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  1. Need to Know: What are the chances of a winning season for the 2015 Redskins?

    Jul 19, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 19, 11 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Tarik El-Bashir and I did an over/under series last week. After looking at possibilities for Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris, and other individuals, we looked at team success and, specifically, wins. The…

  2. Need to Know: Five Redskins veterans who could be on the roster bubble

    Jul 18, 2015, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 18, 12 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins veterans who could find themselves on the wrong side of the roster bubble. DeAngelo Hall—I’ve noted a few times lately that his $4 million salary puts him in…

  3. Need to Know: Can Morris thrive behind Redskins’ power blocking?

    Jul 17, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 17, 13 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the state of the Redskins with less than two weeks to go until training camp starts. —I mentioned DeAngelo Hall’s situation in a post yesterday but I…

  4. Need to Know: What are are the Redskins’ strongest units?

    Jul 16, 2015, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 16, 14 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

  5. Need to Know: Will there be any Redskins roster additions before camp?

    Jul 15, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 15, 15 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

  6. Need to Know: What is the single biggest problem the Redskins and RG3 have to fix?

    Jul 14, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 14, 16 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. RG3’s biggest issue Robert Griffin III is the most analyzed athlete in Washington, perhaps in the country. When training camp starts later this month every step on his dropback, the position of his feet…

  7. Need to Know: Putting on pads the next step for Redskins rookie Smith

    Jul 13, 2015, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 13, 17 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage We’re about two and a half weeks away from the start of training camp and I’m starting to review my “what to look for” notes. A few days ago I went over…

  8. Need to Know: The top five wide receivers the Redskins will face in 2015

    Jul 12, 2015, 5:57 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 12, 18 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Earlier this week I looked at the top five quarterbacks the Redskins will face this season and yesterday it was the top five running backs. Today, let’s look at the top five…

  9. Need to Know: The top five running backs the Redskins will face in 2015

    Jul 11, 2015, 6:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 11, 19 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Earlier this week I looked at the top five quarterbacks the Redskins will face this season. Here are the top five running backs on the schedule according to yards gained in 2014:…

  10. Need to Know: How much will Jones line up with Redskins’ first team?

    Jul 10, 2015, 4:45 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 10, 20 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage We’re a shade less than three weeks away from the start of training camp and I’m starting to review my “what to look for” notes. Here are five of them on the…

  11. Need to Know: Where should Redskins’ quarterback RG3 be ranked?

    Jul 9, 2015, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 9, 21 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Griffin No. 31? There has been plenty of talk about an SI.com article in which Robert Griffin III was ranked at No. 31 on the list of starting NFL QB’s. And that, of course…

  12. Need to Know: The top five QBs the Redskins will face in 2015

    Jul 8, 2015, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 8, 22 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage: The top passers Training camp is just a few weeks away and it’s time to start honing in on the Redskins’ opponents for the 2015 season. Here are the quarterbacks who should…

  13. Need to Know: Callahan appreciates Redskins’ O-Line history

    Jul 7, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 7, 23 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Read and React A couple of weeks ago I posted and discussed some quotes that Bill Callahan gave to the media during minicamp. I found a few more good ones in the interview so…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins have a big mountain to climb to improve their record

    Jul 6, 2015, 5:13 AM EDT

    Gruden-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 6, 24 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. A big mountain to climb A few weeks ago here I looked at some reasons why the Redskins could be better than we think. If you’ve been looking for the other side of that…

  15. Need to Know: Week 1 backups who could become starters for the Redskins

    Jul 5, 2015, 5:28 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 5, 25 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Backup to starter? Here are five Redskins who could be backups in Week 1 but could be starting at some point as the season wears on. —ILB Martrell Spaight—Some fans think he will jump…

  16. Need to Know: The most overrated and underrated Redskins

    Jul 4, 2015, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Happy Independence Day! Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 4, 26 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Who’s overrated? Underrated? Pete Prisco of CBS Sports went through each of the 32 NFL teams and picked a player he viewed as overrated and then did another list of the…

  17. Need to Know: Is play action a cure for Redskins’ and RG3’s problems?

    Jul 3, 2015, 5:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 3, 27 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Play action the cure for what ails them? The post I wrote here yesterday on third down struggles came from a fairly substantial article by Mike Tanier, who does work for Football Outsiders. The…

  18. Need to Know: Why did the Redskins struggle on third down in 2014?

    Jul 2, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

    Redskins-line-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 2, 28 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.   Historically bad When the Redskins do something poorly, they don’t mess around. In 2013 when they had some bad special teams play, they were historically bad. Football Outsiders has been tracking special teams…

  19. No need to rush to judgment on Redskins’ RG3

    Jul 1, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    RG3-passing-minicamp

    A year ago, former Redskins quarterback and current ESPN analyst Mark Brunell believed that current Redskins QB Robert Griffin III would successfully complete the transition from being a scrambling quarterback to being more of a pocket passer. “He can get there. He’s one of the best young quarterbacks in the league and he got there…

  20. Need to Know: Will Jordan Reed be a major factor in the Redskins’ offense?

    Jul 1, 2015, 5:00 AM EDT

    Jordan-Reed-vs-Cardinals

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 1, 29 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

  21. Need to Know: Will RG3 benefit from an improved Redskins O-line?

    Jun 30, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

    RG3-O-line-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 30, 30 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

  22. Need to Know: Six Redskins over 30 will play key roles in 2015

    Jun 29, 2015, 4:57 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 29, 31 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. The senior citizens The Redskins are likely to go into the season with six players on their roster who are 30 or older. Most of them will be expected to play key roles this…

  23. Need to Know: Will the Redskins’ special teams improve in 2015?

    Jun 28, 2015, 6:20 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 28, 32 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

  24. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up in 2015

    Jun 27, 2015, 5:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 27, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are five players who need to have a strong 2015 season if the Redskins are going to be successful. QB Robert Griffin III—How good Griffin needs to be next year depends…

  25. Need to Know: Will the Redskins’ Preston Smith start at OLB?

    Jun 26, 2015, 5:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 26, 34 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

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