Washington Redskins News
Did Redskins Miss Out On Falcons Five?
There are five former Washington Redskins on the Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl LI roster, and Rick Snider says Washington should only regret letting one go.
Redskins Busy as Senior Bowl Week Commences
The Redskins made a flurry of moves official on Monday morning, most of which were known and some of which were a surprise. It's the start of a very important week for an organization that is very much in need of an immediate talent infusion, especially on defense but in all phases.
The Options for Kirk, The Options for the Redskins
If you thought last off-season was quiet, grab your popcorn! If you thought this year's decsion on Kirk Cousins was simple, you should settle in for the show! IThe next two months promises to be a debacle of epic proportions OR it could somehow, someway benefit the Redskins long-term.
Ryan, Manusky, Tarver & Pagano in the mix for Redskins
The Redskins are amping up their search for a new defensive coordinator this week. DCHotRead.com was first to tell you about Rob Ryan, who interviewed on Monday and now you can add a few more names to the mix.
Jim Tomsula and a Skins Suprise?
Could Jim Tomsula, the former San Francisco 49'ers head coach, could be joining the Redskins coaching staff in 2017. It makes all the sense in the world. While Tomsula joining the staff would point to Greg Manusky taking over, could those signs lead to a dead road or another option? How about a name that no Redsins fan would want?
Redskins' Jay Gruden Should Take Over Play Calling
Now that the Rams have hired Sean McVay, Rick Snider says there are so many moving parts on the Redskins' staff that head coach Jay Gruden should call the plays himself.
McVay to L-A!
The Redskins knew they were firing their defensive coordinator when the season ended. They were hoping to keep as much of their high powered but fatally flawed offense together, as possible. That hope turned into a numbing reality on Thursday when Jay Gruden lost his top offensive assistant to a the Los Angeles Rams.
Redskins Need Deeper Search For Defensive Coordinator
Rick Snider says new ideas are needed to revamp a lacking Redksins defense, and general manager Scot McCloughan needs to hire someone other than the usual defensive coordinator candidates.
Pettine to Lead Redskins Defense?
A former Browns head coach could be running the Redskins defense? Yes, and normally the stink of the Browns carries more weight, but not in this case, at least in terms of the early fan reaction. Why? Because of something that is very important to many but guarantees virtually nothing.
If the Redskins get on the "Gus Bus" .....
The Redskins top candidate, according to multiple reports, is former Jaguars head coach and Seahawks defensive coordinator, Gus Bradley. If they hire Bradley, here's what the defense could look like & what you could expect on a scheme basis.
Are you on the "Gus Bus"?
Redskins fans wanted change and now they are going to get it. The question is this: Who is going to provide it? There's not just one candidate, but the one that seems to provide the most optimism is a former head coach, that might be too nice of a guy.
Redskins Starter: “I hope Manusky gets it.”
Joe Barry is gone and the Redskins, believe it or not, are a desirable job. You have a top-flight offense and a couple of great building blocks in Josh Norman and Ryan Kerrigan. You might not have much else after that which appeals strongly, but the Redskins defensive coordinator job is not a bad position. Now, who could be that lucky guy?
Redskins Fire Defensive Coordinator; Is Jay Gruden Next?
Rick Snider says head coach Jay Gruden needs to choose his next defensive coordinator wisely, because it may decide whether the coach remains employed himself.
Redskins fire Joe Barry + 3 more!
Redskins fans received a late Christmas present on Thursday as Jay Gruden and the organization fired Joe Barry and three assistant coaches, after two years on the job. Washington started the day, Thursday, with three defensive coordinators with NFL experience on their staff. Now, they are down to one. Could that one be the new one?
Redskins To Reload, Not Rebuild
Rick Snider says the Washington Redskins have plenty of challenges for the coming offseason, including whether to replace defensive coordinator Joe Barry and what to do with quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Sweeping or Subtle Changes Ahead?
Changes will absolutely occur. They change even for championship teams. The question for a team with a winning record but one that limped to the finish line and ultimately fell way short of the goal is how many different faces will be here in 2017? Will the QB be the same? Will their be an entire new defensive staff? How about the head coach? Is he staying for a while or is he entering a potential final year?
Quick Snaps - Season Over for the Skins!
The Redskins season came to an end on Sunday night, a game that many thought they would win and a game that many dismissed for the Giants. If you are a regular with us at DCHotRead.com, you know we didn't make that same mistake. So was it the Redskins coming out flat or were they just not anywhere near as good of a team as New York?
