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  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 3:50 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden talks to the media following  practice at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va. on July 31, 2014.
  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT Live Player Press Conference A select Redskins player talks to the media following practice at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, VA. on Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 3:50 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden talks to the media following practice at the Bon Secours Center in Richmond, VA. on August 1, 2014.
  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Mon., Aug. 04, 2014 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT Live Player Press Conference A select Redskins player talks to the media following practice at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, VA. on Aug. 4, 2014.
  • Mon., Aug. 04, 2014 3:50 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden talks to the media following practice at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, VA. on August 4, 2014.
  • Mon., Aug. 04, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Tue., Aug. 05, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

Redskins @ Chargers – Fourth Quarter Thoughts

Posted by Matt Terl on January 3, 2010 – 7:22 pm

Hey, remember back in the second quarter when I said

Sure, from a certain perspective it’s just Steve Spurrier in Osaka all over again — meaningless stats against a disinterested opponent — but … well, that’s better than NOT getting the meaningless stats against the disinterested oppenent, right?

What a shock, what a complete and utter shock, that in the fourth quarter, even against a disinterested opponent’s second-stringers, this 2009 Redskins team couldn’t get the meaningless stats they needed. Not that the team lacked heart, but … well, that’s just the way this 2009 cookie crumbles, isn’t it?

In fact, this game could easily serve as a microcosm for the entire season. Read more »


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Redskins @ Chargers – Third Quarter Thoughts

Posted by Matt Terl on January 3, 2010 – 6:28 pm

Here’s the best thing about the third quarter: the cannon didn’t go off once. The Chargers have this cannon that fires every time they score, and every single time it happens it startles the heck out of me. The scoreless third quarter probably kept my blood pressure low enough to keep a year or two on the end of my life.

Other than that, it was mostly more of the same. The Redskins irrationally punting the ball despite not having anything to lose. The Chargers playing their backups. The Redskins being good enough to — at worst — keep up with the Chargers reserves.

There were a few bizarre sights, though: Antwaan Randle El nearly equalled his season total in punt return yards (59 yards) with his best return of the season (43 yards). He reverted to his 2009 self on a subsequent punt, though. Fred Davis continues to drop passes that hit him in the numbers but catch balls that come in at his ankles. Jason Campbell came off the pace a little bit, dropping to 23-32. And Graham Gano showed that a 22-yard field goal can still look terrifying and hideously ugly.

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Redskins @ Chargers – Second Quarter Thoughts

Posted by Matt Terl on January 3, 2010 – 5:43 pm

Well, that was pretty much the reverse of the first quarter: this time, it wasn’t as GOOD as it looked, because the Chargers are resting any number of their starting players.

Which isn’t to say there’s nothing positive to take away from a second quarter that featured a 14 point EXPLOSION. First and foremost, it’s good to see that the players haven’t given up, even in the face of a season that’s gone from bad to worse to even worse and straight through to borderline catastrophic. It says something about the character of the players — and the coaches too — that they’re still putting it out on the field.

Second, it enabled a couple of guys to hit solid statistical milestones. Todd Yoder, for example, set his career- high single-season touchdown record with his third. (On just his fourth catch of the year. Four catches, nine yards, three touchdowns.)

And Jason Campbell completed the longest pass of his career, the 84-yarder to Malcolm Kelly. That gives Campbell (as Jamie Mottram notes) over 3,500 yards passing and 20 touchdowns, the first Redskins QB to hit that milestone since Brad Johnson’s stellar 1999 season. Campbell finished the first half 14-of-19 for 189 yards and two touchdowns, which equates to a QB rating of 140.

Sure, from a certain perspective it’s just Steve Spurrier in Osaka all over again — meaningless stats against a disinterested opponent — but … well, that’s better than NOT getting the meaningless stats against the disinterested oppenent, right? Read more »


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Redskins @ Chargers – First Quarter Thoughts

Posted by Matt Terl on January 3, 2010 – 5:01 pm

Sure, the Redskins are losing 10-0, but it’s not so bad. Well, technically it’s every bit as bad as that sounds, but they’re just being outplayed by a team that was good enough to lock up second seed in the AFC playoffs already. It’s not like they’re losing to the Lions or Chiefs again.

Of course, that excuse is going to go away as the Chargers put in more and more of their backups — Philip Rivers didn’t even make it through the entire first quarter — but for the first quarter, the team can take a little solace. Not a lot, though.

Here’s my main question (as you know if you’re following me on Twitter): Read more »


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Sunday, January 3: Close Out The Regular Season On Twitter

Posted by Matt Terl on January 3, 2010 – 1:47 pm

San Diego is a really nice city, but even better than that is the weather. For all the games this season where we’ve walked off the team plane into rain or fog or dreariness, we hit lucky in Week 17. While the D.C. area suffers biting cold and wind, it’s probably 70 degrees,sunny and mild here in San Diego.

Weird seeing the stadium, too — the name change to Qualcomm threw me off, and I completely forgot until we pulled up and saw the NFL flags around the border that this is where the Redskins won Super Bowl XXII and played one of the best quarters of football in NFL history. Somehow, today doesn’t have quite the same heft to it.

Anyhow, one more time this season: follow on Twitter — or on the Twackle module below — for updates from me (@redskinsblog), Gary Fitzgerald (@redskinsdotcom), and Larry Weisman (@LarryWeisman). Offer your thoughts either with the gold colored respond button on the module, or in the comments section right here.

Also back for their last go-round of 2009 (the football season) and first go-round of 2010 (the calendar year) are Redskins Gametime — virtually ALL the Redskins-related gameday content (including my stuff) in one handy interface — and the Redskins Powerboard.

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