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Tom Compton

  1. Need to Know: Redskins face personnel turnover on special teams

    Apr 6, 2016, 5:15 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 6, 22 days before the NFL Draft. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 87 days ago. It will be about 158 days until they play another one. —Days until: Redskins offseason workouts start 12; 2016 NFL draft 22; Redskins training camp starts 113…

  2. Need To Know: The Redskins week that was—A leadership void?

    Mar 12, 2016, 5:57 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 12, 47 days before the NFL Draft. The Redskins week that was Redskins were coming and going this week as NFL free agency got underway. Here’s a look at some of our most popular articles of the week. At long last, Redskins release Robert…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins accountability in action

    Oct 6, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 6, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. More accountability in action             My CSN colleague Tarik El-Bashir wrote a fine column yesterday of how accountability is becoming a real, tangible thing at Redskins Park. You…

  4. Need to Know: After training camp, five Redskins who are now roster locks

    Aug 19, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 19, one day before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Five players who have become roster locks Before OTAs started in late May, I did a post on the players I thought were roster locks. I came up with 41 of…

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

    Jun 24, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

    Hall injured vs Eagles

    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…

  6. Redskins Draft Countdown: LSU OT La’el Collins

    Mar 27, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT


    The NFL Draft is just  five weeks away and I’ll continue researching the prospects throughout the lead-up to the draft. Along the way I’ll be sharing some of what I find out with Real Redskins readers. The focus will be on players in areas of need for the Redskins but I might look at players…

  7. Need to Know: Playing the odds predicting the Redskins’ 2015 O-line

    Mar 5, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 5, five days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. Nickel coverage Question of the day We’re going back to the NTK format we’ve been using since last month. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a…

  8. Need to Know: How many changes on the Redskins’ OL in 2015?

    Feb 15, 2015, 6:08 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 15, three days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL assemble in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to…

  9. Redskins 2015 salary cap outlook: Offensive tackle

    Jan 6, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT


    As Jay Gruden and company search for a new defensive coordinator people in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $20 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap situation and explore some…

  10. Need to Know: Five things to look for after the Redskins’ bye

    Nov 8, 2014, 6:07 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 8, eight days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage: Five Redskins questions to be answered after the bye Can Robert Griffin III remove the doubts? This is the big one and plenty of cyber ink has…

  11. Need to Know: No further changes on Redskins offensive line appear imminent

    Oct 25, 2014, 5:21 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 25, two days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Redskins Park notes and quotes —There are doors being left open all over the place but it is certain that Colt McCoy will start at quarterback…

  12. Redskins practice report, Day 8: Two-minue drills

    Aug 1, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT


    RICHMOND—Friday saw a return of some rain, mostly light, and a visit from the governor of Virginia. Here is my practice report, which is slightly abbreviated since I was unable to watch all of practice. I’m augmenting it with some tweets from my colleague Tarik El-Bashir —Yesterday they started up practice with the full kickoff…

  13. Redskins Practice report, Day 6: Some minor injury woes hit

    Jul 30, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT


    RICHMOND—After an off day on Tuesday, the Redskins got back to work on a day with low, almost cool temperatures and sunny skies. —Pierre Garçon is on the field but it looks like he will be just a partial participant after suffering a slight hamstring strain. It seems to be one of those things where…

  14. Redskins training camp report, Day 3: First day in pads

    Jul 26, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT


    RICHMOND—The weather was a winner again today as practice was held under partly cloudy skies with temperatures that climbed through the 70’s as practice went on. Here are my observations: —They were permitted to wear pads for the first time and most of the players were in shoulder pads, helmets, and shorts. The one exception…

  15. Need to Know: 5 Redskins on the wrong side of the roster bubble on offense

    Jun 21, 2014, 5:34 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 21, 33 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Yesterday, I posted my 53-man roster prediction for the players on offense. In the tradition of March Madness bracketology, here are my first five off of the roster (the five who came closest…

  16. Redskins minicamp report: Temperatures and tempers rise

    Jun 17, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT


    Here are some practice notes from a steamy first day of minicamp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA. — —Robert Griffin III was on the same page with most of his receivers. He rolled out and launched one deep to DeSean Jackson for a big gain. It must be noted that Courtney Bridges was the…

  17. Need to Know: DB’s, DeSean, depth chart highlight week’s top five Redskins posts

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 30, eight days before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Allen: Thomas was going to start at safety last year—The GM’s revelation here created questions about the plans the team…

  18. Need to Know: Five possible depth chart surprises for the 2014 Redskins

    Mar 26, 2014, 4:54 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 26, 12 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five personnel moves that could end up happening for the Redskins at some point in 2014. Adam Gettis starting at center—Yesterday he tweeted that he was going to go out…

  19. Will the Redskins stand pat on the offensive line?

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT


    When free agency opens, many are expecting the Redskins to immediately start cleaning house along the offensive line, signing in larger linemen to match the big fellas that Jay Gruden had along his O-line in Cincinnati. Others don’t see that happening. John Keim of ESPN was asked how many starters would be returning on the…

  20. Redskins fan questions: Rak, O-line, the draft and more

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT


    Haven’t done this in a while, answering your questions from Twitter and Facebook. Let’s jump right into it. @Rich_TandlerCSN Will the Redskins address the secondary or WR corps with their first pick? #RedskinsTalk — Eli Nachmany (@PFF_EliNachmany) February 12, 2014 It’s too early to even make an intelligent guess. Those certainly are positions of need.…

  21. Need to Know: Five Redskins backups who could start in 2014

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

    Adam Gettis

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 29, 99 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who were backups in 2013 who could be starters in 2014. 1. OT Tom Compton—If the Redskins don’t bring in a right tackle in free agency, Compton could compete with Tyler…

  22. Need to Know: Five Redskins draft picks with opportunities in 2014

    Jan 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 7, Day 9 of the Redskins’ search for a new head coach. Nickel coverage With 21 free agents on the roster and a new coach coming in, there is plenty of opportunity on the 2014 Redskins team. The ideal solution here would be to…

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

    Jan 2, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT


    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…

  24. Is standing pat with the lineup good for the Redskins in the long term?

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT


    During his Monday press conference, Mike Shanahan essentially shut the door on the Redskins taking a peek at their future. Even though the Redskins are officially eliminated from the playoffs, they will not insert some of their younger players into the lineup to see if they might be long-term solutions for the organizations. “Just because…

  25. Fan questions: Why not more hurry-up offense?

    Oct 15, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT


    A lot to talk about after the Redskins loss on Sunday night so let’s jump into one from the Real Redskins Facebook page (drop on by and hit the Like button!) Jenkins did play six snaps on defense on Sunday in his first game back form his four-game suspension. He might have played a few… Archives

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