First-and-Ten Part 2 - Giants @ Redskins
The Redskins defense is the worst unit ever created by man kind and Joe Barry is completely clueless. That's what several thousand knuckleheads wrongly believe. They're not good enough, which is undeniable and Barry could use a lot of help but if you go beyond the surface numbers - you will see that this unit has helped the Redskins get to 8 wins and with one more, a spot in the playoffs. We examine in "First-and-Ten" Part two.
2016 Washington Redskins Predictions: Redskins Vs. Giants Picks
PressBox's football "experts" make their predictions for the Redskins-Giants game, and all but one person think the Redskins are headed for the postseason.
First-and-Ten - Giants @ Redskins
For the Redskins - this Sunday is everything. Win and they are almost absolutely in. Win and they would have a better record than they did last year against a much tougher schedule and incredibly awful scheduling by the NFL. Win and it's a measure of true progress. Oh and they should have arguably their best offensive player back.
Washington Redskins Historically Good Bet In Must-Win Games
The Redskins can't reach the playoffs unless they win their season finale against the New York Giants, and Rick Snider says history is on Washington's side.
Inside the Numbers - Giants @ Redskins - Win and In!
It's a do-or-die game for the Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants. While they could get into the playoffs with a tie, they would need a small miracle. They cannot get in with a loss. For one more game, they'll have to ride the arm of a potential 5,000 yard quarterback to try and do something they have not done in far too long.
Quick Snaps - Redskins are Still Alive!
In 2010, the Redskins rolled into Chicago against a much-better Bears team and DeAngelo Hall intercepted Jay Cutler four times, with Washington walking away a winner. Saturday, the Skins gave their fans an early Christmas present as the Bears and Cutler's replacement, gift-wrapped a season-saving win.
First-and-Ten (Pt. 2) - Redskins @ Bears
The Redskins defense was better on third down and in the red zone Monday night during a bad loss to the Panthers. They were awful when it came to tackling and not allowing the Panthers to run free. Now, with their season on the line - can they step up against a suddenly capable Bears attack?
2016 Washington Redskins Predictions: Redskins Vs. Bears Picks
PressBox's football "experts" make their predictions for the Redskins-Bears game, and Stan "The Fan" Charles says Redskins coach Jay Gruden could be headed for the hot seat.
First-and-Ten - Redskins @ Bears
The Redskins are in desperate need of a win after getting trucked at home by Carolina and now need to reassert their authority by physically dominating a (3-11) Bears team that should be ready to call it quits, but not if Washington gives them life.
Inside the Numbers - Redskins Running to Bears?
The Redskins season is in peril. It might effectively end befoe Santa goes down one chimney, if they can't find a way to win in Chicago. The thing is - they are going about it wrong and continue to be infatuated with something that works but leaves them exposed.
RFK Stadium: 20 Years And A Million Memories Later
Dec. 22 marks 20 years since the Redskins said farewell to RFK Stadium, and Rick Snider says the memories from FedEx Field haven't been as euphoric.
Jay Gruden Takes Blame For Redskins' Woes, And Deservedly So
Rick Snider says Jay Gruden has been a decent coach for the Washington Redskins during the last two seasons, but is he able to get the most out of his players?
Quick Snaps - Carolina Cruises over the Skins
Another Monday Night Football debacle of epic proportions for the Redskins. Another week where they show how under-manned they are on defense and how bad they can be on offense when they can't run the ball. Now, their season is one step away from the end.
In Focus: Redskins D on 3rd Down - Part 2
With an extra day-and-a-half in between games, we have an opportunity to turn up the heat and go "In Focus" on a particular issue. Earlier this week, we broke down with the help of video, five third-dpwn situations for the Redskins defense in their win against Philadelphia. Some were good, some were not good, a few were unlucky and the end result is they need to be better. Here's another round for you to digest.
First-and-Ten Pt. 2 - CAR @ WSH
In our final part of "First-and-Ten" we examine why the Redskins defense will be challenged by a great tight end that the Panthers bring to D.C. and what the Redskins must do to win on offense. Also, welcome home to my pal, Graham Gano!
First-and-Ten: Panthers vs. Redskins
Part one of our "First-and-Ten" preview for "Monday Night Football" focuses on the Redskins defense against the 2015 NFL MVP! Can Washington get off the field on 3rd down & why everybody is overlooking one huge problem!
Inside the Numbers: Panthers @ Redskins - MNF
Monday Night Football and the national spotlight is back on the Redskins for a third primetime home game this year. It will be cold and probably breezy but the Redskins have a chance to make some history and continue to create some more magical memories in the final month of the year.
