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The running back position turned out to be a delightful surprise for an otherwise lackluster Redskins offense in 2011.

Tim Hightower, acquired last August from the Arizona Cardinals for defensive end Vonnie Holliday and a 2012 sixth round selection, had a fantastic preseason, posting 6.8 yards per carry and two touchdowns on just 25 carries in three games. Before tearing his ACL in his left knee in late October against Carolina, he put up pedestrian numbers in the regular season when compare…

The Redskins linebacker group has had a tough couple of seasons after transitioning to the 3-4 defense. The 3-4 is a defense that works much better with a lead. However, with the lackluster performance the offense has displayed the defense has been tasked with keeping the team in games rather than attacking at will like […]

With Gio Gonzalez, Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg sporting their gray road uniforms, Washington had three representatives in the 2012 MLB All-Star game tonight in Kansas City. Four if you count shortstop Ian Desmond, who backed out due to an oblique injury. No matter how you add it up, this season has produced the most […]

With free agency and the draft allowing the Redskins to address roster needs, a position that was not tended to as aggressively as others was safety.

The defense was already in good shape and was made stronger by re-signing London Fletcher, Adam Carriker and Kedric Golston. That helped the Redskins focus primarily on improving a turnover-laden offense that needed more firepower.

Even with LaRon Landry on the team, the Redskins were already thin at safety. Their decision to let him leave v…

As each week goes by, a playoff berth is looking more and more realistic for the Washington Nationals. The pessimistic D.C. sports fan in me always errs on the side of caution when it comes to expecting postseason production out of the local teams. For the past two decades, the Redskins average one playoff appearance […]