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  1. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins-Jaguars

    Sep 14, 2014, 5:15 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 14, the day the Washington Redskins open their home season against the Jaguars. Final thoughts on Redskins-Jaguars —Jim Haslett said the Redskins will be OK with five defensive linemen active and so did Jay Gruden. I’m not so sure I believe them, especially when…

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

    Dec 17, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT


    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…

  3. Need to Know: Five Redskins who have exceeded expectations

    Nov 10, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 10, seven days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage The Redskins will get back to work tomorrow to try to work their way from 3-6 back up to at least respectability if not a playoff berth. Here are five players…

  4. Need to Know: Garçon on record pace

    Oct 12, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT


    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 12, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night football. Nickel coverage Five numbers that matter for the Redskins -21: The Redskins’ net point differential this year (minus-5.2 point/game). In 2012 they outscored the opposition by 48 points (plus-3…

  5. Bold Predictions: Redskins vs. Giants

    Sep 11, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

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    This one will not be for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach or the wobbly-kneed. Hide the women and children. Probably not a bad idea to put away small dogs, too. Multiple collisions resembling car wrecks—and I’m talking a pair of SUV’s here, not, say, a VW and a Prius—will be taking…

  6. Point-counter point: Redskins vs. Giants

    Sep 10, 2009, 8:26 PM EDT

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    I invited my friend John Fennelly of, one of the most lively and active Giants blogs out there, to exchange out thoughts on the game. His thoughts are first, mine follow. I’ll be going with a full-blown bold prediction tomorrow but here is my trash-talking version for the benefit of the Giants fans on…

  7. Two Giants corners sidelined at practice

    Sep 10, 2009, 7:28 AM EDT

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    The daily injury report looks pretty good for the Washington Redskins. For the New York Giants, not so much. Washington had two players, Carlos Rogers and Mike Williams, listed as being limited in practice. Rogers is nursing that calf injury he’s been dealing with since early in training camp and Williams has an ankle injury.…

  8. First look: Redskins vs. Giants

    Sep 9, 2009, 2:51 PM EDT

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    NFL games are about matchups and the Washington Redskins have one that doesn’t work in their favor when they take on the Giants on Sunday. The Redskins’ weakest unit is their offensive line. New York is loaded with talent on its defensive line. Some mismatches spell trouble. This one potentially spells disaster. It did in…

  9. Ranking the Redskins 11-20

    Sep 7, 2009, 8:03 AM EDT

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    Here’s my annual ranking of the front-line Redskins. There are 29 players in the rankings—the 22 regular position starters, a third wide receiver, a third-down back, punter, place kicker, long snapper, kickoff returner, and nickel back. Last week: #29 through #20 Today, #20 through #11: 20. Phillip Daniels, DE—Many figured he was done after missing…

  10. Getting to 10

    Sep 6, 2009, 11:23 AM EDT

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    The magic number for the 2009 Washington Redskins is 10. That is the number of wins that will satisfy most fans, will almost assuredly keep Jim Zorn in the head coaching position, land Jason Campbell a new contract, and make almost everyone believe that the team is heading in the right direction. How can they…

  11. None of the above

    Sep 5, 2009, 2:01 PM EDT

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    It appears that we have our answer to the Colt vs. Chase competition. None of the above. Daniel just confirmed via Twitter that he has been placed on waivers. According to that message, the team told him that they would like him to be on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

  12. More ticket rage

    Sep 4, 2009, 8:13 AM EDT

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    First, I apologize for it taking some time for me to get some of the comments from the initial piece about the Redskins ticket issues posted. I’m on the road and I just can’t get to them as fast as I’d like. The need for me to approve comments pertains to just the initial comment…

  13. Ranking the Redskins 21-29

    Sep 2, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Here’s my annual ranking of the front-line Redskins. There are 29 players in the rankings—the 22 regular position starters, a third wide receiver, a third-down back, punter, place kicker, long snapper, kickoff returner, and nickel back. Today, #21 through #29: 29. Shaun Suisham, K—This seemed like a good place to start since he was statistically…

