrigan got to Aaron Rodgers on two consecutive snaps to stop the Packers’ first drive…

  12. Redskins in turmoil–One year ago

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

    RG3-hit-vs-Bengals

    After three games the team was struggling with a losing record and it looked like the season was going to spiral out of control. The defense couldn’t stop anyone and some fans were calling for the defensive coordinator to be fired. Both the game and the durability of the young quarterback were being questioned. The…

  13. Tuesday Tweets: Is Jordan Reed the future?

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Jordan-Reed-vs.-Packers

    It’s been way too long since I’ve taken your Twitter questions, here we go. If I didn’t get to your question here I’ll answer it on Twitter. If you missed the call, feel free to hit me up on Twitter any time. @Rich_TandlerCSN is shanny and rg3 relationship so bad that a new coach needs…

  14. Need to Know: Shanahan defends play calling

    Sep 24, 2013, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 24, five days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five key quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday press conference: 1. Along with many, I commented on the Redskins’ play selection with 50 passes called in what was a one-score game most of the…

  15. Need to Know: ‘We can’t live on what we did last year’

    Sep 23, 2013, 5:14 AM EDT

    Hall-TD-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 23, six days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five key quotes from the locker room yesterday: 1. Aldrick Robinson on his overturned touchdown catch. I’m not completely sure that there was enough video evidence to overturn it. The ball did hit…

  16. Redskins vs. Lions chat archive

    Sep 22, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

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  17. Need to Know: Redskins’ Jordan Reed has ‘unique ability’

    Sep 21, 2013, 5:37 AM EDT

    Reed-TD-vs-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 21, one day before the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. The men at the top A quote each from the coordinators and the head coach: Kyle Shanahan was asked about some plays against the Packers that looked liked read option plays but the…

  18. 5+1: Can the Redskins control Suh?

    Sep 20, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

    Lions-Suh

    The Redskins take on the Lions at FedEx Field in what may or may not be a must-win game. Here are five things to look for plus a prediction: 1. If they can’t control Ndamukong Suh it’s going to be a long day—and it could be a short day for Robert Griffin III. A vote…

  19. Need to Know: Another bad debut for Meriweather

    Sep 16, 2013, 5:19 AM EDT

    Meriweather-hurt-vs.-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 16, six days before the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. You have to wonder if we’ll see Robert Griffin III going Tom Brady on his receivers or linemen I just not, you know, I’m not an a-hole. I believe…

  20. Redskins-Packers game chat archive

    Sep 15, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

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  21. The Week That Was: White could return to Redskins

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:15 AM EDT

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    White-vs.-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 15, the day the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. That Was the Week That Was —The Redskins did not have a game all of last year without someone showing up on the injury report as questionable or worse. They were a Kai…

  22. Need to Know: Ripple effects if Forbath can’t go

    Sep 14, 2013, 5:39 AM EDT

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    Forbath-camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 14, one day before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $15,000 for his out of bounds hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last Sunday. It prompted Kaepernick to deliver one of the better…

  23. Can the Redskins ambush the Packers?

    Sep 13, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

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    RG3_Griffining

    Last year, the Redskins went into New Orleans armed with an offensive game plan that the Saints didn’t know was coming. Robert Griffin III and his offensive teammates ambushed the Saints, who had won 13 games and the NFC South the year before, and walked out with an impressive 40-32 win. On Sunday, the Redskins…

  24. Biggers plays safety for first time since high school

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Biggers-vs.-Eagles

    E. J. Biggers was brought in as a free agent to play nickel or dime cornerback. But when Brandon Meriweather ended up on the inactive list with a groin injury on Monday night Biggers found himself starting at safety and playing 76 of the team’s 83 defensive snaps. “You do whatever the team needs,” he…

  25. Prediction: Will more Eagles plays equal more turnovers?

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Vick-fumble

    Week 1 games are difficult to predict. Without looking it up, I’m sure that I picked the Saints to win comfortably a year ago today as the Redskins went to New Orleans for RG3’s debut. I don’t think I saw them beating the Giants behind Rex Grossman in 2011. Perhaps I called the win over…

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