2016 Washington Redskins Predictions: Redskins Vs. Panthers Picks
The Washington Redskins host the Carolina Panthers on "Monday Night Football" Dec. 19, and PressBox football writers and radio personalities make their picks.
In Focus: Redskins 3rd Down Defense - Part One
Everybody knows the Redskins have struggled and then some on 3rd down defensive situations. Struggle might be kind. Sunday was no different in Philadelphia, but they also made some big stops. We put their unit "In Focus"
In Focus: Chris Thompson To The House!
Chris Thompson has a role and while he may not be used as much as others would like, the Redskins reaped the rewards on Sunday in Philadelphia as he exploded into the end zone from 25 yards out on a beautifully designed and executed play. We break it all down In Focus!
Can Redskins Run Their Way Into Playoffs?
The Washington Redskins have rushed for more than 100 yards in six of their past eight games, and Rick Snider says the run game could be what puts the Redskins back in the postseason.
Quick Snaps: Skins Save Their Season!
The Redksins wrapped up a three-game road trip with an improbable win in Philadelphia on Sunday, hanging on for dear life and then some. It was far from pretty and it was not exactly how you want to draw it up, but in the end, it was effective and good enough for a huge win.
First-and-Ten (Pt. 2) Redskins @ Eagles
The Redskins return to Philadelphia in December yet again. Last year, they made magic winning the NFC East the night after Christmas against a checked out Eagles squad that rolled over and played dead. The Eagles head coach, Doug Pederson called his team out for effort. Jay Gruden called his team out for a slow start last week. Who will flinch first?
First-and-Ten - Redskins @ Eagles
Trent Williams is back and for that reason alone, the Redskins should have a major trump card in their back pocket as they head to Philadelphia on Sunday. There's more: DeSean Jackson could be playing for the final time with the Skins in Philadelphia & could be auditioning for his future, while Jordan Reed returns to help Kirk Cousins where he needs it most.
2016 Washington Redskins Predictions: Redskins Vs. Eagles Picks
Can the Redskins rebound from their loss to the Cardinals and pick up a win against the Eagles? Five out of six PressBox "experts" say yes.
Inside the Numbers - Redskins @ Eagles
The Redskins wrap up their three-game road trip in desperate need of a win. Philadelphia is the site and there should be no brotherly love. The Redskins should win this game if they can run the ball more, get off the field on defense & maintain their poise in what is likely to be a close game.
Offseason Moves Leading To Redskins Woes
Rick Snider says the sins of the offseason may have finally caught up with the Redskins, as Washington now finds itself on the outside looking in for the NFC playoffs.
Quick Snaps - Redskins Cut Down by the Cards
Another crushing blow to the Redskins gut was delivered on Sunday in Arizona as Washington did just enough wrong and a desperate Cardinals team did just enough right to win a season saving game for them while dealing the Redskins a potential season altering loss.
First-and-Ten (# 6 - #10) Redskins @ Cardinals
Jordan Reed is not available for the Redskins (again) and their dynamic offense faces statistically a brutal challenge in the desert on Sunday. Can Vernon Davis continue to find his fountain of youth along with a resurgent DeSean Jackson to fuel the Redskins to victory?
First-and-Ten - Part One - Redskins @ Cardinals
The Redskins face a tough test in Arizona Sunday because while the Cardinals have struggled, they have the best running back in the NFL and one of the best receivers in NFL history. Are they up to the task? They better be in three huge areas, as we profile in the first half of "First-and-Ten."
2016 Washington Redskins Predictions: Redskins Vs. Cardinals Picks
Five of PressBox's six "experts" are picking the Washington Redskins to beat the Arizona Cardinals, and Stan "The Fan" Charles says it's a matchup of two teams going in opposite directions.
Inside the Numbers - Redskins @ Cardinals
The Redskins head to the "Valley of the Sun" on Sunday for a huge NFC matchup with the struggling Arizona Cardinals. It's not a must-win but it is a very important game because you do not want to lose two in a row and another game that could affect tie-breaker advantages in a couple of weeks. Washington's defense (and offense?) will have their hands full with two premier players all day long, as we detail in "Inside the Numbers."
Tagging Cousins Again??
As any reader of this space and listener or follower of mine knows, I was the one guy absolutely and completely opposed to the franchise tag for Kirk Cousins in 2016. The Redskins made that choice and they clearly made a mistake, just as I thought they were doing for many reasons. Now, they might be stuck in the same situation again. Is it another mistake??