Brent is joined by Redskins reporter Ben Standig of The Athletic, to discuss (among other things): the team's 2020 outlook, its 10 best players, reasons for both hope and doubt on Dwayne Haskins, the over-crowded running back room, Cody Latimer's place in Ron Rivera's culture, the blurring of the line between bloggers and reporters, and sad ways to kill your quarantine.
Atlanta's dynamic aerial assault overwhelmed the Redskins' defense, and Alex Smith again proved unwilling or unable to shoot it out. The Redskins have some serious work to do if they intend to keep their division lead for long.
Training camp is almost upon us so I'm uploading a few final offseason takes. Examining the supplemental draft selection of Adonis Alexander. Interpreting the Kirk Cousins feature in Bleacher Report. Two surprising stats on Paul Richardson. A dirty little DB secret.
It's the super-dead portion of the NFL offseason but Brent wants to talk Redskins anyway. First impressions of all eight draft picks after OTAs and mini-camp. Jay Gruden's job security. Which position group could the Skins still stand to bolster in free agency? Which group is already better than many think?
In the compelling first round of the 2018 Draft, the Redskins lucked out when my favorite prospect Derwin James fell right into their collective lap, but they squandered this happy accident and picked Da'Ron Payne instead. Colin and I sort through our mixed emotions.
Colin joins the Blogcast again for some final pre-draft ruminations. We share our hopes, dreams, and expectations for Round 1, and debate the value of Derrius Guice. Then a few early impressions of the 2018 schedule, and finally some hearty laughs at the expense of Bruce "The Snake" Allen.
My intellectual buddy Colin joins the Blogcast again to help me break down several recent goings-on in the Redskins universe. We touched on Bruce Allen's comments at the league meetings in Orlando, our mutual inner deadness after UVA's ghastly tournament loss, some key moves the Skins did (and didn't) make in early free agency, our current draft crushes, and a few implications of the Su'a Cravens trade.
Free agency is (technically) only a few hours old, but there are plenty of Redskins roster moves and non-moves to discuss. Is Paul Richardson the answer at receiver? Should the Skins have ponied up for Bashaud Breeland? Who the heck is still left? Please keep in mind that NFL free agency is rarely what it seems.
The Blogcast welcomes one of my best and smartest friends, and a veteran Redskins fan, Colin, from Richmond. How will Alex compare to Kirk? Is there enough reason to tag Kirk beyond spite? Also more recs for free agency and the draft, and a thought about Junior Galette.
Brent and Hayes are finally back to kick off the fourth action-packed season of Burgundy Blogcast. We cover some implications of the big QB trade and the neverending Cuz Condundrum. Some philosophy on leverage and negotiating. Will the Redskins welcome back a prodigal son? Brent's audio is distorted and creepy, but hey, it's the offseason, and this is free.
Back for another season! Of course, Hayes has missed everything that has gone down with the Redskins over the past two months, and Brent might need another two months to recover. Together they try to make sense of the situation in an extended, off-season edition of Burgundy Blogcast.
Staff vacancies are being filled, and while the new hires may not be especially exciting, there don't seem to be any major red flags either. Now that it seems everyone will be back for next sea--oh, wait, what is this? Kirk Cousins going to watch Kyle Shanahan in the NFC Championship Game? What could it mean? And why couldn't Cousins get better seats??
Now with not one but TWO coordinator positions open, it seems like there might be some real shake-up on the Redskins staff. Not so fast, says Brent, who believes the team is leaning toward in-house promotions. Hayes would prefer to see a little more pizzazz to the process--and got just that when news came after taping that Rob Ryan had interviewed to be the DC in D.C. We talk that and a little NFL playoffs on this week's Burgundy Blogcast.
The season may be over for the Redskins, but with a change coming at defensive coordinator, the Giants getting crushed, and college prospects to marvel at, there's still plenty to discuss on Burgundy Blogcast.
One thing can now be said for certain about the Redskins' season: it's over. After that, there is much to be discussed about the current tenures and future prospects of several key personnel in Washington. Brent keeps a reasonable head about him while breaking down a disappointing final performance for a team that finished with a "winning" record, yet missed the playoffs.
Brent and recurring guest Mike Honcho discuss the Redskins' comfy win in Chicago. Also: the necessity of rooting for the Cowboys, how much to blame Joe Barry, the prospect of facing Seattle again in the playoffs, football messing up Christmas, and eye-rolling at RGIII.
Redskins fans must have been naughty all year because the team delivered a steaming, smelly pile of...coal, on Monday night against the Panthers. It didn't end their playoff hopes, but it didn't leave team's followers very hopeful. Brent and Hayes stay up late to give early takes on yet another L on MNF.
