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  1. Need to Know: Will Cousins get a chance to compete for the Redskins QB job?

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:12 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-SEA

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 30, 121 days before the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—Cousins’ future in Washington 1. Yesterday was another lesson in how “news” can get bent out of shape. What started out as a small group of reporters chatting with Kirk Cousins…

  2. Need to Know: Lack of opportunistic play among 2014 Redskins’ fatal flaws

    Dec 29, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Paul fumble vs Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 29, 122 days before the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—Third downs, pass defense Redskins’ big issues 1. We’ll spend a lot of the next few weeks doing an autopsy on the 2014 season and looking at what the Redskins need…

  3. First impressions: Cowboys 44, Redskins 17

    Dec 28, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

    Griffin vs. Dallas passing

    —Where has the play that led to DeSean Jackson’t 69-yard catch and run been all year? And why wasn’t it used again in the game? —Robert Griffin III got his first rushing TD since Week 17 of 2012. He scooted around left end with 6:45 left in the fourth quarter. —The Redskins had a chance…

  4. Need to Know: Redskins got what they should have expected from Hatcher

    Dec 28, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

    Hatcher-vs-Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 28, 123 days before the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—One last 2014 roster shuffle 1. The Redskins made their final roster shuffle of the 2014 season yesterday when they put DE Jason Hatcher on injured reserve and claimed defensive lineman…

  5. Can the Redskins score the sweep of the Cowboys?

    Dec 27, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Eagles (9-5) @ Redskins (3-11) FedEx Field Saturday, 4:30 p.m. NFL Network We’re changing up the format of the prediction post here. I’m going to give my take and then turn it over to the fans who sent me their predictions via Twitter (@Rich_TandlerCSN) and on the Real Redskins Facebook page. So what will happen?…

  6. Need to Know: Will Redskins’ Haslett stay or go?

    Dec 27, 2014, 6:14 AM EDT

    Haslett vs AZ

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 27, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Will Haslett stay or go? 1. Zac Boyer of the Washington Times talked to Redskins coach Jay Gruden yesterday and the coach said that he was “absolutely” interested in bringing back Jim…

  7. Need to Know: More roster churn coming for 2015 Redskins?

    Dec 26, 2014, 6:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 26, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—More turnover coming? 1. It’s quite possible that Santana Moss will be playing in his last NFL game on Sunday. If it is his last game he has decided that he doesn’t…

  8. Need to Know: RG3 injury does not seem to be serious

    Dec 25, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

    RG3-at-line-vs.-Eagles-2014

    Here is what you need to know on this Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—How serious is Griffin’s injury? 1. I don’t think that the shoulder injury to Robert Griffin III is very serious. He seemed to be throwing fine during the open part…

  9. Where are we? State of the Redskins, Week 17

    Dec 24, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    RG3-passing-pocket-Eagles-2014

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 17 of the NFL season. Record: 4-11 vs. NFC East: 2-3 vs. NFC: 2-9 vs. AFC: 2-2 Home: 3-4 Away: 1-7 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 107-118 Opposition cumulative—wins: 25-35 Opposition cumulative—losses: 82-83 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 11-4 Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 355.0 (13th)…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins’ Clark takes a jab at London Fletcher

    Dec 24, 2014, 6:20 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 24, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—One real snub 1. Yesterday Ryan Clark took a shot at former Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, who blasted defensive coordinator Jim Haslett on TV a few weeks ago. The topic was injuries…

  11. Need to Know: Eagles player on Redskins’ Jackson–‘He should be on our team’

    Dec 23, 2014, 5:41 AM EDT

    DeSean-Jackson-Chip-Kelly

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 23, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Redskins shuffling schedule for holiday 1. The Redskins will be altering their schedule this week to be able to give the players off on Christmas Day. Tuesday is usually the off day…

  12. Need to Know: Redskins improving in takeaway department lately

    Dec 22, 2014, 6:28 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-forced-fumble-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 22, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Redskins by the numbers 1. Statistics are very useful but sometimes you have to take a closer look to see what the story really is. One of the storylines advanced by fans and…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins spoil Eagles’ season but still have a long way to go

    Dec 21, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT

    Forbath-winning-FG-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 21, seven days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Redskins 27, Eagles 24 1. All week long Jay Gruden and the Redskins players downplayed the angle that a win could put a serious dent in the Eagles’ playoff hopes. The company…

