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    ES Game Day Coverage: Redskins @ Seahawks - Week 9

    Great job TSO, first team all the way
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    Reviewing The 49ers

    NIce write up TK. We had better win this one and not with field goals.
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    This Game Could Get Chippy

    Hopefully it gets the Skins dander up.
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    ES Coverage: Redskins vs Raiders Final

    Great job to the both of you, fantastic pictures Murf.
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    ES Coverage: Redskins vs Raiders Final

    Good to see the "team" back together.
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    Reviewing The Raiders - Updated FINAL

    Good job TK, glad they finally put these articles where people can actually see it.
  7. Welcome to ES's blog coverage of the final preseason game, I'm HapHaszard in the pressbox and TK will be on the sidelines. Everyone says this isn't an important game but to the players on the bubble its a very important game. Who will show up and grab one of the 53 or do well enough to make the practice squad. Last year Fat Rob showed what he could do and made the 53, while Mac Brown made the practice squad. Someone always surprises or at least validates what the coaches saw at training camp. Will we see Matt Jones get enough on tape for another team to pick him up, or will he make the team keep him. These questions and more will be answered tonight. It is the final chance for many players. This game belongs to Nate Sudfeld, plans are for him to play the entire game. Some of the local reporters are wondering if he will make the team this year. From what I saw in training camp the few days I was there he still has a long way to go, and he gets limited chances to practice. At training camp he seemed to be very streaky, one day he was really bad, the next day he seemed to have cleaned up some of the problems he had and threw some pretty balls. The final day I was there I didn't get to see much of what he could do since I had to leave after walk-thru practice. One thing I noticed was that he is so tall he has trouble getting down low to receive the snap, he looked really awkward the first day. The second day he was bending his knees more and seemed a lot smoother and was throwing better. He still isn't getting the ball out as fast as Cousins or McCoy. From the 2017 media guide: Nate Sudfeld played college football at Indiana from 2012-2015. He appeared in 37 games, with 28 starts. He exited Indiana ranked first in passing touchdowns (81), passing yards (7879), 350 yard games (6). He was tied for first in 400 yard games (1). So he does have potential, it just has to come out in these pre-season games. I arrived at the team hotel around 12:30 and since I couldn't check in until 1pm I decided to have an adult beverage from the lobby bar, I grabbed a table, happened to glance over to the next table and Clinton Portis was sitting there. I had almost finished my refreshing beverage when I saw Sonny Jergenson sitting across the lobby in the lounge area, someone was sitting next to him, they looked familiar but I just couldn't place who he was. All the Redskins media folks, Larry Michael and all were gathered around having their pictures taken with Sonny and the other person. It wasn't until TK arrived that I found out it was Billy Killmer. Boy has he changed, really gotten old, but then so have I. I don't look much like me in the 60's and 70's. Teams were on the field warming up but the Redskins have left for the locker room, Tampa is now leaving also. The stadium looks empty but it is still 20 minutes until kickoff. ANNOUNCEMENT OF LINEUP CHANGES TAMPA, Fla. – The following members of the Washington Redskins are not expected to play this evening: - No. 8 QB Kirk Cousins - No. 11 WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. - No. 14 WR Ryan Grant - No. 18 WR Josh Doctson - No. 20 RB Rob Kelley - No. 24 CB Josh Norman - No. 25 RB Chris Thompson - No. 26 CB Bashaud Breeland - No. 29 CB Kendall Fuller - No. 30 S Su’a Cravens - No. 36 S D.J. Swearinger - No. 51 LB Will Compton - No. 52 LB Ryan Anderson - No. 53 LB Zach Brown - No. 54 LB Mason Foster - No. 58 LB Junior Galette - No. 61 C Spencer Long - No. 71 T Trent Williams - No. 73 C Chase Roullier - No. 75 G Brandon Scherff - No. 76 T Morgan Moses - No. 77 G Shawn Lauvao - No. 79 T Ty Nsekhe - No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder - No. 85 TE Vernon Davis - No. 86 TE Jordan Reed - No. 90 DL Ziggy Hood - No. 91 LB Ryan Kerrigan - No. 92 DL Stacy McGee - No. 94 LB Preston Smith - No. 95 DL Jonathan Allen - No. 97 DL Terrell McClain - No. 99 DL Phil Taylor Sr. Sudfeld's first series, passing 4-0 for 36 yards, one delay of game and one sack. Running game 2 for 0 yards. Defense first series, hard to tell how that went since TB had delay of game and holding, Redskins had trouble stopping the run. Sudfeld's second series, 3-2 passes, 3 runs for 6 yards ending in a 53 yard FG 3-0 Redskins Run game is not working at this point. Looks like TB has figured out our defense can't stop the run, 4 downs and ran for 1st down on 4 and 1. Defense came thru finally stopped the run for a loss and TB punted. 1st Quarter Redskins time of Possession 9:57 Tampa Bay 5:03. Running 6 for 6 yards Passing 7 of 9 for 54 yards In the second quarter the Redskins got the run game going finally. They are moving the ball well against TB they have been in Tampa's end 2 series, first series gave the ball up on a 4th and 1 that was an incomplete pass. Now at 1st and goal at the 7 yard line. Matt Jones 6 yard run to the 1 but holding call cost them 10 yards and had to settle for a 36 yard FG attempt that was missed. Half time Redskins - 3; TB - 0 First downs Redskins - 12, TB - 2 Total net yards Redskins - 194, TB - 40 Total offensive plays Redskins - 41, TB - 17 Net yards rushing Redskins - 64, TB - 34 After looking at the 1st half stats, my feeling that TB was running well against the Redskins was an illusion. Funny how watching you get an impression of how things are going and then find out when you see the stats that you were not as astute as you thought you were. Actually after the first series or two the Defense has played a very good game. Defense is gang tackling, seems like 2 or 3 hit the runner at the same time. Redskins are moving the ball well they just don't seem to be able to put it into the end zone. Hopkins 50 yard FG Redskins 6, TB 0 TB Field Goal now Redskins 6, TB 3 As of the end of the 3rd Quarter Redskins have 16 first downs to Tampa's 5. Redskins have 290 total net yards to Tampa's 75. The Redskins have Rushed for 112 yards and Tampa has 71. Redskins pick 6 for TD Redskins 13, TB 3 My take on the game, for the second year in a row we have outplayed TB in the preseason. Nate Sudfeld played much better than I was expecting.. Mack Brown did about what I was expecting him to do. Quick, Hazel,and Sprinkle had good games, over all guys making it hard for the coaches come cut down day. Defense got sloppy and allowed Tampa to score a TD. Score now Redskins 13 -10. Final Sudfeld 22 of 33 for 228 yards Matt Brown 18 carries for 69 yards. Hazel 4 receptions for 60 yards. Total yards Redskins 360 to TB 242.
