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Redskins Capital Connection
57 minutes | a year ago
Draft Eve Special, w/ Benjamin Allbright & Marc Sessler
We're back! Yes, although the Redskins Capital Connection hiatus was planned, it did end up going much longer than planned. But we're back, and what better time to return than on the cusp of the NFL Draft. Hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips are joined by two absolutely stellar guests today. First they dial up NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright for the latest on trade offers for the #2 pick, what the situation is for Trent Williams, and what other storylines to watch for during this week's virtual NFL Draft. Next Chad goes one-on-one with friend of the show Marc Sessler from the NFL Network/Around the NFL podcast. Together they talk about how this draft can shape the identity of the Washington Redskins franchise moving forward in this new era under Ron Rivera. Both discussions are fascinating and filled with great pearls of wisdom, and we know you'll enjoy them Redskins nation! Thanks for your patience while we were on hiatus, but now that we're back, more than ever we'd love to hear from you! What did you agree with or disagree with from today's episode, and what are you hoping for out of the 2020 NFL Draft? Get in touch!
36 minutes | a year ago
Offseason - Jan 1st 2020 - Bruce Fired. Ron Hired.
Happy New Year, Redskins fans! The 2010's are behind us and the winds of change have turned their attention towards Ashburn with the highly sought-after departure of Bruce Allen now confirmed, the signing of Ron Rivera as the new Head Coach reported but not yet confirmed (at time of recording), and many other changes that have occurred, or will shortly. Today's episode of the Redskins Capital Connection features not one but two fantastic guests about all the developments surrounding the team since the 2019 season officially ended for the Redskins in Dallas this past Sunday. First up, our good mate Michael Phillips joins to give us the inside scoop on what's going on behind closed-doors at Redskins Park. Then, Jourdan Rodrigue from The Athletic Carolina Panthers beat joins to talk about just what Redskins fans are getting from Ron Rivera. It's a brilliant chat and one we really enjoyed, and we know you will too. We'll do a proper season wrap-up discussion at some point in the future, but for now, today's episode is solely focused on this tumultuous week.
51 minutes | a year ago
Week Fifteen - Philadelphia at Washington, & The End of Bruce Allen?
Last week the Redskins still had a faint glimmer of hope, but this past week in Green Bay that hope was extinguished, and now the season is all about running out the clock and trying to move on towards a more productive 2020 both on and off the field. Hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips are joined by good friend Chris Russell (106.7 The Fan, Sports Illustrated) to dive into the fact that there's three games between now and the offseason for the Washington Redskins, and all three are against the NFC East. So for those fans who don't care about getting the absolute best draft pick possible, there's also some inter-divisional pride up for grabs too. With a Quarterback who sprained his ankle, a Running Back who sprained his MCL, a Cornerback who was on drugs, an Interim Coach who probably deserves to be fired, and a Team President /slash/ self-designated Emperor in his last weeks with the team, there's a lot going on in the final stages of the 2019 season. So let's talk about that a bit today, shall we?
58 minutes | a year ago
Week Fourteen - Redskins at Green Bay, & Unbelievable Playoff Possibilities
On today's show, hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips are joined by Chip Brierre (ABC7) for a look ahead to Sunday's Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers, which is of course the first of four games that the Washington Redskins need to win consecutively if they want to, and I can't believe we're saying this... win the division and head to the playoffs. That's right; with the Redskins currently 3-9 and seemingly staring down the barrel of a top five draft pick three quarters of the way through the NFL season, the rest of the NFC East is such a cornucopia of dysfunction that the Redskins are still alive! And if the Redskins can go into Lambeau Field at 1pm on Sunday and pull off an unlikely upset, then the run home from there suddenly becomes bizarrely achievable with games at home against the Eagles and Giants, and a penultimate week 17 battle in Jerry World against the listless Cowboys.
48 minutes | a year ago
Week Thirteen - Redskins at Carolina, & 2019 Season Legacy?
Season 2019 has not been a successful one for the Washington Redskins, and now that we're entering the last month of the regular season, it's appropriate to consider what the legacy of season 2019 may be for this team, this city, and this fan-base. After an extended bye-week break in Thailand, host Chad Ryan is joined by Mark Phillips to ponder that question, as well as preview this week's game against Carolina in which the Redskins will look to win consecutive games for the first time in over a year. With promising signs from young players like Derrius Guice, Steven Sims, Kelvin Harmon, and Fabian Moreau in last week's win vs Detroit, are the Redskins finally starting to turn the corner? All of that and more - it's good to be back!