  14. Redskins 27, Eagles 24 thoughts and observations

    Dec 20, 2014, 10:51 PM EDT

    Jackson long catch vs Eagles

    Some thoughts and observations on Redskins 27, Eagles 24: —It looked like DeSean Jackson got a little extra fired up for this one. Well, of course he did because it was against his old team. But I wonder how he took Jay Gruden saying that he hasn’t seen as much as he wants to out…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins’ challenge will be keeping Griffin upright

    Dec 20, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT

    RG3-sacked-vs-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 20, eight days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Eagles 1. Every week we talk about the Redskins needing to run the ball and that’s the buzz this week—run the ball, kill the clock, keep the…

  16. The fans help predict Redskins vs. Eagles

    Dec 19, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

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    Eagles (9-5) @ Redskins (3-11) FedEx Field Saturday, 4:30 p.m. NFL Network We’re changing up the format of the prediction post here. I’m going to give my take and then turn it over to the fans who sent me their predictions via Twitter (@Rich_TandlerCSN) and on the Real Redskins Facebook page. So what will happen?…

  17. Analyzing the cap numbers of the Redskins’ RG3 options

    Dec 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    RG3-vs-Eagles-4

    There are a lot of questions and confusion regarding the contractual status of Robert Griffin III for 2015 and beyond. Here is a look at the current situation and some of the options that the Redskins and Griffin will have going forward. This coming season will be the last of the four-year, $21.1 million contract…

  18. Need to Know: Redskins have just enough salary cap space to get through the season

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:16 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 19, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out— 1. Yesterday I tweeted out a link to my post about Jay Gruden saying that despite the team’s 3-11 record he won’t play younger players just to see what they can…

  19. Where are we? The state of the Redskins, Week 16

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-sack-Eli-Manning

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 16 of the NFL season. Record: 3-11 vs. NFC East: 1-3 vs. NFC: 1-9 vs. AFC: 2-2 Home: 2-4 Away: 1-7 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 92-103 Opposition cumulative—wins: 14-28 Opposition cumulative—losses: 78-75 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 19-9 Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 358.6 (12th)…

  20. Need to Know: NFL says two penalties on Breeland should not have been called

    Dec 18, 2014, 5:31 AM EDT

    Breeland-vs.-Beckham

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 18, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out— 1. With the early game this week the Redskins are going to make up for lost time. Although today is scheduled like one of their lighter Friday sessions they will go…

  21. Need to Know: McCoy wants to return to Redskins, almost certainly will want a raise

    Dec 17, 2014, 5:29 AM EDT

    McCoy-vs-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 17, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out— 1. Yesterday many fans and professional journalists took a tweet that paraphrased comments that Jay Gruden made about Robert Griffin III and blew it up, saying that Gruden threw Griffin under…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins RB Chris Thompson impresses Gruden

    Dec 16, 2014, 5:44 AM EDT

    Chris-Thompson-TD-vs.-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 16, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Thompson impresses Gruden 1. The Redskins will be at work today instead of taking their usual Tuesday off. That’s because of the Saturday afternoon game against the Eagles. Starting quarterback Robert Griffin…

  23. Need to Know: Redskins clinch last place with loss

    Dec 15, 2014, 6:19 AM EDT

    Griffin-vs.-Giants-2014-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 15, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Unacceptable football 1. It was hard to see the Redskins winning this game going in but they had a chance for a long time. I don’t know if they would have had a…

  24. Giants 24, Redskins 13–Five observations including flashes of the old RG3

    Dec 14, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT

    RG3 vs. Giants 2014

    Five observations on Giants 24, Redskins 13 —No matter how you slice it, the Robert Griffin III non-touchdown run just before the half was a game changer. Instead of being up 17-7 the Redskns’ lead was 10-7. Instead of the Giants kicking off from the 35 to start the second half, they kicked off 30…

  25. Need to Know: Can Redskins’ Morris keep up strong play vs. Giants?

    Dec 14, 2014, 4:29 AM EDT

    Morris-TD-vs-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 14, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Redskins vs. Giants final thoughts 1. The Giants’ front four on defense used to boast names like Osi and Strahan and the unit was the key to their two Super Bowl wins.…

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