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Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Opinions on the Redskins’ 2013 rookies, from this time last year

It’s neat to take a look back and see what scouts and draft analysts thought of the players who eventually became Redskins.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Jordan Reed, NFL draft, Opening kick

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 04/22/2014

The Redskins’ 2014 schedule: We know opponents and sites (plus, a poll)

As we await the release of the Redskins’ schedule, here’s a quick look at who’s on it and how often they play Washington.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:59 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC South, NFC West, Opening kick, poll, schedule

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Poll: How many prime time games will the Redskins play?

The Redskins recent history in prime time isn’t very pretty. But, for a team coming off a 3-13 season, Washington might be a serious draw on TV.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, poll, schedule

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Weekend poll: Which position will the Redskins draft first?

They don’t pick until No. 34, and they don’t need to land a Week 1 starter.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, poll

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Poll: Do you want the Redskins to sign DeSean Jackson?

There are reasons to want the free agent wide receiver, and reasons not to.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency, Opening kick, polls, Post Sports Live, video, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Are Redskins’ early free agency moves always their best?

We dig five years into the archives to see which of the first-week free agents panned out, and which late pickups did.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Opening kick

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Which free agent moves do you wish the Redskins had made?

Free agency can be about opportunity as well as missed opportunities. We ask which moves you wish Washington had made.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:17 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Opening kick

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Which of the Redskins’ early free agent moves have you liked?

It hasn’t been free-agent splash after splash, but it’s still worth asking which moves you appreciate.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Opening kick, polls

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Re-setting the secondary market for the Redskins

After free agent safeties, and to a lesser degree, cornerbacks flew off teh board on Day 1, what’s left for Washington?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Opening kick, Safeties

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Let NFL Draft-obsession season begin

A few tools to help you make sense of the data that came out of the NFL combine.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Combine, NFL draft, Opening kick

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/05/2014

It’s been 22 years; Washington is one of the sad-sack sports cities [updated]

Seattle’s win scratched another city off the list of those who haven’t held a parade for a four-major-sport champion in years.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Which quarterbacks would you trade Robert Griffin III for?

In light of a second-year quarterback Russell Wilson’s Super Bowl title, where does Robert Griffin III stand in the pantheon of NFL signal callers?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Quarterbacks

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Who would you most like to see coach the Redskins next season?

Of the 11 candidates so far for the Redskins’ coaching vacancy, who do you want the most?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, coaching search 2014, Opening kick, poll

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Are the Redskins the best remaining coaching opening?

POLL | There are several reasons prospective coaches might like the Redskins’ opening more than others’.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, coaches, coaching search 2014, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick, poll

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Should the Redskins have gone for two?

The Redskins gambled at game’s end and came up one point short. Did you like the call, or would you have played for overtime?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, poll, Redskins vs. Falcons

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 11/26/2013

For Redskins, where to from here?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:59 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Poll: How much chance do the Redskins have against the 49ers?

We ask for your honest opinion on how it plays out tonight, and whether it’s more important to see a win or progress?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, poll, Redskins vs. 49ers, Week 12

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

What is the worst call ever made in a Redskins game?

With officials under scrutiny this week for calling penalties, for not calling penalties and for allegedly calling Trent Williams unprintable names, it seems like a good time for a referee question.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  history, NFL referees, officials, Opening kick

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Should the Redskins be more like the Chiefs?

The Chiefs are winning with a conservative offense. Is it an approach that could work for Washington?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Kansas City Chiefs, Opening kick, poll, Redskins vs. Eagles, Roy Helu Jr., Running backs, Week 11

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Was Calvin Johnson’s game the best NFL performance of all-time?

Was Calvin Johnson’s 329-yard receiving game the best individual performance in NFL history? If not, what was?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detrot Lions, history, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013

A case for more Roy Helu Jr.?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Roy Helu Jr., snap counts, Statistical analysis

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Was Broncos loss more encouraging or frustrating?

