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photos from the sidelines: week 2

(photo by Brian Murphy) The Washington Redskins have not gotten off to a very enjoyable start in 2013. The offense, especially in the first half, has been missing in action. The defense, pretty much every time they take the field, has looked completely overwhelmed and under-prepared for seemingly whoever lines up against them. Oh, and the special teams has done nothing worth highlighting — unless you’re a fan of missed field goals, shanked punts, poor returns and penalties. So yeah […]

redskins-packers playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Curse Me Good” by The Heavy For two straight games now, the Washington Redskins have looked completely overwhelmed in the first half against a highly-motivated opponent. In the season opener, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly wanted to make a strong first impression as he made his NFL debut. His Eagles came out the gate with a renewed sense of urgency and dictated the pace and tone of the game to the Redskins almost immediately. […]

redskins-eagles playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Halfway There” by Soundgarden During the Mike Shanahan era, the Washington Redskins defense has had little trouble making a splash right out of the gate. In fact, Jim Haslett’s men have now scored a touchdown in all four home openers — starting with DeAngelo Hall’s 33-yard fumble recovery against Dallas in 2010, followed by Ryan Kerrigan’s nine-yard interception return for a touchdown against the New York Giants in ’11 and let’s not forget Rob Jackson’s […]

why your team won’t win the super bowl in 2013

(photo by Brian Murphy) Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the 10th-annual “Why your team won’t win the Super Bowl” column. So head to Las Vegas and put money on it – this is why your favorite football franchise won’t get it done this year. Arizona Cardinals – Carson Palmer was pretty mediocre back in the day when he had weapons. What makes anyone think an over-the-hill version of him surrounded by less talent is going to suddenly be more […]

are the washington redskins a lock to win the division?

(photo by Brian Murphy) In just a few more days, the 2013 season will be underway and the Washington Redskins will have a chance to prove that their magical seven-game winning streak to close the ’12 campaign wasn’t a fluke. They’ll start things off by hosting their division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, at FedEx Field on Monday Night Football, which proves they’ll have a spotlight on them for the entire season. As you can plainly see, flying under the radar […]

redskins-bills playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “Have A Cigar” by Pink Floyd Historically speaking, the third preseason game is the most important preseason game. Typically, teams use it as a dress rehearsal for the regular season — allowing the starters to play for most, if not all, of the first half. Well, as you know by now, the Washington Redskins aren’t like most teams. With starting quarterback Robert Griffin III coming off of major knee surgery and backup quarterback Kirk Cousins […]

redskins-titans playlist

(photo by Andy Zunich) 1. “Safe And Sound” by Capital Cities Say it with me – the final score of a preseason game is meaningless. Ten minutes after the game ends, no one cares.* *Seriously, can you even name the four teams the Redskins played during the 2012 preseason without cheating and looking it up? More likely than not, the answer is no. Washington Redskins coaches, as well as the rest of the NFL, simply want to have the opportunity […]