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A record-shattering performance by RG3

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A record-shattering performance by RG3

Some notes about the Redskins 38-26 win over the Vikings today:

—We could fill this whole article with Robert Griffin III and his game-sealing 76-yard touchdown run so here is the quick version of the run: It was the longest by a QB in team history, the longest by a QB n the NFL since 1996, the longest run for any Redskins since 2009, and tied for the third-longest touchdown run in team history.

—On RG3’s total rushing yards (138 for the game, 379 for the season) and TD’s (he threw for one and ran for two today) : He has the team record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game and in a season and for touchdowns in a season and he joins Michael Vick as the only NFL QB’s since 1970 to rush for at least 130 yards and two TD’s in a game.

—Rookie running back Albert Morris scored his fifth touchdown of the season in the second quarter. He and Griffin, who now has six on the season, are the first pair of rookie teammates in NFL history to have five touchdowns in their team’s first six games.

—Morris has 538 yards rushing. In NFL history only nine other rookie running back have more yards than Morris in their teams’ first six games.

—The Redskins have now scored on interception returns on each of the last two games for the first time since Weeks 7-8 of the 1994 season.

—Rookie kicker Kai Forbath, signed just last Tuesday, was good on a 50-yard field goal on his first NFL attempt.

—The win broke the Redskins’ home losing streak at eight games. They last won at FedEx Field on Sept. 18, 2011.

—The Redskins’ 38 points scored were the most at home since they scored 52 against the 49ers in 2005.

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3 key takeaways from Bruce Allen interview: McCloughan, Cousins, D-line improvement

3 key takeaways from Bruce Allen interview: McCloughan, Cousins, D-line improvement

Bruce Allen opened up about all things Redskins on Sunday. He was forthright in spots and diplomatic in others, but like many powerful people, there is much to decipher from Allen's first on camera interview since the firing of general manager Scot McCloughan. 

Kirk Cousins' future 

  • It's no secret the 'Skins seem unable to reach a long-term deal with their quarterback. Bruce Allen said that he is still "hopeful and confident" the team could reach a multi-year contract before the July 15th deadline. Listening to Allen, however, it seemed the Redskins organization already views their current setup as a multi-year deal. Cousins signed his franchise tag for 2017, so he is under contract, and Allen specifically said the team has an option for 2018. That means another tag could absolutely be in play between Washington and Cousins. It's hard to imagine the franchise would lay out the cash for a third-straight franchise tag, but the transition tag remains an option. That would mean around a $28 million one-year deal for Cousins in 2018, but perhaps most importantly, it would let the 'Skins match any offer the QB receives from elsewhere around the league.
  • Takeaway: Even without a long-term deal, Cousins could be staying in Washington for the foreseeable future.

Scot McCloughan's future

  • The demise of McCloughan's tenure as Redskins GM was beyond sloppy. It played out publicly and poorly, and there is blame to be spread all around in how things unfolded. On the football side of things, Allen's revelation that McCloughan was free to go work anywhere else in the NFL struck a chord. Most NFL front offices are hunkered down in draft preparations, but in about six weeks that will be done. When, or if, McCloughan lands with another NFL team will be a telling moment.
  • Takeaway: McCloughan's ouster in D.C. had many complex layers, but if the talented personnel evaluator does not join another front office, the picture becomes more clear.

Defensive improvement?

  • The Redskins lost their best defensive lineman in free agency when Chris Baker signed with Tampa. Then the team cut Ricky Jean-François, arguably their second best D-lineman. To offset those losses, Washington signed Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee. Neither player has a particularly impressive resume, and it's hard to distinctly state that the 'Skins defensive front has improved by the change in personnel. Allen explained that McGee and McClain were specifically targeted to play for new D-line coach Jim Tomsula. Considering that, perhaps the moves make more sense. 
  • Takeaway: The Redskins think having Tomsula coach the D-line, and the type of players he wants on the line, will lead to rapid improvement. 

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Bruce Allen opens up on Scot McCloughan, Kirk Cousins, more

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast: Bruce Allen opens up on Scot McCloughan, Kirk Cousins, more

Redskins team president Bruce Allen sat down with JP Finlay to discuss a tumultuous offseason, and no topics were off limits. Listen here for intel on the firing of Scot McCloughan, a new deal for Kirk Cousins and much more.

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