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The One Constant Has Been FroMo

Just sharing a little statistical oddity that I noticed. From the division-winning 2012 season to the ****-stained ’13 and now into ’14, the one constant, the one Redskin who has played at a high and steady level through the ups and downs, is Alfred Morris: 2012: 16 G, 1,613 YD, 4.8 AVG, 13 TD, 4 FUM 2013: 16 G, 1,275 YS, 4.6 AVG, 7 TD, 5 FUM 2014 (projected), 16 G, 1,408 YDS...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Good Is Kirk Cousins?

I think most of us are a little high on Kirk Cousins coming off of his pinch-hit performance against Jacksonville. Maybe pump the brakes on that, though (via Bill Barnwell): Of the 47 quarterbacks who threw 200 passes or more in the regular season and playoffs between 2012 and 2013, Cousins was 43rd in completion percentage and yards per attempt, 44th in passer rating, and 46th in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-Jaguars Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following every Washington game. This time, a 41-10 win over Jacksonville. WINNERS Kirk Cousins. Made sports talk radio callers the happiest people in the D.C. area this morning. Completed 66 percent of his passes for 250 yards and a pair of TDs with no turnovers. This happened against the Jaguars. This Sunday against Philly will be an actual test. Ryan Kerrigan...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-Jaguars Open Thread

Washington is favored by six, and our composite staff prediction agrees with the spread. What is wrong with people? Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET Line: Redskins -6 (O/U 43.5) Our prediction: Redskins, 22-16
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-Jaguars Predictions

So Week 1 was fun … not! (That was a not joke.) Congrats to ODA for correctly picking that the Texans would ruin our opening game. Now he gets a guest post! Moving on, here are our crackerjack staff’s completely scientific predictions for Sunday. Make yours down in the comments. Whichever reader is closest to the actual outcome gets to be a published author on this here weblog...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-Texans Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. This time, a miserable 17-6 loss at Houston to fall to 0-1. That kind of day… #HTTR pic.twitter.com/nBDI7JxYxM — Ryan Kelly (@RyanJKelly) September 8, 2014 Winners Alfred Morris — Typical FroMo. 14 carries, 91 yards. Pierre Garcon — Still a beast. 10 catches, 77 yards. Ryan Kerrigan — Stripping Arian Foster inside the 10 was a...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-Texans Open Thread

What’s an RGIII-infused Jay Gruden offense/Jay Gruden offense-infused RGIII going to look like? How will Trent Williams handle Jadeveon Clowney? How many offensive lineman does it take to stop JJ Watt? Will DeSean Jackson break a big one? Is it possible that Jim Haslett isn’t ****** after all? Is special teams going to be the same old crippling handicap? Can this season possibly...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-Texans Predictions

And we’re back! Here are our crackerjack staff’s completely scientific predictions for Sunday’s season opener. Make yours down in the comments. Whichever reader is closest to the actual outcome wins a guest post on this here weblog. Jack Kogod: Redskins, 27-24 Just enough hope to get us through to the next week. Matt Terl: Texans, 27-17 The Houston defense annihilates the right...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Poking The Name-Defender Hornets Nest

On Thursday, we published our NFL season preview over at SB Nation. It’s neat, you should check it out. So neat, in fact, that I decided to tweet about it. And with that tweet, I decided to point out that we didn’t use “Redskins,” a word we haven’t used on SB Nation for a couple of months now. Our big, beautiful NFL season preview is here, including a page for the Washington...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-Buccaneers Winners & Losers

Handing out labels after Skins games, this time a game against the Buccaneers that existed, but really who’s going to quote the score or brag about a fourth preseason game. Then get out of the kitchen. Is that the saying? #HTTR RT @TBBuccaneers: If you can't take the heat… RT "@Redskins: It's hot." — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 29, 2014 Oh. WINNERS...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fancy Stats Show That RGIII May Be Good Again

Here’s a guest post from Eric Fingerhut, published with love for the Washington Post, Neil Greenberg and statistical analysis. “Stats show that Redskins’ Robert Griffin III will never be as good as his rookie season,” screamed the headline on the Washington Post’s Fancy Stats blog Monday afternoon. The third sentence of the blog post was less emphatic but still pretty...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam La Marque Jones Is Such A Boss

This is one of the better baseball players I’ve ever seen. Your browser does not support iframes. Jones, by the way, is on pace for yet another 30-HR season.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-Ravens Winners & Losers

Handing out labels after Skins games, this time a oh god I don’t know what am I doing with my life 23-17 loss to the Ravens. WINNERS Keenan Robinson – Was all over the field, living up to the generally favorable reports he’s been getting all preseason. Notable plays included a 4th & 1 stop on the Ravens first drive and shutting down an end-around on the next drive. Looks...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins-Browns Winners & Losers