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    Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    Actually before we merged with Redskins.com we did have a paypal account for Extremeskins donations.
  9. Richmond -- Overcast rainy day here in Richmond, sprinkling right now. 75 degrees at 8am. Today's schedule is a walkthru at 10:45 am, Jay Gruden Presser at 2:45 and practice at 3pm. This is subject to change with the possibility of thunderstorms this afternoon. (and me forgetting to bring my poncho) If the weather does as forcast with heavy rain and lightning the Redskins will conduct practice at an off-site location and it will be closed to media. It is just sprinkling right now so I suspect that the walk thru will be here at the Bon Secours facility. This will be a short day for me I will be leaving before practice begins. One thing I noticed yesterday and forgot to mention was how low to the ground Junior Galette gets in his 4 point stance, his nose is almost hitting the ground. I'm not sure if this is why he gets such a fast jump at the snap but it was an odd stance to look at. Walkthru's: Yesterday Trent Williams suffered a bruise on his stomach and did not go the full practice, today at walkthru's he was there for a short period, then was replaced by Ty Nsekhe so the left side of the line was Lauvao at guard and Nsekhe at tackle. Not sure if his bruise was still bothering him or Nsekhe was getting some reps. Walk thru's must be really boring for linemen, they more or less just stand there after the snap. The receivers are walking thru their routes, and no passes get thrown. They do hand off to the running backs but its all in slow motion. It is really difficult to determine what type of of play it is because both the O and D line are standing up and you can't see what is going on behind the lines. A new record for Breeland, he was kicked out of walkthru's for fighting, actually not a real fight but he jammed Pryor really hard and it lead to some loud words and Gruden removed him from practice. I think this was the first time that has ever happened in a walkthru. Jamison Crowder's presser Asked how he was feeling Crowder says he is doing better, its day to day, it is frustrating not to go out and compete. He doesn't feel like he is behind, since they did a lot on OTA's. What he learned from recovering from his hamstring injury last year was just getting back healthy, just to try to be back and be ready for week 1. He did not feel any lingering effects from his injury after he returned. He is doing nothing different this year training for a move outside. Just daily workouts, weight room, field work, to prepare to be a better receiver He says as of now he is still the return guy and he hopes he can continue to do returns. The receivers have had a good camp so far. Doctson has made a lot of catches, Pryor made a lot of catches, Ryan Grant and pretty much everyone across the board has made plays. He was asked about the intensity level in one on ones between receivers and defensive backs, he stated that is just how it is in camp and it is what you want, the competition. You want to make each other better. He does not see his role changing in the red zone this year, he is going to be in the slot if I'm healthy and can go, with the addition of Pryor, and Docston and Quick they have height and with Jordan Reed it will help us out tremendously in the red zone He mentioned that Pryor with his size and speed for his size and his route running, he has really great routes, like a small guy. I look forward to playing alongside him. This is the end of my coverage for today, I need to get back to Northern VA to watch my grandson's football practice. I'll report on that tomorrow
  10. Richmond -- Its a nice cool morning here in Richmond, 65 degrees at 7am, clear and sunny The doors open for the fans at 9:30am. There were already several fans waiting when I arrived at 7:30. One gentleman I spoke with said he had driven an hour and a half to get here, he was first in line. A walk thru is scheduled for 10:35 and practice starts at 3pm, 2pm will have NFL Officials discussing changes to the rules. At 2:45 Jay Gruden will have his daily presser. Crowd waiting to get into training camp The fans are now going thru security and into the Bon Secours training camp. Not as big a crowd as yesterday but it was lined up around the block, with people still coming from the parking areas. Walk thru is completed, Brandon Scherff walked by me coming off the field, I had to look up to see the top of his shoulders, I didn't realize how big he was. Morgan Moses is even bigger. We are not allowed to take pictures during walk-thru's and also during practice other than warmups and drills. We also can not discuss formations etc, but there were some interesting things to see, hopefully it translates to some great plays during the season. It really seems odd to me since the media is tied, but fans can post pics and videos during practices. Su'a Cravens at the podium. He is happy to be back at safety, it aids his skill set, allows him to play the open field, to make decisions on balls in the air, ultimately to be a play-maker. When asked if he did any special conditioning for safety, he stated that he conditioned hard during the off-season, his biggest thing was to change his diet. On the difference between Joe Berry and Greg Manusky he said that they both were great defenses but with Manusky, we are going to be a bit more aggressive. On 3rd and short we are going to send more pressure, before we would sit in a cover 2 or 3. He feels that the college and pro games are different in a lot of ways but they are starting to get similar