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  1. Need to Know: Grading Kirk Cousins

    Sep 15, 2015, 5:23 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-Dolphins

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 15, five days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. One last look at Redskins vs. Dolphins —Grading Kirk Cousins seemed to be a popular meme on the web and talk radio. I’ll go with a C+ for him. He moved the…

  2. Welcome to football, 2015 Redskins style

    Sep 14, 2015, 11:24 AM EDT

    Riley-tackle-vs.-Dolphins

    If the Redskins play 15 more games like the one they played on Sunday against the Dolphins, much of what Scot McCloughan set out to accomplish since he got put in charge of rebuilding the team back in January will be in place. McCloughan wanted to the offense to emphasize the running game. Against Miami…

  3. Need to Know: Notes and numbers–A solid performance for Redskins’ Morris

    Sep 14, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 14, six days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Notes and numbers vs. the Dolphins —The Redskins ran 37 times for 161 yards. If you project that out over a full season that’s 592 rushing attempts for 2,576 yards. Jay Gruden…

  4. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Dolphins

    Sep 13, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

    Cousins-Tannehill

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 13, the day the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. Five final thoughts about Redskins vs. Dolphins —Jay Gruden knows about the schemes of Miami defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle from Gruden’s days with the Bengals. They crossed paths as Coyle was…

  5. Need to Know: Five bold 2015 Redskins predictions

    Sep 12, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

    Preston Smith vs. Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 12, one day before the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. Five bold predictions about the 2015 Redskins Note: These may contradict some other things I have predicted in other posts because I wasn’t in “bold” mode at the time. By…

  6. Redskins vs. Dolphins: Pros, cons, and a prediction

    Sep 11, 2015, 3:26 PM EDT

    Matt Jones vs. Browns

    Three reasons why the Dolphins will win: —From the Redskins’ standpoint it would be a great story if rookie guard Brandon Scherff could battle Ndamukong Suh to a stalemate. But the reality is that, while Scherff may visit many Pro Bowls in the future it is likely that Suh will get the best of him.…

  7. Need to Know: Interceptions could derail Cousins’ comeback attempt

    Sep 11, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

    Cousins-pass-Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 11, two days before the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. Can Cousins cut down on his interceptions? Yesterday in this space I took a look at a positive aspect of Kirk Cousins’ play in 2014, his exceptionally low sack rate.…

  8. Cousins appreciates his next, and possibly last, big chance

    Sep 10, 2015, 10:59 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-SEA

    This Sunday, for the first time since 2011, Kirk Cousins will take the first snap of his team’s season. The game four years ago was in East Lansing, Michigan and Michigan State’s opponent was Youngstown State. This Sunday has the bigger spotlight of the NFL as the Miami Dolphins come to FedEx Field. Many players…

  9. Need to Know: Can Cousins reduce the number of sacks the Redskins take?

    Sep 10, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

    Cousins-hit-vs-Ravens

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 10, three days before the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. Can Cousins help the Redskins cut down on sacks? The Redskins quarterbacks had problems staying upright last year. Opponents racked up 58 sacks against the Redskins last year. Only the…

  10. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five most important games in 2015

    Sep 9, 2015, 5:37 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-Eli-Manning

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 9, four days before the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. The five most important games on the Redskins schedule The Redskins are unlikely to be competing for playoff spot this year (although you never know). But there are still some…

  11. Need to Know: Five Redskins who will be in the spotlight vs. the Dolphins

    Sep 8, 2015, 5:39 AM EDT

    Cousins-warming-up

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 8, five days before the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. Five Redskins who will be in the spotlight vs. the Dolphins —QB Kirk Cousins: When Jay Gruden said, “It’s Kirk’s team” the unspoken thought at the end of it was…

  12. Need to Know: Are the safeties better? Five observations on the Redskins’ roster

    Sep 7, 2015, 5:47 AM EDT

    Ihenacho-Goldson-camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 7, six days before the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. Observations on the Redskins’ roster 1. The safeties are different from last year but are they better? A lot depends on how Dashon Goldson plays. He may not have been…

  13. A look at the Redskins 53-man roster changes from 2014 to 2015

    Sep 6, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Scherff-vs-Lions

    Since the Redskins finalized their 53-man roster a year ago they have been through a 4-12 season and they hired a new general manager. As one might expect there have been some changes to the makeup of the roster. Here are the changes the team has made since the 53-man roster they took into the…

