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  1. Will the Redskins’ O-Line get bigger?

    Feb 25, 2014, 11:25 AM EST

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    Jay Gruden has not been a head coach for very long but he seems to be as good as any of them when it comes to answering questions without giving out much information. Last week at the NFL Combine he was asked about the offensive line a couple of times. Here is what he said…

  2. Need to Know: The five best Redskins second-round draft picks

    Feb 25, 2014, 4:59 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 25, 14 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage The Redskins’ first pick in the 2014 draft will come in the second round. Since the NFL merger in 1970 the Redskins have picked 30 players in the second round. Here are…

  3. With a buyer’s market at WR, will the Redskins take advantage?

    Feb 24, 2014, 11:25 AM EST

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    Two years ago the Redskins the Redskins went into free agency in need of two wide receivers. It was not a good year to need a wideout as the demand exceeded the supply. In the opening hours of free agency they landed Pierre Garçon for five years with a deal worth $42 million while Morgan…

  4. Need to Know: Alfred Morris’ top five performances

    Feb 24, 2014, 5:21 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 24, 15 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are Alfred Morris’ five best career games in terms of yards gained rushing. 1. Week 17, 2012 vs. Cowboys—If Morris retired tomorrow he’d have a permanent place in the hearts of…

  5. Need to Know: Mock draft, D-Hall talk among Redskins top five stories of the week

    Feb 23, 2014, 5:17 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 23, 16 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0—I don’t necessarily agree with Ben Standig’s choice for the Redskins with the 34th overall…

  6. Allen wants to find ‘mentally tough players’

    Feb 22, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    On the day that the Redskins announced that Mike Shanahan would be fired as the team’s head coach, Bruce Allen also announced that he would take over control in the personnel department. “We are going to redefine some of the characteristics that we’re looking for in players,” Allen said at the time. This week at…

  7. Need to Know: The last five players drafted with pick No. 34

    Feb 22, 2014, 5:09 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 22, 17 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage The Redskins have the 34th pick in the NFL draft, which starts May 8. Here are the last five players taken at No. 34 overall: WR Justin Hunter, TEN, 2013—The 6-4 receiver…

  8. Pressure is on Haslett as the handcuffs come off

    Feb 21, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    It’s been out for a while now that Mike Shanahan, who made his reputation as an offensive guru, was involved with Redskins’ defense. In a pre-mortem shortly before Shanahan was fired the Washington Post reported that he called the “Cover-0” blitz that ended up costing the Redskins a 2011 game in Dallas. Jim Haslett recently…

  9. Need to Know: The 5 top single seasons by a Redskin in last 20 years

    Feb 21, 2014, 4:50 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 21, 18 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Last week we used the Approximate Value metric to look at which Redskins were the most valuable in 2013. There is a link to more details on AV in that post if…

  10. Some details of DeAngelo Hall’s contract emerge

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    We have some details on DeAngelo Hall’s new contract and although we can’t figure out all of the important aspects of it we can see that it’s a reasonable deal for both sides. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Hall’s deal is for four years and $17 million dollars. He got a $3.25…

  11. Need to Know: The five top rated QB’s the Redskins will face in 2014

    Feb 20, 2014, 5:00 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 20, 19 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Last year the Redskins played seven games against quarterbacks who were in the top 10 in passer rating. Here are the top five QB’s they will face in 2014, based on 2013…

  12. Hall’s return has ripple effects

    Feb 19, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    With the signing of DeAngelo Hall to a four-year contract, the Bruce Allen-Jay Gruden Redskins made their first major move in a game of three-dimensional chess that stretches out several years in the future. I wrote about the short-term implications yesterday. They are likely to start Hall and second-year player David Amerson at cornerback. An…

  13. Need to Know: Five who are more valuable to the Redskins than to another team

    Feb 19, 2014, 5:22 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 19, 20 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are five pending Redskins free agents (update: four plus one who just signed) who are more valuable to Washington than to any other team. ILB Perry Riley— Riley is worth a…