when it comes to the passing game. Its all match-ups. He feels the tweener role is exactly what is needed in the NFL, and guys like him are what the NFL is looking for. He said Swearinger reminds him of Dion Bailey who he played with at USC always loud, always communicating. You could rely on him to get an energy boost. Playing linebacker last year helped him to learn every ones responsibility, knowing run fits and where everyone is going to be. On getting off the the field on 3rd down, he feels this is why they are getting more aggressive on defense. They are not going to sit back and allow the offense to take their shot. NFL Official Presser Josh Norman's Bow and Arrow celebration is illegal. Concidered a weapon. Group celebrations and using the ball as a prop is now legal, other props are illegal. Lambeau Leap is now legal. No hurdling O linemen at all. Ball on the 25 yard on touchback is extended for this year. Attention to Low hits on the QB, no longer allowed to wrap QB below the waist. Can grab a leg or swipe arm to bring him down, but if you wrap and shoulder gets to the leg it is a foul Gruden's Presser Gruden was asked about roughing the passer penalties and how to keep them from instinctively grabbing the QB. Basically he said its difficult, but if your down low and crawling to the QB then you have to swipe his leg and pull it. Does game week change teams plans for practice? No we are still in training camp and we will handle today and tomorrow as training camp. How long will starters play on Thursday? We will see how we get thru the next two practices and see where we are. Does injuries around the league play a role in determining how many reps starters get? You have to get them ready, No substitute for playing in some preseason games, it is a risk involved in Football. Areas he has told Chris Thompson to improve and if Thompson has done so. I have seen him get better. Chris is a pro, when you talk about Chris your talking about taking care of your body in the offseason, getting stronger and continue to work at your craft. Which he has Gruden was asked about Josh Norman's work ethic and what he brings to the defense. Josh is finding his niche as a leader and his work ethic is rubbing off on everybody. On the steadying presence of Ryan Kerrigan. Not a lot of people talk about Ryan anymore, he is just always there a mainstay and very productive player. Excellent player against the run, hard to run on his side, and his pass rush is still pretty darn effective. Asked about our secondary against the receivers in NFCE, Gruden said we are going to need the pass rush going effectively. How they mesh together is going to be how our defense plays. A question on Robert Davis brought this response. Robert has done some good things, not just catching the ball but blocking. I'm impressed with him, a good physical receiver who can block, Robert has proven he can do that. What kind of camp has Bashaud Breeland having? He is doing good... He is a competitive guy, he gets in trouble sometimes he is so overly competitive, but for the most part I like what he is doing. Asked about Trent Williams hosting the O line for workouts and chemistry of the line, Gruden answered, They have great chemistry. Its getting better and better. Practice Notes: Practice started with stretching excercises, once those were complete, Field #1 was devoted to Special Teams practice. Field #2 wind sprints. Breeland took one kick off hit a rather large hole and was gone. Blackmon also took a Kickoff and made a good run. Field #1 Running Backs drilling taking the ball and running, or faking having the ball then slipping out for a catch. Quaterbacks practicing catching bad snaps, ball to their left, right high and really low. Running Backs do drill where they block, slip the block and cross for a catch. Field #2 Defensive Backs doing interception Drills. At the far end of the field it looks like the WR's are practicing (wait for it) fades....... 11 on 11 First Team Nice run by Chris Thompson for about 20 yards. Hard to tell if he would have gotten 20 or not since they are not tackling but never the less it was a nice fast run. Cousins to Pryor on what looked like a broken play for a touchdown in the left corner, it wasn't a fade route though. 2nd Team 11 on 11 Pass McCoy to Derek Carrier for a first down. Matt Jones stopped in the backfield for a loss of about 5 yards TD pass McCoy to Robert Davis, from the 25. One more TD for 2nd team, they were looking very good against the 2nd D. First Team one min 40 sec on 50 yard line Cousins long run to around the 25 yard line on a broken play. Pass to Vernon Davis to the 20. 2 seconds left after Cousins spiked the ball. Field Goal 2nd Team 1min 40 Sec ball on 50. Some players blocked my view but somehow they got to the 23 before I could move. TD pass McCoy to Robert Davis. Extra Point Good. This ends the practice session for today.
  11. Richmond Today is Fan Apprecaition day, a good day to collect autographs and selfies with the players and coaches, At 7:00 fans started arriving for a 11:30 am opening. At 1:15 Jay Gruden will have a press conference and practice will be at 1:30. You can follow me on twitter @haphaszard. The media room is starting to fill up now so things should be starting soon. A very large crowd here today Something new in the Media room, free pepsi products as well as chips. Pepsi the new Redskins Partner. Jay Gruden's presser: Jay discussed the NFL eliminating the cut to 75. He is all for it, since last year they had to cut to 75 before the 4th preseason game and with guys hurt they barely had enough to play the 4th game. Cornerback Fabian Moreau and Safety Montae Nicholson He thinks they are getting closer its on the trainer and the doctor when they are cleared for full contact, No updates on Jordan Reed, but he thinks Rob Kelley is good to go today. Gruden is unsure if Jordan's injury will go into the season, but the doctors and trainers and Jordan he will be ready for the season. Preston Smith twisted his ankle, He is in a boot. Probably a week or two. Jamison Crowder is getting close, Junior Galette has been doing very well Had a sack fumble that would have won the game for the defense. Is it possible for a coach to work an 8 hour day? Gruden: Yeah I think you could if you want to coach for a year, For some reason I am unable to download video's to this article, so I will load the tweets with the videos. 20170805_135800.mp4
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    Bear Huntin'

