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Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/09/2012

The 2011 Redskins in review

Let us take a quick look back at the “afraid-to-say-rebuilding” 5-11, 2011 Washington Redskins.

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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Redskins provide reason for optimism with win over Giants

Oddly, the Redskins are playing their best football of the season with nothing to play for — but that’s reason for optimism heading into next season.

By Evan Bliss  |  02:01 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Fred Davis, Trent Williams put team second as Redskins lose to Jets

Losing players to injury, season-ending or week to week, is one thing, but losing two starters for at least four games because of their own selfish actions is just plain disgraceful.

By Evan Bliss  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Cowboys de-feet Gano and the Redskins in D.C.

No other player on the Redskins receives as much faith from Mike Shanahan as Graham Gano despite doing so little to deserve it.

By Evan Bliss  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Redskins fan therapy: Searching for small victories in big losses

One of the most valuable pieces of advice I ever received is that it’s easy to see what’s bad in people, but more worthwhile to find what’s good. I’ll try to apply that advice to the Redskins current five-game losing skid.

By Evan Bliss  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Tricked with zero treats: Bills blank Redskins

While some folks in Washington wanted to see Obama’s birth certificate, I’d like to physically see the Shanahans’ Buffalo game plan. The Redskins have looked over matched and under-prepared during their three-game skid and that all falls on the coaches..

By Evan Bliss  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Who can figure out the Redskins?

The bleeding needs to stop before it hemorrhages. I can only hope that in five weeks I’m not thinking back to the good old days when the Washington Redskins were 3-3.

By Evan Bliss  |  03:21 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Rex Grossman vs. John Beck: What will Shanny do?

If Mike Shanahan sticks to what he said in that wins are the only statistic that matter for a quarterback then Rex Grossman keeps his job against Carolina. But that would be a mistake.

By Evan Bliss  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Eagles vs. Redskins: Will reality finally set in?

Nearly everyone had the Eagles and Redskins pegged wrong. The self-proclaimed “dream team” fell off the bed and woke up, while flying under the radar has kept the Redskins from getting shot down.

By Evan Bliss  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/07/2011

2011 NFL MVP: Peyton Manning

An 0-4 start for the Indianapolis Colts has made it painfully obvious that Peyton Manning is the most important player to his team in the NFL. So why can’t he be on the MVP ballot?

By Evan Bliss  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 10/04/2011

My four-week relationship with the 2011 Redskins

I’d rather be unhappy after a win than positive after a loss, and the Redskins sitting at 3-1 through four weeks should shock the NFL world. Oddly enough, it hasn’t really, and that’s just fine. This team is doing its best work out of the spotlight for a change.

By Evan Bliss  |  02:35 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/29/2011

DeAngelo Hall is exactly the type of player the Redskins want

Make no mistake about it, DeAngelo Hall is who he says he is and then some — and the Redskins are glad to have him.

By Evan Bliss  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Redskins vs. Cowboys: The stars are out in Dallas

Under the lights and in front of an international audience, one of the all-time great rivalries in all of sports kicks off when the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Monday night.

By Evan Bliss  |  03:24 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Redskins are winning despite red zone woes

It’s difficult to get down on a team after winning, but the Redskins need to start turning yards on the field into points on the board or this may be the only time this year they sit alone on top of the NFC East.

By Evan Bliss  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Redskins vs. Cardinals: Week 2 preview

After a stellar Week 1 performance against the Giants, the Redskins must prove they can bet the team’s they’re supposed to beat when they face Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald and their old NFC East rivals, the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

By Evan Bliss  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Why you should support the 2011 Redskins

As a devout Redskins fan I always want them to win, but as a humble citizen of planet Earth I’m compelled to suggest that everyone should want the 2011 Redskins to win every game by 50 points. The future of mankind depends on it.

By Evan Bliss  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Early impressions of the NFC East

The Eagles and Redskins are wheeling and dealing while the Giants and Cowboys have made some curious roster moves in the first week of NFL free agency.

By Evan Bliss  |  04:48 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Creative problem solving

Like an itch you can’t reach to scratch, this lockout has gone on for far too long. Here are some seriously sarcastic suggestions to end it.

By Evan Bliss  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Redskins draft roundup

We’ll have to wait two or more years to decide whether or not the Redskins 2011 draft will be considered a success or a failure, but what’s to stop us from looking into our crystal balls and shaking our magic eight balls, putting on our gypsy robes and predicting the future?

By Evan Bliss  |  03:34 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/29/2011

NFL Draft 2011: First round is history

The first round is in the books and the dreams and fates of thirty-two student-athletes have been reached and determined. Next is the hard part: living up to first-round expectations.

By Evan Bliss  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Huff-ing at Brees

A Hall of Fame linebacker is challenging a Super Bowl MVP, adding yet another dimension to off-season entertainment, inevitably making the NFL more reminiscent of the WWE than a credible professional sports league.

By Evan Bliss  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/23/2011

The NFL believes in change

The NFL and the Players Association did not come to an agreement after sixteen days of mediations, but even without football, the game is still changing.

By Evan Bliss  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Kast away - Nats president throws it back

By Evan Bliss Stan Kasten resigned as President of the Washington Nationals. I’d be elated or depressed if I had any clue what that meant. It’s tough to tell who deserves more credit or blame for where the Nationals sit...

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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...

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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/09/2010

A good and valid hate

By Evan Bliss It's not a bad thing to hate. Your parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, teachers, priests, rabbis, nosey neighbors, elected officials, sandwich artists, will all tell you "it's not good to hate" and "don't have hate in your heart"....

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