1. Synaptic Shotgun 8.8.10

    Occasional, recurring short-form posts about the Washington Redskins, NFL and maybe even life. Almost like a—what do they call it—blog? Have at thee. ALBERT HAYNESWORTH - so the big man is on the field...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 39 reads 0 comments

  2. Preseason Football Is a Love/Hate Relationship

    I love preseason. And I hate it. I love seeing my team storm the field in full battle gear for the first time in eight long months, pouring through the smoke and thundering bass grooves and prehistoric roar of a well-lubricated partisan crowd...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 473 reads 2 comments

  3. Synaptic Shotgun 8.4.10

    I'm going to try something new (again)—occasional, recurring short-form posts about the Washington Redskins, NFL and maybe even, you know, life. Almost like a—what do they call it—blog? Have at thee...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 377 reads 0 comments

  4. Putting It On the Line: Size Matters To the Washington Redskins

    There was a time, back in the Gibbs Glory Days , when the Washington Redskins were thought of as a big team...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 893 reads 5 comments

  5. NFL Training Camp Ruminations: The Shanahan Dynamic

    You can't swing a fluffy unicorn these days without hitting a training camp preview, so rather than subject you to yet another round of position breakdowns and statistics, over the ...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 340 reads 0 comments

  6. QB Theory: Donovan McNabb Could Be Washington Redskins' Rising Tide

    There are two schools of thought regarding the most important position in professional team sports.Some people believe that the acquisition of a Pro Bowl-level quarterback is the rising tide that lifts entire NFL franchises...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 1,243 reads 11 comments

  7. 2010 Redskins: Great Expectations?

    T minus 14.With training camp just two weeks away, focus is rapidly turning to the micro—can Donovan McNabb still move; who will start at free safety; how quickly can the offensive line gel and adjust to the new schemes, etc...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 773 reads 2 comments

  8. Brett Favre and Jason Campbell a Non-Story

    PFT is doing what it does best this morning—circulating rumors and framing non-stories as stories. The latest... BRETT FAVRE HAS BEEN WORKING OUT WITH JASON CAMPBELL . (The all-caps is theirs, not mine...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 439 reads 0 comments

  9. Mark Brunell Bankruptcy Perspective

    This week, one of the real-life stories that tend to invade our sports consciousness more and more often happened to one of our recent own, former Redskins QB Mark Brunell ...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 6,995 reads 1 comments

  10. Washington Redskins Awakening the Echoes

    Once in a while, Life offers a confluence of circumstances that we slowly become aware of, just at the periphery of thought, but never crystallize into words...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 491 reads 0 comments

  11. USA-Algeria 2010 FIFA World Cup: USA's Win Allows Fans To Hold Heads High

    USA 1-Algeria 0 For those of you lucky enough to watch the entire game (and/or those who have followed the arc of US soccer for all these many years), today your passion and patience were rewarded...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  12. Allen's Redskins vs Cerrato's Redskins: A Starke Contrast

    If you haven’t already, make sure you check out Dan Steinberg’s latest Sports Bog entry on Bruce Allen and The Washington Redskins...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 285 reads 5 comments

  13. Albert Haynesworth: An Ill Wind Blows Away

    So I guess I have to write about Albert Haynesworth. Yuck.I am not going to regale you with the history or the facts that you can get those a million different places today...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 368 reads 3 comments

  14. FIFA World Cup 2010 Brings High Excitement/Expectation

    An so it begins.I haven't been this amped for a World Cup in a long time...probably not since I was able to truly experience it for the first time while living in Chile when they qualified for West Germany 1974 ...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 56 reads 0 comments

  15. What If the Washington Redskins' Offensive Line Doesn't Suck?

    Now don’t get all crazy on me, but what if the 2010 Redskins' offensive line this season turns out to be, you know.....

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 1,881 reads 5 comments

  16. 2010 NFL Offseason: The Washington Redskins

    This is a strange time of year for the gridiron obsessed. Free Agency has dwindled to a trickle and the occasional second (third?) tier signing. The NFL Draft is a memory. Training camp is still a couple months away...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 709 reads 1 comments

  17. A Word on Karl Swanson and His Work with the Redskins

    Few men I have met support the old adage "I would rather be respected than liked" better than Karl Swanson...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 905 reads 0 comments

  18. DeAngelo Hall Sounds Off On the Washington Redskins' Chances...And I Like It

    While working on the requisite post-draft analysis piece (probably posting tomorrow), I stumbled upon yesterday's PFT blurb about some comments from Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall. If you haven't read them yet...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 1,090 reads 1 comments

  19. Trent Williams Joins Select Company at Pick No. 4

    When the Washington Redskins selected Oklahoma LT Trent Williams with the fourth overall pick in last night’s NFL Draft, they placed quite a burden of expectation on the young man...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 307 reads 2 comments

  20. 2010 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins Final Mock Draft Roundup

    Only one thing on the minds of true football fans today...tonight's prime time first round NFL Draft Extravaganzalooza.I will admit to being a bit of a traditionalist—I have always loved the Saturday at high noon start to the NFL draft...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 1,113 reads 0 comments

  21. 2010 Washington Redskins NFL Schedule: First Reactions

    The upcoming NFL season swam a bit clearer into focus yesterday with the release of the 2010 schedule . First gut reaction? Count me as one Redskins fan pleasantly surprised...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 2,034 reads 1 comments

  22. Okung, All Ye Faithful

    If William of Occam were handicapping Thursday night’s first round of the NFL Draft, this is what he would say about the fourth overall selection ... Forget the endless analysis, subterfuge and misinformation...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 114 reads 2 comments

  23. Digging Deeper: Washington Redskins' Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett

    Redskins' “official blogger” Matt Terl picked up last week’s piece on the then-prospective hiring of Jim Haslett as defensive coordinator as a jumping-off point to make his case for Haslett … and that’s fine...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 1,536 reads 1 comments

  24. Washington Redskins To Interview Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett...Really?

    According to our old friend Jason LaCanfora ... "Following up on the Redskins defensive coordinator search, which I touched on earlier this week...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about over 4 years ago 1,698 reads 12 comments

  25. Redskins Vs Steelers Review: Defense (and Other Stories)

    There were several Redskins defensive storylines I could have focused on Saturday night when Washington squared off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Preseason Week Two...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 5 years ago 219 reads 0 comments