There were signs that the Redskins could be pretty decent, and moments that would make a fan lose faith.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Do you prefer a boisterous coach like Rex Ryan or a strait-laced Marvin Lewis type?

With Jets-Bengals arguably the NFL’s game of the week, we ask: If you had to choose one to coach your team, would you prefer Rex Ryan or Marvin Lewis?

By  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Opening kick

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Who is the most disliked player on the Redskins?

Forbes.com published a poll this week naming the most disliked players in the NFL. Which Redskins player rubs fans the wrong way?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, NFL, Opening kick, Redskins, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 10/18/2013

What if the Redskins had gotten Andrew Luck?

By Desmond Bieler  |  09:08 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indianapolis Colts, Opening kick, Week 7

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013

What’s the value of winning the NFC East in 2013?

The NFC East champion is unlikely to reach the Super Bowl. Should its teams mortgage the future for a chance to win a division title?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Kirk Cousins, New York Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013

At 1-4, where does the season go from here?

After stewing on the loss overnight, how do the Redskins right the ship from 1-4, if it’s even possible?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 7

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Would you trade Snyder for Jones?

With the Redskins set to play the arch-rival Cowboys, the question must -- okay, may as well -- be asked: Would you rather have Dan Snyder or Jerry Jones as the team’s owner?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:31 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, NFL, Opening kick, Redskins, Redskins-Cowboys

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Should the Redskins appear on “Hard Knocks?”

The NFL will compel teams to appear on the HBO show “Hard Knocks” if none volunteers. Would an inside look at the Redskins be worth the risk of the distraction?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, TV

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/09/2013

What’s wrong with the NFC East?

What’s behind the records of 2-3 or worse for all four division teams? How about bad defense?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Defense, New York Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013

NFL top 10: Who belongs behind the Denver Broncos?

Mark Maske's weekly ranking and photo gallery of the 10 best teams in the NFL.

By Mark Maske  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Opening kick, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, top 10

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Which NFL game this week excites you most?

With the Redskins on a bye, we rank the remarkable number of games still very much worth watching.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, matchups, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFL, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, schedule, Week 5

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Are there any trades in the Redskins' future?

Cleveland and Indianapolis are both 2-0 since they made the biggest trade of the NFL season. Are there any deals the Redskins should consider trying to make?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, Redskins, trent richardson

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Revisiting the trade that brought Robert Griffin III to Washington

As the Redskins struggle, and the Rams prepare for a prime-time game Thursday, let’s look back at the teams’ blockbuster trade.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III trade, st. louis rams

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Donovan McNabb in the Hall of Fame?

As the Eagles retire the quarterback’s jersey tonight, the question remains about whether he will be Canton-bound one day.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, football, Hall of Fame, Opening kick, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Redskins

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Who belongs in the NFL’s top 10 after two weeks?

Mark Maske ranks the top 10 teams in the NFL through two weeks of play.

By Keith McMillan and Mark Maske  |  07:36 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Opening kick, Seattle Seahawks, top 10

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Redskins at 0-2: Why and where to go from here

One of the Insider’s frequent commenters takes a crack at what the issues with the Redskins have been so far.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Redskins vs. Packers conversation: Starting 0-2 a near death sentence

Bill Huber of PackersReport and FoxSportsWisconsin stops by to shoot the breeze about how the Redskins and Packers match up.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Who handles running backs better: Mike Shanahan or Bill Belichick?

The Patriots coach yanked Steven Ridley after one lost fumble; the Redskins coach kept in Alfred Morris even though he committed a turnover and then dropped a pitch. Is one method better than the other?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, New England Patriots, Opening kick

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Cowboys in the NFL’s top 10, and a Redskins-Packers preview

Do the Cowboys belong in Mark Maske’s top 10? Plus a Redskins-Packers video preview, go-to links and what’s ahead today.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:03 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Packers, top 10, Week 2

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013

What went wrong with the Redskins’ opener?

