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  1. Need to Know: Can the Redskins get their running game going vs. the Jets?

    Oct 14, 2015, 5:18 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-tackles-vs.-Falcons

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 14, four days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Jets —The Redskins may have a shot at getting their running game going against the Jets. New York is giving up an average of 3.8 yards…

  2. Williams illustrates toughness that the Redskins are looking for

    Oct 12, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT

    Trent-Williams-vs-Ravens

    When Scot McCloughan took over as GM of the Redskins, he talked of emphasizing toughness. “The day after a game, you’re going to know you played the Redskins,” he has said on more than one occasion. Rarely do you get a play that sums up a philosophy in pictures as well as this block from…

  3. Need to Know: Takeaways finally come for the Redskins

    Oct 12, 2015, 5:54 AM EDT

    Breeland-int-vs.-Falcons

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 12, six days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. News, notes, and numbers, Redskins vs. Falcons —Starting from their own 20 with 24 seconds left, the Redskins drove to a 52-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal to tie the game. It was the…

  4. Need to Know: As always, rushing game will be key for Redskins vs. Falcons

    Oct 11, 2015, 6:25 AM EDT

    Jones-Cousins-vs.-Rams

    ATLANTA—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 11, the day the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Falcons —The Redskins have improved in some areas compared to last year but they are still an inefficient offense. They are second in the NFL with 383 yards…

  5. Need to Know: Will Thompson remain in the mix for the Redskins?

    Oct 10, 2015, 4:17 AM EDT

    Thompson-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 8, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. Saturday mailbag Some good questions from Twitter and the Real Redskins Facebook page this week so let’s dive right in. Johnson came in thinking he would be handed the starting job at strong…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins are lost away from home

    Oct 9, 2015, 5:05 AM EDT

    Tress-Way-punt-blocked-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 9, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. Lost away from home Among the issues the Redskins must solve before they can be considered a competitive NFL team is their inability to win on the road. Under Jay Gruden, the Redskins…

  7. Redskins running the ball more but not as much as perceived

    Oct 8, 2015, 12:27 PM EDT

    Morris-vs.-Dolphins

    There is a fine line between being perceived as pass happy and fans having confidence that you like to run and pound the football. Jay Gruden should know. After being labeled as a coach who wanted to throw the ball too much last year, he has talked all offseason about the importance of his Redskins…

  8. Need to Know: Gruden says Matt Jones has not lost his trust

    Oct 8, 2015, 5:24 AM EDT

    Matt Jones vs. NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 8, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. Read and react Here are some quotes from Jay Gruden’s and Kirk Cousins’ press conferences from Wednesday and my reaction to them. Gruden on Matt Jones: “He’s never lost my trust [because of…

  9. State of the Redskins, Week 5: An important drive for Cousins

    Oct 7, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-Eagles

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 5 of the NFL season. Record: 2-2, T-1st in NFC East vs. NFC East: 1-1 vs. NFC: 2-1 vs. AFC: 0-1 Home: 2-1 Away: 0-1 Key numbers changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 383.0 (8th) Defense (yards/game): 288.0 (4th) Passer rating offense: 84.5 (19th) Opp passer rating: 102.1…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins should stick to the script vs. Falcons

    Oct 7, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

    Jones-Morris

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 7, four days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. First thoughts on Redskins vs. Falcons —After facing three top punt returners in four weeks, the Redskins will dodge facing perhaps the best of all time. The Falcons’ Devin Hester, who has 14…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins accountability in action

    Oct 6, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT

    Baker-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 6, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. More accountability in action             My CSN colleague Tarik El-Bashir wrote a fine column yesterday of how accountability is becoming a real, tangible thing at Redskins Park. You…

  12. Need to Know: Notes and numbers from Redskins 23, Eagles 20

    Oct 5, 2015, 5:38 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 5, six days before the Washington Redskins play . Notes and numbers from Redskins 23, Eagles 20 —Kirk Cousins had a career high 31 completions in this game. That was the most any Redskins quarterback has ever completed against the Eagles in the 161…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins will try to continue DeMarco Murray’s 2015 struggles

    Oct 4, 2015, 5:52 AM EDT

    DeMarco-Murray-vs.-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 4, the day the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Eagles —I do think that Chris Culliver will play today. However, that thinking is based on talk in the locker room from earlier in the week and on…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins shift towards home-grown offensive line

