Box Seats: Redskins


Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Fare thee well, Clinton Portis

Love him or hate him, Clinton Portis’ departure from the Washington Redskins is the end of an era. Brought in with an enormous bang of hype and expectation, this quiet and tame departure seems sadly too fitting. In the end,...

By Evan Bliss  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 02/28/2011

So long and farewell, Coach Janky Spanky

To the surprise of no one, the Redskins released Clinton Portis today. The logical, rational part of me can say that it was the right thing to do. Portis hasn’t played much the last two seasons, and he’s not worth...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  03:47 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Loving the silly mock drafts

I have wasted large chunks of the last couple of days hunting through mock NFL drafts around the Internet. Now, mock drafts are a pretty silly idea, and grading them – who guessed best? – is even sillier. But being...

By Stephen L. Carter  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/03/2011

Dan Snyder is a jackwagon (please don't sue me)

I have tried to not jump on the “Dan Snyder is Evil” bandwagon. I told myself the guy just wants to win, and is just doing what any fan would do if they owned a team. I hung in there...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/24/2011

The assassination of the coward Jay Cutler by everyone

On Sunday, I watched live as Jay Cutler got HAMMERED on Twitter during the second half of the NFC Championship game. Just killed. The general consensus was that Cutler was soft, heartless, gutless and any number of other unpleasant things....

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/17/2011

Redskins in the playoffs

With the completion of the Divisional Round, the NFL playoffs are halfway over. Even though the Redskins haven’t had a legitimate shot at the playoffs since week 12, there are still some former Redskins lurking around the playoffs on other...

By Evan Bliss  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/10/2011

Way earlier than necessary 2011 NFL mock draft

Welcome to my first 2011 NFL mock draft. In all actuality, this is probably the third one I’ve done so far this season so I could have some hope for the Redskins future, but this is the first one I’ve...

By Rick Nelligan  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/07/2011

How to watch or ignore the playoffs

I learned an interesting tidbit last week: since Robert Kraft took over ownership of the New England Patriots seventeen years ago, the Patriots have been to the playoffs twelve times. That’s 70 percent of the time, which is impressive even...

By Evan Bliss  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 01/06/2011

Reading Mike Shanahan's mind (cont.)

“So, the off-season is here. Lots to do. We climbed from 4-12 to 6-10 in my first year, but at that rate we’ll just be 8-8 next year, and the fans will be calling for my head. Still, I think...

By Stephen L. Carter  |  10:58 AM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 01/03/2011

Past, present, and draft

Nine months. Three quarters of a year, the length of a school year, the duration of the human prenatal process, and the next time you’ll see the Washington Redskins play a football game that matters. First and foremost, a big...

By Evan Bliss  |  03:55 PM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 12/30/2010

The end is near, finally

Sunday’s match-up against the New York Football Giants marks the final contest of the season for our Washington Redskins, and perhaps the final contest of the year for the Giants. It will most likely be the last time we associate...

By Evan Bliss  |  04:19 PM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/30/2010

In the year 2000

An underperfoming offensive-minded coach. Embarrassing losses within the division. Dan Snyder getting fed up and firing people. A new, experienced head coach coming in to save the day. Sure, I could be describing last year, but I’m actually talking about...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/27/2010

Down for the count but still breathing

Well done, good show, and a splendid effort by the Washington Redskins! No one was cooler than Jacksonville Head Coach Jack Del Rio, sporting his shades and black leather jacket on the sidelines, but no one was hotter than Rex Grossman...

By Evan Bliss  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Redskins-Jaguars: The good, the bad and the confusing

The Good The patched-together defense. There were a lot of unfamiliar faces out there, but the defense played its best game in weeks. Graham Gano. Yes, the guy I call "Graham Ga-oh-no" won the game plus had a long field...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Shanahan is right where he should be

After watching the Redskins battle the Cowpies on Sunday a slew of memories, emotions, and trivial facts came rushing back. It then became clear to me, for the first time this season, why Mike Shanahan was the right man to...

By Evan Bliss  |  04:50 PM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/20/2010

A weekend to remember

Up in Connecticut where I live, the Redskins-Cowboys game was not televised. Oh, how the mighty have fallen!  Remember when the whole country would always get this one? When across America, people who had never been to either Dallas or...

By Stephen L. Carter  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/17/2010

Turn your McNabb no. 5 jerseys into Shuler jerseys

So... the new quarterback of your Washington Redskins is Rex “The Sex Cannon” Grossman. Now that the shock has (almost) worn off, here are the two ways to look at it. The Positive Way If you don’t think that McNabb...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Playing in snow and skipping dessert

The other day on Redskins Insider, Jason Reid posted that the Redskins are the league's only cold-weather team without an indoor practice facility. I hadn't known this. He further noted that when meteorological conditions turn foul, the team often practices...