  14. Could Orakpo be an Eagles free agent target?

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    There are many Redskins fans who are willing to let Brian Orakpo walk in free agency. I wonder how they would like to see him in Eagles green. The Birds 24/7 Eagles blog asked Brian Baldinger of NFL Network and of various outlets around Philadelphia to name three free agents who would be a good…

  15. Need to Know: The five top performing Redskins of 2013

    Feb 18, 2014, 5:01 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 18, one day before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage The five top performing Redskins of 2013 per Pro Football Focus (offense, defense; I believe this is premium content): 1. LT Trent Williams 38.3 overall rating—He was pretty consistent throughout the year,…

  16. Is tagging Orakpo a better move than a long-term deal?

    Feb 17, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    Some notable websites are weighing in who teams might/should tag as their franchise players and two of them agree that the Redskins are likely to designate Brian Orakpo in that category. Our corporate cousins at Pro Football Talk don’t think that the situation requires much thought. If anyone gets tagged, it’ll be linebacker Brian Orakpo,…

  17. Need to Know: The Redskins top five in sacks in the last 20 years

    Feb 17, 2014, 5:11 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 17, two days before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Our stroll through recent Redskins history takes us to the pass rushers today. Here are the team’s top five in sacks in the last 20 years (1994-2013). 1. Ken Harvey (1994-1998) 41.5…

  18. Cousins trade window may extend past draft

    Feb 16, 2014, 10:55 AM EST

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    The window for the Redskins to trade backup quarterback Kirk Cousins will open at 4 p.m. on March 11. It may not close for quite some time. First, let’s give the obligatory update on the Cousins trade situation. He has said that he is “open” to being traded to a team where he can start.…

  19. Need to Know: The five longest tenured Redskins

    Feb 16, 2014, 6:15 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 16, three days before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the five longest tenured Redskins currently under contract (including time spend on practice squad): 1. DE Kedric Golston 2006, drafted in sixth round—He could be challenged for a reserve spot…

  20. Haslett says he’ll turn Orkapo and Kerrigan loose

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    Redskins’ defensive coordinator Jim Haslett hit the radio this week and he promised to get more pass rush pressure out of outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan. Speaking on Inside the Locker Room on ESPN 980, (via John Keim of ESPN) he talked about the need for the Redskins to improve the pass rush.…

  21. Need to Know: Are yardage stats for losers like Haslett says?

    Feb 15, 2014, 4:56 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 15, four days before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Earlier this week, Jim Haslett told ESPN 980 that he didn’t pay much attention to the number of yards his defense gave up. “That’s kind of for losers,” he said. Let’s put…

  22. Gruden really does prefer taller pass targets

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    We have heard that when he was the offensive coordinator of the Bengals, Jay Gruden liked to employ tall receivers. Almost any discussion of a potential Redskins free agent or draft target starts with “how tall is he”? Sometimes these “preference” are exaggerated by the presence of one tall player. Someone might look at the…

  23. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five longest plays of 2013

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:15 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 14, five days before the start of the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the Redskins five longest gains of 2013: 1t. Robert Griffin pass complete deep left to Darrel Young for 62 yards, touchdown @ Eagles 11/17—If you had Griffin to Young for…

  24. Redskins fan questions: Rak, O-line, the draft and more

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    Haven’t done this in a while, answering your questions from Twitter and Facebook. Let’s jump right into it. @Rich_TandlerCSN Will the Redskins address the secondary or WR corps with their first pick? #RedskinsTalk — Eli Nachmany (@PFF_EliNachmany) February 12, 2014 It’s too early to even make an intelligent guess. Those certainly are positions of need.…

  25. Need to Know: The Redskins top five in interceptions in the last 20 years

    Feb 13, 2014, 5:00 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 13, six days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the Redskins five (plus three) interception leaders of the last 20 years (1994-2013). 1. DeAngelo Hall (2008-2013) 23—The Redskins picked him up midway through the 2008 season and he has lived up to…

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