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Kicking drags down special teams grade

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Kicking drags down special teams grade

By Tarik El-Bashir
CSNwashington.comSpecial teamsGrade vs. Buccaneers: CComment: Its not really fair to punish an entire unit because of one players struggles. But its also impossible to give the special teams any grade better than adequate after Sundays near miss in Tampa.As it turned out, of coruse, Billy Cundiff was the hero after connecting from 41 yards out with seven seconds remaining, lifting the Redskins to a 24-22 victory. But the veteran also came oh-so close to being the goat after missing attempts from 41, 57 and 31 yards out.Cundiff accepted the blame for the first three misses, calling the chip shot he yanked wide in the fourth quarter a mental error. But he also mentioned that the Redskins field goal unit has yet to completely gel when it comes to timing, which is concerning given that Sundays game was the third since long snapper Justin Snow replaced the injured Nick Sundberg.Theres a big timing aspect, Cundiff said after the game. Justin is snapping the ball and Sav Rocca is holding the ball well. Its up to me to get into rhythm with those two guys. Those guys have been around a long time, and they are doing their job great. Its matter of me getting on their page and thats a tough thing to do.He added: There are a lot of things involved in there. Were still trying to gel and mesh.Overall, Cundiff ranks 30thin field goal accuracy, making 6 of his 10 attempts, which includes misses from 62 and 57 yards out.Coach Mike Shanahan said on Monday that Cundiff the team wont hold any kicking tryouts this week. But you cant imagine hell stand pat again if Cundiff struggles against the Falcons on Sunday.

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85-year-old woman unafraid to coach Kirk Cousins

85-year-old woman unafraid to coach Kirk Cousins

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is always open to some coaching no matter who it comes from. On Friday that coaching came from Veronica, an 85-year old woman who works at Congressional Country Club and is a die-hard Redskins fan.

Cousins posted a picture of the pair together on his Instagram account Friday afternoon. 

Veronica made some solid suggestions, especially the one about him getting the ball out of his hands quicker. 

Despite the rocky contract situation with the team, there's no question that Cousins loves the passionate Redskins fan base. 

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Who will be the Redskins new top wideout?

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Who will be the Redskins new top wideout?

Rich Tandler and JP Finlay make predictions about the Redskins leading wideout in 2017 and how the offense shakes out. Plus, who will drink the most beer over Memorial Day? Bonus guest local celebrity Mitch Tischler joins the pod.

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