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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. RG3 is angry about being benched unless he isn’t

    Dec 13, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Robert Griffin III will not play any more this year no matter what. Even if Kirk Cousins gets hurt and Rex Grossman goes down, Griffin will not play another snap for the rest of the season, according to Mike Shanahan. “If somebody would get injured in the next two games, we would probably bring somebody…

  4. Need to Know: Kyle says he had ‘zero involvement’ in Redskins QB decision

    Dec 13, 2013, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 13, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from yesterday at Redskins Park: 1. Jordan Reed missed practice again with a concussion. He has already missed three games. It would be a shame for him…

  5. Shanahan still won’t deny ESPN report

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Amidst all of the talk of quarterback changes and end of season meetings with the owner, the lead story that came out of Mike Shanahan’s press conference on Wednesday got buried. Given a third chance to deny an ESPN report that was on the verge of quitting at the end of the 2012 season, Shanahan…

  6. Need to Know: Shanahan has no regrets about starting RG3 in Week 1

    Dec 12, 2013, 5:39 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 11, three days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Wednesday’s epic Mike Shanahan news conference (the full transcript is available right here). 1. Does Shanahan have second thoughts about starting Robert Griffin III in Week…

  7. Full transcript Mike Shanahan 12.11.13

    Dec 12, 2013, 5:28 AM EDT

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    It was quite a moment at Redskins Park. Here is the complete transcript of Mike Shanahan’s epic press conference on Wednesday,  December 11, 2013 (transcript via Redskins PR). On the decision to start Kirk Cousins at quarterback instead of Robert Griffin III: “Well, the first thing I did is I talked to Dan Snyder about…

  8. Need to Know: Other Redskins ‘distractions’ minor compared to this situation

    Dec 11, 2013, 5:39 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 11, four days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Now THIS is a distraction When things like the Albert Haynesworth controversy or the Redskins name debate pop up some fans and folks in the media immediately label it a distraction. That’s accurate…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins’ top five areas of need

    Dec 10, 2013, 6:15 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 10, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Whether the Redskins have a new coaching staff or not, there are some positions on the field that will be in need of upgrades via free agency or the draft. Here…

  10. Points tell the ugly truth about the 2013 Redskins

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

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    It looks like coaching change is on the way for the Redskins. The reason on the surface is the complex relationship between Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder, and Robert Griffin III. But that is just a surface issue. The real problem that is likely to cost Mike Shanahan his job is the fact that in Year…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins’ 3-10 record worst in 19 years

    Dec 9, 2013, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 9, six days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Five stats and other notes from the Redskins’ 45-10 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday: 1. In the first half of their 13 games the Redskins have given up 226 points.…

  12. RG3: ‘It’s not what the game’s about’

    Dec 8, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Robert Griffin III addressed media reports that his head coach was upset with his relationship with team owner Dan Snyder. Well, sort of anyway. “I don’t know about it, still don’t know about it,” he said. “I’m just trying to deal with what I have to deal with right now, thinking about thing game, getting…

  13. Need to Know: Do the Chiefs give the Redskins a blueprint?

    Dec 8, 2013, 6:32 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 8, the day the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Do the Chiefs give a blueprint? A year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were just about where the Redskins are now. At 2-10 after 12 games, they had been eliminated from realistic playoff…

  14. Need to Know: A look at five Redskins numbers

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 7, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five Redskins numbers that matter: 1. Pierre Garçon has 84 receptions through 12 games. Only three other Redskins have had at least that many receptions in a 16-game season. Art…

  15. Chiefs’ Poe could give Redskins big problems

    Dec 6, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Here are five keys to Sunday’s Redskins-Chiefs game plus a prediction: 1. Do the Chiefs have anything to play for? They are a game behind the Broncos for the AFC West lead but Denver holds the tiebreaker with two head-to-head wins and the Broncos don’t have a team with a winning record left on their…

  16. Need to Know: The top five Redskins free agents

    Dec 6, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 6, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage With the meaningful part of the 2013 season over, it’s time to take a look ahead. Here are the five Redskins who are will be free agents that the team…

  17. Orakpo wants to stay but can the Redskins keep him?

    Dec 5, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

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    Brian Orakpo is saying all the right things. The Redskins’ linebacker will be a free agent next spring and he says that he wants to come back to the team that drafted him in the first round in 2009. “Right now this is home,” Orakpo said. “So I would love to continue to finish my…

  18. Need to Know: Trent Williams says ‘I feel fine’, expects to play

    Dec 5, 2013, 6:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 5, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes from around Redskins Park: 1. Maurice Hurt moved from the PUP list to injured reserve with, according to Mike Shanahan, no specific injury. “I don’t think he really…

  19. Redskins’ second-half offense has been second rate

    Dec 4, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    One of the things we have heard coming from Redskins Park during the team’s current four-game losing streak is players and coaches bemoaning the fact that the team can’t put together a full 60-minute game of football. A look at the numbers shows this is true when you look at the offensive production in the…

  20. Need to Know: First look at Redskins-Chiefs

    Dec 4, 2013, 6:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 4, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Redskins-Chiefs matchup: 1. Alex Smith is a pretty good game manager. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt, among the lowest in…

  21. Is standing pat with the lineup good for the Redskins in the long term?

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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    During his Monday press conference, Mike Shanahan essentially shut the door on the Redskins taking a peek at their future. Even though the Redskins are officially eliminated from the playoffs, they will not insert some of their younger players into the lineup to see if they might be long-term solutions for the organizations. “Just because…

  22. Need to Know: Shanahan says Giants focused on stopping Morris

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:41 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 3, five days before the Redskins host the Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. During the Redskins’ second-quarter touchdown drive Robert Griffin III scrambled out of bounds and tried to stop on a hard surface near the stands.…

  23. Need to Know: Once again, Redskins’ offense disappears in second half

    Dec 2, 2013, 7:31 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 2, six days before the Redskins host the Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes on the Redskins loss to the Giants. 1. In the second halves of their last two games, the Redskins have scored 3 points, have 126 yards of offense and have converted…

  24. Need to Know: With the Redskins on the brink of elimination, what’s next?

    Dec 1, 2013, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 1, the day the Redskins host the New York Giants. Playing out the string in prime time A loss to the Giants tonight would eliminate the Redskins from the playoffs. Even if they win tonight, Washington would have to win out, the Cowboys would…

  25. Need to Know: How will the Giants defend RG3 and the read option?

    Nov 30, 2013, 5:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 30, one day before the Redskins host the New York Giants. What they’re saying Here is a look at what various analysts around the web are saying about Sunday’s Redskins-Giants game. The guys at PFT are again unanimous Michael David Smith: “In the race…

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