1. NFL Retrospective: A Sean Taylor Moment

    There was no good way to say it when it happened, there is no good way to say it now. But this was how Sean's death struck me then, s o I will continue to make this my silent tribute for as long as the feelings rem ain unchanged...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about almost 4 years ago 494 reads 4 comments

  2. Washington Redskins 17, Philadelphia Eagles 12: Let There Be Light

    A few quick Monday morning thoughts : Ø Why Bookies Wear Bling . At kickoff yesterday, I think it's fair to say 90-plus percent of Redskins fans and media had effectively written the stumbling, 1-2 team off...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 314 reads 0 comments

  3. Washington Redskins: Darkness Before the Dawn

    I don't care, you know. I don't care about DeAngelo Hall's diarrhetic mouth, Clinton Portis' rubber legs, or the vacuum that is Albert Haynesworth's intellect...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 415 reads 3 comments

  4. Washington-St. Louis Synaptic Shotgun: A Must-Win for Redskins?

    Yeah, I know. Sorry—long week. No way I let a game day go without posting though so I boiled it down to just a couple of things. EXPECTATIONSYou know it's true. Today's game against the 0-2 St...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 374 reads 4 comments

  5. Synaptic Shotgun: Wrapping Up the Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys

    Occasional, recurring short-form posts about the Washington Redskins, NFL and maybe even Life. Almost like a blog...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 608 reads 1 comments

  6. Washington Redskins Key Stats Tracker: Game 1 (Dallas Cowboys)

    Welcome to the first regular season installment of the 2010 Washington Redskins' Key Stats Tracker.This is a weekly feature that will run all season, focusing on three specific statistical ...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 404 reads 0 comments

  7. Washington Redskins Beat Dallas Cowboys, 13-7: Stop Crying Cowboys Fans

    Yeah, I went there. I'm hearing more than a few "yeah but's" today. Can't say I'm surprised to hear them from Cowboy backers--it's what fans of the losing team do. I am a little surprised to hear it from Redskins fans...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 1,447 reads 8 comments

  8. Redskins Vs. Cowboys: The Keys to Victory

    I wondered all week how to distill this game down to a single manageable piece. There are so many angles and layers, so many keys and so much intrigue, I could have easily written a trilogy...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 971 reads 1 comments

  9. Washington Redskins Key Stats Tracker (Preseason Final)

    Welcome to the fourth and final preseason installment of the 2010 Washington Redskins' Key Stats Tracker.This is a weekly feature we will run all season, focusing on three specific ...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 160 reads 2 comments

  10. Washington Redskins vs.Arizona Cardinals 'Gameday': Synaptic Shotgun 9-2-10

    Okay so it's more bazooka this time. Tonight's loosely football-related event involving the Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals is the reason there is a "hate" component to my relationship with preseason...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 431 reads 1 comments

  11. Washington Redskins Key Stats Tracker (Preseason Game Three)

    Welcome to preseason installment three of the 2010 Washington Redskins' Key Stats Tracker, a weekly feature focusing on three specific statistical categories—turnover differential, ...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 265 reads 1 comments

  12. Redskins Beat Big Bad (just ask them) Jets

    You know, I have to say this. It's preseason. It's meaningless in almost every regard. But sometimes you just really want your team to beat someone else. Last night was one of those nights...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 274 reads 0 comments

  13. Synaptic Shotgun 8.27.10: Washington Redskins vs. New York Jets

    Occasional, recurring short-form posts about the Washington Redskins, NFL and maybe even Life. Almost like a blog...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 641 reads 0 comments

  14. Hail to Washington Redskins in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    With Russ Grimm's recent induction into the Hall of Fame, the number of Washington Redskins in the Hall from the Joe Gibbs glory years rose to five—Gibbs, John Riggins, Darrell Green, Art Monk, and now Grimm...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  15. Washington Redskins: Key Stats Tracker, Preseason Game Two

    Welcome to installment two of the 2010 Redskins Key Stats Tracker. This is a weekly feature focusing on three specific statistical categories—turnover differential, third-down-efficiency ...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 371 reads 0 comments

  16. Redskins vs Ravens: Stream of Consciousness Recap

    Baltimore Ravens 23, Washington Redskins 3 Last week's stream-of-consciousness recap was received more warmly than I had any reason to expect, so I agreed to try it again this week...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 669 reads 2 comments

  17. Redskins vs Ravens - Game Day Wish List

    Truth is I only have one real wish for week two: Don't crash and burn. With their unexpected dude-what-just-happened-here debut blowout win last week, Mike Shanahan's Redskins set the early bar almost impossibly high for themselves...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 326 reads 2 comments

  18. Washington Redskins: Andre Carter, Cynicism, Riggo, Tremendous Machine

    Occasional, recurring short-form posts about the Washington Redskins, NFL, and maybe even Life. Almost like a blog...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 842 reads 0 comments

  19. Redskins vs. Bills Recap: When Wishes Come True

    I won't make a habit of this, I promise, but letting this one go without a public appreciation to the gridiron gods would be sacrilegious. Not to mention it might irritate them again,and since I'm a Redskins fan, I can't chance it...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 647 reads 1 comments

  20. Washington Redskins Key Stats Tracker (Preseason Game 1)

    This is something I have been meaning to do for years. I am finally going to commit to it in 2010. Not all NFL statistics are created equal, and as any thinking man or woman understands, ...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 393 reads 3 comments

  21. Redskins vs Bills: Stream-of-Consciousness Review

    By now, with almost 24 hours to digest last night's epic 42-17 pasting of hapless Buffalo in Mike Shanahan's Redskins debut, you have probably read a dozen blog posts from around the web...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 825 reads 9 comments

  22. Washington Redskins-Buffalo Bills: Synaptic Shotgun Aug. 13, 2010

    It has been 222 days since the Washington Redskins left the field wearing full battle gear. Life has gone on, yes (just ask the people living along the Gulf Coast), but for fans of this magnificent game, it has been a long trek through the wilderness...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 327 reads 0 comments

  23. Redskins vs. Bills: 12 Quick Wishes

    We're getting close. Tomorrow night's preseason game between the Redskins and Buffalo Bills may not be all that meaningful big picture-wise, but there are certain things I hope to see...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 870 reads 3 comments

  24. The Redskins Uniform Debate: If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It

    If one presumes to blog he should probably opine on weighty matters of the day. So, for the record:I'm no Luddite. I keep an open mind. But I am not in favor of changes to the Redskins uniform...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 1,325 reads 11 comments

  25. Synaptic Shotgun: Washington Redskins Camp Impressions, Aug. 10, 2010

    Caught practice today with my son. It doesn't get much better.For a recap of the day's drills and other action, check out Gary Fitzgerald's practice recap on Redskins.com...

    Mark Steven Written by Mark Steven about 4 years ago 785 reads 3 comments