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  1. Your 2019 Draft Class As of 3/10/19


    Three weeks ago the NFL released its list of 32 Compensatory Picks to be dealt out during the 2019 draft. The Redskins were awarded a total of 4 compensatory picks (the max allowed per team per year) which was one more than was expected from Over The Cap's Compensatory Pick Projection. So, today I'm going to take a look at the Redskins full compliment of draft picks, what the Redskins have done with said picks so far and ...

    Updated 03-10-19 at 02:35 PM by The Burgundy Ghost

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  2. Updates and An Early Look at the Redskins 2019 Draft

    Quick Writer's Note: Apologies for the lack of post for the past two weeks. A combination of hectic work schedule, some life issues and some technical issues made me take a brief hiatus. My goal is to try and do two posts a week during the season. That said I plan to do a bunch of my BYE week catch up this weekend, starting with this article.

    An Early Look At The Redskins 2019 Draft


    Many would tell me that this is way too early and why would I write an article like ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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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  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. The 53 Man Roster Prediction Thread 1.0

    You asked for it, so here it is. My 1st look at what could be the final 53 man roster. I hope to do at least two more of these as we get through the preseason games. The reason is simple: We have seen way too many players shine in camp or practice and yet fail to do so in REAL game situations. I think we will see some players emerge when the pads come on under the bright lights as well we may see a couple of players falter.

    So expect 2.0 to come out after week 2 of the preseason and ...

    Updated 08-04-18 at 09:57 AM by The Burgundy Ghost

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  10. 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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