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  • Thu., Oct. 30, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks to media at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va. on Thursday, October 30, 2014.
  • Thu., Oct. 30, 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., Oct. 31, 2014 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM EDT Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks to media at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va. on Friday, October 31, 2014.
  • Fri., Oct. 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

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST Live Verizon Gametime Live Redskins pregame show hosted by Larry Michael LIVE from TCF Bank Stadium before the Redskins vs. Vikings game on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST Live Gruden Press Conference Redskins head coach Jay Gruden takes the podium following the Redskins vs. Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST Live Player Press Conference Select Redskins players take the podium following the Redskins vs. Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST 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., Nov. 04, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST 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

  • Wed., Nov. 05, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST 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 Social Media Weekly Spotlight

Posted by Chris Herting on February 25, 2013 – 4:48 pm

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Welcome to your weekly Redskins Social Media Spotlight, where we highlight the trendy topics and social media campaigns going on this week in Redskins Nation. Check it out and make suggestions below.

We just returned from a fun-filled, eventful, but frigid trip to Indianapolis for the 2013 NFL Combine. Lucky for Redskins fans, we have regained feeling in our fingers and toes so that we can bring you this week’s “Redskins Social Media Weekly Spotlight”, featuring burgundy and gold updates from the red carpet at the Oscars, Combine news and player reactions, and bring you up to speed on how Redskins players are spending their offseason!

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First Time At The Combine

Posted by Chris Herting on February 22, 2013 – 11:46 pm

lucas-oil-stadiumThere’s one word that can describe the city of Indianapolis in February: Cold. Maybe a better word to use is frigid.

Nonetheless, our plane touched down earlier today in Indy, fresh off of an ice storm that impacted much of the Midwest Thursday night into Friday morning. But despite the bitter cold temperatures outside, we ventured over to Lucas Oil Stadium to catch the 2013 NFL Combine.

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The five block trek through the city streets was worth the energy and excitement palpitating through the hundreds of media that were gathered together upon our arrival.

Today, kickers and punters took the field to show off their talents and abilities to NFL scouts representing all 32 teams. But as exciting as coffin corner punts are, we naturally turned our attention to the running backs and wide receivers who reported to the stadium today.

For the first time, these former college stars experienced a taste of what an NFL interview room feels like. The vibe inside was electric. The media were firing questions. Coaches, scouts and GMs were deep in analysis. And the athletes were prepared.

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Can’t Miss Combine Google+ Hangout

Posted by Chris Herting on February 22, 2013 – 11:34 pm

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Redskin’s fans! For the first time ever we’ve teamed with CSNWashington, Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and Google to bring you exclusive Redskins news and combine analysis direct from Lucas Oil Stadium at this year’s 2013 NFL Combine.

Tomorrow live at 12:30pm ET on the Redskins Google+ Page, Redskins.com’s Brian Tinsman, CSNWashington’s Tarik El-Bashir, and Bleacher Report’s Will Carroll will be talking combine and answering questions submitted by YOU the fans.

Have a Combine-related question you’re dying to ask the team? Wondering what direction the team is headed next season? Here’s your chance to ask the experts what’s on your mind as the 2013 NFL Draft approaches.

All you have to do is submit your question/s on the official Redskins Twitter account or the official Redskins Google+ Page using the hashtags #CombinePlus and #HTTR!

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Redskins Sign

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 7, 2012 – 10:19 am

In my quest for more Redskins references in downtown Indianapolis, I kept my nose to the grindstone, searching for Burgundy and Gold.

Evidently, if I had only looked up, I would have seen the intersection for Redskins Road at Meridian Street, about eight blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium.  Check it out (via Redskins Special Events Manager Kate Sandusky):

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Catching Up With Coach Joe Gibbs In Indy

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 3, 2012 – 4:48 pm

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You truly never know who you’ll find on Radio Row at the Super Bowl.

Over the last three days of working with the NFL public relations department, I’ve made it my mission to find any and all Redskins players, media, fans and exhibits.  It’s been sparse at best, but today a legend finally showed up.

I spotted Coach Gibbs sitting with the midday hosts on “The Fan,” talking about his brand new book Game Plan: Your Personal Playbook For Success For Life, and of course reminiscing yesteryear along with NBC-4’s Jim Vance:

Coach Gibbs was only in town for today and was busy running the media circuit as one of the winning-est championship coaches of all time.  But in between interview stops, he was kind enough to stop and share some of his Super Bowl memories, particularly of the 20th-anniversary 1991 Redskins squad. Read more »


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An Afternoon Word With The Material Girl

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 2, 2012 – 8:23 pm

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While halftime during the regular season may be a good time for refilling the the salsa bowl and going to the bathroom, the Super Bowl Halftime Show has become an experience unto itself.

Memories of Britney Spears and and N’Sync mangling Aerosmith songs are topped only by the Janet Jackson fiasco in 2004.  After years of safe picks, the NFL is taking a walk back on the wild side this year with Madonna on center stage.