Isn’t that the only question this morning? What went wrong, and how do the Redskins fix it quickly, with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers up next?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Finally. Score predictions?

After eight months of waiting, the Redskins are back on the field for the opener against the Eagles. So, who you got, and what's the final score?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:49 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, predictions, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013

How researching the read option reminded me to appreciate Don Hutson

In researching the defenses of yesteryear, one Post graphic artist/writer was reminded of one of the overlooked greats in NFL history.

By Des Bieler  |  08:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, history, Opening kick, read option

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 09/05/2013

How might Von Miller’s suspension affect the Redskins?

Meaningful pro football returns with the Broncos hosting the Ravens, and there’s no shortage of story lines, but Von Miller's absence is one.

By Greg Schimmel  |  09:46 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Denver Bronocs, Opening kick, Week 1

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Who are the NFL’s top 10 teams heading into 2013?

By Keith McMillan and Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season outlook, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Eagles, top 10, Week 1

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Where does RGIII draw the line between being himself and doing what's best for the team?

Robert Griffin III is such a big star that he can cause a stir without necessarily intended to. How do fans feel he should balance being himself and doing what's best for the Redskins?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:31 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Which Redskins games should go prime time?

When the NFL schedule is released later tonight, which of the Redskins' key matchups should be played for a national audience on a Monday, Thursday or a Sunday night?

By Keith McMillan  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL schedule, Opening kick, Redskins schedule 2013

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Can the Redskins expect a safety drafted 51st to start immediately?

Can the Redskins expect a safety drafted 51st to start immediately?

By Keith McMillan  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Alfred Morris does not count against the salary cap

Because of the offseason rule designating only the 51 highest-paid players on the team to count against the salary cap, No. 54, star running back Alfred Morris, is not one of them.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:16 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Should the Redskins draft a cornerback?

They have some talent at cornerback, but they weren't all that great against the pass last year.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, draft, Opening kick, Secondary

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Can you get excited at all about the Redskins' preseason?

OPENING KICK | The Redskins face the Titans, Steelers, Bills and Bucs in the preseason. Excited?

By Keith McMillan  |  09:13 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Preseason schedule

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/03/2013

What would Pat White's role be with the Redskins?

What would quarterback Pat White's role be with the Redskins?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Quarterbacks

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 04/02/2013

What does DeAngelo Hall's return mean for the secondary?

How does bringing DeAngelo Hall back on a one-year deal affect the Redskins' secondary, and their plans for the remainder of free agency and the draft?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:16 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Opening kick

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Let's Kick It Again and a look at Washington's draft history

As the Opening Kick returns, it looks at a few different draft analyses, and finds that no matter how you slice it, the Redskins need to draft better.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:24 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Opening kick, Redskins draft

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Redskins vs. Seahawks: Which fan base should be more confident?

The Redskins and Seahawks haven't been the most successful franchises in the NFL of late, but both fanbases have reason to believe.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:46 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Seahawks, Redskins-Seahawks, Seattle

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Redskins-Eagles (and Cowboys, and Giants) -- Who ya got?

The Redskins' fortunes this week are also affected by the Cowboys and Giants. Opening Kick looks for picks in all three NFC East-involved games.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:15 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, division title, Giants, NFC East, Opening kick, playoff chase, Ravens, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles, Saints

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Which NFC East team is most likely to win the division?

With a Week 17 Redskins-Cowboys game potentially deciding it, which NFC East team will finish strongest and win the division?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:10 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, NFC East, NFC East first place, NFC standings, Opening kick, playoff chase, Redskins, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Are you worried about a letdown against the Browns?

Is this run feeling too good to be true? Some fans have worried that this game at Cleveland, perhaps with a backup QB starting, could be a Redskins letdown. Are you one of them?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:27 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Opening kick, playoff chase, Redskins vs. Browns, Redskins-Browns, RGIII injury

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Should the Redskins sit Griffin and play Cousins against the Browns?

