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  1. Will special teams doom the Redskins?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:18 AM EST

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    As anyone who has been even a casual observer of the team this year could tell you, Redskins special teams are not very good. But are they historically bad? One analyst believes they are in the running to be the worst special teams unit ever. Mike Tanier writes about the NFL for Sports on Earth…

  2. Need to Know: Five pivotal moments for the 2013 Redskins

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:26 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 12, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here are five pivotal moments from the Redskins’ first nine games: 1. Alfred Morris fumbled on his first carry in the opener against the Eagles and Philly recovered. In all of…

  3. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up

    Nov 11, 2013, 5:27 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 11, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Yesterday, we looked at five Redskins who have exceeded expectations in the 2013 season. Today, it’s five who need to step up if the Redskins are going to make something of…

  4. Need to Know: Five Redskins who have exceeded expectations

    Nov 10, 2013, 6:50 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 10, seven days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage The Redskins will get back to work tomorrow to try to work their way from 3-6 back up to at least respectability if not a playoff berth. Here are five players…

  5. Need to Know: Alfred Morris ahead of 2012 rushing pace

    Nov 9, 2013, 6:42 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 9, eight days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Five Redskins numbers of interest 825—After nine games, Alfred Morris now has 825 yards rushing. That puts him ahead of his pace last year when he had 793 yards through nine…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins again blow double-digit lead

    Nov 8, 2013, 6:37 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 8, nine days before the Washington Redskins go to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Nickel coverage Fives notes from the Redskins 34-27 loss to the Vikings. 1. For the third straight game, the Redskins blew a double-digit lead in the second half. They led…

  7. Griffin starts hot but Redskins can’t score on final drive

    Nov 8, 2013, 12:23 AM EST

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    Robert Griffin III and the Redskins started hot and finished hot. But in between they didn’t have enough offense or defense to keep the Minnesota Vikings from getting their second win of the season. Trailing by 34-27 with 3:30 to play, the Redskins embarked on a desperation drive that got them a first and goal…

  8. Chat about Redskins-Vikings at Redskins Pulse

    Nov 7, 2013, 7:54 PM EST

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    As we have been for the past several weeks, JP Finlay and I will be hanging out on Redskins Pulse on CSN Washington to chat about the Redskins-Vikings game. There’s plenty of room, so I want to see all of you there. I’ll also be talking about the game on Twitter. You can find me…

  9. Redskins-Vikings: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:55 PM EST

    Kerrigan-vs.-Raiders

    Here are five keys to the Washington Redskins-Minnesota Vikings game plus a prediction. 1. The Redskins are on the road playing against a 1-7 team in a building that can get very loud if the home team is doing well but can get very quiet if the Vikings are down. It would seem to be…

  10. Need to Know: This time, it’s really a must-win for the Redskins

    Nov 7, 2013, 5:44 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 7, the day the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. This time, it’s really a must win After the Redskins lost their opener to the Eagles, some members of the media asked the players if their next game against the Packers was a “must-win”.…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins have contained Peterson

    Nov 6, 2013, 5:28 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 6, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from the Redskins locker room: 1. David Amerson may have saved the Redskins season by knocking running back David Woodhead out of bounds just short of the…

  12. Need to Know: First look at Redskins-Vikings matchup

    Nov 5, 2013, 5:22 AM EST

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    Peterson-vs.-Redskins

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 5, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Redskins-Vikings matchup: 1. Quick, who has rushed for more yards this season, Adrian Peterson or Alfred Morris? OK, trick question, it’s Peterson but…

  13. Monday six pack: Redskins’ Amerson comes through with big plays

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:48 AM EST

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    Here are some of my observations from the Washington Redskins’ 30-24 overtime win over the Chargers: 1. Pierre Garçon was good and very valuable last year but we didn’t see the acrobatic, jaw-dropping catches he made in Indianapolis. Now, we have. Last week in Denver he made a lunging, one-handed grab of a Robert Griffin…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins allow no sacks vs. Chargers

    Nov 4, 2013, 6:20 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 4, three days before the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins’ 30-24 overtime win over the Chargers: 1. It appears that the Redskins have shaken the third-down woes that were drive stoppers during the early part of…

  15. Griffin bounces back in Redskins’ OT win

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:33 PM EST

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    “When you’re bad, you have to get good.” That’s what Robert Griffin III said when talking about some issues the Washington Redskins had with some early drives in their 30-24 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers. But he could have been talking about the 2013 Redskins as a whole. Griffin and the Redskins aren’t…

  16. Come chat Redskins-Chargers on Redskins Pulse

    Nov 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

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    We’ll be chatting about the Redskins-Chargers game over at Redskins Pulse on CSNwashington.com. Join me and JP Finlay there to talk about everything that’s going on. I’ll also be chiming in on Twitter; you can follow me there @Rich_TandlerCSN. Thanks, look forward to hearing from you. Go here to join in.

  17. Need to Know: Was tumultuous week a distraction for the Redskins?

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 3, the day the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Potential distractions abound but players should have no excuse It was one of those weeks at Redskins Park. It started with a loss to the Broncos that may have been closer than the…

  18. Need to Know: Health not an issue for the Redskins

    Nov 2, 2013, 6:29 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 2, one day before the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Redskins Park: 1. The Redskins certainly can’t complain about their health. They did list nine players on their injury report on Friday but only one,…

  19. Redskins-Chargers: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 1, 2013, 4:42 PM EST

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    Orakpo-tackle-vs.-Broncos

    Five keys to the Redskins-Chargers game plus a prediction. 1. The Chargers are 23rd in the league in total defense but they are ninth in points allowed. That can often indicate a team that’s good taking the ball away. That’s not the case here as San Diego has just four takeaways all year, the fewest…

  20. Kyle Shanahan downplays QB pressure vs. Denver

    Nov 1, 2013, 12:41 PM EST

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    No question about it, the Broncos battered Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III during the course of their game last Sunday. When asked about the play of his offensive line, Kyle Shanahan somewhat downplayed the issues. “I think that game versus Denver looked pretty much like every game does versus Denver – especially with 58 [linebacker…

  21. Need to Know: Will Hall cover Chargers’ Gates?

    Nov 1, 2013, 5:19 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 1, two days before the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Redskins Park: 1. Jim Haslett was asked if DeAngelo Hall would be covering Chargers tight end Antonio Gates any on Sunday. His answer was somewhat…

  22. Davis sheds some light on his situation

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:54 PM EST

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    Fred Davis has come full circle. His NFL career got off to a rocky start when he overslept and was late for a minicamp practice in his rookie year. Now his tenure with the Redskins may be in jeopardy for an inability to stay awake during meetings. Davis falling asleep during meetings is not a…

  23. Need to Know: RG3 chooses to remain positive

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:59 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 31, three days before the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Redskins Park: 1. Wide receiver Josh Morgan played just 19 of the Redskins’ 71 offensive snaps against the Broncos. He’s a bit mystified as to…

  24. Need to Know: Chargers’ Rivers is having a career year

    Oct 30, 2013, 5:34 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 30, four days before the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Redskins’ matchup with the Chargers: 1. As noted here yesterday, the Chargers are last in the NFL with just four takeaways. Just…

  25. Will the Redskins make a trade deadline deal?

    Oct 29, 2013, 9:31 AM EST

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    The NFL trade deadline comes today at 4:00 Eastern time but Redskins fans should not make any special plans for this afternoon. It seems very unlikely that the team will make a deal. The trade that is most likely is Fred Davis getting shipped anywhere for just about anything. Once viewed as a rising star,…

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