Washington Redskins News
"First-and-Ten" - Giants vs. Redskins on Thanksgiving!
Should your Thanksgiving turkey be baked, smoked or fried? What goes into making the best mashed potatoes? Do you like pumpkin pie or apple pie? Who will win - the Giants or the Redskins? All of these are important questions for Thanksgiving 2017.
Inside the Numbers - Giants @ Redskins
How do the Redskins rebound from a disastrous loss, on a short week, after adding four more players to injured reserve (a list that now has 15 players on it)? The answer is nobody knows, because they should be angry but the numbers say they are in trouble, with a team that did what Washington wasn't able to do last week (win in overtime) coming to town.
Quick Snaps - Redskins Lose a Stunner to Saints
The Redskins realistic hopes of a shot at the playoffs essentially came to an end in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. A 15 -point lead blown in the final few minutes of regulation, a few offensive mistakes, a weird call by the officials and some horrible gaffes by the not-so special teams led to a disaster.
First-and-Ten: Can Redskins Slow Down the Saints?
The Redskins have to do what most think is the unthinkable again this week. Only the scene shifts from Seattle to the Bayou and they'll be counting on a former Saint who hopes to come marching home to prove a point, three years in the making, and help his current team win a huge road game.
Quick Snaps - Minnesota Mashes the Skins!
The Redskins came home and played a game that nobody could love. They played well at times, but they left way too many points on the board and the Vikings didn't miss many chances as they kept the Skins at a mosty comfortable distance in the second half.
First-and-Ten: Vikings @ Redskins
Two teams that are struggling for an offensive identity clash Sunday af FedExField, led by two head coaches that used to be on the same staff and have gone head-to-head for many years. One team was expected to have a largely dominant defense (Minnesota) visits a team that has a defense that has been re-born despite significant injuries to be a more than productive unit.
Inside the Numbers – Redskins vs. Vikings
The Redskins return home after one of most improbable wins in the Dan Snyder era. Now, their brutal schedule tests them again with a fresh Minnesota Vikings team that is riding a nice winning streak comes back to Washington looking for payback and ho-hum, another win.
"Quick Snaps" - Redskins Shock Seattle!
The Redskins did something nobody thought they could do on Sunday, including me and yes, you too. With six starters on offense missing and their defense hanging by a thread, Jay Gruden's guys somehow found a way in the loudest environment in the NFL. Now they're.500 and back in the playoff chase.
"First-and-Ten" - Redskins @ Seahawks
The Redskins and the Seahawks clash on Sunday as once again, Washington is faced with a seemingly insurmountable task of trying to beat a good team with about half of their roster either injured or not available to play. Can they pull off some magic with the return of a long-time vet that has a penchant for a big play.
Inside the Numbers - Redskins @ Seahawks
It's Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins taking on a player that Mike Shanahan and the Redskins would have selected in 2012 if the Seahawks didn't grab him first. We take a deep dive into why the Redskins still have a chance and why being out west, might help plus where does Kirk rank amongst NFL quarterbacks??
Quick Snaps - Cowboys Corral the Redskins
It was another valiant effort for the Washington Redskins on Sunday night in the rain but as is far too often the case, it was not good enough. They made way too many mistakes to beat a healthier and better Dallas Cowboys team and now they head to Seattle and a frenzied environment that almost nobody fares well in. Their season is clearly on the verge of falling apart, like their roster has, largely due to injury.
First-and-Ten: Cowboys @ Redskins
The Redskins are facing a monster challenge Sunday at FedExField. Win and your season could be dramatically different. Lose and they would be (0-3) in the NFC East, (3-4) overall and heading to Seattle with no let up in sight. How can they win? How can they lose? We cover it all right here in "First-and-Ten"!!
Inside the Numbers - Cowboys @ Redskins
The Redskins face a figurative must-win this Sunday afternoon at FedExField against their top rival, the Dallas Cowboys. Will it be a happy Halloween gift bag for Redskins fans? Will the Redskins score first and do that for a sixth straight game? Kirk Cousins is surprisingly among the legends all-time in NFL history and that could continue!
Quick Snaps - Redskins Rocked in Philly!
The Redskins dropped to (3-3) with yet another "Monday Night Football" loss and this one comes with more than the usual baggage. It was a division loss and essentially eliminates any realistic chance they have of winning the NFC East and they may not have their two best offensive lineman for at least the upcoming Dallas game on a short week and possibly longer.
First-and-Ten - Redskins @ Eagles on MNF!
The Redskins are hoping to be road warriors again and will have to do it for a second time in three games against one of the NFL's best teams in a juiced up atmosphere as they head to Philadelphia for Monday Night Football. How can they win? We tell you here! How can they lose? We also tell you what they must avoid!
