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photos from the sidelines: week 4

(photo by Brian Murphy) As the first month of the season has quickly proven, wins are tough to come by in the National Football League. The Washington Redskins might have been a playoff team one season ago, but that means nothing in 2013. Through three games, the Redskins struggled in all three phases of the game and the natives were officially becoming restless. Enter the Oakland Raiders. While the silver and black happily kicked off their pre-game festivities by showing […]

redskins-raiders playlist

(photo by Brian Murphy) 1. “All Nightmare Long” by Metallica Before the first quarter had even finished it looked like the Washington Redskins were once again destined to disappoint. A blocked punt for a touchdown and an 18-yard touchdown reception by a rookie tight end allegedly named Mychal Rivera had ‘Skins fans in a dark, dark place as they watched their favorite football franchise once again falter in the opening frame. The offense once again struggle to move the ball […]

redskins-lions playlist

(ExtremeSkins photo) 1. “In The End” by Black Veil Brides By now, it’s safe to say that fans of the Washington Redskins knew coming into the game, Washington was 21-0 in home games against the Detroit Lions since 1937. But how bad have things gone south for the burgundy and gold in just three weeks? The Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Lions are 3-0 against the Redskins, and 1-5 versus the rest of the NFL. Coming off of last […]

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 […]