Revisiting Kirk Cousins’ tenure in Washington before Thursday’s matchup

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With the Redskins traveling to Minnesota for a primetime matchup on Thursday night with the Vikings, it feels only right to look back at the bizarre roller coaster ride that was the Kirk Cousins-era in Washington. 

His six seasons with the team were what could be considered the epicenter of the Dan Snyder circus that began in 1999, and though Cousins’ on-field performance was generally pretty strong once he took the starting job in 2015, it was the storylines off the field that took over the Washington media until he bolted for Minnesota in the 2018 offseason.  Continue reading “Revisiting Kirk Cousins’ tenure in Washington before Thursday’s matchup”

Backstrom and Holtby’s contract situation hangs over Capitals’ season

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The Capitals may be five games into the 2019-20 season, but the expiring contracts of goaltender Braden Holtby and center Nicklas Backstrom have loomed large over the team since the offseason, and for good reason. The two have been part of the Capitals’ core that includes John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin since the Caps drafted Holtby and Carlson in the 2008 NHL Draft. Continue reading “Backstrom and Holtby’s contract situation hangs over Capitals’ season”

The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Redskins’ Week 2 loss to Dallas

Washington fell to 0–2 after they lost to Dallas 31–21 at FedEx Field in another disappointing outing for Greg Manusky’s defense, who couldn’t stop the tandem of Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott. After some thought, here are what I believe to be the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of the Redskins’ performance on Sunday. Continue reading “The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Redskins’ Week 2 loss to Dallas”

Washington Nationals Week in Review: Sept. 2–8

The first week of September wasn’t particularly kind to the Nationals. That’s particularly inopportune for them, given that their seven games came against the rival Mets and Braves, both of whom they are competing with for playoff positioning.

The Nationals entered the week 77–58. They exit it 79–63. Here’s a look at how they got here. Continue reading “Washington Nationals Week in Review: Sept. 2–8”

Depth Chart Predictions for Redskins’ Opener Against Philadelphia

It’s finally time to start talking about regular season football. The Redskins will open up their season on the road against an Eagles team with strong playoff aspirations and a ferocious defensive line. How will the Redskins’ starting lineup stack up against an Eagles team that has swept them the last two seasons? Continue reading “Depth Chart Predictions for Redskins’ Opener Against Philadelphia”