    We need a win to go out on a high note. Not expecting to go to the playoffs, just want to see these final 2 games as wins.
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    Escape Artists: 2016 Washington Redskins

    Escape is a good way to put it. We escaped with a win. The thing is though, in the past we would not have. Even though I am with SWFL on Chris Russell, he did bring up a point, that the Defense has not allowed a TD in the 2nd half in quite a while. A WP article by Tom Boswell you can read in BRBN puts it in perspective It was the kind of game bad teams lose, and the Redskins scratched out a win " PHILADELPHIA — Some games matter more. They don’t make a season, but they can redirect. One moment, altitude is being lost precipitously. Danger signals seem to flash. Then, suddenly, with just one vital victory when defeat seems to loom, everything ahead is once more bright-blue potential." This year we win ugly, but we have been winning. While I don't think we will make the playoffs this year or if we do we will have much of a chance, I can see incremental improvement, this team doesn't quit, it fights until the 4th Q reads 0:00 on the clock. We need a lot of improvement on the Defense, and I suspect we won't have one or more of our receivers next year, from what I'm reading either Jackson or Garcon will be gone. Upgrading the players on Defense will be very important, since I don't see the offense running at the same pace next year. This year I expected to see a much better team as far as the the players being in the same system for an additional year. I think I was a bit to optimistic in what I my expectations were, we are still in a rebuilding stage. Next year the Superbowl. There I go again.
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    Week 14 Interactive Gameday Blog: Birds vs. Skins

