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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. Previews and Predictions: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints

    Most Redskins fans were expecting/hoping for a 2-1 record when the week four BYE came and they got their wish, but not exactly the way they wanted it. The Redskins lost at home to an average/mediocre Colts team yet beat a weakened but still extremely dangerous Packers team in week three. So again it's hard to tell who or what this Redskins team is through three games. Are they the dominating team that runs ball down your throat and dominates opposing offensive lines with their defense? Or are they ...
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  3. 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 ...
  4. 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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  5. 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 ...
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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, ...
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