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Need to Know: Shanahan expects quick resolution | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 24, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1.

Redskins' Barnett to IR, W. Compton to 53 | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Barnett suffered a third degree tear of his left MCL on a first-quarter kickoff. "Right now they don’t believe that it requires surgery," said Shanahan. The injury will have him on the shelf for about six week.

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Redskins' field conditions questioned... again | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I like grass, but I wouldn’t make that decision," Shanahan said. "Mr. Snyder would make that decision, the person that owns the football team." He added: "To be honest with you, with some of the new turf they have, you always entertain the possibility. Two or three years in a row, you see how bad that field is, it’s something you would definitely look at."

The last time the Redskins lost eight straight
But the losing streak that spanned the 1960-61 seasons was far more epic; Washington lost the final eight games of the 1960 season to finish 1-9-2, and then lost the first nine games of a 1961 campaign that ended 1-12-1. That made 17 total. (You’re going to hear more about that 1961 season in the coming days. Unless Washington outscores the Giants by 10 points this weekend, the Redskins will finish with their worst point-differential since being outscored by 218 in that 1961 fiasco.)

Where to begin rebuilding Redskins: Defense, position by position
Rebuilding the defense will take more effort than the offense, which I previewed a few weeks ago. The first decision to be made is what scheme will be run. Mike Shanahan wanted a two-gap, 3-4 system when he took over. He hired Jim Haslett to install said system. A lot of fans want the next coach to revert back to the 4-3 defense. In reality, the scheme isn’t as important as getting talented players to perform. There are plenty of successful 3-4 and 4-3 defenses around the NFL. The very best defenses, using the Seattle Seahawks as an example, run a hybrid system that involves principles from both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.

Boswell on Cousins: ‘I don’t see anything terribly special there yet’

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys

Pierre Garcon on Redskins' home turf: It was bad all year - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- The rain didn’t help the conditions, but for the Washington Redskins, the conditions on the field didn’t seem all that dif

Lack of pressure hurts Redskins again - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The Washington Redskins failed to apply enough pressure on Tony Romo throughout the game Sunday, but especially on the final drive. In the past they h

The Redskins Blog | London Fletcher’s Last Pregame Speech In The Tunnel At FedExField

Cousins: 'Those Will Be Wins In The Future'
Each of the team's last two losses have boiled down to failed execution in the last possession that could have secured wins. QB Kirk Cousins is learning a lot from his experience at the helm.

Kirk Cousins steps into 'tough job,' gets mixed results - Washington Times
Maybe Cousins plays well enough these last three weeks to boost his own trade value in a league desperate for competent quarterbacks, let alone stars at that position. But it's doubtful that's happened with these two recent performances.

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Art Monk Excited For Record Breaking Pierre Garcon " CBS DC
Art Monk issued a statement, heaping praise on Pierre Garcon after the latter broke the Redskins record for receptions in a single season.

Kevin Costner stars as Cleveland Browns GM in NFL movie ‘Draft Day’ | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: There have been plenty of classic baseball and boxing movies, and basketball at least has "Hoosiers" and hockey has "Slap Shot." There's not one football-based movie that everyone agrees is a classic, which is surprising considering the NFL is America's … Continue reading →

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