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  1. The rants and ravings of Aston Gambino

    Red Zone offense through Week 2

    First and foremost, a win's a win, and I'll take 'em ugly all year long.

    But this red zone offensive funk needs to end pretty quickly or we're going to end up on the back of a Trivial Pursuit card for being that team Detriot beat.



    Although every red zone snap is it's own unique scenario and has it's own mini-battles that are won and lost, I decided to look at the red zone offense after two weeks, ...
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  2. 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.


    Are the wheels coming off?



    Wow.

    Minutes after a Redskins home opener win, and all should be right with the Universe. Glory, celebration, and good cheer should fill the air.

    But there's a stench hovering over this Burgundy and Gold land - the stench of something rotten, just barely out of view. Like a dead mouse, trapped in a wall - you can't see it or touch it, but you can smell....that smell...

    These ...

    Updated 09-20-09 at 05:22 PM by Boone

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  3. The rants and ravings of Aston Gambino

    Campbell in the Shotgun

    Going into Week 1, Jason Campbell was under a lot of pressure. His excuses were running out, as was his contract, so we as a fan base were eager to see him finally step up and be the franchise quarterback that we all hope he can be. Unfortunately, the result was same uninspiring, average, awkward performance we've grown to expect from Campbell.

    His stat line wasn't too bad (19/26 for 211 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT), and actually much better than it was last year in this same scenario. ...

    Updated 09-16-09 at 12:30 PM by Aston Gambino

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  4. 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.

    Giants Game - Random Observations

    Just a few quick hit thoughts about the game. These are the things that stand out in my mind after watching it live and then reviewing parts on Tivo when I could drag myself away from the Bears/Packers tilt last night (at least Cutler played a worse game than Campbell yesterday).

    • While it appears the sky is falling (and in many ways it feels like it to my heart), it is important to remember that the Meadowlands has always been a house of horrors for the Skins. We got beat by a
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  5. 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.

    Thoughts on the Season

    So here it is…the real thing. Thursday night it started all over again, with the Steelers and the Titans in prime time, and for this fan it only gets better from there. If Thursday was the real thing then 4:15 today in the New Jersey Swamp will be even better than the real thing (apologies to U2…I just like the phrase).

    Today we start to answer the questions, find out about the future and get a glimpse behind the curtain that came down over Redskins Park after the lose to the 49ers ...

    Updated 09-13-09 at 04:13 PM by Neophyte

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  6. 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.


    Blognostications

    It’s the fool’s season. Time to make a wish, throw a dart, say a prayer, make a human sacrifice, consult the Gods.

    It’s the start of the 2009 NFL season and it’s prediction time.

    And certainly, this fool is going to make a prediction. But not before a thoughtful, cerebral, academic pause. Because, really, who the hell do I think I am? What precise, educated, and informed knowledge leads me to a conclusion others should pay more than a passing attention to? Yes – ...
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  7. 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.

    Six...Maybe

    Eighty guys started this process.

    80.

    When the dust settles only 53 will be left on the active roster. That is a one-third attrition rate, for those of you keeping score at home.

    That’s a lot of dross to pour off the top.

    One out of three will go home. Maybe it is just me but that sounds big. Real big. Perhaps I am prejudiced because I have some idea in human terms what it is like to lose a third of your coworkers in a month. The tech ...

    Updated 12-18-09 at 04:44 PM by Neophyte

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  8. 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.


    Philthy

    I must be mad. Out of touch. An anachronism. Hell – I’m certain of it.

    I don’t believe Michael Vick was wrong. I don’t believe he was ‘misguided’. He wasn’t mislead by his ‘cultural upbringing’. Michael Vick wasn’t immature or confused. He didn’t use ‘bad judgment’, or make some ‘bad decisions’.

    Michael Vick was evil.

    Yep. The ‘E’ word. You know what evil is, right? Raping a woman? Evil. Bludgeoning someone weaker than you and taking something from ...

    Updated 08-14-09 at 08:48 PM by Boone

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  9. Redskins talk and other things!!!!

    Training Camp (Defense)

    The temperature was 70 degrees and the weather was drizzly and the grounds were soaked but for an August day in the Summer in the DMV the alternative would be 90 degrees. I will take the rain and make the best of my time.

    The Defense for the Redskins will be a force in 2009 from the Defenive line which appears to be vastly improved with the additions of Haynseworth and the return of Phillip Daniels what was deemed a weakness last season will perform a complete 180 from last season. ...
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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.

    Old Faces

    This time of year there are fans all over the world waiting anxiously for training camps to begin in 32 cities across our land. Most, if not all of that attention is focused on the new faces their team as brought in to turn around the failure of last year, failure that is unless you are a fan of the Sons of Pittsburgh.

    Some of those faces were stars on Saturdays last fall and are not just new to the team but new to the pro game itself. A few of those faces are old hands in the NFL ...
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