It's hard to tell which emotion Brent is experiencing more strongly: carnal love for Fat Rob Kelley, or the visceral hate he harbors for this Redskins defense. We discuss both, plus laugh a lot, because everyone's happier after a victory.
If the Redskins play on Thanksgiving, then Burgundy Blogcast is recording on Thanksgiving! Brent and Hayes discuss Thursday's loss in Dallas; topics include the return of red-zone futility, Josh Norman's feuds, and Kirk Cousins as the future.
A win in prime-time! In convincing fashion! Over a Hall of Fame QB! Is there anything Washington can't do? Brent and Hayes record one nervous segment at halftime of the victory over the Packers, then debate just how good it felt to get the win in the end. So much to discuss, they forgot to talk about Dan Snyder dancing.
How many second-half defensive shutouts must Washington pitch before Brent will consider them a defensive team? Is "Oooo-weeee" as cool as "You like that?!" It's all smiles on the Blogcast after another Washington victory.
Brent enjoyed some vacation during the bye week but made it back to discuss Trent Williams and QB situations around the league. We also look ahead at Washington's next four games to guess what is needed for a playoff push.
The tie in London feels more like a loss than a win to Brent and Hayes--even if there were bright spots. Should the Redskins have tried harder to score a TD at the end of the game? Opinion is mixed. Is Brent cheating on Hayes with his Bumpers? You decide.
On the plus side, Hayes fixed his audio and the widely acclaimed "Brent's Notes" segment makes a triumphant return. But the Redskins lost, and may have lost a few key starters to injury for a game or more. We also discuss announcers, replay, and DeSean Jackson in the latest installment of Burgundy Blogcast.
The Redskins have ridden a 4-game winning streak to a 4-2 record, including a 2-1 record in the division. Brent is focused on the team and has no time for Hayes's banal observations or long-winded questions. A lengthy discussion on the O-line and Matt Jones and a brief one on Goldfish--the snack, not the pet--highlight a beautiful Blogcast episode.
The Redskins are above .500 for the first time this season and Brent and Hayes are here for it. Could the heart and soul of this team be...special teams? Can the Redskins replicate that robust second-half defense? And who is Washington's second biggest rival?
With usual producer Hayes serving a one-week suspension for unnecessary toughness, longtime friend of the Blogcast Mike Honcho joins Brent to discuss the Redskins' Week 4 win over the Browns. RGIII didn't play (due to an exploded shoulder) but he did rock a sweet pony-puff on the sidelines.
No doubt inspired by the growing popularity of Burgundy Blogcast, the Redskins rallied to a crucial win in New York, drastically improving their season outlook. Brent and Hayes discuss what worked for them and what didn't, and talk about how Brent became a member of the Blue Check Club on Twitter.
We review Washington's Week 2 loss to Dallas, attempt to figure out WTH is up with Cousins, ponder whether the coaching staff is crowdsourcing how to use Josh Norman, and scrub the playbook clean of the fade route.
Brent and Hayes discuss the blowout loss to the Steelers in Week 1, while trying not to overreact to a blowout loss to the Steelers in Week 1. In addition to some failing grades for several current Redskins, they discuss the first weekend in new uniforms for former Washington backfield teammates Alfred Morris and Robert Griffin III.
Redskins pummel hated Cowboys into oblivion in regular season finale. Cuz playing as well as any QB in the league. Crowder breaks out. Morris turns back the clock. Getting amped for the freaking playoffs. Brought to you by Super Fan Style: original Maryland sports and lifestyle t-shirts (SuperFanStyle.com).
Redskins clinch improbable division title with authoritative win in Philly. The vindication of Jay Gruden and Kirk Cousins. Encouraging signs for the future. WTF Cuz kneel-down. What to do with the running game.
Guest co-hosted by Mike Honcho. Recap of a huge win over the Bills. Kirk Cousins earning his keep. Jay Gruden's job security. Another badly botched replay. Jordan Reed is an alien. Honcho's kid sounds off in the background.
Redskins hold on in Chicago for their first road win. Time/clock management by Gruden and Cousins. Jordan Reed is unstoppable. Ridiculous catch/fumble/recovery by Matt Jones. Emergence of Will Compton.
Examination of the Redskins' route of the Saints. Preview of the Panthers game. This episode has no music because the original version got banned for copyright infringement, which sucks. (Thanks a lot, James Taylor and Sony Music Entertainment.)
Mike Honcho co-hosts for Hayes. Redskins' shocking comeback win over the Bucs. Perspective on Gruden and Cousins. Bloggers Twitter-beefing with players. Back to the Future philosophy. Twitter accounts every Redskins fan needs to be following.