    Great pictures TK
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    Week 14 Interactive Gameday Blog: Birds vs. Skins

    Good thing you didn't make the Tampa game, I can't even carry my own bags.
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    Week 14 Interactive Gameday Blog: Birds vs. Skins

    Great job guys, can't wait for the conclusion. Did we win? Oh yeah, thank the Kerrigan we did.
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    ES Coverage Redskins vs Packers

    Stay warm Murf, its chilly here in FL so it must be brutal up there.
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    Big Game Hunting

    Hail good info, here is hoping its a win.
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    ES Coverage Redskins vs. Eagles - NFC Beast Edition

    WoW what a game so far, heart attack time almost. Good Analysis TSO.
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    Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    Does that mean we are no longer the NFC Least?
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    Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    Hey man I'm back like that green stuff that grows between your toes and you never can get rid of. BRBN will update shortly
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    If We Can Win It Here, We Can Win It Everywhere

    Have fun, how is the food?
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    ES Coverage Redskins vs Cowboys (Audio & Write-up)

    I started a while ago
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    ES Coverage Redskins vs Cowboys (Audio & Write-up)

    This is one of those code red games as far as I'm concerned. Let Dallas go 0-2
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    Things I Think I Think. I Think...

    Almo scares me, he has the tools, and a good line in front of him. Hard dude to bring down. I hope they run Prescott, to be honest he didn't look all that good. That or the Giants have really upgraded for their $100 mil plus.