58 minutes | a year ago
Week Nine - Redskins at Buffalo & Trent Williams' return, w/ Kareem Copeland
Hello Washington Nationals fans and thank you so much for tuning in to another episode of the Nationals Capital Connection;your number one home for independent and worldwide coverage of your World Champion Washington Nationals! If you're anything like host Chad Ryan, you've been riding high on cloud nine ever since Wednesday night, getting minimal sleep as you relive each and every moment that delivered that Commissioner's Trophy into the hands of Ryan Zimmerman and the team. As Chad himself said recently; "I tell you what, I've been having some weird dreams lately. I dreamed just last night that I was actually the host of a Redskins podcast, instead of a Nationals podcast. Oh my god, can you imagine? I'd have to spend today with my co-host Mark Phillips, as well as special guest Kareem Copeland (Washington Post), and we'd be talking about beef between the best player on the Redskins and the Team President. Beef that involves missed rare cancer diagnoses, a lack of basic decency, monetary disputes, and hospital visits. I'd have to talk about the 1-7 Redskins having gone two straight weeks without scoring a touchdown, and noting that the team has NEVER in it's HISTORY gone 3 consecutive weeks without a TD. I'd have to talk about a Quarterback in the concussion protocol and a rookie who isn't ready to start potentially being thrust in to his first start against Buffalo in Buffalo on Sunday..."
43 minutes | a year ago
Week Eight - The Haskins Dilemma
This Washington Redskins team that we all support is now officially off to their worst start to a season in over 20 years. They're sitting at 1-7 after a road loss to the man Bruce Allen still refers to as 'Kurt Coosins' and the Minnesota Vikings, with a starting Quarterback in the concussion protocol, a rookie Quarterback who is being pushed and pulled in way too many directions, and another starting Quarterback who has an equal chance of starting this week just as much as he's likely to be inactive. Yes, it's a great time to follow this proud and historic franchise, so let's spend some time today talking about them. Hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips are joined by fellow RCC family member Chip Brierre (ABC7/WJLA) and they spend the majority of today's episode dedicated to the biggest question currently surrounding this Redskins team; What should the plan for Dwayne Haskins be? Sit him? Start him? Play him? Bench him? If not now, then when? And why? And how? It's a spirited debate filled with twists and turns. Take a listen Redskins fans then reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook and let us know your thoughts on the subject matter!
64 minutes | 2 years ago
POST-GAME: Week 06 at Miami, 17-16 win, w/ Jerry Brewer
For the first time in season 2019 your hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips are here today on the back of a Washington Redskins win! It was a very interesting 17-16 win down in Miami against the Dolphins; the first time the Redskins have ever won in the regular season in Miami, curiously enough. Joining the show today is Jerry Brewer (Washington Post) to help us break down the win, as well as diving in to the big issues; Should Dwayne Haskins sit or start? Is Terry McLaurin a genuine OROTY candidate? Has anything actually changed since Jay Gruden was dismissed? Were the Dolphins really trying to win that game? All of that and much more! Tune in, enjoy, and then yell at us on Twitter about what you've heard us say! (A note about today's episode; for a portion of the show, there's background noise from a television set. Apologies!)
30 minutes | 2 years ago
Week Six - JAY GRUDEN FIRED Emergency Podcast
Welcome to this quote-unquote emergency edition of the Redskins Capital Connection podcast, with hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips here to discuss the breaking news that yes; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was fired sometime between Sunday evening and early Monday morning after the 0-5 start to the 2019 season. For as mediocre-to-bad as this franchise has been, this is the first time in 19 years that the Redskins have fired a coach mid-season. We knew it was likely coming. Vegas knew it was likely coming. And the players certainly knew it was coming from listening to their comments after the game last night. It was the right move, and by the way for those who listened to the last RCC episode it was step one in the 12 month plan Chad outlined on how to save the Redskins. But now that it has happened, what's next? And what is Gruden's legacy? Where is Bruce Allen in all of this? All of this and much more on this emergency RCC podcast!
