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I don't get to write very often these days. But there's so much to write it's driving me crazy keeping it bottled up. So I'm going to try the shotgun-style thing for a while. Again.In no particular order, and definitely not exhaustively ...DC Jim HaslettFew doubted Haslett earlier or more pointedly than I when the Redskins brought him in to implement the transition from a 4-3 to 3-4 defense last year. And, through the end of last season I had seen little to change my mind. But fair is fair, and credit where it's due:Mr. Haslett, the product you have put on the field so far in 2011 has been a revelation. I am happy with the game-planning, happy with the rotation, happy with the halftime adjustments, happy even with almost all the playcalling. My only nitpick is with too-often still telegraphed blitzes ... that don't get there. Even then, I understand that kind of second-guessing is easy for armchair coordinators. And I recognize that the view from the sideline...
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Wide receivers in the NFL are known for being flashy and outspoken; gaudy at times, and downright unbelievable at others. The Redskins great production out of their wideouts, but don’t really have to deal with the flashy publicity.
Take Anthony Armstrong for example.
While some receivers would use the five days off as an opportunity to vacation to, I don’t know…Mexico...
Rookie wide receiver Niles Paul wasn’t the only Redskins player to receive a fine for a hit in Sunday’s game at St. Louis. Linebackers Rob Jackson and Perry Riley have been fined $15,000 apiece after also receiving unnecessary roughness calls.
Jackson’s fine was for a hit in which he took Sam Bradford to the ground after the quarterback released a pass.
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The Washington Redskins have reinstated cornerback Phillip Buchanon to the 53-man roster following his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley responded to criticism of his radio comments in which he celebrated Dallas' epic collapse in Week 4, writing on his blog that he shows "no remorse in cheering against another team, especially the Cowboys."
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It’s been about a week now, so clearly it’s time for another so-called controversy involving a Washington Redskins player and overly sensitive media members.
First, it was cornerback DeAngelo Hall who came under fire because he had the audacity to suggest that, if given the opportunity, a football player might not exactly take [...]
What came beforeRobert F. Kennedy Stadium, former home of the Washington Redskins, celebrated its fiftieth birthday in 2011, on October 1st. Fifteen years gone are the stadium's football days of tailgates, bouncing bleachers, noise and home field advantage. Today RFK sits, an aging memorial to past glory, slowly decaying by the Anacostia River, still looking down East Capitol...
Washington Redskins rookie receiver Niles Paul says he's been fined $20,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit while covering a punt during the victory over the St. Louis Rams. Paul announced the fine Wednesday on his Twitter account. He added that it was a "Horrible way to start off my bye week!" The fifth-round draft pick crashed into Rams returner Austin Pettis late in the...
If you’ve been following this blog the last two days, you are aware that Chris Cooley
has been talking about Tony Romo.
So we put Dan on camera to comment about Cooley’s comments. Or perhaps more accurately, to comment on your comments about Cooley’s comments.
Watch it below. And feel free to comment on Dan’s comments regarding your comments about Cooley’s comments in...
If it wasn’t already clear that Redskins tight end Chris Cooley was joking when he said on Monday that Cooley took pleasure in Tony Romo’s Week Four choke job, Cooley says that he indeed was joking. “There’s no personal thing with Tony Romo,” Cooley said on a podcast with Jimmy Traina of SI.com, via Rich…
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan didn't exactly break into a full-fledged grin when quarterback Sam Bradford picked himself up off the turf for the seventh time in Washington's 17-10 win at St. Louis on Sunday. But it's exactly the kind of performance he's been waiting for.
"Defensively, I think we played our best football game since I've been here," Shanahan...