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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/18/2014

NFL draft: Three interior offensive linemen who could be fits for the Redskins

Washington enters the draft with needs on the offensive line. Here are three guard or center prospects, one each who should be available early, in the middle and late in the draft.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Offensive line, prospects, The Outsider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014

NFL draft: A look at three safeties who could be fits for the Redskins

Washington enters the draft potentially looking for more help in the secondary. Here are three, one each who should be available early, in the middle and late in the draft

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Safeties, The Outsider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014

A look at what DeSean Jackson would bring to the Redskins

DeSean Jackson’s big-play ability would help the Redskins. Here’s a closer look at how.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, free agency, The Outsider, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Closer looks at new Redskins Andre Roberts, Tracy Porter and Daryl Sharpton

Where three of the newest Redskins players excel and need work, and how they’ll fit in Washington.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, The Outsider

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/12/2014

A closer look at new Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao

Mark Bullock watched the former Brown, and sees positives in pass protection and issues in run blocking.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, free agency, Offensive line, Shawn Lauvao, The Outsider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Free agent cornerbacks: A name, value and sleeper the Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three more players who could help Washington’s secondary improve.

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Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Free agents, The Outsider

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Free agent safeties: A name, value and sleeper the Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three players who could help Washington’s secondary improve.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Safeties, The Outsider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Free agent inside linebackers: A name, value and sleeper Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three players who could help Washington improve at inside linebacker.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, inside linebackers, Perry Riley, The Outsider

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Free agent offensive linemen: A name, value and sleeper Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three players who could bolster Washington’s offensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  free agency, Offensive line, The Outsider

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Free agent defensive linemen: A name, value and sleeper Redskins could target

An in-depth look at three players who could bolster Washington’s defensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, free agency, Free agents, The Outsider

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Free agent wide receivers: A name, a value and a sleeper the Redskins could target

Mark Bullock takes an in-depth look at three players who could bolster Washington’s receivers group.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Outsider, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014

How the Redskins passing game might look under Jay Gruden

Mark Bullock examines some of the things Jay Gruden did well in the passing game in Cincinnati.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., The Outsider

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014

How the Redskins running game might look under Jay Gruden

We examine Gruden’s preference for power runs and whether the read option has a future in Washington.

By Mark Bullock  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, offensive philosophy, Running backs, The Outsider, zone read

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/26/2013

The attributes that allowed Pierre Garcon to set a Redskins receiving record

OUTSIDER | A look at which attributes allow the wideout to break the Redskins’ single-season mark.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, The Outsider, Week 17, Wide Receivers

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Where to begin rebuilding Redskins: Defense, position by position

Mark Bullock takes a look at who from the defense should stay or be upgraded or replaced, regardless of if the Redskins run a 3-4, 4-3 or hybrid system.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, barry cofield, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, cornerbacks, Darryl Tapp, David Amerson, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, defensive line, EJ Biggers, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Nick Barnett, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Reed Doughty, Rob Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, Stephen Bowen, The Outsider, Week 17

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III run the same plays

It’s been intimated that Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins run different offenses, but Mark Bullock shows how, absent the read option, the two QBs run plays using the same concepts.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 16

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Kirk Cousins: Positives and negatives from his performance against the Falcons

Kirk Cousins did some things really well, and flashed some bad habits, in his first start of the season Sunday against Atlanta. Mark Bullock examines.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, The Outsider, Week 15

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013

A look at Kirk Cousins’s flaws and attributes, including some things he does better than Robert Griffin III

Mark Bullock examines what Kirk Cousins brings to the table, including some things that Robert Griffin III does not, as the former backup quarterback prepares to start the Redskins’ final three games.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 15

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013

How the Giants limited Alfred Morris and the Redskins’ running game

New York used a variety of defensive fronts to unleash a defense dedicated to stopping the Redskins running back, which worked but left other runs open.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Chris Chester, Kory Lichtensteiger, Kyle Shanahan, Logan Paulsen, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, video, Week 13, Week 14, Will Montgomery

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: Ups and downs against Giants

There were a few standouts against the Giants, some for good reasons and some for not-so-good ones.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Chris Baker, Chris Chester, cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Giants, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Brian Orakpo is diversifying and improving his game

It might be a lost season, but Brian Orakpo is improving, using his smarts and not just athletic ability to derail plays against the 49ers. Mark Bullock takes a look at a few, and then asks via poll if Orakpo should be re-signed.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, outside linebackers, poll, Redskins vs. 49ers, The Outsider, Week 13

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: The 49ers’ defense dominated

Mark Bullock looks at the different ways the San Francisco defense gave the offense problems, and how defensive players, like Brian Orakpo and Jarvis Jenkins, actually played pretty well.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, defensive line, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III is struggling with his mechanics and missing opportunities

A look at why Robert Griffin III is struggling throwing the ball. Sometimes it’s hesitation when a receiver is coming open, sometimes it’s poor mechanics.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 12

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Position-by-position review: Was it Robert Griffin III’s worst game?