40 minutes | 2 years ago
Week Five - The Plan to Save the Redskins
Things are bleak for the Washington Redskins at the moment. Really bleak. They've started the season 0-4. They have a Quarterback controversy. They have their best player holding out with no end in sight. They have multiple players missing significant time to injuries. They have veterans under-performing. They have a home stadium routinely filled with opposition fans. They have a fan-base at the end of their rope. And they have what appears to be a lame-duck coaching staff being governed by a potentially lame-duck front office administration. So yeah, things are bad. So on today's show, host Chad Ryan does something a bit different before we look ahead to this week's game vs a scrappy little team called the New England Patriots; he presents to you his twelve month plan for turning this franchise around in the most achievable and realistic way possible, under the ownership of Dan Snyder. It is The Plan to Save the Redskins. Including everything from interim coaches, to full-time coaches. Trades. Draft picks. Off-field moves. Front-office moves. He names names and goes into detail about the moves he believes will best equip the Washington Redskins to reset the culture and move forward under a model of success. Take a listen, and then tell us what you think he got right, and what he got wrong in this plan.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
POST-GAME: Week 03 vs Chicago, 31-15 Embarrassment
Okay... Let's do this, Redskins nation. This raw post-game edition of the Redskins Capital Connection podcast is hosted by your tired, frustrated, and grumpy hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips, as well as guest Matthew Paras (Washington Times)... and boy oh boy did the Redskins crap the bed on Monday Night Football. AGAIN. And if you didn't watch the game, the scoreline could trick you into thinking that this was a competitive game of football. Let's be clear. It wasn't. The Redskins fell into a 28-0 hole in the first half, and the entire second half of the game was basically garbage time. And on a night that saw the coaching staff get embarrassed, the players get their asses kicked, and the fans get emotionally abused, you'd think that at least something as simple as honoring a past player like London Fletcher at half-time would be a respite from the shit-show? WELL YOU'RE WRONG, BECAUSE THE REDSKINS MIS-SPELLED HIS NAME ON THE FEDEX FIELD BIG SCREENS.
38 minutes | 2 years ago
Week 03 vs Chicago on MNF, w/ Mark Bullock
On this episode of the Redskins Capital Connection podcast, hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips are joined by good friend Mark Bullock (The Athletic DC). Together, they cast their eyes forward to Monday Night Football at FedEx Field where the Chicago Bears are coming in to town. The Redskins famously haven't been intimidating under the bright lights of Prime Time, and are 2-15 on Monday Night Football since 2008. Couple that with the fact that the Redskins are 0-2 to start the season, and you can understand why on our RCC podcast from Sunday night after the Dallas game they called this Week 3 action a 'sliding door moment' for Jay Gruden. What are the keys to victory against Chicago? How do the Redskins nullify Khalil Mack? And is it possible at this point to solve the penalties issue that has plagued this team? All of that and more on another episode of Redskins Capital Connection.
27 minutes | 2 years ago
POST-GAME: Week 02 vs Dallas, 31-21 loss
Welcome to the post-game edition of Redskins Capital Connection that we like to call RCC RAW, because we're recording this while the emotions are still high and the analysis is still loose. The Cowboys came to town and made FedEx Field look like a Dallas home game once again, as the Washington Redskins went down 31-21 which puts them at 0 and 2 in 2019, with both losses coming against NFC East Division rivals. To put it bluntly, the Redskins are in deep doo-doo to start the season. Hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips put down the drinks and snacks on football Sunday afternoon and share the three areas that ended up deciding today's game. We then look ahead briefly at why next week's Monday night game against the Chicago Bears is going to be a 'sliding doors' moment for Jay Gruden. Take a listen Redskins fans!
43 minutes | 2 years ago
Week Two vs Dallas, w/ Linebacker Cole Holcomb
On this week's episode of the Redskins Capital Connection, hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips recap week one of the NFL season where the Washington Redskins fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 32-27 at Lincoln Financial Field, then Chad talks to Redskins rookie Linebacker Cole Holcomb about his first game, life in the NFL, Dallas week, and his dog Benji. We'll also look ahead to this Sunday's home opener against the Dallas Cowboys. And since it's Redskins season again, that means it's time for our famous 3-2-1 game MVP votes as well! Who earns the honors in week one? Tune in to find out!
