Burgundy BlogcastSep 26, 2023
Commanders lose to Bills (2-1)
Alumni Homecoming Weekend served mainly to reunite Commanders fans with their old friends, Pain and Suffering, during a 34-point bludgeoning by the Bills.
Sep 26, 202323:49
Commanders defeat Broncos (2-0)
The upstart Commanders remain undefeated with a wild comeback win at Mile High.
Sep 18, 202317:24
Commanders defeat Cardinals (1-0)
The Commanders beat the Arizona Cardinals in a fairly ugly but nonetheless cathartic opening to the Josh Harris era.
Sep 11, 202315:51
A conversation with Ben Standig, or "Life After Trent"
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.
May 21, 202001:16:06
Miscellaneous topics, or "Urb Your Enthusiasm"
Thoughts and observations about Project 11, Haskins' diary, and several other Redskins-related goings-on.
May 17, 202030:02
Draft wrap-up, or "Charles in Charge"
The Redskins finally dealt Trent Williams (to Kyle Shanahan!) moments before Day 3 started, then proceeded to add several more promising prospects, including Saadhiq Charles and Antonio Gandy-Golden.
Apr 27, 202048:05
Draft Days 1 and 2, or "Forever Young"
The Redskins bagged havoc-wreaker Chase Young and game-breaker Antonio Gibson, but thus far have failed to trade Trent Williams.
Apr 25, 202019:44
Free agency recap, or "Name That Backup!"
A comprehensive update to my view of the Redskins after the primary phase of free agency, and with less than a week to go before Rivera's first draft.
Apr 20, 202036:37
Pre-draft convo with my buddy Colin, or "Smack in the Chat Box"
Season 6 in the house! For this special episode, devoted Redskins fan and my third- or fourth-smartest friend Colin joined me to discuss the upcoming draft.
Apr 15, 202040:22
On the eve of free agency
Ron Rivera's first free agency cycle is upon us. Let's rock and roll.
Mar 16, 202035:52
Schaffer out, Doug Williams reassigned
Thoughts on a few more important changes in the Redskins front office.
Jan 12, 202014:01
Rivera, Del Rio, Turner hired
New head coach Ron Rivera is building a new staff with many former colleagues, and without former heir-apparent Kevin O'Connell.
Jan 09, 202032:10
Bruce Allen fired
We did it. We actually did it. We made Dan Snyder #FireBruceAllen.
Dec 31, 201918:38
Redskins lose to Eagles (W15)
Eagles fans took over FedEx again—and left happy again—but at least Haskins finally looked the part.
Dec 16, 201923:36
Redskins lose to Packers (W14)
The Redskins got eliminated by the Packers. Will Bruce Allen get eliminated by Dan Snyder?
Dec 10, 201915:56
Redskins lose to Bills (W9)
Haskins finally got a start! But it was boring and the Redskins are still bad.
Nov 04, 201929:18
Redskins lose to Vikings (W8)
Another frazzled relief appearance by Dwayne Haskins posed no threat to Kirk Cousins's superior second squad.
Oct 25, 201926:41
Redskins lose to 49ers (W7)
Kyle Shanahan and a torrential downpour spoiled Homecoming, as the Redskins never even got on the board.
Oct 21, 201934:19
Redskins defeat Dolphins (W6)
The Redskins wasted a unique opportunity by juuust barely beating the worst team in modern NFL history.
Oct 14, 201919:37
Gruden fired, Callahan promoted
Jay Gruden was relieved of his head coaching duties because he just had to go. His temporary successor is not off to a great start.
Oct 08, 201910:36
Redskins lose to Patriots (W5)
Oct 07, 201917:24
Redskins lose to Giants (W4)
Even the debut of Dwayne Haskins (in relief) could not spark the Redskins to so much as a single touchdown against their lowly rival.
Sep 30, 201928:23
Redskins lose to Bears (W3)
Case Keenum melted down and the Redskins fell apart on Monday Night Football. Shocker, I know.
Sep 24, 201920:18
Redskins lose to Cowboys (W2)
The Redskins got embarrassed at home, by a division rival, again. This short episode is mostly just me ripping their pathetic defense.