  14. Has Mason already made it?

    Aug 30, 2009, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Did a slip on the tongue on the part of Sherman Smith tip off a key roster decision? Jason Reid Barry Svrluga recounted a conversation with Smith, the Washington Redskins offensive coordinator, in his Redskins Insider blog. The subject was Clinton Portis and his relative lack of production in the preseason. Here is what Smith…

  15. Good news for Mason-ites?

    Aug 30, 2009, 5:34 PM EDT

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    The first round of cuts generally are insignificant. I’m not exactly sure why the NFL has teams trim about 6% of the roster on one day and then the remaining 34% necessary to get to the limit four days later. The release of Alfred Fincher, however, was a mild surprise and it lines up some…

  16. Redskins trim 5

    Aug 30, 2009, 1:40 PM EDT

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    The Redskins have released five players ahead of Tuesday’s deadline: LB Alfred Fincher OL Devin Clark DB Michael Grant DE Michael Marquardt WR Marques Hagans

  17. Blache, Matich clash

    Aug 30, 2009, 11:14 AM EDT

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    If you didn’t stick around for the post game show on Comcast you missed some good TV. The following exchange took place between Greg Blache and former Redskin Trevor Matich. The former was just outside of the Redskins locker room doing his regular, paid (this fact is important to the story) interview with Comcast’s Kelly…

  18. Who can be on the Practice Squad?

    Aug 30, 2009, 4:59 AM EDT

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    During the live blog last night we got to discussing the practice squad and who could be on it and who couldn’t. I found my PDF of the NFL collective bargaining agreement and found the rules on page 171. Here are the eligibility requirements for players to be on the Practice Squad:

  19. Nothing new from Campbell—consistency the key

    Aug 29, 2009, 1:08 PM EDT

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    So far, so good. The Washington Redskins’ starting offense has gone from totally unproductive against the Ravens to showing signs of competence vs. the Steelers to resembling an actual NFL offense last night with the Patriots in town. Progress is what you’re looking for and that’s what we’ve seen. Jason Campbell demonstrated that he can…

  20. Behind Enemy Lines: The Patriots

    Aug 28, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

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    I received an invitation from Bruce Allen of, an outstanding independent blog covering New England, to exchange a few questions about the respective teams that we cover. I was happy to oblige. Here are Bruce’s answers to my queries about the Pats. As soon as I get it I will post a link to…

  21. 53.1—The Offense

    Aug 25, 2009, 8:53 AM EDT

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    Here is a look at the roster projections I made before training camp and how they stand up midway through the preseason schedule. Today, the offense: Tight Ends—On the roster (3): Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Todd Yoder. First off: Robert Agnone No changes here, Agnone has displayed some flashes of talent but even a practice…

  22. Listen to Chase

    Aug 23, 2009, 8:21 PM EDT

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    I’m lifting the following as is from Matt Terl’s Official Redskins Blog. I had asked Chase Daniel if his performance tonight had started to answer some of the questions about his ability to transition to the NFL game. It was clearly not the first question along those lines that Daniel had answered tonight, and his…

  23. Skins-Steelers: No reason to get wee-weed up

    Aug 23, 2009, 5:14 PM EDT

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    There’s no reason to get, in the words of our President, all wee-weed up over Jason Campbell going one for seven for 10 yards passing. I hate to break this to you but there will be a few games this season that he goes one for seven in the first few series. He then will…

  24. Campbell likely to remain a Redskin thorough 2010

    Aug 21, 2009, 11:14 AM EDT

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    Jason Campbell may not have the opportunity to bolt from the Redskins should he have a big 2009 season after all. The fact that Campbell’s contract runs out after this year is one of the story lines that has wound its way through the offseason and right up until now. This would set up a…

  25. On Another FedEx invasion?

    Aug 19, 2009, 11:05 AM EDT

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    It was an embarrassment; on Monday night football, FedEx Field with thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of Steelers fans whooping it up and making life difficult for the home team. On Saturday the Steelers come to FedEx again. Will we see another Steeler Nation invasion? On Will we see a repeat of Black Monday? Archives

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