By Stephen L. Carter  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Dallas week: the battle for the bottom

Wade Phillips is gone. So is Tatalia, Barzini, the heads of all the five families. A bit of remembrance before crucifying his replacement... First thing I'll miss is Wade's sense of humor: when he told his players to get their...

By Evan Bliss  |  08:57 AM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010

The Redskins and the infinite sadness

So, yeah. This season has been a bit of a bummer. But the question is - how much of a bummer is it from an historical perspective? Let's take a look at some of the more soul-crushing seasons of the...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 12/13/2010

MVP: Must Vacate the Premises, Graham Gano

Losing in the final seconds, at home, on a botched extra point, in a game that didn’t really matter, against one of the few teams with a worse 2009 record, feels like getting kicked in the ribs with steel-toed boots...

By Evan Bliss  |  10:06 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/08/2010

Goodbye and good riddance, Fat Albert

When I started this blogging gig, I asked the WaPo overlords what they wanted us to do. They said two things: a) be a fan; and b) don’t identify yourself as a Washington Post reporter. Fair enough. So, here’s this...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 12/07/2010

The legal side of the Haynesworth suspension

As a law professor, I find myself drawn naturally to the legal aspects of the dispute between Albert Haynesworth and the Redskins. The team has suspended Haynesworth for the remainder of the season. Presumably he will pursue a grievance. To...

By Stephen L. Carter  |  06:40 PM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 12/07/2010

Shanahan done with Haynesworth's shenanigans

After twelve games and a disappointing 5-7 record, we’re right back where we started. Instead of focusing on football, we’re focusing on a player who didn’t even suit up last Sunday. It’s rarely a sign of rejoicing when the attention...

By Evan Bliss  |  04:14 PM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/06/2010

On the Maple Leafs, Redskins and rebuilding

Tonight the Caps take on the Maple Leafs, and I’ve been thinking a lot lately of the parallels between the Leafs and our own local football team. Both squads have extremely rabid fanbases and huge media conglomerates that hang on...

By Ryan Cooper  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 12/06/2010

Looking for the bright side

I've used the "Good, the bad and the ugly" bit a few times to recap Redskins games this year. I'd use it again, but I honestly can't think of anything to put into the "good" category. Let me start looking....

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:21 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Eli Manning: overrated QB, or the most overrated QB?

I have extra bias against Eli Manning. Not only am I a Redskins fan, but I live in San Diego, and people in San Diego HATE Eli Manning. This is significant because people in San Diego don't really hate...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/03/2010

Reading Mike Shanahan's mind

“So, let’s see. I took this job promising to turn the franchise around. How’s my first year been so far? I’m 5-6. The guys were 4-12 last year, so this is obviously progress. The Redskins fans hate the Cowboys, and...

By Stephen L. Carter  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Optimism: a history

So, okay, what everybody says is true. We’re a work in progress. It’s a rebuilding year. Choose your cliché. The point is, the future isn’t now. Cast blame where you will. The Redskins are not a very good football team,...

By Stephen L. Carter  |  08:47 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/29/2010

And many miles before I sleep...

Blegh. Finding a hair in your food, cable going in and out, your CD skipping on your favorite song, all pretty much sum up this season. It hasn’t been terrible, but it’s been far from good. Anything should be better...

By Evan Bliss  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 11/26/2010

The interim coach vs. the replacements

Look no further than our own defensive coordinator, Jim Haslett, if you’re curious about the "Interim Coach Effect." In 2008, Haslett was named the interim coach of the St. Louis Rams after Scott Linehan’s firing for beginning the season 0-4....

By Evan Bliss  |  02:13 PM ET, 11/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Relax, it could be worse - you could be a Vikings fan

Redskins fans may think they’ve been through a lot this year. Ugly losses, getting Vicked on national television, Rex Grossman - but it’s nothing compared to what Vikings fans have had to deal with. My in-laws live in South Dakota...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  05:44 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 11/22/2010

To kick, or not to kick...

Expect the unexpected. Graham Gano went from goat to gloat when he knocked in the game-winning overtime field goal after chunking a terrible effort at the end of regulation. This only reaffirms my sentiment of loathing kickers. Except Mark Moseley....

By Evan Bliss  |  04:49 PM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Redskins-Titans: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good Getting back to the old routine. The Redskins went back to their typical game of the season -- a low-scoring game with a last-second win. Last week must have been an anomaly (but dang, what an anomaly). Brandon...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Take the long way home

What a week! Leave it to an embarrassing loss on national television to jar everything loose and get all the emotions spinning like exorcized heads. I hate to say it, but a fan getting angry at Dan Snyder is the...

