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Hard Hits: September, 2011

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Jim Haslett’s gutsy call showed faith in players

That call that Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett made on third down and long with the game against the Cowboys hanging in the balance was the right one, even if it didn’t work.

By LaVar Arrington  |  01:39 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Redskins-Cowboys memories: hitting Troy Aikman

As a rookie, Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington’s most memorable play was one the Dallas Cowboys’ star quarterback would rather forget.

By LaVar Arrington  |  03:19 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Keys to the game: Redskins at Cowboys

Two major things: Trent Williams and crowd participation.

By LaVar Arrington  |  11:24 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Post Sports Live: Dallas week

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Mike Jones joined host Jonathan Forsythe to discuss Monday’s Redskins-Cowboys game, and who they think will score a touchdown first, Brandon Banks or Roy Helu.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Why Brian Orakpo will benefit from Ryan Kerrigan’s solid play

Redskins rookie Ryan Kerrigan's impressive play is a reason for offensive coordinators, quarterbacks and centers to pay more attention to him. It should also make fellow LB Brian Orakpo feel grateful.

By LaVar Arrington  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Keys to the Game: No big plays

Stopping Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is easier said than done, but the Redskins must make someone else beat them.

By LaVar Arrington  |  06:08 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/16/2011

John Beck has dropped off the planet

The Redskins quarterback lost the competition to start. So what’s he doing now?

By LaVar Arrington  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Putting the college football uniform debate in perspective

In sports, there are programs that have timeless traditions and some that are fighting to create them. For schools like Penn State, such outrageous uniforms wouldn’t make sense.

By LaVar Arrington  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Rex Grossman’s Week 1 performance leaves room for improvement

Rex Grossman had a successful outing against the Giants on Sunday afternoon, but the Redskins quarterback still has some work to do.

By LaVar Arrington  |  10:39 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Redskins defense showed plenty of positives vs. Giants

The Redskins needed to stop New York’s running game and force Eli Manning to beat them, and they were up to the task on both counts.

By LaVar Arrington  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hard Hits

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/10/2011

Keys to the game: Redskins vs. Giants

There are three keys to the game for the Redskins this week: Run the ball. Stop the run. And force Eli Manning to win the game.

By LaVar Arrington  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Can Rex Grossman learn to stop fumbling the ball?

A person can be taught many things, but instinct isn’t one of them. And Rex Grossman’s instinct has been to protect himself at all costs.

By LaVar Arrington  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Post Sports Live: NFL predictions, Strasburg and football unform fashion

LaVar Arrington, Dan Steinberg and Rick Maese join host Jonathan Forsythe to make their predictions for the 2011 NFL season, discuss Stephen Strasburg’s return and debate whether Maryland’s new football uniforms are fashion-forward.

By Washington Post editors  |  05:28 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Why Rex Grossman got the nod

By LaVar Arrington  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Ryan Torain will be a solid RB for Redskins

His experience and ability will be very valuable to the Redskins.

By LaVar Arrington  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Brandon Banks delivers again

His 95-yard punt return shut down every debate about his spot on this team.

By LaVar Arrington  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Buccaneers at Redskins: Keys to the game

Fringe players who are trying to make this team will need to perform if they do not want that pink slip after tonight’s game against the Buccaneers.

By LeVar Arrington  |  11:07 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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