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Mother Nature, 49ers cruise to easy victory over Redskins

Before the season began, the Washington Redskins had grand plans for Week 7. The entire weekend was coined a “Fantennial Weekend,” as the organization acknowledged the National Football League’s 100th season with a series of fan-friendly events. That was also when the team’s annual homecoming game was set to take place, as some of the biggest names in franchise history stop by the stadium to remind ‘Skins fans of the good old days. That’s also when the franchise planned to […]

Moveable object battles stoppable force to a near draw

Contrary to what the final boxscore might suggest, there were no winners when the Miami Dolphins “battled” the Washington Redskins. That’s because these franchises came into this contest widely considered the two worst teams in the National Football League this season. While the Dolphins have been historically awful to start the 2019 season, they’re in the early stages of tearing it down and building it back up — trading away serviceable players for draft picks and otherwise stockpiling assets for […]

Patriots act like Super Bowl champs. Redskins do not.

The winless Washington Redskins host the undefeated New England Patriots. And it went about as well as anyone would have predicted. The defending Super Bowl champions allowed the rudderless Redskins to jump out to an early lead — thanks to a 65-yard touchdown run by rookie wideout Steven Sims Jr. — and then reeled off 33 straight points to dispatch of their would-be competitor. While some took solace in the Redskins becoming the first team to hold a lead over […]

Is it officially Dwayne Haskins time?

Roughly a month into the 2019 season, the Washington Redskins have yet to pick up a victory. Rumors run rampant about the fate of head coach Jay Gruden during a campaign that prominently features an abundance of mental mistakes, injuries and routine breakdowns in coverage. As if that wasn’t bad enough, turnover machine Case Keenum has been so bad the last two weeks that he forced Gruden to do the one thing he was adamantly against — play rookie quarterback […]

Redskins remain stuck in neutral in 2019

Once upon a time, the Washington Redskins stood tall at 6-3 and looked poised to make a triumphant return to the postseason. And then quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg in horrific fashion and the entire franchise has been traumatized ever since — going just 1-9 since Smith’s gruesome injury while being outscored by a whopping 102 points. Optimists in the Redskins fanbase looked at the anemic Chicago Bears offense as an opportunity for a struggling Redskins defense to get […]

A case for keeping the Redskins far away from Monday Night Football

The Washington Redskins jumped out to an early lead against Philadelphia and Dallas before letting off the gas and ultimately faltering to a division rival. Welp. They didn’t really have to worry about blowing a lead against the Chicago Bears in Week 3 because this one was over long before the Redskins ever found the endzone. Chicago’s defense feasted on the Redskins, thanks to five Case Keenum turnovers, and cruised to a 31-15 victory that wasn’t nearly as close as […]

Announcing the improbable return of Skinscast

For roughly a decade, I had the absolute pleasure of participating in a weekly podcast dedicated to all things related to the Washington Redskins. Skinscast, which featured John Pappas, Brian Reffkin and yours truly, was a podcast for ‘Skins fans by ‘Skins fans. We never pretended to be insiders. We never tried to come across as experts. We were simply three guys with a little bit of access to the team we grew up supporting. For reasons that remain unclear, […]