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  1. 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

  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.


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

    At this point, with Guice done and Thompson probably not playing, ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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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  7. The Semi-Early Season Prediction Thread

    A quick shout out of congratulations to the Capitals for bringing Lord Stanley's cup to DC for the 1st time ever. Also to Bryce Harper for winning the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game, which was also a blast to see being held at Nationals Park.

    Also, life has again gotten in the way of my hobby of blogging about the Redskins. Nothing serious, just some high stress at the real job for the past month. I hope to catch up on the supplemental draft and some other stuff as time permits ...

    Updated 08-29-18 at 12:07 AM by The Burgundy Ghost

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  8. 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

  9. 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


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


    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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