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

  • Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks to media at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va. on Friday, October 24, 2014.
  • Fri., Oct. 24, 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., Oct. 27, 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., Oct. 27, 2014 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT Live Verizon Gametime Live Redskins pregame show hosted by Larry Michael LIVE from AT&T Stadium before the Redskins vs. Cowboys game on Monday, October 27, 2014.
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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 23, 2013 – 3:17 pm

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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has never been in a situation like this. .

Currently on an seven-game losing streak, this marks the longest winless streak of his Hall of Fame worthy career.

Against a Dallas Cowboys team that players and fans alike wanted nothing more than to send packing to their offseason homes early, the Washington Redskins fell by one single point.

One…for a second straight week.

Whether it’s the offense’s roller coaster performance, the defense failing in clutch late game situations or the special teams hemorrhaging yardage, this season is far from the predicted playoff run by most at season’s beginning.

Per the usual, Monday marked an extensive recap press conference where  Shanahan discussed quarterback Kirk Cousin’s approach, the offensive line’s collective performance, meshing offense with strengths, the final Cowboys drive, Will Compton moving up to the active roster, Brian Orakpo’s injury and more.

Here’s video and a quick Twitter summary (@Redskins):

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Mike Shanahan On Cousins, RGIII & Future

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 16, 2013 – 3:26 pm

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On Monday, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addressed the media for his usual press conference dissecting the highs and lows of the game just completed.

Obviously there was a lot to discuss between Kirk Cousins’ performance, Brian Orakpo adding to his sack collection, both Alfred Morris and Santana Moss having an up-and-down day and the seven turnovers almost being overcome by a late drive–but an unsuccessful two-point conversion instead left the Redskins with nothing more than a “morale victory” if you believe in those things.

Shanahan dove head first into the sea of media sharks and addressed everything that was thrown his way.

Quick hits of his meeting with the local media gaggle courtesy the Redskins Official Twitter (@Redskins):

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M. Shanahan Discuss QBs, Relationships

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 9, 2013 – 3:29 pm

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The frustration from season-long inefficacy is no more apparent then the venomous headlines of various local publications’ websites and the tweets from reporters who spend their days living for Redskins news—both good and bad.

Of course the bad has outweighed the good in the media world recently, leading to what was a jam-packed Redskins Park this afternoon in anticipation of Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan’s press conference and a peek into his future.

After a near 24 hour wait that encapsulated the DMV’s thoughts, Shanahan took the podium at the three o’clock hour.

Here’s video of his press conference along with a live tweet summary courtesy the Redskins Official Twitter (@Redskins):

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Coordinators Talk Week 13, Kansas City

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 5, 2013 – 3:50 pm

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Game manager or not, the Redskins hath not forgotten about quarterback Alex Smith.

Sure he might not pick you apart Peyton Manning style and he tends not to go downfield often, but he’s keen on wearing down opponents mentally to the point where uncharacteristic slipups appear.

He’s also one of the winningest quarterbacks over the last three seasons.

With David Amerson really coming on in recent weeks and Bacarri Rambo regaining some of that training camp swagger that made him a fan favorite, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett talked about his rookie DBs development with the matchup against the former N0. 1 pick looming large.

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan explained the unit’s balance between pass and run and his strategy between running it with Alfred Morris and telling Robert Griffin III to gain chunks of yardage with his legs.

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 5, 2013 – 2:16 pm

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From a historical standpoint, this isn’t the first time that Mike Shanahan and Andy Reid have faced off in a matchup between AFC West and NFC East.

Who woulda thunk a few years ago, though, that Shanahan would be representing the East and Reid the West.

In charge of the Broncos for 14 seasons, Shanahan boasts a 16-15 overall recorded against Kansas City to include one playoff victory.

Shanahan made little importance of the head coach battle and instead focused on his own team, one that has an increasing number of injuries to speak of to include to the jumbo pregame inflatable helmet.

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Shanahan: ‘KC Is A Very Talented Team’

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 4, 2013 – 2:02 pm

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Moving forward from back-to-back games in prime time, the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend with the opportunity to put their AFC West title aspirations on the ropes.

Despite losing three straight games, two of which vs. Denver, the Chiefs have experienced one of the best turnarounds in league history.

After winning only a pair of games last season, the original AFL team resorted to a culture changing move by bringing in longtime Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid and former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith.

The duo along with a quick-strike defense, a reinvigorated Jamal Charles and Dwayne Bowe having recorded at least 50 receiving yards in six of his last nine games has Kansas City Lombardi Trophy dreamin’.

Anyway, Shanahan also focused some of his Wednesday press conference on his own team and his thoughts on some of the younger players, injury updates, the league’s penalty system, Pierre Garcon’s emotion and more.

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Shanahan Tackles Hard-Hitting Presser

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 2, 2013 – 3:26 pm

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In comparison to the 2012 version, the 2013 Redskins season has de-escalated quickly despite having some of the best talent in the National Football League right here in Ashburn.

Questions continue to circulate around quarterback Robert Griffin III like a pack of pitbulls that has a piece of meat in front and hasn’t eaten in days, confusion has run rampant on the decision to nip Alfred Morris appearances in the second half on more occasions than not and the defense—and for some the base 3-4 package—is failing to shut down opponents this season.

And that’s just a little tiny preview of what’s been said about this team, folks.

I didn’t even bring up the special teams struggles.

Anyway, less than 24 hours after the Redskins fell to the Giants head coach Mike Shanahan gripped the team logged microphone and was frank with his assessment.

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 27, 2013 – 1:54 pm

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It wasn’t fun. It wasn’t a game that will live positively in franchise lore.

But it’s time to move on from Monday’s 27-6 defeat.

There are still five games left on the season, two against the NFC East rival New York Giants. Game one of the season series is Sunday under the bright light of NBC’s cameras.

The Giants started the season worse than the Redskins, falling as low as 0-6 before winning four straight games. Last Sunday, despite playing in front of their loyal fan base, the G-Men watched as Tony Romo led the Cowboys to a victory.

After the first practice of the week, head coach Mike Shanahan gave a participation update on Darrel Young and Jordan Reed, filling the last spot on the active roster, quarterback Robert Griffin III and Santana Moss’ team-first mentality.

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 26, 2013 – 3:17 pm

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Five games left–that’s what the Washington Redskins have remaining on this so far disappointing regular season campaign.

While the offense’s woes were being portrayed on televisions across this great nation, the burgundy and gold entered halftime only down by four and appeared to have the momentum edge heading inside the depths of FedExField for a quick breather and intermission pep talk courtesy head coach Mike Shanahan.

Boom! The defense’s gang tackle of Vernon Davis on the half’s third play resulted in the first forced turnover of the evening and the offense finally–after starting so many drives inside their own five this season–had fantastic starting field position.

What did they get out of it? Turnover on downs.

It’s been that type of season for the burgundy and gold.

Only hours removed from the three touchdown defeat, Shanahan really hit the turnover bug hard and gave an important injury update on the defensive line that has a huge impact on the immediate future.

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Coach’s Turn: Mike Shanahan At The Mic

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 21, 2013 – 3:56 pm

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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan had his team practice outside this afternoon, adjusting to the elements with Monday’s forecasted chilly temps and awful sounding 30-plus MPH winds at FedExField making the thought of living in Florida sound better than ever.

Shanahan kicked off his Thursday press conference with practice participation updates for Jordan Reed, Stephen Bowen, Darrel Young and Josh Wilson.

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