Since most of you will be watching the game on Sunday, I figured I’d use my insider perspective to show the citizens of Redskins Nation what to expect.  Madonna addressed the media this afternoon, and fielded a range of exotic questions.

As far as the press conference was concerned, this was the largest assembly of media I’ve ever seen.  Here’s a panoramic view from the side of the room: Read more »


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Redskins Heroism Display On Radio Row

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 2, 2012 – 4:55 pm

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One of the coolest experiences of the NFL’s Super Bowl Media Center is the huge ballroom that becomes known as Radio Row.

As you weave your way through the ocean of tables and radio personalities, you’re overwhelmed by the cult of personality. On one side, there’s Herm Edwards discussing his recent comments on the destination of Peyton Manning.  On the other side, Miss America sits in on the set of the NFL Network, while Joe Theismann schmoozes CSN Washington:

But as you push past the crowd, the far side of Radio Row holds a golden gem: a tribute to the patriotic sacrifice that NFL players have made for their country in times of need.  Prominently featured in that display, is none other than your Washington Redskins; a team with deep historical ties to service.

According to the display, more than 1,200 active NFL players have answered America’s call since its inception in 1920.  These conflicts have included World War II and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East.

Redskins highlighted in the display included Cliff Battles, a running back sensation in the 1930s: Read more »


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Burgundy And Gold Flavor In Indianapolis

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 2, 2012 – 8:59 am

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Good morning Redskins Nation and welcome to Indianapolis, on the eve of one of the biggest sporting events in the world: Super Bowl XLVI.

While I will have plenty to share in terms of my experiences from the front lines, perhaps the easiest way to begin is to tell a story through imagery.

From the moment I touched down at the airport yesterday, I’ve been inundated with Super Bowl logos and imagery keeping a particular eye out for links to the Redskins.  Here are a few notes that I came away with:

  • With an NFC East and AFC East team in the big dance, I’ve seen remarkably fewer fans supporting the other teams from those divisions.  That means a lot fewer Redskins fans than I would have hoped for, but also fewer Cowboys fans–so I’ll take the trade.  Here was a throwback to John Riggins fan in the Super Bowl village:
  • Both the Westin and Marriott hotels downtown are celebrating the Super Bowl with imagery on the front of their buildings.  While the Westin goes with a simple “XLVI,” the Marriott showcases one of the biggest Lombardi trophies…well, ever.  Admire: Read more »

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Leaving For A Super Week In Indianapolis

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 31, 2012 – 5:59 pm

In 24 hours, I will be in the native land of Ryan Kerrigan and Rex Grossman–the great state of Indiana.

Even though the Redskins will not be directly participating in Super Bowl XLVI, I will be flying to Indianapolis tomorrow to work, volunteer and partake in the festivities.  Tropical Indianapolis, here I come!

My primary interests in the events are to help the NFL with public relations for the duration of the week, and of course Sunday’s big game.  But from my bird’s eye view, I will also be able to bring you continuing coverage of Redskins players, fans and interests, as the week unfolds.

I’m most excited to be covering the Super Bowl Breakfast, at which London Fletcher will receive the Bart Starr Award for his hard work and dedication, both on and off the field.  I will also give you a rundown of relevant Redskins references out and about.  I expect it to be a lot of fun, a moderate amount of hard work, and not all that much sleep.

If you have any suggestions, scoops or insight, give me a tweet (@Redskins) and/or leave a comment on the blog.  I look forward to an exciting week, and I’m prepared to be your inside source.  Wish me luck, check the The Official Redskins Blog, and as always–HTTR.


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Focus On Defensive Turnovers Gaining Traction

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 17, 2011 – 4:49 pm

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Today is the first day of practice in the regular season format, which, starting Sunday, will have limited availability to the media.  Here’s some thoughts on the final practice that’s fully open to the media:

  • Redskins players broke the huddle before practice by yelling, “Hard work!”
  • In preparation of the game in the raucous RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Redskins coaches had large speakers out on the field to pipe in fan noise.  The cheering was used during 11-on-11 and would run from the time the players broke the huddle until the snap of the football, to simulate lining up in a hostile environment.
  • Brian Orakpo had a nice one-handed catch during the daily linebacker interception drills.  The first time I saw the drill this year, both he and Ryan Kerrigan had difficulty identifying the ball in the air.  Both looked much more comfortable in coverage now.
  • As a matter of fact, Kerrigan split out in coverage on a tight end in 11-on-11 drills and and picked off a pass from Matt Gutierrez that would have led to a big return.  This wasn’t a cheap pick–he jumped about two feet off the ground to pull this one down.
  • Cornerbacks Kevin Barnes and DeAngelo Hall were also dialed in on coverage and picked off a pass each.  Hall caught his near the goal line and prevented a score.  Barnes caught his out in the flat and would have taken it to the house.
  • In 1-on-1 battles, offensive guard Chris Chester matched up well against defensive end Barry Cofield, trading back and forth in dominance.

Check out some footage of the linebackers working on their coverage skills:


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