By Evan Bliss  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/16/2010

I wanted to be there, but...

I made a fantastic decision this past weekend. I decided that I had too much work to make the trip from Connecticut to Washington to see the Eagles game. I gave my season tickets to friends. When I turned on...

By Stephen L. Carter  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/16/2010

DC's tragic comedy

Things I would rather see than last night’s Monday Night Massacre. Cheney 2012. Rocky 7. Rambo 5. Caps-Pens Game 7 in 2008. The insides of an Afghan cave. A picnic with the Donner party. Babies crying. Any emergency room on...

By Evan Bliss  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 11/16/2010

The Body Bag Game part II: The Vickening

Thanks to the miracle of Twitter, I have a written record of the trava-shamockery that was Monday. Follow along as I slip into a spiral of despair and mockery... 1:44 PM: “One things is for sure - McNabb no longer...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  09:09 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/12/2010

Redskins-Eagles 2: A subtle rivalry

The Redskins and Eagles rivalry appears to be gaining some momentum, considering both teams have never been competitive at the same time. Back in the day we could look through the schedule and notch four wins next to the Eagles...

By Evan Bliss  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2010

The Redskins are doomed

Since the Redskins had a bye week, I took a bye week as well. I didn’t really watch any of the games on Sunday. I did my best to ignore the swirling winds of craziness surrounding the Redskins. I tried...

By Jason Woodmansee  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 11/05/2010

Stuck in the middle: bye time

Washington’s bye-week actually came at the ideal time this season. A bye-week too early in the year might not rest any of the players and could further set back a team trying to find its groove. A bye-week too late...

By Evan Bliss  |  03:05 PM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 11/01/2010

Talk about your all-time backfires

By Evan Bliss Life is lived forwards and understood backwards, as Kierkegaard wrote, and I can only hope at the end of this season to understand what has transpired here. I’m all too familiar with the Redskin Roller Coaster, available...

By Box Seats blogger  |  05:49 PM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 11/01/2010

The more things change...

By Stephen L. Carter My most painful moment as a Redskins fan came on November 15, 1970. I was an eleventh grader in Ithaca, New York, a town where nearly everybody rooted for the Giants. That Sunday, the two teams...

By Box Seats blogger  |  03:21 PM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 10/29/2010

Yet again the dog: Lions favored over Skins

By Evan Bliss Have I missed something here? Is Vegas really favoring the Lions by 3 over the Redskins? Is this creatively brilliant or positively insane? What is a horseshoe? Are there any horse socks? I only gamble when I...

By Box Seats blogger  |  03:26 PM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/25/2010

By any means necessary - Redskins 17 Bears 14

By Evan Bliss The walkway to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda should be renamed ‘DeAngelo Hall’. Intercepting Jay Cutler four times tying an NFL record, bringing one back for a pick-six, and leading the defense in tackles (7), is more than...

By Box Seats blogger  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Bears-Redskins: The good, the bad and the really ugly

By Jason Woodmansee The Good It was a win. I don’t know how it was a win, but it was a win. I keep checking to see if the NFL stepped in and took it away. This Redskins team seems...

By Box Seats blogger  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/22/2010

If the NFL had realigned differently...

By Stephen L. Carter Over the years, many Redskins fans have bemoaned the strength of the division in which the team plays, suggesting that, with a different set of opponents, Washington might have notched better records. And although this year’s...

By Box Seats blogger  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Jay Cutler is a jackwagon

By Jason Woodmansee Two off-seasons ago, pouty quarterback extraordinaire Jay Cutler and new crazy man coach of the Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniel, decided that Mile High wasn’t big enough for the both of them. Cutler was placed on the trade...

By Box Seats blogger  |  10:45 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Week 7 preview playlist: Skins @ Bears

By Evan Bliss In honor of the ‘wonderful’ former Cowboy color commentators that grace us with their profound observations and trips down memory lane, I’ve decided that the tv will be on mute, and the i-pod will be at peak...

By Box Seats blogger  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Greater expectations - Colts 27, Redskins 24

By Evan Bliss Worse than losing is being okay with the loss. Chris Cooley summed it up better than anyone after the Houston overtime loss, suggesting that he felt as if he’d wasted a week of his life. That’s how...

By Box Seats blogger  |  03:02 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Redskins-Colts: The good, the bad, the beautiful

By Jason Woodmansee The Good: The effort. The Redskins played the defending AFC Champions right down to the end. They got turnovers, made key plays, and almost pulled this off. But seriously -- these guys are going to kill me....

