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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 […]

recapping 2012: 21 redskins games in 21 photos

(photos by Brian Murphy) In a matter of hours, the Washington Redskins will officially kick of the 2013 campaign when they face the Tennessee Titans in their preseason opener. Like every other ‘Skins fans out there, I too am exciting to see what this season has in store for the burgundy and gold and it’s a safe bet most of the day will be spent staring at the clock, wishing it was time for kickoff. To help pass the time, […]

getting to know xavier nixon

(photo by Geoff Burke) It goes without saying that when the league takes away a large chunk of your salary cap space and you trade away multiple first-round picks to land a franchise quarterback, it requires you to get a little creative to round out the rest of the roster. That’s the approach the Washington Redskins have had to take this offseason — with $18 million less to work with than other franchises and no first rounder this year or […]