Inside the Numbers - Redskins @ Eagles on MNF!
For a second time in three games, the Redskins take the show on the road looking for love in probably all of the wrong places, as in Philadelphia and what will be a thirsty Eagles crowd, jacked up and ready to welcome their (5-1) Birds back home. Two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this year and an improving defense that faces a huge challenge kicks off "Inside the Numbers."
After Further Review: Sweeping Away San Francisco!
It wasn't easy but in the end the Redskins got the job done. However, the win started with the design and execution of the offense on the very first drive. The Redskins have been terrific of late starting games and that trend was on full display last Sunday. They'll need that trend to continue moving forward.
Quick Snaps - Redskins Survival!
The Redskins returned from the bye and almost waved goodbye to a (3-2) record and a win over Kyle Shanahan and winless San Francisco. Instead they found a way and hung on for dear life.
First-and-Ten - 49ers @ Redskins - A Huge Advantage for the Skins?
It's a game that the Redskins should win , off of a bye, at home and against a winless team. However, it is an opponent that is fiesty, tough and quite keen on making a point. A statement. Still. Four years later for their new head coach. Eight months later for their top wide reciever.
Inside the Numbers - 49ers @ Redskins
Kyle Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Logan Paulsen, Aldrick Robinson and assistant coaches Bobby Turner along with Mike McDaniel all make their return to FedExField this Sunday as a part of the San Francisco 49ers as they try and get their first win. Standing in the way, a mostly rested Washington Redskins team that is looking to improve to (3-2).
"Quick Snaps" - Redskins Lose a Heartbreaker
The Redskins emptied out their gas tank on Monday night. They did a lot of things right. They still came up short to the NFL's best in 2017. That happens, but the worst part is the Redskins knew they were as good or better and they hurt themselves, time and time again.
First-&-Ten - Redskins @ Chiefs on Monday Night Football!
With some extra time to prepare for the Redskins second consecutive prime-time tilt, we bring back our extensive game preview, "First & Ten" as Washington invades Kansas City. Our "Monumental Matchup" kicks off the feature and then ten things that you should know or be paying attention to on Monday night.
"Inside the Numbers" - Redskins at Chiefs
The bye week for the Redskins is here, after Monday Night Football, but that doesn't mean the heavy lifting is done, even if they get a surprising road win in one of the most electric environments in all of sports. For that and more on why the Redskisn need Kirk Cousins to be "Mr. Monday Night" - we go "Inside the Numbers."
After Further Review - Why the Redskins Rocked the Raiders!
After Further Review of a second Redskins win in a row takes us to why the defense was so dominant as they set all sorts of Redskins records.
Quick Snaps - Redskins Roast the Raiders
The Redskins did so many things right on the big stage of Sunday Night Football. There was a sparkling defensive performance, a solid running attack, a near flawless performance from the quarterback, another gem from the team MVP and finally, nirvana for Josh Doctson.
Inside the Numbers - Raiders @ Redskins on the Big Stage!
Two mostly iconic NFL franchises clash on Sunday Night Football at FedExField in week 3. Can the Redskins surprise the NFL world with an upset? The numbers say they are in good shape, especially if they can run the football and their offensive line matches their Oakland counterparts.
Quick Snaps: Redskins Go Hollywood!
He's expected to become a Dad later this week and Kirk Cousins put an emphatic stamp on his presumed final game before joining the greatest fraternity in the world, fatherhood. He broke the back of the guy that he feels believed in him the most, Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams, with a great go-ahead drive and a must-have win in La La Land.
Inside the Numbers - Redskins @ Rams
The Redskins need a W in a bad way on Sunday as they play in the shadows of Hollywood, at the famous and mostly empty Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In "Inside the Numbers" we explore why the Redskins are average and why they simply can't abandon the run, especially on first down, no matter what anybody says.
Doctson's Demise is Grant's Gain!
Josh Doctson continues to be a mystery and while perhaps only the legenday Scooby Doo would be able to locate him on an actual football field, some are clamoring for him to save the offense. Not the head coach and that's perfectly understandable.
Quick Snaps - Another Week 1 debacle for the Redskins
The Redskins had an opportunity to do what they haven't been able to do in five years on Sunday. They fell short in so many ways, despite some glimpses of what they can be, if they actually execute and fine-tune a lot of things.
A Day of Change or More of the Same for Skins?
The decisions the Redskins made this week could change the fortune of the franchise forever. In a positive way or of course, in a negative way. Most would predict the latter, only because they are conditioned to expect the negative and because they haven't thought about the positives and a refreshing approach the Redskins just took.