  14. Need to Know: Five Redskins starting jobs that could change hands this season

    Sep 6, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

    Shawn Lauvao vs Jags

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 6, seven days before the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. Five starting jobs that could be up for grabs this year Although there could be some juggling around the edges in the coming hours, the Redskins have finalized their 53-man…

  15. Redskins’ 53-man roster finalized–for now

    Sep 5, 2015, 4:35 PM EDT

    Running backs training camp

    The Redskins have finalized their 53-man roster at least for today. There could be changes if they add players who were released by other teams so the bubble players can’t rest easy just yet. Here is the roster as it stands tonight. The team can begin signing players to the 10-man practice squad after waivers…

  16. Is keeping RG3 the right move for the Redskins?

    Sep 5, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT

    RG3-handoff-vs-Browns

    It appears that the Robert Griffin III saga with the Redskins is going to go on, at least for a while longer. According to a report all of the major decision makers in the organization have concluded that the best thing to do is to keep Griffin on the roster as the No. 2 quarterback…

  17. Need to Know: The Redskins’ strongest and weakest positions

    Sep 5, 2015, 5:53 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-vs-Jags-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 5, eight days before the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. Best and worst position groups on the 2015 Redskins The Redskins have not yet quite set the 53-man roster yet but we still have a pretty good idea of who…

  18. Redskins 2015 roster cuts tracker

    Sep 4, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT

    Redskins line stretch camp 2015

    The Redskins have started the process of reducing their roster down to 53 players. We are tracking every move right here, keeping you updated on who’s in and who’s out. Hit the comments section for comments and questions. Scroll down the page for analysis of key cuts. Refresh this page for the latest news. Starting…

  19. Bubble watch final version: Predicting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Sep 4, 2015, 8:24 AM EDT

    Redskins-helmets-end-zone

    The Redskins roster will be finalized by 4 p.m. tomorrow. Some players helped and hurt themselves in last night’s backups-only fourth preseason game. But most of the cake was already baked. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster when the dust settles and that roster is turned in plus a…

  20. Need to Know: Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Dolphins

    Sep 4, 2015, 7:39 AM EDT

    Suh-2-Dolphins

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 4, one day before the Washington Redskins make their final cuts. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Dolphins The preseason is officially over and the next time the Redskins take the field it will count. Here are some thoughts on Redskins’ opponent for their…

  21. Need to Know: Five reasons the Redskins should keep RG3 on the roster

    Sep 3, 2015, 5:17 AM EDT

    RG3-passing-vs-Vikings

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 3, two days before the Washington Redskins make their final cuts. 5 reasons to keep RG3 on the roster There are some sound reasons why the Redskins should let go of Robert Griffin III. But there are also reasons to keep him. Let’s look…

  22. As final cuts loom, how many Redskins are roster locks?

    Sep 2, 2015, 12:40 PM EDT

    Redskins line stretch camp 2015

    The Redskins have the league maximum 75 players on their roster and we are just three days away from the final cuts being made. The final determination on some of the roster spots will come down to tomorrow’s fourth preseason game against the Jaguars. But the vast majority of the roster spots are already locked…

  23. Need to Know: Why didn’t the Redskins have a quarterback competition?

    Sep 2, 2015, 5:20 AM EDT

    Cousins McCoy RVA

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 2, three days before the Washington Redskins make their final cuts. Why no QB competition One of the questions that came up on Monday when Jay Gruden announced the change at quarterback was why he had stood up at the NFL Combine in February…

  24. Need to Know: Griffin no longer the starter but he’s still on the Redskins—for now

    Sep 1, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

    RG3 handoff camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 1, Four days before the Washington Redskins make their final cuts. Griffin remains a Redskin–for now Robert Griffin III is no longer the Redskins starting quarterback. But he is still a member of the team. “Robert’s on our football team and he’s a Washington…

  25. Need to Know: Redskins unlikely to be in a hurry to resolve QB situation

    Aug 31, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

    McCoy-RG3-Cousins-Richmond

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 31, five days before the Washington Redskins make their final cuts. Don’t hold your breath If you haven’t read the column by colleague Tarik El-Bashir on why Jay Gruden should get a starting quarterback named sooner rather than later, go here to read it.…

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