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  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

    Dec 10, 2013, 6:15 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Dec 8, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

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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…

  19. Need to Know: A look at five Redskins numbers

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 7, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five Redskins numbers that matter: 1. Pierre Garçon has 84 receptions through 12 games. Only three other Redskins have had at least that many receptions in a 16-game season. Art…

  20. Need to Know: Trent Williams says ‘I feel fine’, expects to play

    Dec 5, 2013, 6:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 5, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes from around Redskins Park: 1. Maurice Hurt moved from the PUP list to injured reserve with, according to Mike Shanahan, no specific injury. “I don’t think he really…

  21. Need to Know: Shanahan says Giants focused on stopping Morris

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:41 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 3, five days before the Redskins host the Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. During the Redskins’ second-quarter touchdown drive Robert Griffin III scrambled out of bounds and tried to stop on a hard surface near the stands.…

  22. Need to Know: Once again, Redskins’ offense disappears in second half

    Dec 2, 2013, 7:31 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 2, six days before the Redskins host the Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes on the Redskins loss to the Giants. 1. In the second halves of their last two games, the Redskins have scored 3 points, have 126 yards of offense and have converted…

  23. Need to Know: How will the Giants defend RG3 and the read option?

    Nov 30, 2013, 5:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 30, one day before the Redskins host the New York Giants. What they’re saying Here is a look at what various analysts around the web are saying about Sunday’s Redskins-Giants game. The guys at PFT are again unanimous Michael David Smith: “In the race…

  24. Redskins vs. Giants: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 29, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Five keys to the Redskins-Giants game plus a prediction: 1. When I’m looking at this game I keep on going back to Eli Manning’s ball security. He was a turnover machine in the Giants’ first six games, throwing 15 interceptions. In the five games since then he’s thrown two. Over his career he hasn’t been…

  25. PFT: Did the Redskins make a mistake in drafting RG3?

    Nov 29, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

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    The guys on the TV version of Pro Football Talk took up the question of whether or not the Redskins made a mistake in trading up to be able to draft Robert Griffin III. I tend to agree more with Ross Tucker that in a few years the trade could look like a bargain. Still,…

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