    Oct 3, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

    Redskins-O-line-vs.-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 3, two days before the Redskins host the Eagles. A six pack of thoughts on the Redskins I have not yet emptied my brain of miscellaneous thoughts about the Redskins (blame the long layoff between games). Let’s roll with another six pack of them.…

  15. Need to Know: Who is the Redskins’ biggest surprise through three games?

    Oct 2, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

    Morgan-Moses-vs-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 2, two days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Ten Tandler Redskins ramblings  1. As I noted earlier this week, the Redskins gave Jamison Crowder a good run of playing time against the Giants. Apparently the coaching staff likes what they saw; he is…

  16. Need to Know: Already a winner in Redskins’ competition at left guard?

    Oct 1, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

    Long-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 1, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Read and react Some quotes from Jay Gruden and Kirk Cousins with my reaction to them. Gruden on the situation at left guard: “We’re going to let them compete this week, let them…

  17. The state of the Redskins, Week 4

    Sep 30, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

    Gruden-vs-Dolphins

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 3 of the NFL season. Record: 1-2, T-2nd in NFC East vs. NFC East: 0-1 vs. NFC: 1-1 vs. AFC: 0-1 Home: 1-1 Away: 0-1 Key numbers changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 371.7 (12th) Defense (yards/game): 277.3 (2nd) Passer rating offense: 81.3 (22nd) Opp passer rating: 96.3…

  18. Need to Know: Plenty of variables in Redskins QB situation

    Sep 30, 2015, 5:21 AM EDT

    Cousins-RG3-RVA

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 230, four days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Question of the day @Rich_TandlerCSN Will RGIII start for the Redskins this season if Cousins continues to play poorly #NTK — Fim Oshin (@TheRealOshin97_) September 29, 2015 There are a lot of variables in the…

  19. Need to Know: Another special teams challenge on tap for the Redskins

    Sep 29, 2015, 5:15 AM EDT

    Sproles-vs-Jets

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 29, five days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Eagles QB battle less than thrilling—For one of the few times this year the Redskins could field the better quarterback in a game. Kirk Cousins isn’t exactly tearing up…

  20. Need to Know: Redskins’ Jordan Reed off to a hot start

    Sep 28, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

    Jordan-Reed-vs-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 28, six days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Jordan Reed off to a hot start The Redskins are getting what they need out of Jordan Reed. Going into yesterday’s games, the third-year tight end led the NFL with 14 receptions for first downs…

  21. Need to Know: Five areas where the Redskins have improved this season

    Sep 27, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

    Garcon-vs.-Dolphins

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 27, seven days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Five areas where the Redskins have improved this season The Redskins are 1-2 and what they have done wrong has been discussed and rehashed in great detail. But they have been doing some things right and…

  22. Need to Know: ‘This is who Cousins is’

    Sep 26, 2015, 5:52 AM EDT

    Cousins-passing-vs.-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 26, eight days before the Redskins host the Eagles. This is who Kirk Cousins is After Kirk Cousins’ rocky game against the Giants, Marshall Faulk of NFL Network said the following: “Who we saw tonight, that’s who Kirk Cousins is. For throwing the ball…

  23. Need to Know: Redskins’ sizzling rushing game fizzles vs. Giants

    Sep 25, 2015, 6:51 AM EDT

    Matt Jones vs. NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 25, nine days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Notes and numbers from Giants 32, Redskins 21 —After rushing for 343 yards in two games, the Redskins couldn’t get it going on the ground. They gained just 88 yards on 20 carries, a 4.4…

  24. Need to Know: Can the Redskins put together a winning effort against the Giants?

    Sep 24, 2015, 5:15 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-Eli-Manning

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 24, the day the Redskins travel to play the Giants. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants —The Redskins likely will keep Chris Culliver on Odell Beckham Jr., although they could line up DeAngelo Hall or Bashaud Breeland, too against the sensational second-year receiver as…

  25. Need to Know: Redskins RB Jones shows impressive speed

    Sep 23, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-TD-vs.-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 23, one day before the Redskins travel to play the Giants. Jones shows surprising speed Like many people, I was pretty surprised in the first quarter of the Redskins’ game against the Rams when Matt Jones took a handoff from Kirk Cousins, headed down…

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