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  1. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams

    Sep 20, 2015, 6:17 AM EDT

    Hatcher-vs.-dolphins

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 40, the day the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams —Although Jordan Reed is listed as questionable, technically meaning that there is a 50-50 chance that he will play, I would say there is an 80…

  2. With Jackson out, Redskins will need to rely on Garçon

    Sep 19, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Garcon-vs-Dolphins

    One of the questions floating around Redskins Park this week is how the Redskins are going to move the ball with DeSean Jackson sidelined with a hamstring injury. Who will replace Jackson? How will they get any offense going without a receiver who can stretch the field? The short answers are that nobody can take…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins need to make hay while the sun is shining

    Sep 19, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

    Gruden-vs-Dolphins

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 19, one day before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Redskins need to take advantage of early schedule Yesterday in the game prediction post I looked at some of the opportunities that the Redskins failed to capitalize on against the Dolphins—dropped interceptions,…

  4. Prediction: Strange things happen when Redskins, Rams meet

    Sep 18, 2015, 2:23 PM EDT

    McCoy-sacked-vs.-Rams

    Over the last decade or so, strange things tend to happen when the Redskins play the Rams. In 2008, guard Pete Kendall caught a Jason Campbell pass that had been batted in the air. He fumbled and future Redskins safety O. J. Atogwe scooped up the ball and went 75 yards for a touchdown. That…

  5. Need to Know: Gruden says last year’s Rams game will not be motivation for Redskins

    Sep 18, 2015, 5:13 AM EDT

    McCoy-sacked-vs.-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 18, two days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Redskins podium: Read and react Here are some quotes from Jay Gruden and Joe Barry followed by some comments on them: Gruden on if the Redskins 24-0 loss to the Rams last…

  6. Need to Know: Five Redskins who are under the gun on Sunday

    Sep 17, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

    Brandon-Scherff-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 17, three days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Five Redskins who are under the gun on Sunday QB Kirk Cousins—He probably has a longer leash than most people think he does. But it’s not unlimited and at some point he…

  7. What to watch for: Redskins turn to short passing game instead of runs

    Sep 16, 2015, 1:01 PM EDT

    Cousins-vs.-Dolphins-2

    The Redskins ran the ball 37 times against the Dolphins, the most they had run the ball during a competitive game during the Jay Gruden era (they did run 42 times during the blowout of the Jaguars in Week 2 last year). But only 11 of those rushing attempts came in the second half with…

  8. Need to Know: First thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams

    Sep 16, 2015, 5:41 AM EDT

    Tavon-Austin-vs.-SEA

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 16, four days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams —I’m not about to break out the “must win” label here but this is an important game for the Redskins. A loss puts them at…

  9. The Redskins could have an advantage with a less ‘accurate’ kicker

    Sep 15, 2015, 9:01 AM EDT

    Hopkins-with-Saints

    Why would the Redskins cut an accurate field goal kicker like Kai Forbath? It could not have been an easy call for Jay Gruden and Scot McCloughan to make. The 2015 Redskins are likely to be in a lot of close games and Forbath has come through for Gruden. Last year, three of the team’s…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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.…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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