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Akeem Davis wins this round of musical chairs with the Redskins

You knew there would be repercussions from the ugly loss in Houston. Bacarri Rambo’s whiffed attempt to tackle DeAndre Hopkins and Barry Cofield’s high ankle strain were triggering events. The Redskins moved Cofield to the Injured Reserve list with designation to return later this season. DE Chris Baker will move to nose tackle. The team […]

You won’t see Jordan Reed on the field anytime soon, Redskins fans

“Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed Monday that nose tackle Barry Cofield and tight end Jordan Reed “could miss some time” after suffering injuries in the team’s 17-6 loss yesterday to the Houston Texans. Both Cofield — who suffered a high ankle sprain — and Reed — who has a mild hamstring strain — have undergone MRIs.”

~ Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden at his Monday afternoon press conference. A video accompanies the story on Redskins.com. The look on Gruden’s face when speaking of Reed says it all.

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Obi-Wan where are you? Redskins need a new Jedi Master for the O-line

The “10-6″ Redskins record predictions are no longer to be seen in comments on Redskins articles after the loss to the Texans.  What now? What was so disconcerting about the Texans game was watching one player, JJ Watt, almost single-handedly beat an entire NFL team.  It is not that the Redskins now hold the longest […]

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Talking up Redskins at Texans with Texans

Hog Heaven is speaking up for your Washington Redskins in the lead up to the big game Sunday. We did the closing segment, about 20 minutes, on the Luv Ya Steel Blue podcast on September 2. Hog Heaven is on at the 1:05:00 mark. (I didn’t know I was that soft spoken.) Go to the […]

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Will the Texans expose Logan Paulsen?

This is the game where the myth that Logan Paulsen is a good blocking tight end is finally put to rest.  I think Niles Paul is the 2nd best Tight End on this team, and he may even have become the best blocker. Per Washington Post today: According to Pro Football Focus, Paulsen was the […]

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Redskins tickets a bargain for home opener

The Washington Redskins went from the darlings of the NFC East to the bottom of the division in the span of one year. Rushing Robert Griffin III back from a torn ACL and boasting a shaky defense certainly didn’t help. While Washington’s slide left a poor taste in the mouths of fans, RG3’s awesome rookie […]

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The issue with the Redskins offense

I went back and re-watched the starting the offense play in the first three preseason games. The following stood out: RG3 is a better QB now than he ever was. The gaps between Center and Right Guard and between Right Guard and Tackle are still the Achilles Heel of the Offensive Line. Lauvao is improving […]

Here’s why Lache Seastrunk didn’t stick with the Redskins

But Seastrunk’s overall body of work during the preseason wasn’t good enough. Running backs have to block, too. And they need to churn yardage on plays from scrimmage. Not every play can be a home run.

“It’s not over for Lache. I’m sure somebody will get a look at him and it could be us later on,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “But we’ll see. We felt like we went with the three running backs who did the best and we only picked three for a number of reasons.”

From Why the Redskins Cut Running Back Lache Seastrunk, Washington.cbslocal.com

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RGIII will have a successful year if…

He shows he has the makings of a leader of men instead of a momma’s boy. Master adversity instead of cracking under it.   He proves the Shanahans were wrong about whatever it was they said about him. (This line suggested by Mike Jones of the Washington Paper.)   In an age when Peyton Manning […]

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Troy Vincent to Brandon Meriweather: Look up, young man

The NFL’s two-game suspension of Redskins Safety Brandon Meriweather drew strong protests from DeAngelo Hall and Ryan Clark. Clark in particular called out former safety and now NFL executive Troy Vincent for disloyalty and poor skills at the position. Talk about hitting low. Vincent answered on the NFL Network. The leagues looked at video of […]

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Too late to make Kirk Cousins Redskins QB starter. RGIII must run smarter

You knew the overreaction was coming as soon as Joe Theismann said, “if there was a quarterback competition, there would be not be a competition” (or words to that effect.) Theismann noted during the Redskins-Ravens preseason game that Cousins outshone Robert Griffin III as a pocket passer. It is too late to pull that switch […]

Keim: RGIII and the future of Redskins football

“Griffin, though, is the future. If you want to see him grow, you stick with him through whatever struggles there might be until you are convinced it’s more than just growing pains. But there’s no way you can be at that point yet. If you are, then the job should have been open from the get-go. Even last year’s coaching staff understood that Griffin’s ceiling is still high because of his unique abilities. But I also remember talking to one former NFL executive before training camp who did not think it was a good idea to turn Griffin into this much of a pocket passer. Not now. The Redskins keep saying he’s making progress, but it also should be more evident on the field. Griffin is rebuilding his game.”

~ John Keim, Ten Observations, Redskins-Ravens, ESPN.com

 

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