Found November 29, 2011 on Mr. Irrelevant:
Here to collect his winnings from one of our Redskins Predictions contests in the form of a guest post is Mr. Irrelevant reader illformula. A recurring theme we often see this time of year is that the BCS is a flawed system. The most common argument being that it’s a foggy formula with arbitrary results. It doesn’t provide an equal opportunity for some of the best college football teams in the country to win a national championship. Every other core collegiate and professional sport utilizes a playoff format that not only provides a fair chance for all participants, but also a creates an exciting lose-or-go-home atmosphere. Everyone has their own opinion in the BCS vs. playoff debate. It’s a debate that’s been well documented and increasingly criticized over the last decade. Regardless of which side you stand on, there’s one thing that we here in the DMV should agree on: the likelihood of any local team becoming a powerhouse and repeatedly competing for a national title is not good...

Redskins Snap Losing Streak on Efforts of Rookie Helu

 Ashburn, Va- After watching his Washinton Redskins overcome a couple of interceptions, a blocked field goal, a blocked extra point all while being down by 10 points in the fourth-quarter, head coach Mike Shanahan watched the team’s six-game losing streak end on the road with a 23-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.  A game that Seattle needed in order to stay on course for...

Perry Riley, Barry Cofield continue to improve

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said safety LaRon Landry (groin), linebacker London Fletcher (ankle), fullback Darrel Young (concussion), and defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee) did not practice because of injuries Wednesday. Linebacker Brian Orakpo (shoulder), offensive tackle Jammal Brown (hip) and receover Niles Paul (toe) were limited in practice. Read full article >>

Quick hits: Mike Shanahan says blocked kicks were line’s fault

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan had his first victorious Monday press conference since Oct. 3. Among the highlights: * Shanahan said that Graham Gano’s blocked kicks -- one field goal, one extra point -- were the fault of poor technique on the line. “This game had nothing to do with Graham Gano,” Shanahan said. He said Gano will continue to be the Redskins’ kicker. Read full...

Sean's Gone

There was no good way to say it when it happened.There is no good way to say it now.But this is how Sean Taylor's death struck me then,  so I will continue to make this silent tributefor as long as the feelings remain unchanged.  (Reprinted from November 28, 2007)It’s not a long drive to my son’s high school, maybe 15 minutes.Most mornings, we share sleepy wise cracks—which...

Redskins-Seahawks: Five observations

The Washington Redskins ended their six-game losing streak Sunday with a 23-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks and improved to 4-7 on the season thanks to fourth-quarter heroics on both sides of the ball. On offense, Washington overcame two Rex Grossman interceptions to score 16 fourth-quarter points, while the defense recorded two sacks and a pick to deny the Seahawks. Read full...

Outsider’s View: Washington Redskins Week 13

I know some of you are fond of Football Outsiders, (as am I) so once the season gets underway and trends start developing, looking at an opponent’s rankings on Football Outsiders helps to give fans some perspective. (As a heads up, negative percentages are good on defense, bad on offense & specials) Pass Offense: -13.2% (27th) Rush Offense: -9.2% (30th) O-Line Ranking...

When DeAngelo Hall sat down against the Seahawks

Late in the first half Sunday, the Seahawks were scurrying right along on offense, and the teams were bickering after every whistle, and then, apparently, DeAngelo Hall sat down on the field. Now, I never saw this on the broadcast, and I forgot to DVR the game, but there were Twitter mentions to keep me informed. Read full article >>

Rookie Helu to remain Redskins' starting RB

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says rookie Roy Helu will remain the team's starting running back.

Shanahan keeps RB Helu as starter after stellar performance

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says rookie Roy Helu will remain the team's starting running back.

By The Numbers: Seahawks

The most important number for the Redskins in their 23-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, was the number they didn't reach - 7 - as in 7 straight losses. Washington ended their 6-game slide with the win, and moved to 4-7 on the season. Here are the other relative statistics and numbers from Sunday's game: 416 - Total net yards for Washington. It isn't the Redskins...
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