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  1. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    Previews and Predictions: Indianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins

    After starting the season on the road, the Redskins come home to face the Colts. It won't be easy as Andrew Luck has returned and will be a significant challenge to a young and inexperienced secondary and a defensive line who will now have to deal with a much more mobile and accurate quarterback than Sam Bradford. The big question is will the team be ready? The question of "will the team come out unprepared and flat?" will continue to dog Jay Gruden and his staff until the Redskins continue ...
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  2. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    Final Thoughts on the Redskins Victory over the Cardinals

    I grew up watching the Joe Gibbs 1.0 Redskins. So my philosophy on how to win at football has been quite simple. Win in the trenches. That means that you win with your big offensive and defensive linemen. Of course, in the modern NFL, it helps that these big guys are also athletic. What I watched last Sunday felt like watching old school Joe Gibbs football with some modern west coast style techniques combined with some classic (would retro fit here?) run pass option schemes that have become all ...

  3. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    Previews and Predictions: Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals

    This is my first attempt at giving a preview of an upcoming game.

    So the Redskins start the season on the road vs. the Cardinals. This is the type of game that as a Redskins fan you actually want to see. While the team is on the road, they are facing a team that fully admits that they are in a rebuild mode. They face a non-mobile quarterback in Sam Bradford whom they've had some success against. They also are playing in a stadium that should have a favorable amount of Redskins fans ...

    Updated 09-15-18 at 10:39 AM by The Burgundy Ghost

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  4. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    The 53 Man Roster Final Prediction

    1.0 is here. 2.0 is here.

    So here it is. Not much else to say, let's just get to it.

    Offense (24)


    QB (2)
    Alex Smith
    Colt McCoy

    Thoughts: No change here. Kevin Hogan is eligible for the practice squad, so there's that.


    RB (4)
    Adrian Peterson
    Chris Thompson
    Rob Kelley
    Kapri Bibbs

    Thoughts: Samaje Perine still is struggling with fumbling. Also he doesn't ...

    Updated 08-31-18 at 12:04 AM by The Burgundy Ghost

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  5. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    Players to Watch on Thursday

    Preseason is almost over and the final 53 man roster for the Redskins is almost set. But there are still questions about who should be on the roster and why. Today I'm going to look at how many open spots are left for players fighting to get on the final 53 and some players to watch who may be potential practice squad members.

    QB: 0-1 spots available
    Kevin Hogan
    Hogan went from a "camp arm" early in camp and the Patriots game to a interesting prospect as we ...

  6. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    The 53 Man Roster Prediction Thread 2.0

    1.0 is here.

    Also for comparison, Rich Tandler's 2.0 Roster Thread. I'm linking Rich's thread here for a few reasons. First, it's near identical to my picks. Second, Rich posted his before I did mine. Yes, I did look at his out of curiosity and I also take his commentary along with Finlay and Tischler in consideration when I listen to their CSN podcast. That said, these opinions are my own and my explanations probably differ a bit to Rich's opinion. So, I wanted to remove any thoughts ...

  7. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    Preseason Game #2 Who I'm Watching

    Originally, this was going to be a longer blog about some other player stuff that I haven't gotten around to giving my opinion, but now this will be about tonight's game since there's more players I plan on watching than I originally predicted.

    Here's the list.

    QB

    Alex Smith - I just want to see him throw a couple of passes in the Burgundy and Gold and see how he looks.

    RB
    At this point, with Guice done and Thompson probably not playing, ...

  8. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    F***!!!!!!! ..........And The Silver Lining

    I finished the Redskins @ Patriots game with a generally good feeling.
    The Redskins dominated the 1st half of the game and led 17-3 to the AFC Champion Patriots.

    Now I know what you're thinking: "But Ghost, it's just a preseason game with mostly backups starting.....so who cares."

    Well, think about this for a moment. Only a few years ago, going back to Gruden year one or year two (2014-2015), most likely the Redskins 1st team unit would have been demolished ...

  9. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    2018 Draft Evaluations (Throw Out Your Grades)

    So, if you don't feel like reading a long article on the draft, here's a quick summary via anecdote:
    I had to call my former employers the other day for some information and wound up talking to a former co-worker who follows the 'Skins. He asked me what I thought of the draft (back then I was doing the Redskins media/blogging thing for my own site IIWII and Son of Washington) and I told him "They knocked it out of the Park!"

    I'm not going to do a standard draft evaluation ...

    Updated 05-07-18 at 12:29 AM by The Burgundy Ghost

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  10. After a year hiatus from his former blog It Is What It Is.....Another Redskins Blog, The Burgundy Ghost has come out of retirement to write about one of his deepest passions; his Love/Hate relationship as a fan of the Washington Redskins. So stop by, grab a home brew or whatever you brought with you and let's see what the Ghost has to say about DC's Burgundy and Gold.

    Pre-Draft Scouting Report on Kevin Hogan

    Before you read this post, you may want to check out Redskins Recon's Post-Mortem on Kevin Hogan

    It's not pretty.

    Anyway, I'm going to briefly look at Hogan's pre-draft evaluation from Pro Scouting Guide Ourlads.
    Ourlads is run by former NFL scout Dan Shonka.
    Apparently many of the teams have copies of the annual guide with them at the draft.

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    (Here the Patriots are using the guide in 2011)


    Anyway, ...

    Updated 04-08-18 at 05:51 PM by The Burgundy Ghost

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