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  1. Need to Know: Redskins’ Jay Gruden likes to pound the rock on first down

    Jul 4, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 4, 20 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Yesterday we looked at how frequently Jay Gruden called passes when he was the offensive coordinator with the Bengals. Now lets flip the coin over and look at his running play calls…

  2. Redskins camp countdown: 20 kickoffs inside the 20

    Jul 3, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 20—Kickoffs inside the 20 While Kai Forbath will get some serious competition from Zach Hocker for the job as the Redskins’ kicker, it seems likely that when all is said and…

  3. Need to Know: Was Jay Gruden pass happy in Cincinnati?

    Jul 3, 2014, 4:46 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 3, 21 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out I was doing some research on pass attempts by the Bengals over the three years that Jay Gruden was calling plays there. I found out more interesting stuff than I could use…

  4. Redskins camp countdown: 21 carries per game for Alfred Morris

    Jul 2, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 21—Carries per game for Alfred Morris For some reasons, the impression exists that Jay Gruden is a pass happy coach. The term is being thrown around a lot when talking about…

  5. Need to Know: Will there be a shakeup on the Redskins’ O-line?

    Jul 2, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 2, 22 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out What are the chances that the Redskins line up in Houston on Sept. 7 with the same line that has been the first unit during OTAs and minicamp? Let’s take a look.…

  6. Redskins camp countdown: 22 field goals made

    Jul 1, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 22—Successful field goal attempts Please forgive the obvious point here but if the Redskins are going to win more games this year they are going to have to score more points.…

  7. Need to Know: RG3 will be able to audible; is this a big deal for the Redskins?

    Jul 1, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 1, 23 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out It looks like Jay Gruden and Sean McVay are taking the training wheels off for Robert Griffin III. Well, some of the time at least. —“Some of the audible situations we’ll give…

  8. Redskins camp countdown: No. 23 DeAngelo Hall

    Jun 30, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. No. 23—DeAngelo Hall A little over a year ago it didn’t look like DeAngelo Hall would be a part of the Redskins any more. He had been cut in a salary…

  9. Need to Know: Unfinished drives were costly for 2013 Redskins

    Jun 30, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 30, 24 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out I did some research yesterday about the Redskins having issues with finishing drives due to turnovers last year. What I found was pretty interesting so I decided to dig a little deeper…

  10. Redskins camp countdown: 24 total turnovers

    Jun 29, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 24—Total turnovers After setting a franchise record with just 14 turnovers in 2012, the Redskins were very generous with the football in 2013. They gave the ball away 34 times, an…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins getting players to buy in to special teams

    Jun 29, 2014, 5:18 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 29, 25 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —There was very little down time in special teams practices at Redskins Park. “We’re able to break up and [Special Teams Coordinator] Ben [Kotwica] does an outstanding job of utilizing everybody and…

  12. Redskins camp countdown: 25 yards per kickoff return

    Jun 28, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 25—Yards per kickoff return What we remember most easily about the Redskins’ awful special teams in 2013 are the returns made against them—the Cowboys’ Dwayne Harris taking a punt back all…

  13. Need to Know: Cooley doesn’t think RG3 should have played Week 1 last year

    Jun 28, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 28, 26 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Chris Cooley stated on ESPN 980 earlier this week that after looking at game video from the early part of last season that it was clear to him that Robert Griffin III…

  14. Redskins camp countdown: 26 sacks allowed

    Jun 27, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 26—Sacks allowed You don’t have to be a big-time Redskins analyst to figure out that if the Redskins are going to be successful in 2014, Robert Griffin III is going to…

  15. Need to Know: The Redskins’ plan for Brian Orakpo

    Jun 27, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 27, 27 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —“Ryan, it’s his strength. What are the little things you do to make him better? It’s to try to get Ryan to play to his strength which is his strength. He’s a…

  16. Redskins camp countdown: 27 rushing attempts per game

    Jun 26, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 27—Rushing plays per game Some are thinking that the Redskins could become a pass-happy bunch in 2014. They poured a lot of draft resources into Robert Griffin III and he needs…

  17. Mailbag: Will Morgan Moses start for the Redskins in 2014?

    Jun 26, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    I got so many good questions on Twitter and on the Real Redskins Facebook page that I decided to do a two-parter. Here’s Part One from yesterday, let’s get rolling to the rest of them. @Rich_TandlerCSN what is the most exciting position battle for the #Redskins before the season starts? #RedskinsTalk — ThePorchReport (@ThePorchReport) June…

  18. Need to Know: Is age an issue for Redskins’ DE Jason Hatcher?

    Jun 26, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 26, 28 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Jason Hatcher seems to be doing well. He tweeted on Tuesday that he is off of crutches and starting his rehab at Redskins Park. It seems to be too early to completely…

  19. Redskins camp countdown: 28 forced fumbles

    Jun 25, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 28—Fumbles the Redskins need to force The Redskins recovered 10 opponents’ fumbles in 2013; a dozen NFL teams recovered fewer fumbles, putting the Redskins in the lower middle of the pack.…

  20. Fan questions: Will the 2014 Redskins be pass happy?

    Jun 25, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    I got a ton of good questions on both Twitter and on the Real Redskins Facebook page so we’re going to do a two-part post here. If you don’t see your question answered here, check back tomorrow. Let’s get rolling. @Rich_TandlerCSN @Snide_Remarks think the Skins will be a pass 1st offense this year? Avg 35+…

  21. Need to Know: Points will need to soar for 2014 Redskins

    Jun 25, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 25, 29 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —I’m having a hard time figuring out how much the Redskins will pass this year. The Patriots and Saints passed about 40 times per game last year. The Seahawks and Panthers averaged…

  22. Redskins camp countdown: No. 29 Roy Helu

    Jun 24, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 29—Running back Roy Helu There is no question that Alfred Morris will carry the load for the 2014 Redskins. But over the course of 70 snaps per game, 16 games per…

  23. Need to Know: 5 defensive Redskins players on the wrong side of the roster bubble

    Jun 24, 2014, 4:53 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 24, 30 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Last week I put up my projected final roster on the offensive side of the ball. Yesterday I finished it off by picking the defense. In the tradition of March Madness bracketology, here…

  24. Countdown to Redskins training camp: 30 TD passes

    Jun 23, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 30—The target number of touchdown passes for Robert Griffin III This may seem to be a shade ambitious since a total of 36 in his two years in the NFL. But…

  25. Will the Redskins keep a fullback on the 53?

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

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    The Redskins went into the pre-training camp break with the same 90 players they had on the roster prior to OTAs. That means that Darrel Young remains the only fullback on the roster. Some might look at that as good news for Young. Not having competition for your job could take a lot of the…

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