Sep 16, 201915:03
Redskins lose to Eagles (W1)
Burgundy Blogcast returns—for some reason—to comment on a tough divisional Week 1 loss for the Redskins, and to squash any of your pathetic remaining hopes for a better future.
Sep 09, 201919:49
Redskins offseason starts quietly, poorly
Nothing is really happening. And that is bad.
Jan 14, 201932:58
Redskins lose to Eagles (W17)
With nothing left to play for but pride, the Redskins opted out.
Dec 31, 201826:26
Redskins lose to Titans (W16)
Adrian Peterson's Herculean effort and Josh Johnson's collectedness brought the Redskins to the brink of a memorable win! Alas, reality.
Dec 23, 201827:16
Redskins defeat Jaguars (W15)
Jay Gruden and newcomer Josh Johnson rallied the troops for a season-saving (?) upset. The worse team lost.
Dec 17, 201832:44
Redskins lose to Giants (W14)
No amount of injuries could excuse the degrees of apathy and ineptitude on display in this ghastly home defeat.
Dec 10, 201824:50
Redskins lose to Eagles (W13)
Colt McCoy’s leg, and my spirit, are broken.
Dec 04, 201837:01
Redskins claim Reuben Foster
This was a bold move with wide-ranging implications and a broad spectrum of potential consequences.
Nov 29, 201831:24
Redskins lose to Cowboys (W12)
In their biggest game of the year, on their biggest stage of the year, the Redskins blew it. Again.
Nov 23, 201826:36
Redskins lose to Texans (W11)
The Redskins saw their division lead shrink at the hands of the Texans, and more importantly lost their most expensive player, at the most important position, to another brutal injury.
Nov 19, 201834:49
Bonus pod (Bucs/Texans)
Brent makes a few extra observations on the win over the Bucs, and predictions for the Texans game. The Redskins currently sit atop the NFC East.
Nov 14, 201828:41
Redskins defeat Buccaneers (W10)
Though not particularly impressive on offense or defense—excepting four impeccably timed takeaways—the Redskins shook off numerous injuries to capture their sixth win in Tampa.
Nov 12, 201828:54
Redskins lose to Falcons (W9)
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.
Nov 05, 201837:17
Redskins trade for HaHa Clinton-Dix
Most expected a quiet trade deadline for the Redskins, but they made a surprise power-move for an impact defender. I like it.
Oct 31, 201820:34
Redskins defeat Giants (W8)
The Redskins extended their winning streak to three games, on the backs of the ageless Adrian Peterson and some young, studly defensive linemen.
Oct 29, 201825:30
Redskins defeat Panthers (W6)
The Redskins--flawed but functional--did just enough to edge the Panthers and retain a slim division lead. This is the 100th episode of Burgundy Blogcast!
Oct 15, 201820:14
Redskins defeat Packers (W3)
A funny thing happened to me during the second quarter of the third game of the Redskins' regular season: I found my give-a-damn.
Sep 24, 201828:42
Redskins lose to Patriots (PS W1)
The Redskins played a football game! Kind of! Brent chatted with Twitter buddy and hardcore Skins fan Ben Ceccarelli (@Piketoon) about the best and worst parts of the team's first exhibition of 2018.
Aug 10, 201837:42
Adonis, Kirk, P-Richie, and some dirt
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.
Jul 24, 201817:23
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?
Jun 27, 201823:39
Post-draft, Reach Criteria
A thorough perspective on the key individuals and greater philosophy of the Redskins' 2018 draft class. Introducing Reach Criteria for grading picks.
May 02, 201838:13
Skins gain Payne
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.
Apr 27, 201828:36
Draft prep, schedule, Bruce
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.
Apr 21, 201844:18
Top 13 draft faves
Listing and explaining my 13 favorite prospects for the Redskins at #13 in the first round of the upcoming draft, in ascending order of awesomeness.
Apr 02, 201816:51
Bruce, free agency, draft
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.
Mar 29, 201842:48
Early free agency
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.
Mar 15, 201830:51