By Box Seats blogger  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/15/2010

Fight for Old Baltimore

By Jason Woodmansee [Before I even start, I need to recognize the brilliant efforts of the Washington Post’s own Dan Steinberg, who had the guts to ask Coach Shanahan and the players about the white pants they wore last week....

By Box Seats blogger  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/15/2010

The Peyton Puzzle: Redskins Week 6 preview

By Evan Bliss Here’s the thing. On one hand, I really enjoy Peyton Manning’s persona. His SNL appearance excelled beyond all expectations, joining the ranks of a classic Hanks, Baldwin, or Walken set with the United Way faux-mercial by far...

By Box Seats blogger  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/12/2010

10 random thoughts after another Skinny win

By Evan Bliss       1) 2 ugly wins in a row gives us an ugly win streak. An ugly win is better than any ol’ loss. Order me up 11 more. 2) Clay Matthews. Hearing analysts suggest the...

By Box Seats blogger  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Packers-Redskins: The good, the bad, and the ugly

By Jason Woodmansee The Good: First and foremost, it was a win. As London Fletcher said, "This isn't a game we would have won a year ago, a month ago or maybe even two weeks ago." The Redskins may be...

By Box Seats blogger  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Player profile: #26 Clinton Portis

By Evan Bliss 109 yards is all Clinton Portis needs to become the 25th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 rushing yards. The closest active player is Kansas City’s Thomas Jones who needs 566 yards, but he has been in...

By Box Seats blogger  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 10/04/2010

#5 victorious yet not so glorious

By Evan Bliss The more I think about yesterday’s sublimely disgusting win, the more my head spins around in circles and pea soup shoots out of my nose. There was some strange brew on the field, off the field, and...

By Box Seats blogger  |  04:05 PM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Redskins | Tags:  Donovan McNabb, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 10/01/2010

An interview with an Eagles fan

By Evan Bliss In the spirit of mixing it up, this week’s pre-gamer is a bit special. I’ve interviewed an Eagles fan, a friend of mine (excluding Sundays) that is originally from Philadelphia: Jason Mattis. I asked the obvious questions...

By Box Seats blogger  |  05:00 PM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/01/2010

Why do fans boo?

By Stephen L. Carter I am struck by all the speculation this past week about how Philadelphia fans will greet Donovan McNabb this Sunday. The consensus among reporters seems to be that they will boo him roundly, either because he...

By Box Seats blogger  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/27/2010

Skins relapse early in 2010

By Evan Bliss First, congratulations to Sam Bradford for earning his first win as a pro quarterback. Second, thanks to the Rams for not running the score up by being overcautious with Steven Jackson. Yup, it could've been much worse...

By Box Seats blogger  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Redskins | Tags:  Evan Bliss, Redskins

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/27/2010

The great debate

By Jason Woodmansee As a Redskins fan, there are two paths one could take after this awful loss. Option 1 - The glass is half full. Listen, it’s game 3 of a season with a new coach, new QB, and...

By Box Seats blogger  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Redskins | Tags:  Redskins-Rams

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/27/2010

Those pesky fourth downs

By Stephen L. Carter For the past several years, Gregg Easterbrook, who writes the popular Tuesday Morning Quarterback blog for ESPN, has been criticizing coaches who too readily decide to punt or kick field goals on fourth-and-short in the opponent’s...

By Box Seats blogger  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Redskins | Tags:  Redskins-Rams, fourth downs

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/24/2010

When winning isn't enough - Week 3

By Evan Bliss A new week, a new test. Week 1: Dallas had the NFL’s 2nd ranked offense in 2009. Week 2: Houston had the 4th ranked offense in 2009. Week 3: St. Louis boasts one of the best managers...

By Box Seats blogger  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Redskins | Tags:  Evan Bliss, Redskins

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Redskins week 2 preview: Houston Texans

By Evan Bliss Attention and excitement shifts from last week’s final-play victory over division nemesis Dallas to that other team in Texas, the Texans. Didn’t overthink the whole “team-naming thing” I suppose. Oddly enough, the Skins have quite a bit...

By Box Seats blogger  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Redskins | Tags:  Redskins-Texans

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/13/2010

Skins/Boys #1 : What'd we learn?

By Evan Bliss If you’re lined up against a 260 pound 6’4” hulk of a man mountain that’s younger, faster, and stronger than you, what do you do? Alex Barron’s answer was “cheat.” Good thing the Skins didn’t have the...

By Box Seats blogger  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Redskins | Tags:  Evan Bliss, Redskins