43 minutes | 2 years ago
Week One at Philadelphia, w/ Lake Lewis
On today's show we are talking about honest-to-god actual Redskins football! The Washington Redskins open up their 2019 campaign by heading North-east up the I95 and playing against the Eagles in Philadelphia at 1pm on Sunday, and after a long, strange, and at times chaotic offseason, we here at Redskins Capital Connection simply can't wait to put it all behind us and watch the Redskins throw around the pigskin. Joining hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips is our good friend Redskins insider Lake Lewis (heavy.com) to help us preview the game and look at the story-lines to follow, and also talking about how the Vegas bookmakers have the Redskins as heavy underdogs vs Philadelphia, and whether or not that's realistic. This is our fifth year here at RCC, and we're thrilled to have you with us along for the ride again! Thanks for listening, and support the show by telling your friends to listen too!
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Preseason Week 4 - Reviewing the Redskins OL
We've now got three weeks of preseason football under our belts. We know who the starting Quarterback is going to be. We've seen Derrius Guice return from injury and look explosive in doing so. It seems that we know who are Inside Linebackers are going to be. So then the biggest question that remains is; what is the Redskins offensive line going to look like? And like Batman responding to the Bat signal from Commissioner Gordon, any time we mention the Offensive Line here at RCC, our own Robbie Duncan comes a hollering and hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips welcome him with open arms! We go along every position across the Offensive Line and look at the presumed starters, the depth, the strengths, and the weaknesses. It's a position that will likely define what type of season the Washington Redskins have in 2019, so there's a lot riding on it!
43 minutes | 2 years ago
Preseason Week 3 w/ Rhiannon Walker
On this week's episode of the Redskins Capital Connection... there's a whole lot of stuff to talk about; the Redskins are 0-2 so far in the preseason, but does it matter? Which players are healthy, which players are not, who is the starting Quarterback going to be, and where the hell is Trent Williams? To cover all of that and a bunch more, hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips dial up Rhiannon Walker from The Athletic DC, who smashes her RCC debut! And yes folks; Chad has a cut on his tongue that's giving him a bit of a lisp like a 13 year old kid with braces going through puberty. Bear with him this week!
44 minutes | 2 years ago
Training Camp 2019 - First Week of Action, & Previewing Preseason
Washington Redskins Training Camp 2019 is well and truly underway, and in a few short days the team will make their way to Cleveland Ohio for week one of preseason football. To take us through the news so far from camp, and what story lines we'll all be following throughout the preseason, this week making his triumphant return to the place he called home for training camp last year, hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips are joined by Chip Brierre from ABC7 News Washington DC! We discuss the Quarterback situation as news emerges that Colt McCoy will not play in preseason week one, and the impacts that will have up and down the offense. We also dive into updates on guys like Derrius Guice, Trey Quinn, and Landon Collins, as well as the rookie Dwayne Haskins! All of that and a lot of laughs on another fun episode of Redskins Capital Connection!
42 minutes | 2 years ago
Training Camp 2019 - Previewing the Defense
Last week we recorded a great chat with Kareem Copeland from The Washington Post looking at the offense, so if you missed that episode go back and give it a listen. But that means that as we continue our preview of the Washington Redskins 2019 Training Camp, today hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips are looking at the Redskins defense with special guest and Richmond's favorite son, Michael Phillips (Sports Editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch). The Redskins defensive line is stacked with young exciting talent, but what about the rest of the defense? What holes can an opposition exploit, and do new faces like Landon Collins and Montez Sweat mean significant improvements across the board, or new challenges to overcome? All of that and more on today's episode of the Redskins Capital Connection podcast!
53 minutes | 2 years ago
Training Camp 2019 - Previewing the Offense
Break's over. Washington Redskins Training Camp starts Thursday next week July 25th at the Bon Secours center in Richmond, Virginia. Just because Redskins Capital Connection won't be there on the sidelines every day in 2019 doesn't mean we aren't going to take a comprehensive look at what Redskins fans should be watching out for at Training Camp this year, and that's what today's episode is all about. It's the first of two episodes dedicated to previewing Training Camp 2019, and this week we're focusing on the offense! To help us, hosts Chad Ryan and Mark Phillips dial up good mate Kareem Copeland from the Washington Post to help us really analyze the story-lines as the Redskins load the buses and head down I95. There's quite a lot of questions we want to discuss today when it comes to really getting our brains ready for season 2019; some of the questions are small and minor, and same have the real potential to completely dictate the Redskins fortunes in the coming season. New Quarterbacks. New coaches. Player hold-outs. Injuries. Depth charts and roster battles. Guys in contract years. We're going to touch on as many of these as we can without making the show three hours long. Wish us luck and stay tuned!
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