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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.

    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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  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.

    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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  3. Keep your friends close. And your enemies closer.

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    Redskins Recon: Hogan's Heroes?

    The Redskins made an unexpected play for a young QB yesterday, but not via the NFL draft as expected – instead, swapping 2018 6th round picks with the Cleveland Browns to acquire 3rd year former Stanford standout Kevin Hogan.

    Skins fans either cheering or booing the move, in truth, couldn’t pick Hogan out of a lineup with a gun held to their head.

    So what to make of young Mr. Hogan?

    Cut by the Kansas City Chiefs who used a 5th rounder to draft him ...

    Updated 04-07-18 at 03:27 PM by Boone

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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 True Value of Su'a Cravens via The Trade Value Chart


    So, want to know how much Su'a Cravens is really worth to his new team in terms of value?

    Oh sure, we know what the trade was that went down.

    Washington gets: Denver's 4th (109), 5th (142) and 5th (163) and a conditional 2020 6th rd. pick (???)
    Denver gets: Washington's 4th (113), 5th (149) and Su'a Cravens (???)

    But what does that mean value-wise when we're talking ...

    Updated 03-31-18 at 12:09 AM by Boone

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  5. Free Agency, Mock Drafts, Camps, Roster Predictions, 2018

    Greetings to everyone in BGO land. The offseason is nearly here and today begins a process of looking at pending Free Agents, Mock Drafts, OTAs, Mini Camps, Training Camp, Roster Predictions, and any significant offseason news. Today we are posting key dates to know during this offseason. Next Tuesday, we will post the first look at free agency. Next Friday is the first offseason mock of 2018.

    We consulted with the BBQ lawyers and they advised us to post the first offseason update ...
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  6. Blognostications - 2017 Week 14 - Redskins @ Chargers

    Blognosticator - Burgundy Burner

    Hello once again. I am back to do another blognostication. A reminder from that first blognostication: “As many of you know, I was not too kind to the Redskins in the BBQ seasonal predictions. The prognostication called for a 2-14 record, but that win total prediction was bested after the San Francisco game. Perhaps that was a bit too rough, but I looked at a brutal schedule in the middle of the season and now that particular time is here. ...

    Updated 12-09-17 at 01:37 PM by Boone

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  7. Embracing a burgundy and gold obsession of 40+ years.
    My off-beat look at the trials, tribulations, and triumphs
    inherent in the world of a lifelong Redskins fan.


    The Perfect Storm

    Last night’s no show on national TV against a hated rival was a particularly rough one to watch.

    The seas were angry last night my friends. The waves were 50 feet high, our little boat showed it was full of holes, not up to the beating of the harsh and unforgiving waters. And in the end, even George Clooney died.

    Contrary to popular belief, the current Redskins almost never go out and flat out suck or lay an egg. They fight, they compete, and more often than not are ...

    Updated 12-01-17 at 02:48 PM by Boone

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  8. Blognostications - 2017 Week 13 - Redskins @ Cowboys

    Blognosticator - Om

    Redskins vs Cowboys. Thursday Night Football.


    Injuries and precarious placement standings aside, it’s still a big deal when these teams meet. At least it is to Redskins fans. So, given the opportunity to blog this thing, seems like some “analysis” is in order.

    Rather than solemnly run through a dozen or more angles, I’m going to winnow it down to these few. Because, well, they’re the ones I kept coming back to this week. ...
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  9. Blognostications - 2017 Week 12 - Giants @ Redskins

    Blognosticator - Miles Monroe

    Howdy folks. As I sit here suckin up the FL sunshine, and watching my team take devastating blows each game, it’s not tough to figure out this upcoming game after such a loss to the Saints. We had them by the short hairs, and a third and one call for an off tackle run cost us the game. Gruden showed lots of balls with a couple of plays, so why off tackle instead a keeper or just straight up the gut has me baffled? Fourth and 6, and you go for it, but ...

    Updated 11-21-17 at 01:15 AM by Neophyte

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  10. My take on anything and everything Burgundy and Gold
    while living in the heart of the wilderness. I am a fan, nothing more or less.

    Behind Enemy Lines - Dear Jay

    Dear Jay,

    You don’t know me, at least not personally but I guess you could say you know me because I am a Redskins fan and as such, you know a lot of us. Yes, I just used your first name like we are buds, although trust me, right now we are definitely not buds. You see, I’m not buds with thieves and less you think that isn’t possible let me explain that you have taken years off my life and stolen my hope. And faith. And trust.

    Stop! Don’t put this letter down ...
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