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  1. Need to Know: A look at some Redskins numbers

    Dec 21, 2013, 5:55 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 21, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five numbers of interest: 1. Last year, seven Redskins who started the year on the 53-man roster ended the year on injured reserve (Bernstine, Carriker, Davis, Helu, Meriweather, Orakpo, Robinson). This…

  2. Mike Shanahan won’t comment on RG3’s coachability

    Dec 20, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

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    On Tuesday an article came that claimed that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is not very coachable. The report contains an account of Griffin openly ignoring advice from his position coach during a game. When Mike Shanahan was asked about the report during his news conference on Wednesday he brushed it off. ““If you want…

  3. Need to Know: Haslett makes case for ‘elite’ Orakpo

    Dec 20, 2013, 5:55 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 20, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Thursday’s press conferences. 1.Nothing against former Denver center J. D. Walton, who the Redskins claimed off of waivers yesterday. But this transaction makes no sense. “No,…

  4. Jim Haslett news conference 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 7:03 PM EST

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    Jim Haslett news conference 12.19.13 (transcript from Redskins PR) On his reaction to linebacker London Fletcher announcing his likely retirement: “We didn’t discuss it but you kind of had a feeling that it was coming, but what a great football player. The guy has done it for years. It’s been a great pleasure to coach…

  5. Kyle Shanahan news conference 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:56 PM EST

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    Kyle Shanahan news conference 12.19.13 (transcript from Redskins PR) On if he expects to return next season: “That won’t be up to me. That’ll be up to our owner to decide if he wants us here, but to say reports that I want to distance myself from my father is totally untrue. I came here…

  6. Mike Shanahan news conference transcript 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

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    Transcript of Mike Shanahan’s news conference Thursday 12.19.13 (from Redskins PR) On the injury report: “The first thing that we were talking about is [tight end] Jordan Reed will be out for the remainder of the season. He did see a specialist today in Pittsburgh and they recommended for him to stay away, or at…

  7. Need to Know: Fletcher’s streak will be his legacy

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:51 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 19, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel Coverage Three news conferences and two conference calls at Redskins Park on Wednesday makes for a perfect Nickel Coverage package. Here’s one quote from each of them. 1. Mike Shanahan said that…

  8. Need to Know: AT&T Stadium North on Sunday?

    Dec 18, 2013, 6:05 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 18, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. AT&T Stadium North on Sunday? When the Redskins play this Sunday’s game against the Cowboys (yes, Washington is still playing games beyond competing leaks), a shot at a division title will be at…

  9. Need to Know: Shanahan says Redskins’ offense did not change for Cousins

    Dec 17, 2013, 5:22 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 17, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Mike Shanahan’s press conference on Monday 1. Shanahan was asked how the Redskins managed to get through the game with only one sack. Note how he…

  10. Cowboys have plenty of critics in Dallas

    Dec 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

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    The Dallas Cowboys are next up for the Redskins and they suffered an agonizing loss of their own on Sunday. They blew a 26-3 halftime lead and lost to the Matt Flynn-led Green Packers 37-36. After an agonizing loss, nobody sharpens the long knives and puts them to use quite like the Dallas media. Here…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins’ Garçon nears receiving record

    Dec 16, 2013, 5:11 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 16, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five numbers and notes from the Redskins 27-26 loss to the Falcons. 1. Kirk Cousins passed for 381 yards. Add that to his 329 passing yards in his first career start…

  12. Need to Know: Redskins have seen this QB switch before

    Dec 15, 2013, 6:29 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 15, the day the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Dawn of a (mini) era Welcome to the Kirk Cousins era in Washington even though it will only last three games. The insertion of the Redskins’ backup quarterback into the lineup adds a level…

  13. Need to Know: For answers in the Redskins’ saga, follow the money

    Dec 14, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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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…

  14. Shanahan on RG3: ‘He’s been great’

    Dec 13, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 13, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 13, 2013, 5:13 AM EST

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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…

  17. Shanahan still won’t deny ESPN report

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:55 AM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 12, 2013, 5:39 AM EST

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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…

  19. Full transcript Mike Shanahan 12.11.13

    Dec 12, 2013, 5:28 AM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 11, 2013, 5:39 AM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 10, 2013, 6:15 AM EST

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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…

  22. Points tell the ugly truth about the 2013 Redskins

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 9, 2013, 5:26 AM EST

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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.…

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

    Dec 8, 2013, 5:43 PM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 8, 2013, 6:32 AM EST

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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…

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