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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Points tell the ugly truth about the 2013 Redskins

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    Shanahan-on-sideline

    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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

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

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Garcon-vs-Packers

    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…

  9. Chiefs’ Poe could give Redskins big problems

    Dec 6, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Dontari-Poe

    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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

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

    Dec 5, 2013, 6:14 AM EDT

    Trent-Williams-vs.-Eagles

    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…

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

    Dec 4, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

    RG3-fumble-vs.-49ers

    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…

  14. 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…

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

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Adam-Gettis

    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…

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

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:41 AM EDT

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    Morris-vs-NYG

    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.…

  17. 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…

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

    Dec 1, 2013, 5:25 AM EDT

    Shanahan-on-sideline

    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…

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

    Nov 30, 2013, 5:59 AM EDT

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    RG3_running_vs.NYG

    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…

  20. Redskins vs. Giants: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 29, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Fletcher-Riley-vs-NYG

    Five keys to the Redskins-Giants game plus a prediction: 1. When I’m looking at this game I keep on going back to Eli Manning’s ball security. He was a turnover machine in the Giants’ first six games, throwing 15 interceptions. In the five games since then he’s thrown two. Over his career he hasn’t been…

  21. PFT: Did the Redskins make a mistake in drafting RG3?

    Nov 29, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    RG3-at-line-vs.-Raiders

    The guys on the TV version of Pro Football Talk took up the question of whether or not the Redskins made a mistake in trading up to be able to draft Robert Griffin III. I tend to agree more with Ross Tucker that in a few years the trade could look like a bargain. Still,…

  22. Need to Know: Morris on pace to join elite company

    Nov 29, 2013, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Morris vs. Raiders

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 29, two days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five numbers to ponder: —Alfred Morris came closer to taking the NFL rushing lead last week but he couldn’t quite get there. He now has 970 yards for the season, trailing…

  23. Is a helping hand after sacks uncommon?

    Nov 28, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

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    RG3-sacked-vs-49ers

    There has been a lot of chatter about Robert Griffin III not getting helped off the ground after being sacked. It started with a few tweets during the Redskins’ drubbing at the hands of the 49ers on Monday night. Perhaps prompted by those tweets, the website The Big Lead took a look at all of…

  24. Need to Know: Trent Williams blunt about supposed RG3 ‘rift’

    Nov 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

    Trent-Williams-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, three days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Redskins Park: 1. Robert Griffin III was asked if he had any personal goals or things to work on during the last five weeks…

  25. Griffin needs practice and should take every remaining 2013 snap

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    RG3-at-line-vs-Oak

    The Redskins have five games left in their season. They are averaging about 70 offensive snaps per game so they have about 350 more offensive plays to run this season. Robert Griffin III needs to be the quarterback for every single one of those. With the team’s playoff chances all but gone, there have been…

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