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Past articles by Wes:

Redskins Offense At Critical Point For Now And Future

For the Washington Redskins, Monday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was like stepping on a yellow jacket’s nest. It stung in many ways and hurt in different spots. There was the irritation of missed first-half opportunities as Washington failed to build on a 10-3 lead. A slew of injures infected the defense and offensive […] → Read More

Redskins need frontline help as secondary suffers more injuries

With the way the Washington Redskins secondary was being banged up Sunday, there might’ve been a point where defensive backs coach Torian Gray thought he might have to come out of retirement just to lend a hand. Washington, which entered this game without Josh Norman, watched DJ Swearinger, Montae Nicholson and Bashaud Breeland leave for a […] → Read More

Jordan Reed returns but Redskins should still use Vernon Davis

Type “Vernon Davis” into a search engine. The results will give you “Washington Redskins,” his career stats, as well as his “Wikipedia” page. Also, within the top 20 searches you’ll find the subject, “Is Vernon Davis retired?” No, he’s not. In fact, over the past year-and-a-half, he’s looked just the opposite of a guy ready […] → Read More

4 things Redskins must work on during bye week

Usually at the end of September, there’s a laundry list of gripes about what’s wrong with the Washington Redskins. However, after four weeks and sitting at 2-2, there appears to more that’s encouraging than disappointing in D.C. “I think they realize we can compete with anybody, obviously. Anywhere, any time. I think they’re in a […] → Read More

Is Redskins defense for real?

Washington Redskins defensive players spoke all offseason about new defensive coordinator Greg Manusky’s desire to attack the quarterback. They used descriptions like “aggressive” and “relentless”. In the months leading up to the season, they told us how they wanted to play. On Sunday night, the Redskins showed it. “We just got our butt kicked. Hats off […] → Read More

Redskins Need More 3rd Down Conversions In Week 3

The Washington Redskins learned Sunday that when you can run the ball in the NFL, good things happen. “Our offense is going to hum along at a more efficient rate when we’re running the ball well,” said quarterback Kirk Cousins following Washington’s Week 1 loss to Philadelphia. Sunday, the Redskins took steps in establishing an […] → Read More

Kirk Cousins wants franchise money but needs to be franchise guy

It was well established on July 17 that Kirk Cousins had decided to bet on himself yet again. That afternoon, after the league’s franchise tag deadline had passed, Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen went public in a statement that Cousins had been offered a deal that “included the highest fully guaranteed amount upon signing for […] → Read More

How Will Redskins Utilize Backfield?

Mike Tyson once famously said, “Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in the mouth.” The plan for the Washington Redskins is to have Rob Kelley provide the punch running the ball. Yet, through the preseason, Kelley has been the one receiving the impact right after a hand off, an all too familiar scene, dating back […] → Read More

Which players need to show up in Redskins preseason finale?

The Washington Redskins will have a quick turnaround from playing late Sunday afternoon to their final exhibition game Thursday at Tampa Bay. While the starters won’t see the field, Jay Gruden and his staff will use the final four quarters of the preseason to make evaluations on who should be awarded the final roster spots. […] → Read More

Jeremy Sprinkle Trying To Catch On With The Washington Redskins

Attend a Washington Redskins practice and most eyes will instantly look towards Kirk Cousins. It’ll only take a few moments until you notice the size and speed of Terrelle Pryor. However, wait a few reps and there’s another skill player on offense, whose 6-foot-5, 252-pound frame may catch your attention. He’s already caught Jay Gruden’s. […] → Read More

Terrelle Pryor could become the Redskins most dangerous weapon

Terrelle Pryor spent 2015 and 2016 learning to be a wide receiver. He has spent the past year learning what it takes to become an elite one. “I didn’t really know what the ‘little things’ were until I started working out with Antonio Brown,” Pryor said. “When I talk about a freak mind – like a […] → Read More

How Did The Washington Redskins Look In Preseason Opener?

“I will not freak out over the first game of the preseason” “I will not freak out over the first game of the preseason” “I will not freak out over the first game of the preseason.” This is this thought running through Washington D.C. this morning after watching a sloppy and offensively inept preseason opener by […] → Read More

Newly Engaged Ryan Kerrigan Needs Partner To Help Him On Field

The highlight of Ryan Kerrigan’s offseason was his engagement to girlfriend Jessica Mazura. The good news for the future Mrs. No. 91 is that her fiancé has already shown the virtue of commitment, because he has been nothing but loyal to the Washington Redskins in good times and bad, through seasons with only two playoff berths and way […] → Read More

What Does A Successful Season Look Like For The Redskins?

One word that is heavily used this time of the NFL year is “expectations.” For some teams like the New England Patriots, nothing less than another Lombardi Trophy for Robert Kraft’s case will do. For Oakland and Dallas, can they take the next step up after reaching the post season last year? With hopes high […] → Read More

McElroy | Jim Tomsula's Craziness Will Help Improve Redskins D-Line

Say the name Jim Tomsula — what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe it’s that he was the coach who used to be a former night janitor. Maybe it’s the mustache? For San Francisco 49er fans, the name may only bring back painful memories of a 5-11 season in his only year as […] → Read More

How can the Redskins get Kirk Cousins to stay in DC?

The Washington Redskins returned to the field Thursday to begin training camp . Fans were lined up on the hill watching. Local dignitaries and Redskin alums looked on as the season began anew in Richmond. Yet in every sponsor tent, among groups of fans and in the media center, the same conversation continued: Is this […] → Read More

Redskins Looking To Expand Jamison Crowder's Role

Many questions surround Kirk Cousins entering this season with the Washington Redskins: What’s his long-term status with the team? Will it affect his play? With DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon gone after 1,000-yard seasons, how will that affect his numbers and effectiveness? There are many variables in Cousins’ upcoming season, but the one constant, the […] → Read More

What Redskins need to do to become future Super Bowl contenders

What would it take for the Washington Redskins to become Super Bowl contenders? (Pause now for fans to yell one of three options: a) Have Dan Snyder sell the team b) Fire Bruce Allen c) Both). Sorry to disappoint the fan base, but none of those possibilities is happening anytime soon. Imagining the Redskins hoisting […] → Read More

How Redskins Continue To Miscalculate Kirk Cousins Situation

Miscalculated. Misjudged. Missed opportunities. All three best describe the Washington Redskins’ handling of the Kirk Cousins contract situation over the past two years. Once again, Cousins will play a year under the franchise tag. Once again, the Redskins have messed this up. There was no surprise that Monday’s 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline passed in Washington […] → Read More

Josh Doctson could be very valuable piece of Redskins offense if healthy

The Redskins selected Josh Doctson with the 22nd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft for multiple reasons. What they saw on film was a wide receiver who totaled 25 touchdowns in two years at TCU despite missing three games. Washington couldn’t help but be attracted to the 6-2 frame that could leap to balls, snag them […] → Read More