The Insider: Week 1


Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Jim Haslett: ‘There’s a lot to learn’ from Redskins’ Week 1 loss to Eagles

The rematch comes Sunday in Philadelphia after the Eagles won on opening night at FedEx Field.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Jim Haslett, NFC East, Redskins vs. Eagles, video, Week 1, Week 11

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Shanahan relatively forgiving of Thompson’s punt-returning mistakes

Rookie fielded two punts Monday night inside his own 10-yard line.

By Mark Maske  |  06:57 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Redskins vs. Eagles, special teams, Week 1

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Redskins’ defense was properly prepared for Eagles, Shanahan says

Eagles ran only one play on offense that the Redskins hadn’t seen previously, coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Eagles

Monday night’s game was a much more lopsided affair than numbers indicate.

By Mike Jones  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  observations, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

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 12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Griffin put knee brace beneath pants, sock at league’s behest

Instruction came from NFL’s uniform inspector.

By Mark Maske  |  12:38 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL rules, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Shanahan defends withholding Griffin from preseason

Redskins coach says he’s pleased the quarterback is healthy and was available for the opener.

By Mark Maske  |  12:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab, Week 1

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/09/2013

SS Brandon Meriweather out for season opener

Strong safety Brandon Meriweather will not play in the Washington Redskins’ season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Eighth-year veteran Reed Doughty will start in his place.

By Mike Jones  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, inactives, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles video preview

The Post Sports Live crew provides some thoughts in advance of the season opener.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Post Sports Live, Redskins vs. Eagles, video, Week 1

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Fast facts and game notes

Washington looks to build on last season’s 10-6 playoff campaign while the Eagles aim to kick off the Chip Kelly era on a positive note.

By Mike Jones  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game notes, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Game day Q&A: Nick Barnett on adjusting to a new team, and his off-field passion

Nick Barnett talks with Mike Jones about preparing for a game as a backup, his dabbling in music and traffic in D.C. vs. Green Bay and Buffalo.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game Day Q&A, inside linebackers, Nick Barnett, 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 12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Five story lines to follow in Monday night’s game

The Washington Redskins are almost there. On Monday night they at last open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Baccari Rambo, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 1

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Ravens vs. Broncos: Season kick off open thread

A place to chat it up while you watch the first NFL game of the season, with live stats, rosters and more.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Open thread, season opener, Week 1

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Brandon Meriweather participates in Redskins’ practice on limited basis

Safety's knee described as 'fine' now but he's dealing with a groin injury.

By Mark Maske  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Safeties, Week 1

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Fletcher stands alone as NFL’s active leader in consecutive games

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is focused on the Eagles, not on outlasting Tampa CB Ronde Barber.

By Mark Maske  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, inside linebackers, London Fletcher, Week 1

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 05:54 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Robert Griffin III expects emotional return, but not worried about rust, contact

As Robert Griffin III gears up for his first game since Jan. 6, the quarterback expects to encounter a wide range of emotions.

By Mike Jones  |  05:54 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Cofield says broken hand is ‘not gonna be an excuse for me’

Defensive tackle hopes to play Monday night and says he doesn't think his play will be affected.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Injuries, Week 1

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Griffin’s Redskins teammates never doubted he’d play opener

'It would have been a shock to us if he wasn’t out there Week 1,' defensive tackle Barry Cofield says.

By Mark Maske  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Eagles’ offensive tempo doesn’t worry Redskins’ Hall

DeAngelo Hall says conditioning won't be a problem, and neither will the Eagles' tempo in the opening game of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Defense, offensive philosophy, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for the Eagles

The Redskins get back to work today and continue to install their plan for Monday night’s date with the Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles, Robert Griffin III, 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 05:17 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles Monday night start time changed to 6:55

By Mike Jones  |  05:17 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Philadelphia Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Kirk Cousins says sprained right foot is improving

Backup quarterback expects to be available if needed against the Eagles.

By Mark Maske  |  08:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Week 1

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Pat White calls making Redskins’ roster a ‘joy and pleasure’

Mike Shanahan declines to say how long the Redskins can keep four quarterbacks on their roster.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pat White, Quarterbacks, Roster, Week 1

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Brandon Meriweather uncertain for Week 1, Barry Cofield hopeful

Slowed all preseason by recovery from knee surgery, Brandon Meriweather now is battling a groin injury. Meanwhile, Barry Cofield returned to practice and hopes to play next week.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Week 1

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013

James Andrews will examine Robert Griffin III Thursday in Tampa

Robert Griffin III on Thursday will have another and possibly final checkup with Dr. James Andrews.

By Mike Jones  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan: Meriweather might not be ready for Week 1

Safety not expected to play Saturday and Shanahan says, "He might be ready for the first game. He might not."

By Mark Maske  |  05:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Josh Wilson, Mike Shanahan, Safeties, Week 1

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Haslett says Redskins have 'looked at endless film on Oregon' to ready for Chip Kelly's offense

Eagles' up-tempo offensive approach presents challenge for season opener.

By Mark Maske  |  02:02 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, defensive philosophy, Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 1

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 06/25/2013

The Redskins and the power of expectations

Last year's Week 1 win, star performances and playoff spot were pleasant surprises. This year, those are the baseline expectations.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:51 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins 2013 schedule, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Saints, Week 1

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 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