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      by Published on 10-01-14 10:02 PM  Number of Views: 6 



      No, I'm not predicting some massive crisis for the NFL whereby the tens of millions of rabid fans who devour the NFL each Sunday (and Thursday) suddenly decide to divest themselves of the spectacle in pursuit of other, more moral endeavors. No, I'm talking about something far more serious. My own personal tipping point. I think we're getting close to it.

      I love the Redskins. I love the history, I love the players, I love the coaches, I love the owne... all right, ...
      by Published on 09-30-14 08:06 PM  Number of Views: 13 



      Week Four Grades

      Welcome to week four questions and grades as the Redskins experienced a huge letdown against the Giants. The blowout loss brought about more injuries and a feeling of helplessness to fans of the burgundy and gold. Feel free to offer your own grades, opinions, suggestions, and ideas. Too, we have some questions to close out this fourth week of action.

      Let’s take a look at the grades.

      Quarterback:
      Kirk Cousins ...
      by Published on 09-30-14 02:04 PM  Number of Views: 12 

      September 30, 2014
      Redskins Park

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On tight end Jordan Reed and defensive lineman Kedric Golston:
      “They’re in the same boat. They’re still in the rehab position that they are in, and all of our injuries right now, you know… today was like a bonus day. Tomorrow they’re off, and when they come back Wednesday we’ll have a better idea. Today’s like a bonus day, but they’re still in the same position they were, a day-to-day type deal.”

      On if he believes everyone took advantage of the three-day break:
      “I hope so. Yeah, they came back fresh today and it was good to go back and just take a step back and evaluate ourselves and not so much worry about who we’re playing ...
      by Published on 09-29-14 05:09 PM  Number of Views: 23 

      For Immediate Release
      September 29, 2014

      REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

      LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent cornerback Richard Crawford and free agent safety Jamarca Sanford. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. In addition, the team signed tackle Terren Jones to its practice squad.

      Crawford (5-11, 192) was originally drafted by the Redskins in the seventh round (213th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He appeared in 10 games for the Redskins in 2012, recording ...
      by Published on 09-26-14 07:36 PM  Number of Views: 25 

      September 26, 2014
      Redskins Park


      Head Coach Jay Gruden


      On the results of tackle Trent Williams’ MRI:
      “Actually, he didn’t even have to have an MRI. He came in today and he just had patella inflammation. There was no instability, no swelling, and he should gradually improve and he should be OK. It was actually good news on Trent… That’s a relief, yes”

      On tight end Niles Paul:
      “Niles Paul’s got a concussion. He’s just got to go through his normal protocol as far as what the NFL has in store for him, what we have in store for him with the trainers, and that’s a day-to-day type thing. If they clear him, he should be able to go next week, but you’ve got to go through all the protocols. “

      On the ‘most disturbing’ part of yesterday’s game:
      "I think the most disturbing thing was – obviously, the ...
      by Published on 09-26-14 10:18 AM  Number of Views: 13 



      Any child of the 60’s or 70’s knows what I’m talking about. God help you if you skinned your knee, cut your finger, or suffered some other childhood trauma resulting in an open wound. Back then, a minor injury of that sort meant only one thing – Merthiolate. The bright orange hot poker-colored antiseptic liquid was the weapon of choice against infection. And it was a perfect symbol in that era of what we all were taught. If it hurts it must be good for you. Applied directly to a wound, Merthiolate stained your skin for days, and resulted in a burning flash of pain so intense, most Mom’s blew on the wound to try to provide some comfort. It was a strange ritual that almost every kid of that era experienced over and over again.
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      September 25, 2014
      FedExField

      Game Notes: Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants

      • The Washington Redskins fell to the New York Giants, 45-14, in front of an announced crowd of 80,573 people at FedExField on Thursday.
      • The Redskins played on a Thursday for the 15th time in team history and hosted a Thursday game for the first time since Dec. 6, 2007.
      • Running back Alfred Morris gained 63 yards on 12 carries. With the performance, Morris passed Ladell Betts (3,176) for ninth-most rushing yardage in franchise history (3,204).
      • In the third quarter, Morris scored his third rushing touchdown of the season on ...
      by Published on 09-26-14 08:49 AM  Number of Views: 21 

      September 25, 2014
      FedExField

      Quarterback Kirk Cousins

      On his performance and the difference in the last two games:
      “Yeah, I think I got a little bit of mind play because I was killing us here and there and all the turnovers in the second half. So what happened I would say, from the quarterback standpoint, I turned the ball over too much, especially [the] first two interceptions. We still ran it. You know, it really hurt and I felt like especially with the first one, it was third down, we were moving the ball, we were coming back, I feel like we were in it. Had that been a conversion, had I not turned the ball over there I think, you’d like to think, the game would have taken a different trail.”

      On whether or not this was a snowball effect:
      “Yeah, I think that certainly played a part of it. I was trying to get everything back in one play and you can’t do that. That’s not the way it’s going to come back so I was trying to force things and trying to do too much and just didn’t stay true to my reads ...

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