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  1. Need to Know: Redskins coaches have learned to deal with uncertainty

    Dec 27, 2013, 5:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 27, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five quotes and notes from yesterday’s head coach and coordinator news conferences: 1. In the likely event that Mike Shanahan departs from the organization, the films from practices will stay…

  2. Jim Haslett news conference transcript 12.26.13

    Dec 27, 2013, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Transcript from Redskins PR On how the rumors about his job security affect his family: “First of all, this is my 30th year – coaching, playing – so I’ve kind of seen it all and gone through it. I think it’s just really kind of part of the job that comes up when you come with…

  3. Kyle Shanahan news conference transcript 12.26.13

    Dec 27, 2013, 5:07 AM EDT

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    Transcript from Redskins PR On what he is looking to see from quarterback Kirk Cousins this week: “I just want to see him play the best he can. He’s competed hard these last two weeks. He’s done some real good things. I hope he continues to improve. Mainly, do whatever it takes to get us…

  4. Mike Shanahan news conference transcript 12.26.13

    Dec 27, 2013, 5:03 AM EDT

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    On linebacker Brian Orakpo: “Rak did not practice today. It [groin] was sore and we’ll see how he does tomorrow.” On if Orakpo will sit out Sunday in order to prevent further injury: “Well, if we feel he can’t go, he won’t go. But ‘Rak, like the rest of our players, if he can play,…

  5. Need to Know: Garçon a free agent move that worked out for Redskins

    Dec 26, 2013, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 26, three days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage There was business conducted at Redskins Park on Tuesday; the building was closed yesterday for Christmas. Here are some notes and quotes from Tuesday: 1. Not every move Mike Shanahan…

  6. Need to Know: What did Santa bring Redskins fans?

    Dec 25, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT

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    Garcon-vs-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 25, four days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Things were very different for Redskins fans on Christmas Day a year ago. In addition to the presents under the tree they had a huge game to look forward to.…

  7. Need to Know: Shanahan expects quick resolution

    Dec 24, 2013, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 24, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. As noted here yesterday, Shanahan said after the game that he thought there was a block in the back…

  8. Penalties, confusion at key point costs Redskins

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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    When you lose a game by a point, a team can go back and point a finger at almost any moment during the game where something went wrong. One such moment for the Redskins on Sunday came in the second quarter. With the Cowboys leading 7-3, Washington embarked on one of their better drives of…

  9. Need to Know: Slow starts continue to plague Redskins

    Dec 23, 2013, 5:21 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 23, six days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five stats and notes from the Redskins 24-23 loss to the Cowboys. 1. Opponents have scored 126 first-quarter points against the Redskins. Only three other teams in NFL history have…

  10. Loss leaves Garçon in no mood to celebrate record

    Dec 22, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

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    Pierre Garçon set a Redskins team record that had stood for nearly 30 years but he wasn’t in much of a mood to revel in his accomplishment afterward. With about six minutes left in the third quarter, Garçon caught a 19-yard pass from Kirk Cousins, his 107th catch of the year. That broke the Redskins…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins step into spoiler role

    Dec 22, 2013, 5:57 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 22, the day the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage When you have nothing to play for, you find something to play for. Although a Redskins win won’t help them in any way involving the NFL standings—they have locked up last place…

  12. Need to Know: A look at some Redskins numbers

    Dec 21, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 21, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five numbers of interest: 1. Last year, seven Redskins who started the year on the 53-man roster ended the year on injured reserve (Bernstine, Carriker, Davis, Helu, Meriweather, Orakpo, Robinson). This…

  13. Mike Shanahan won’t comment on RG3′s coachability

    Dec 20, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

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    On Tuesday an article came that claimed that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is not very coachable. The report contains an account of Griffin openly ignoring advice from his position coach during a game. When Mike Shanahan was asked about the report during his news conference on Wednesday he brushed it off. ““If you want…

  14. Need to Know: Haslett makes case for ‘elite’ Orakpo

    Dec 20, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT

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    Orakpo-vs.-TEN

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 20, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Thursday’s press conferences. 1.Nothing against former Denver center J. D. Walton, who the Redskins claimed off of waivers yesterday. But this transaction makes no sense. “No,…

  15. Jim Haslett news conference 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Jim Haslett news conference 12.19.13 (transcript from Redskins PR) On his reaction to linebacker London Fletcher announcing his likely retirement: “We didn’t discuss it but you kind of had a feeling that it was coming, but what a great football player. The guy has done it for years. It’s been a great pleasure to coach…

  16. Kyle Shanahan news conference 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

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    Kyle Shanahan news conference 12.19.13 (transcript from Redskins PR) On if he expects to return next season: “That won’t be up to me. That’ll be up to our owner to decide if he wants us here, but to say reports that I want to distance myself from my father is totally untrue. I came here…

  17. Mike Shanahan news conference transcript 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Transcript of Mike Shanahan’s news conference Thursday 12.19.13 (from Redskins PR) On the injury report: “The first thing that we were talking about is [tight end] Jordan Reed will be out for the remainder of the season. He did see a specialist today in Pittsburgh and they recommended for him to stay away, or at…

  18. Need to Know: Fletcher’s streak will be his legacy

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 19, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel Coverage Three news conferences and two conference calls at Redskins Park on Wednesday makes for a perfect Nickel Coverage package. Here’s one quote from each of them. 1. Mike Shanahan said that…

  19. Need to Know: AT&T Stadium North on Sunday?

    Dec 18, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 18, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. AT&T Stadium North on Sunday? When the Redskins play this Sunday’s game against the Cowboys (yes, Washington is still playing games beyond competing leaks), a shot at a division title will be at…

  20. Need to Know: Shanahan says Redskins’ offense did not change for Cousins

    Dec 17, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 17, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Mike Shanahan’s press conference on Monday 1. Shanahan was asked how the Redskins managed to get through the game with only one sack. Note how he…

  21. Cowboys have plenty of critics in Dallas

    Dec 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Romo after Packers

    The Dallas Cowboys are next up for the Redskins and they suffered an agonizing loss of their own on Sunday. They blew a 26-3 halftime lead and lost to the Matt Flynn-led Green Packers 37-36. After an agonizing loss, nobody sharpens the long knives and puts them to use quite like the Dallas media. Here…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins’ Garçon nears receiving record

    Dec 16, 2013, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Garcon-vs-Atl

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 16, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five numbers and notes from the Redskins 27-26 loss to the Falcons. 1. Kirk Cousins passed for 381 yards. Add that to his 329 passing yards in his first career start…

  23. Need to Know: Redskins have seen this QB switch before

    Dec 15, 2013, 6:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 15, the day the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Dawn of a (mini) era Welcome to the Kirk Cousins era in Washington even though it will only last three games. The insertion of the Redskins’ backup quarterback into the lineup adds a level…

  24. Need to Know: For answers in the Redskins’ saga, follow the money

    Dec 14, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 14, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Follow the money Redskins owner Daniel Snyder did not stand in the way of Mike Shanahan’s plan to shut quarterback Robert Griffin III down for the rest of the season, according to a…

  25. Shanahan on RG3: ‘He’s been great’

    Dec 13, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    If Robert Griffin III is angry or disappointed or something in between over being shut down for the rest of the season he sure isn’t showing it on the practice field. Griffin has been making the best of the bad situation he’s been put in. “He’s been great. He’s been great,” said Mike Shanahan, who…

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