A Redskins letgend who has been toiling in relative anonymity in the Washington front-office and with other organizations before, is now the new face of the football operations. Doug Williams led the Redskins to glory on the field but can he now help lead them back to the promise land?
Dan's Time to Shine!
For many Redskins fans, if not all, the thought of Dan Snyder being involved in any component of the the football operations is a nightmare. The track-record is clearly not a good one but people change and mature. They learn and they grow in many cases. So could the Redskins owner actually help restore faith & confidence with his involvement in two big stiuations?
Redskins Close out May with an OTA!
The Redskins were back on the practice fields to wrap up the month of May and take another step closer to trainin camp in late July. Before that, a lot of work still has to be done and a lot of decisions or first impressions are being made. Sometimes that's good and occasionally it's a bad sign.
Redskins OTA Opinions and Observations - May 24
The Redskins are finally back on the practice field this week with the ability to run team drills and 11-on-11 reps. It's phase three of the conditioning program but it was the first time that media was allowed to see a full practice since last August. So, here's what we saw!
Allen: "We're Getting Close!"
Bruce Allen sometimes says very little and holds his cards close to his chest. Occasionally, you can pick up a drip or two out of the rock and get some sense of what he's thinking. Monday was one of those days. Now, what's next?
Are Kirk & the Redskins Close to Tying the Knot?
July 15th is still more than 50 days away but the clock is ticking for the Redskins and Kirk Cousins. They say deadlines spur actions, but last year, it meant nothing. Will this year be different? Yes. Why? Because both sides know that it is a bad look and bad for business to operate short-term. So where does that bring us?
Redskins batting .900
The Washington Redskins signed nine of ten draft picks on Thursday in advance of their rookie minicamp this weekend. The only one missing is because of a collective bargaining oddity that is a stumbling block for a number of teams, including the Skins, on a yearly basis.
No GM Needed?
The Washington Redskins are apparently leaning towards not hiring a general manager to replace Scot McCloughan. Why? For many reasons. A good idea? It kind of depends on your view of one key official and it might not be who you are thinking of.
Inside the Numbers - The Redskins Top 2 Picks
The NFL Draft is in the rear-view window, but the future in front of us is bright. The Redskins infused their roster with ten possible options to become a playoff team once again and now we put Jonathan Allen & Ryan Anderson under the statistical spotlight.
Grading the Redskins Draft
We're grading out the Redskins 2017 Draft with ten new players, a lot of value and potential homeruns. But, they also could have a few big whiffs. What grade would you give the Skins?
A Standing Ten Count!
The Redskins said single-digits are for the birds in the 2017 NFL Draft. Clearly abiding by a "more is better" approach, the Redskins walked away with a surprising amount of selections. Now we examine if their haul was the way things worked out or a philosophy that perhaps more teams should abide by.
Redskins Select Five to Close Draft!
The Redskins made a few more selections in Saturday's final day of the NFL Draft, including a tight end, a versatile offensive lineman and another tall receiver who can be a red zone target.
Redskins select Perine, Nicholson in Fourth Round
The Redskins started Saturday and the final day of the NFL Draft with a physical running back that is almost surely a replacement for Matt Jones and a long-shot at safety that didn't exactly impress pundits and some peronnel analysts.
Redskins Get Value in the 3rd!
The Redskins went for more higher round or pick value late on Friday night in the third-round of the NFL Draft, at a position that they didn't neccessarily need on the surface but if you dig deep a bit, you see much more of a need than previously thought.
The Redskins Wanted Ryan Anderson & Got Him!
The Redskins flew to Alabama late last week to visit Ryan Anderson in person. They weren't messing around. They wanted him and they selected him on Friday night. We profile what the Redskins are getting, with a great quote from a longtime NFL personnel executive who loves Anderson!
Who Should the Redskins Target Tonight?
The second and third rounds of the NFL Draft are here and the picks will fly off the board. Who should the Redskins pick? We examine some options.
Another Allen with the Redskins!
The Redskins may have stepped in gold Thursday night and if they did, they finally did something to truly help out their defense for the first time in the first round since 2011. Jonathan Allen, who played his high school football near Redskins Park will now call that building home for at least the next four years.
My First Ever Mock Draft
It's time for the 2017 NFL Draft and it starts tonight and continues through the weekend in Philadelphia. I've never done a mock draft that I can remember, so I figured what the hell? It's going to be woefully wrong and I'm sure you will remind me of it, but here goes nothing!
"First Look" -Temple Edge LB Haason Reddick
Could the Redskins land Temple Edge linebacker Haason Reddick? If they do, it's probably because they moved up in the first round. He's one of, if not the fastest riser in the draft process and while raw, he has some tantalizing athleticism that the Redskins simply do not have enough of.