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Nov
23

Episode 65 – The Marksgiving Show (Redskins Week 11 Recap)

With the rest of the guys out, Mark does a solo show. He breaks down the Redskins heartbreaking loss to the Cowboys, the NBA Lockout situation, UFC 139, and DC United season. He also goes over what he’s thankful for at Thanksgiving.

Oct
17

Can the Skins Still Win the NFC East? Part I: They Still Have a Chance

In the words of Modest Mouse, are the ‘Skins dead or are they sleeping? On Sunday afternoon the Redskins lost to the Eagles 20-13 and lost a chance to be the lead driver in the race for NFC East Crown. Now, many wonder whether the Redskins performance was a foreshadowing of the remaining eleven games.  This is the first of a two part piece on whether our hometown heart breakers still have a chance to capture the NFC East for the first time since 1999.

Why the Redskins Can Still Win the NFC East

NFC Beast this year has been the NFC Weak.

The NFC East is not as strong as it typically is.  The Giants, Eagles and Cowboys have a combined 5-7 record against out of division opponents.  That batch includes San Francisco, Detroit, New England, St. Louis, Atlanta, Buffalo, Seattle, and Arizona.  The Redskins have some tough games ahead of them, but the apparent weaknesses of the NFC East teams seems to suggest that unless the Skins go on a stretch of 4 or 5 straight losses, they’ve got a chance to be in it in the end.

Skins Don’t Need a Hero at QB, They Just Can’t Have a Traitor.

The Redskins do not need their QB (Rex or Beck, or collectively Reck…hahaha notice there’s not a W between them?  Ha, just kidding. Kind of.) to win games as often as they need them to not lose them.  This is because up until this past game against Philadelphia, Washington has had a decent run game, averaging 4.0 yards a carry.  With the loss of starting LG Kory Lichtensteiger for the year and the possible loss of starting LT Trent Williams for a couple of weeks, the 4.0 days may be over.  Still, the fact remains, if the Redskins don’t give the Eagles four turnovers on Sunday, the Skins probably win that game.  Part of that is because  the D, which will address in my next point.

Spelling W-I-N with a capital D.

Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett’s Defense gives the Skins a chance to be in every game this season.  The Skins are allowing only 16.6 points per game through five games.  Heck, they held the Eagles remarkably well in the second half of Sunday’s game.  How many points would you expect the dynamic Eagles offense to put up if you knew that they would have four bonus shots due to interceptions?  As much as the Redskins were dominated throughout the game, they still had a chance to win it in the 4th Quarter.  If the Redskins defense continues its course, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (and Rex Grossman/John Beck) should be able to manage the modest achievement of two touchdowns and a field goal a game.

There are plenty of other reasons why the Skins can win the NFC East, one of them being blatantly obvious- they are 3-2 and only one game back from the Giants.

Your Thoughts

What do you think?  Do you think the Redskins can and will win the NFC East, or were the Redskins revealed in their game against the Eagles as a pretender?

Oct
5

Episode 58 – We Want… John Beck?

Bryan, Mark, and Jake break down the Redskins win over the Rams and look ahead to the Eagle’s after the bye. The guys also talk about Romo’s collapse, Detroit’s chances of winning the NFC north, and the biggest surprises in the NFL so far. Plus MAA and Bryan’s final Cap’s preseason recap.

Sep
29

Episode 57 – Major Fail

Bryan rants and raves about the Redskins loss to the Cowboys, The Capitals preseason, and the MLB playoffs. Jake, Matt, and Mark join to talk bout the Buffalo Bills and Michael Vick.

Topics:

MLB Playoffs

Skins/Cowboys

MMA

Washington Capitals

Dec
24

Episode 43 – The End of an Era Show (Redskins Week 15 Review)

Matt and Mark are back to discuss the ending of two Washington sports eras – the Redskins Donovan McNabb Era and the Wizards Gilbert Arenas Era. They also discuss mounting injuries for the Redskins defense, recap the Cowboys game, and preview the Jaguars game.

*Note this episode has some PG language.

Topics

Redskins loss to the Cowboys recap

Game analysis

Game MVP

Game LVP

Preview of the Jaguars game

Injuries

Donovan McNabb benched

Gilbert Arenas trade to the Magic for Rashard Lewis

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