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  1. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins can learn from the conference title games

    Jan 20, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 20, 50 days before NFL free agency starts. Nickel coverage Here are five things the Redskins can learn from yesterday’s conference championship games: 1. A quarterback needs weapons, the more the better—Tom Brady just didn’t have anyone to throw to. Peyton Manning has several…

  2. Did the Redskins hire the right Bengals coordinator?

    Jan 16, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Less than a week after the Redskins hired Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden to be their new head coach, Minnesota hired Cincinnati’s other coordinator. Mike Zimmer, the defensive guru for the Bengals, was announced as the ninth head coach in the Vikings’ history on Wednesday. The Redskins requested an interview with Zimmer per NFL protocol…

  3. Need to Know: Five Redskins cap bargains

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 15, 113 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage We’re looking at the Redskins’ salary cap all week long here on Real Redskins. Here’s a look at five of the Redskins’ best cap values in 2014: 1. QB Robert Griffin III (2014 cap $5.76…

  4. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins can learn from last weekend’s games

    Jan 14, 2014, 4:47 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 14, 114 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Five things the Redskins can learn from the divisional playoff teams: 1. Give your young QB a solid D—The two veteran QB’s remaining, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady on the AFC side, play on teams…

  5. Report: ‘Little question mark’ about RG3′s work ethic

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Hey, it’s been several days since we’ve had unsubstantiated questions about the character of Robert Griffin III floated out there. We were due for some more, right? Well, whether we needed it or not, we got it. On Friday, Chris Mortensen was on ESPN’s NFL Insiders show and he was talking about how Jay Gruden…

  6. Five questions for Jay Gruden

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

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    The Redskins have announced that they will have a press conference today at 4:00 to announce the hiring of Jay Gruden as their new head coach. Here are five questions that will be asked of Gruden during today’s presser: 1. Has he talked to Robert Griffin III at any point during the process? Some thought…

  7. Jay Gruden, the read option and Dalton vs. Kaepernick

    Jan 8, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    So if you want to believe the post-draft revisionist history—and I’m as highly suspicious of that as I am of pre-draft utterings by NFL personnel types—Mike Brown wanted to draft Colin Kaepernick to become the Bengals quarterback. Jay Gruden, who was then the Bengals’ first-year offensive coordinator, fresh out of the UFL, wanted Andy Dalton.…

  8. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins must do better in 2014

    Jan 5, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 5, 65 days before the start of free agency. Offense or defense? How about neither? Here are five numbers the Redskins’ new coach is going to work to improve in 2014: 1. Defensive passing yards per play: Redskins 7.58, NFL average 6.65—This means that…

  9. Five reasons why we can’t close the book on the Shanahan era

    Jan 2, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 2, 68 days before the start of free agency. Nickel coverage The Mike Shanahan era is over. On Tuesday we took a look at some things that went well during the last four years. Yesterday was about what went wrong. Today, the question is…

  10. Need to Know: Five things that went wrong for Shanahan’s Redskins

    Jan 1, 2014, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this 2014 New Year’s Day, 249 days before the opening Sunday of the 2014 NFL season. Nickel coverage The Mike Shanahan era is over. Yesterday we took a look at some things that went well for the during the last four years. Today we’ll ring in the…

  11. Need to Know: Five good things from the Shanahan era

    Dec 31, 2013, 4:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this 2013 New Year’s Eve, 250 days before the opening Sunday of the 2014 NFL season. Nickel coverage The Mike Shanahan era is over. This morning we look at some of the good things the team accomplished since 2010. Tomorrow we’ll turn our attention to the bad.…

  12. Should Mike Shanahan stay or go?

    Dec 28, 2013, 9:11 AM EDT

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    If you are reading this post you probably know that Mike Shanahan is very much in danger of being fired soon after tomorrow’s game against the Giants. The conventional wisdom is that his departure is inevitable. But is it the right move for owner Daniel Snyder to make? There certainly are people who want Shanahan…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins quotes of the year

    Dec 28, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 28, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Here are the five best/most significant Redskins quotes of the year (h/t to @michaelpRTD who reminded me of a few I’d forgotten): Receiver Pierre Garçon: “We have the potential to…

  14. Need to Know: What did Santa bring Redskins fans?

    Dec 25, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 25, four days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Things were very different for Redskins fans on Christmas Day a year ago. In addition to the presents under the tree they had a huge game to look forward to.…

  15. Mike Shanahan won’t comment on RG3′s coachability

    Dec 20, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

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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…

  16. Kyle Shanahan news conference 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

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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…

  17. Mike Shanahan news conference transcript 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 18, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 17, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 15, 2013, 6:29 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 14, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 13, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 13, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 13, 2013, 5:13 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 12, 2013, 5:39 AM EDT

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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…

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