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  1. Redskins struggling vs. quick passes

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Orakpo-vs.-TEN

    The last two games, the Redskins have been able to get to the opposing quarterback early. London Fletcher sacked the Lions’ Matthew Stafford on the very first snap from scrimmage last Sunday. In Green Bay a week before that Ryan Kerrigan got to Aaron Rodgers on two consecutive snaps to stop the Packers’ first drive…

  2. Need to Know: Rambo vows to keep fighting

    Sep 26, 2013, 5:18 AM EDT

    Rambo-vs.-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 26, three days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about from Redskins Park. 1. Bacarri Rambo isn’t necessarily happy about going from playing virtually every defensive snap the first two games of the season to playing…

  3. Redskins in turmoil–One year ago

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

    RG3-hit-vs-Bengals

    After three games the team was struggling with a losing record and it looked like the season was going to spiral out of control. The defense couldn’t stop anyone and some fans were calling for the defensive coordinator to be fired. Both the game and the durability of the young quarterback were being questioned. The…

  4. Need to Know: First look at Redskins vs. Raiders

    Sep 25, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT

    Pryor-vs-Broncos

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 25, four days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Raiders as they get ready to play the Redskins. 1. It was good news, bad news at quarterback for Oakland in their 37-21 Monday night…

  5. Tuesday Tweets: Is Jordan Reed the future?

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Jordan-Reed-vs.-Packers

    It’s been way too long since I’ve taken your Twitter questions, here we go. If I didn’t get to your question here I’ll answer it on Twitter. If you missed the call, feel free to hit me up on Twitter any time. @Rich_TandlerCSN is shanny and rg3 relationship so bad that a new coach needs…

  6. Need to Know: Shanahan defends play calling

    Sep 24, 2013, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 24, five days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five key quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday press conference: 1. Along with many, I commented on the Redskins’ play selection with 50 passes called in what was a one-score game most of the…

  7. Snap counts: Hankerson starts again

    Sep 23, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

    Hankerson-vs.-Eages

    Here’s a look at who played how much against the Lions (snap counts via Pro Football Focus): Offense 80 snaps QB/O-line: Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus all played 80 This group is now 219/219 for the season Wide receivers: Pierre Garçon 71, Leonard Hankerson 56, Santana Moss…

  8. Need to Know: ‘We can’t live on what we did last year’

    Sep 23, 2013, 5:14 AM EDT

    Hall-TD-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 23, six days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five key quotes from the locker room yesterday: 1. Aldrick Robinson on his overturned touchdown catch. I’m not completely sure that there was enough video evidence to overturn it. The ball did hit…

  9. RG3: ‘Too many mistakes’

    Sep 22, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

    RG3-tackled-vs.-Lions

    The play of the Redskins and quarterback Robert Griffin III against the Lions was improved from the previous two games. The team was more competitive. There were some signs of hope. There was, however no victory. Unlike the previous two games, blowout losses to the Eagles and Packers, the Redskins were in the game at…

  10. Redskins vs. Lions chat archive

    Sep 22, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

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  11. Need to Know: Redskins’ offense has to find a way

    Sep 22, 2013, 5:43 AM EDT

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    Morris-RG3-vs.-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 22, the day the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. Redskins-Lions final checklist —That the Redskins lost to the Packers was not surprising. That they were non-competitive in the process was. They never trailed by over 18 points at any point in any…

  12. Big deficits were rare for 2012 Redskins

    Sep 21, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Mike-and-Kyle-Shanahan

    There have been a lot of questions about the Redskins’ play calling during their first two games, particularly the lack of runs by Robert Griffin III. Both Mike and Kyle Shanahan have said that it has been game situations, not Griffin’s health, that have put the shackles on the quarterback who was so dynamic last…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins’ Jordan Reed has ‘unique ability’

    Sep 21, 2013, 5:37 AM EDT

    Reed-TD-vs-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 21, one day before the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. The men at the top A quote each from the coordinators and the head coach: Kyle Shanahan was asked about some plays against the Packers that looked liked read option plays but the…

  14. 5+1: Can the Redskins control Suh?

    Sep 20, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

    Lions-Suh

    The Redskins take on the Lions at FedEx Field in what may or may not be a must-win game. Here are five things to look for plus a prediction: 1. If they can’t control Ndamukong Suh it’s going to be a long day—and it could be a short day for Robert Griffin III. A vote…

  15. Preseason for RG3 a moot point

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    RG3-sideline-Steelers

    It seems obvious now that the Redskins would have been better off if Robert Griffin III had played during the preseason. The quarterback has spent the first two games getting used to playing on his reconstructed right knee and the accompanying knee brace, and trying to get in synch with his teammates. The need for…

  16. Need to Know: Potter gets tepid endorsement

    Sep 18, 2013, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 18, four days before the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Penalties and tackling will be other issues covered in the locker room. What we heard on Monday from DeAngelo Hall and London Fletcher and from Mike Shanahan on those subjects was interesting but…

  17. Need to Know: Williams a bright spot for Redskins

    Sep 17, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT

    Trent-Williams-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 17, five days before the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Talking to both London Fletcher and DeAngelo Hall yesterday I got something of a sense of desperation from them. It wasn’t panic by any stretch but both of them…

  18. Benching Griffin is not the answer

    Sep 16, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

    RG3-Matthews

    The Washington Redskins might have a better chance of beating the Detroit Lions on Sunday with Kirk Cousins at quarterback instead of Robert Griffin III. But benching Griffin right now would be a huge mistake. Yes, I saw Griffin struggle to make plays yesterday against the Packers and last Monday against the Eagles, at least…

  19. Need to Know: Another bad debut for Meriweather

    Sep 16, 2013, 5:19 AM EDT

    Meriweather-hurt-vs.-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 16, six days before the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. You have to wonder if we’ll see Robert Griffin III going Tom Brady on his receivers or linemen I just not, you know, I’m not an a-hole. I believe…

  20. Griffin vows: ‘We’ll figure it out’

    Sep 15, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    RG3-vs.-Packers

    As Yogi Berra once said, it was like déjà vu all over again. Just like last Monday against the Eagles, Robert Griffin III had a nice game if all you did was look at his final stat line. He was 26 for 40 for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns, a passer rating of 104.2. But…

  21. Redskins-Packers game chat archive

    Sep 15, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

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  22. The Week That Was: White could return to Redskins

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:15 AM EDT

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    White-vs.-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 15, the day the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. That Was the Week That Was —The Redskins did not have a game all of last year without someone showing up on the injury report as questionable or worse. They were a Kai…

  23. Need to Know: Ripple effects if Forbath can’t go

    Sep 14, 2013, 5:39 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 14, one day before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $15,000 for his out of bounds hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last Sunday. It prompted Kaepernick to deliver one of the better…

  24. Can the Redskins ambush the Packers?

    Sep 13, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Last year, the Redskins went into New Orleans armed with an offensive game plan that the Saints didn’t know was coming. Robert Griffin III and his offensive teammates ambushed the Saints, who had won 13 games and the NFC South the year before, and walked out with an impressive 40-32 win. On Sunday, the Redskins…

  25. Biggers plays safety for first time since high school

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Biggers-vs.-Eagles

    E. J. Biggers was brought in as a free agent to play nickel or dime cornerback. But when Brandon Meriweather ended up on the inactive list with a groin injury on Monday night Biggers found himself starting at safety and playing 76 of the team’s 83 defensive snaps. “You do whatever the team needs,” he…

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