Mark Bullock takes a closer look at Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo, David Amerson and the offensive line.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, David Amerson, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/14/2013

How Nick Foles and Michael Vick attack defenses differently

The Eagles quarterback the Redskins faced in Week 1 tested Washington’s safeties physically. The player they’ll see in Week 11 will test them mentally.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, The Outsider, Week 11

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Why the fourth-down pass to Santana Moss against the Vikings was a good call

A corner route -- not a fade -- to Santana Moss against this particular goal-line coverage was solid, even though it didn’t work late against the Vikings.

By Mark Bullock  |  05:05 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Vikings, Santana Moss, The Outsider, Week 10

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: How it started well and went wrong vs. the Vikings

A detailed look at what went well on Thursday night, and where Washington gave up the plays to Minnesota that cost them the game.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linenbackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Vikings, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 10, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/06/2013

The Redskins used run-heavy looks to keep Chargers off balance

Mark Bullock examines how the Redskins used three tight-end sets to run the ball, then threw the Chargers off by shifting to empty backfield from the same personnel group.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Reed, Kyle Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Chargers, Roy Helu Jr., The Outsider, tight ends, Week 10

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Redskins’ position-by-position review: How the option opens up other plays

A look at how the option opened up big plays for the Redskins, and how each position group performed against the Chargers.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chargers, Running backs, Safeties, special teams, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 9, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/30/2013

How the Redskins set up a key play in the Broncos game

Although the play was ultimately unsuccessful, Mark Bullock shows how the Redskins used a staple of their offense even after the Broncos wouldn’t bite on it at first.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Alfred Morris, Josh Morgan, Kyle Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Broncos, The Outsider

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

The Outsider: Position-by-position review of the Redskins 45-21 loss to the Broncos

A close look at which players and position groups played well against Denver, and where the problems occurred.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Broncos, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/23/2013

How the Redskins adjusted to the Bears’ attempts to stop the run

A closer look at Kyle Shanahan’s counter-moves to the Bears’ schemes to slow down Alfred Morris and the run game.

By Mark Bullock  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Chris Chester, he Outsider, Kyle Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Bears, The Outsider

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/16/2013

The Outsider: How DeAngelo Hall shut down Dez Bryant, what he faces against the Bears

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall played one of his best games for Washington against Dez Bryant. He might need to do it again to stop the Bears. Here’s how and why.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, DeAngelo Hall, Redskins vs. Bears, Redskins vs. Cowboys, The Outsider, Week 6, Week 7

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013

The Outsider: A closer look at how the Redskins played at Dallas

How did Trent Williams fare against DeMarcus Ware? Was this DeAngelo Hall’s best game as a Redskins and Kory Lichtensteiger’s worst? The Outsider takes a closer look.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/10/2013

The Outsider: Reviewing the Redskins' blitzes against Tony Romo and the Cowboys

Washington employed a handful of blitzes to force the Dallas quarterback to rush throws the last time the teams met. The Outsider takes a closer look at them.

By Mark Bullock  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blitz packages, Defense, Jim Haslett, Redskins vs. Cowboys, The Outsider

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013

The Outsider: How Redskins' moves in the secondary improved the run defense

The Outsider takes a look at how Washington's changes in the secondary impacted the run defense, which was not good for two games, but got better against the Lions and Raiders.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  run defense, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Outsider: Robert Griffin III is progressing as a pocket passer

Robert Griffin III has been described this season as not the same player he was as a rookie. The Outsider shows how that’s true -- he’s actually improved in the pocket.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offensive line, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Outsider: A position-by-position look at how the defense performed against the Raiders

Our new Outsider, Mark Bullock, gives a detailed review of each defensive unit's play in Oakland.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, defensive line, Linebackers, Outsider, Redskins vs. Raiders, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Outsider: A position-by-position look at how the offense performed against the Raiders

Our new Outsider, Mark Bullock, gives a detailed review of each offensive unit's play in Oakland.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offensive line, Outsider, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Raiders, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers