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Daily Slop: Jammal Brown's Deal a Costly Mistake; Theismann Likes Pistol ‘On Certain Teams’

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Need to Know: Cousins ready to take the reins - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 7, 14 days before the NFL Combine. Cousins’ leadership role After Robert Griffin III spoke with reporters on the red carpet at last Saturday’s NFL awards show, Rich Campbell of the Washington Times caught up with Kirk Cousins. He got some interesting insight from the Redskins’ backup quarterback, who is in an odd spot. As a rookie, Cousins was able to lay low for the most part as RG3...

Need to Know: Brown's deal a costly mistake - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Yesterday we confirmed ESPN 980’s report that the contract of Jammal Brown is set to void today at 4:01, making the Redskins’ tackle an unrestricted free agent on March 12. A look at what Brown’s contract ended up costing the Redskins shows that it was not a good value for the team.

Washington Redskins Name and Racism Debated Again " CBS DC
"How does one person tell another that they honor them, when I’m telling you that what you’re saying is not honoring me?" Jackson said. Then there’s the point Campbell said he often makes to African-American Redskins fans: "How you would like for us to change the name of that team to the Washington Darkies?"

The Redskins Blog | Theismann Likes Pistol ‘On Certain Teams’
On Thursday, former Redskins great Joe Theismann sat down for an interview on ESPN Radio’s "The Herd with Colin Cowherd". Theismann chatted with Cowherd on a variety of subjects ranging from his thoughts on the explosion of the pistol formation in the NFL to improved player safety. Theismann also spoke about why he wore a single bar helmet during his playing days

The Redskins Blog | O-Line Earns Praise For Run Blocking
So what the Football Outsiders came up with, is that the Redskins were pretty darn good at run blocking. Even though they struggled in the power run game, they very rarely got stuffed, tying for third in the NFL in places for a loss. Morris and Co. also did well bursting into the second level behind downfield linemen, as the Redskins ranked No. 5 in second level production.

Redskins' Kirk Cousins to be 'more vocal' with RG3 out -
Robert Griffin III hopes to be ready for the start of next season, but until he returns, backup Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins plans to make the most of his leading role.

Unsung heroes: OL Chis Chester | CSN Washington, in fact, ranks the 30-year-old as the NFL’s 10th-best player at his position (and 15th among all guards). The website, which evaluates individual performances each week, faults Chester for only one of the 33 sacks absorbed by Redskins quarterbacks in 2012 as well as only five quarterback hits and 13 hurries.

What went right: The rushing game | CSN Washington
When Mike Shanahan’s Broncos were winning Super Bowls in the 1990’s and making regular playoff appearances in the early 2000’s, their hallmark was a strong rushing game. In Shanahan’s 14 seasons in Denver the Broncos were in the top five in the NFL in rushing nine times and were never worse than 12th. But when he came to Washington in 2010, Shanahan’s rushing attacks was, well, grounded. They were 30th in the NFL in rushing his first year and 25th in 2011.

Redskins Player Gives Insight on NFL Banned Substance Policy | 4th & Pain with Adam Carriker and Chuck Carroll
How controlled, or how easy it to really follow that short list when there's so many more better products available? Adam Carriker is the perfect person to provide a players perspective on the matter and how much more difficult it can be for a player then one could imagine.

Free Agent Safety: Kenny Phillips, Fit for the Redskins?
Kenny Phillips is a hell of a player and he will improve a secondary next season but he is not a fit for the Washington Redskins as currently constructed.

2013 pro days schedule -
Between the combine and the draft, coaches and scouts turn their attention to pro day workouts to watch the talent up close and in person. See the full schedule.

Washington Redskins 2013 Unrestricted Free Agent Primer | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
A look at the Washington Redskins 2013 Unrestricted free agent class, including a cost breakdown for each player.

Washington Redskins 2013 Restricted Free Agent Primer | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
A detailed look at all of the Washington Redskins restricted free agents, and what it will cost to bring them back