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  1. Need to Know: Is play action a cure for Redskins’ and RG3’s problems?

    Jul 3, 2015, 5:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 3, 27 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Play action the cure for what ails them? The post I wrote here yesterday on third down struggles came from a fairly substantial article by Mike Tanier, who does work for Football Outsiders. The…

  2. No need to rush to judgment on Redskins’ RG3

    Jul 1, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    A year ago, former Redskins quarterback and current ESPN analyst Mark Brunell believed that current Redskins QB Robert Griffin III would successfully complete the transition from being a scrambling quarterback to being more of a pocket passer. “He can get there. He’s one of the best young quarterbacks in the league and he got there…

  3. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up in 2015

    Jun 27, 2015, 5:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 27, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are five players who need to have a strong 2015 season if the Redskins are going to be successful. QB Robert Griffin III—How good Griffin needs to be next year depends…

  4. Need to Know: Did the Redskins lose more starters to injuries than other NFL teams?

    Jun 24, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 24, 36 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. More injured than most? A favorite complaint of Redskins fans is injuries and regarding last season they seemed to have a legitimate complaint. Washington suffered more from injuries to its starters than did the…

  5. Need to Know: Could the Redskins be better than we think?

    Jun 22, 2015, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 22, 38 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Will the Redskins be better than we think? The Redskins are coming off of back to back seasons with a total of seven wins. They have an unproven head coach, an uncertain quarterback situation,…

  6. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Gruden and RG3, Morris’ contract, playing time for Grant

    Jun 21, 2015, 5:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 21, 39 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. The Week That Was Here is another look at the news and views that we talked about last week on CSNwashington.com” —Alfred Morris isn’t going to let his contract situation distract him—After two seasons…

  7. Need to Know: Who’s up, who’s down as Redskins end offseason program

    Jun 18, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 18, 42 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. State of the Redskins Here are some thoughts on the Redskins at the end of their offseason program. Note that the players have been in helmets and shorts and that only five of 11…

  8. Redskins Wednesday minicamp report: A good day for Murphy

    Jun 17, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

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    The Redskins held their final practice of the offseason under cloud cover with some light rain in Ashburn. Here are my observations: —Trent Williams and Jordan Reed were playing catch off to the side while special teams drills were underway. Williams has a decent arm but Reed, who went to Florida as a quarterback, had…

  9. Redskins Tuesday minicamp report, offense: Griffin sharp

    Jun 16, 2015, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Earlier I took a look at what the Redskins did during their Tuesday minicamp on defense and special teams earlier today. Now, here’s a look at the offense. —They have mixed up a lot of linemen on the second and third teams so don’t read too much into this but in the early going the…

  10. Redskins OTA report 06.09.15–Offense

    Jun 10, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

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    The Redskins practiced in the bubble on Tuesday, in need of a dry field after heavy rains on Monday night. Yesterday I gave you my observations on defense, here is what I saw on the offensive side of the ball. —It doesn’t look like we’re any closer to finding out what the deal was with…

  11. Need to Know: RG3, safety depth chart of interest at today’s Redskins OTA

    Jun 9, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 9, 7 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp.  What I’ll be looking for at today’s OTA session: Texans practices—The team announced them yesterday so we’ll ask Jay Gruden how it came about and what they hope to get out of it. Jamison Crowder’s…

  12. Redskins’ Gruden has only faint praise for Griffin

    Jun 5, 2015, 9:01 AM EDT

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    I suppose you can argue with Peter King’s placement of the Redskins at No. 25 on his latest NFL power rankings but it’s hard to argue with his reasoning. I’d love to muster up enthusiasm for Jay Gruden, a good man and a good coach. But I can’t get his RGIII negativity out of my…

  13. Five things to look for at today’s Redskins OTA

    Jun 3, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Here are five things I’ll be looking for at today’s OTA session at Redskins Park, which is open to the media: Spencer Long at right guard—He will line up with the first team after last week’s departure of Chris Chester. Last year Jay Gruden let it be known that Long had the opportunity to push…

  14. Redskins ‘no-brainer’ RG3 option decision a product of QB supply and demand

    Jun 2, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Even though many saw some upside and some downside in the Redskins’ decision to exercise the 2016 option in the contract of quarterback Robert Griffin III, team president Bruce Allen though it was an easy call to make. “Well we think Robert is our starting quarterback,” Allen said on Monday. “We’ve seen him win. We’ve…

  15. Need to Know: Will the Redskins’ defense be ahead of the offense in 2015?

    Jun 2, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 2, 14 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  16. Need to Know: A new mindset at Redskins Park?

    May 28, 2015, 5:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 28, 63 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Three and out Some Robert Griffin III notes and quotes: “Right now I’m a 25-year-old young man who can do a lot of different things, so I’m not going to limit myself to just…

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

    May 25, 2015, 5:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 25, one day before the Washington Redskins start OTAs. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll have some new posts here when OTAs get underway but I’ll also be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the…

  18. Examining Redskins’ RG3’s passing under pressure

    May 22, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The Redskins are taking some steps to try to help Robert Griffin III succeed at quarterback. —They spent their top draft pick on a new right tackle, Brandon Scherff, to help plug up the leaky offensive line. —They are going to emphasize power running more, hoping to put Griffin in more favorable down and distance…

  19. Need to Know: What is the main reason for Redskins fans to be optimistic about 2015?

    May 21, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 21, five days before the Redskins start OTAs. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments section…

  20. What does Ryan Tannehill’s extension mean for the Redskins’ RG3?

    May 19, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT

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    Ryan Tannehill of the Dolphins became the first of the quarterbacks who came out in the 2012 draft to sign a contract extension yesterday. The Redskins have one of those quarterbacks in Robert Griffin III. What effect will Tannehill’s deal have on Griffin? First let’s look at the money. Tannehill was already under contract for…

  21. Need to Know: Where do the Redskins still have needs?

    May 15, 2015, 5:47 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 15, 76 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page,…

  22. Need to Know: How many new starters on the Redskins’ offensive line?

    May 10, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 10, 81 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page,…

  23. A Redskins quarterback competition in name only?

    May 8, 2015, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Redskins’ GM Scot McCloughan gave some clarity to the Redskins’ quarterback situation during a radio appearance on 1067 The Fan on Thursday. Or did he? Coach Jay Gruden has said that Robert Griffin III is “the No. 1 guy” and would run the first-team offense during OTAs and in training camp. Host Grant Paulsen asked…

  24. Need to Know: What will the Redskins QB depth chart look like Week 1?

    May 7, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 7, 40 days before the Washington Redskins hold their mandatory minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in…

  25. Redskins pre-draft depth chart, offense

    Apr 29, 2015, 3:16 PM EDT

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    Just before free agency started we took a look at the depth chart as it stood then. There have been a few changes and draft talk and rumors bring up the possibility of more shifting. Here’s a look at the offensive side as it stands now. Starters in bold QB: Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins,…

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