Handing out labels after Skins games, this time a 24-23 preseason THRILLER against Cleveland. WINNERS Ryan Kerrigan. Recorded a sack on the first play from scrimmage, added another later in the game on Johnny Manziel, which led to Brian Orakpo doing this. Ryan Grant. He continues his impressive camp/preseason with four catches and a touchdown. Looking more and more like a lock to...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

11 Redskins Fans Who Think Colt McCoy Is Better Than RGIII

1) Redskins fans, and all NFL fans, really, tend to overreact to preseason games. 2) You don’t have to look very hard on Twitter to find people saying dumb things. With that, let’s check out what the social media buzz was all about last night as Washington beat New England, 23-6, with third-string QB Colt McCoy leading the way … Kinda Funny but Treading Lightly START COLT MCCOY...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins-Patriots Winners & Losers

Handing out labels after Skins games, this time a 23-6 preseason win against the Patriots. Yayyyyy football! Booooooo preseason! Via @BurgundyBlog, let’s all yawn at preseason along with Santana Moss. Winners Redskins Running Backs — Originally I had them all listed separately, but that seems silly, for the most part. The RBs rushed the ball 42 times for  177 yards, a solid...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Zimmermann, The Quiet Ace In Hand

I tend to overlook ZNN because he’s been here, and he wasn’t a big draft pick or acquisition to begin with. He has just pitched his ass off ever since arriving for good four years ago. Aiding the invisibility is the fact that he’s been remarkably consistent along the way … *ERA 2010-13: 3.18, 2.94, 3.25, 3.00 *WHIP ’10-13: 1.15, 1.17, 1.09, 1.17 *K/BB ’10-13: 4.0, 3.6...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Just A Great Super Bowl XXII Photograph

Shared months ago by Mr. Irrelevant Maryland sports correspondent Andy Peden and found in my inbox moments ago is this lovely gem. Here’s the quick backstory: It was taken postgame of Super Bowl XXII in a bar in San Diego. The four guys in jackets were singers in the Redskins band. The dude in front was a local who was a Skins fan. This is what a Super Bowl victory celebration...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Machado Has An Arm He’d Like To Show Off

On Wednesday night, Manny Machado did this to Albert Pujols: It was an amazing play, and one we’ve come to expect from Manny. But just to prove it was no fluke, he did it again last night. And again, it was against Albert Pujols: Both were incredible, and both throws came from about 10 feet into foul territory: But what really made the second one special was Manny doing this...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Nats And O’s Just Made Themselves Better

A quick post to share my thoughts and gather your own … The Nats got 28-year-old shortstop/2B (and two-time All-Star!) Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians for middling infield prospect Zach Walters, who’s almost 25 himself. He’s a slight-but-clear upgrade over Espinosa at second until Zimmerman comes back, if Zim comes back. He’s also a rental, seeing as how he’ll hit free...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Only Have One Guy On The All-Bad Contracts Team

Going back to the Bill Barnwell: Defensive Tackle: Jason Hatcher, Washington Contract Flaw: Paying for the Outlier; System Guy Out of System Hatcher had spent years as a backup 3-4 end in Dallas before 2013, in which two key things happened: The Cowboys moved to a 4-3 defense, and they hired defensive line guru Rod Marinelli to coach their linemen. Hatcher kicked inside to tackle...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

This Is Why It’s So Fun To Watch Bryce Harper

Throwing behind the baserunner from left field after a routine single? Sure, why not. Bryce did a good one https://t.co/aMBvKDhDg8 — Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) July 29, 2014 Of course, Adam LaRoche had to make a nice play to get the baserunner and keep him out of scoring position, but whatever: I like my Bryce wild and out of control, at least in July. Sports are fun.
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

RGIII Is Still Here, You Guys

It’s easy to forget, after the devastating knee injury and nightmarish sophomore season, just how valuable Robert Griffin III remains and how brilliant he can be. Here with a reminder, from his annual trade value column, is Grantland’s Bill Barnwell: 15. Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington This is the player with the biggest gap between his ceiling and floor, right? The floor...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Will Try Anything At This Point

Bryce Harper’s new “stack and jack” batting stance has been working. Since changing to it on July 18, he was 7-for-13 with one of his three home runs of the season coming into last night’s game. But then he decided to add a new wrinkle to it — some sort of batter’s box shuffle. I have no idea what this is; I have never seen anyone do this. It didn’t work, and resulted...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Glen Rice Jr. Won The Vegas Summer League

This happened Saturday, but I just saw it, and it’s so enjoyable. Watch as Vegas Summer League MVP Glen Rice Jr. hits a buzzer-beater to send the game into triple OT, right there in front of John Wall, Bradley Beal and everybody.
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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