If Robert Griffin's status is iffy before the Browns game, should the Redskins give him the rest he needs while handing the keys to Kirk Cousins?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:11 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, NFC standings, Opening kick, playoff chase, Redskins injuries, Redskins vs. Browns, Redskins-Browns, RGIII, RGIII injury

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012

How much better do you feel about the Redskins' playoff chances?

The Redskins' win, coupled with this weekend's results, make the playoffs -- even as a wild card -- a more realistic possibility.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, NFL playoffs, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Redskins vs. Giants

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Who you got Sunday, Redskins or Eagles?

Who wins Redskins-Eagles, a showdown of two of the most inconsistent teams in the NFL?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:15 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Redskins vs. Panthers: Who ya got?

Asking readers for suggestions on standout players, who'll have better numbers between RGIII and Cam Newton, and who'll win, Redskins or Panthers.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:15 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cam Newton, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Panthers, Redskins-Panthers, RGII

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 10/29/2012

How do you feel about DeAngelo Hall?

DeAngelo Hall's late-game antics might have symbolized every Redskin's frustration with Sunday's game. But did it affect how you feel about the player?

By Keith McMillan  |  08:10 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Defensive backfield, defensive backs, discipline, meltdown, officials, Opening kick, Pittsburgh Steelers, Redskins secondary, Redskins vs. Steelers, Redskins-Steelers, refs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

If you could pilfer one NFL player for the Redskins this Sunday, who would it be?

If you could take one NFL player and add him to the Redskins for this Sunday's game, who would it be?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Opening kick, Pierre Garcon, Redskins secondary, Redskins-Steelers

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Where do the Steelers rank on your dislike meter?

The Steelers and Redskins don't have much of an on-field rivalry, but their fans intermingle. So is there bad blood there or not?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fans, FedEx Field, NFC East, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Steelers, Redskins-Steelers, rivalries

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

What has been the biggest disappointment and most pleasant surprise so far?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Evan Royster, Injuries, Offensive line, Opening kick, Pierre Garcon, Rob Jackson, Roy Helu, Tanard Jackson, Tyler Polumbus

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

So was that Griffin’s best highlight so far or what?

In a short time, Robert Griffin III has won the hearts of Redskins fans. Was Sunday's 76-yard run the best moment yet?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Vikings, Redskins-Vikings, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Vikings vs. Redskins

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/10/2012

How do you feel about the Redskins’ FedEx Field blues?

No NFL team has been recently as unsuccessful at home as the Redskins, who host the Vikings on Sunday.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, home field advantage, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick, Vikings vs. Redskins, Week 6

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 10/05/2012

What would you like to see the Redskins accomplish vs. the Falcons?

For starters, the secondary is going to have to step up if the Redskins are to have a chance at picking up a win against the Falcons.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:23 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Atlanta Falcons, DeAngelo Hall, Falcons vs. Redskins, Josh Wilson, Opening kick, Redskins pass rush, Redskins secondary, Redskins-Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 5

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/04/2012

How will the Redskins power their bright future?

RGIII says the Redskins have a bright future. One Insider reader is encouraged, but sees roadblocks and wonders if this roster is the core going forward. If so, are you encouraged?

By Keith McMillan  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 10/03/2012

So how were the offensive line and secondary really?

We talk a lot about the offensive line and the secondary, but how exactly did they play against the Bucs, and should they worry you against the Falcons?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:04 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Chester, DeAngelo Hall, Falcons vs. Redskins, Fred Davis, Josh Wilson, Logan Paulsen, Madieu Williams, Offensive line, Opening kick, Redskins secondary, Reed Doughty, Richard Crawford, Secondary, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 5, Will Montgomery

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Friday Redskins-Bucs reader picks … and prose

As the Redskins' Week 4 game against the Buccaneers approaches, readers sound off on what they'd like to see, and two longtime Insider readers with Tampa ties give us the view from down in Florida.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:26 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bucs vs. Redskins, Opening kick, Reader picks, Redskins-Bucs, Week 4

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

And the NFL’s referees are back!

The NFL's referees are back! Also, a comparison of the Redskins' backfield a year ago and now, and a look at which NFC teams stand in the way of a Redskins playoff appearance.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC worry index, NFL referees, Opening kick, Redskins running backs, Redskins-Buccaneers, Referee lockout, Replacement refs, Roy Helu, Running backs, Ryan Grant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 4

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

On the Buccaneers, Griffin running and winning with who you’ve got

Is the Buccaneers game a must-win? Do the Griffin runs set up other plays? And can the Redskins win with who they have?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bucs vs. Redskins, Opening kick, Redskins secondary, RGIII, Robert Griffin running, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 4

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Seahawks-Packers game ends with more NFL refs controversy

Replacement officials might have cost Green Bay a win on Monday night. The Redskins have had issues with the officiating as well, so the issue hits close to home.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:45 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Were there any good things to come out of Redskins’ loss to Bengals?

Losses are no fun to digest, but there were some things that went well enough against the Bengals that you'll see them again.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bengals vs. Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, FedEx Field, Opening kick, Redskins-Bengals, Week 3

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Redskins vs. Bengals: Fans’ takes on Sunday’s matchup

In Friday's free-for-all, the Opening Kick talks with two Bengals fans, and gets a three-point breakdown from a Redskins fan on what needs to happen on Sunday.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:41 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Redskins, Brandon Banks, Cincinnati Bengals, Danny Smith, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Opening kick, Pacman Jones, Redskins-Bengals, Sav Rocca, Taylor Mays, Week 3

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

The Bengals are beatable, but could be trouble

In looking at the Bengals, there appears a team that's solid but not spectacular. It's one the Redskins could be, but only if they play well.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Bengals vs. Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Jim Haslett, Opening kick, punt coverage, Week 3

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Redskins vs. Rams: Friday reader picks and wishes

Insider readers take a crack at NFL games this weekend, and contribute things they'd like to see the Redskins do against the Rams.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:20 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, predictions, Rams, Reader picks, Redskins vs. Rams, Redskins-Rams, Week 2

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Redskins vs. Rams: The most insightful blog post ever

A closer look at the Rams, the Redskins' Week 2 opponent, with a fan of the team.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, defensive line, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Rams, Week 2

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Do the Rams stand a chance against the Redskins?

The Redskins hung 40 on the Saints in Week 1, while St. Louis gave up 429 yards in a loss to the Lions. Is their Week 2 matchup an easy win for Washington?

By Keith McMillan  |  09:25 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Calvin Johnson, DeAngelo Hall, Jeff Fisher, Lions, Matthew Stafford, Opening kick, Redskins vs. Rams, RGIII, Sam Bradford, Steven Jackson, Week 2

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 09/10/2012

What was real, and what was a mirage against the Saints?

What did we see against the Saints that looks sustainable, and what was remarkably fortunate it went the Redskins' way?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:58 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Jim Haslett, New Orleans Saints, Opening kick, RGIII, Week 1

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Redskins’ season predictions: Readers go off the beaten path

As the season opener approaches, it's time to make your final, and unique, predictions about the Redskins' season.

By Keith McMillan  |  09:35 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Opening kick, predictions, Redskins, Week 1

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Would you be surprised if the Redskins beat the Saints?

With both teams playing with plenty of emotion, who do you think will win Sunday's Redskins-Saints opener?

By Keith McMillan  |  08:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  opening game, Opening kick, predictions, Redskins vs. Saints

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 09/05/2012

The NFC East: Surprises, disappointments and where the Redskins fit in

OPENING KICK | With the Cowboys and Giants kicking off the NFL season tonight, it's time to take a look around the Redskins' division.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:59 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFC East, opening game, Opening kick, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Week 1