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Hard Hits with LaVar Arrington: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Offensive line breakdown: levels of the defense

I've explained "point of attack" and how it applies to pass protection, and the last post covered kick out and seal blocks. Now to finish it off with "levels of the defense." Every offense lineman's goal in the running game...

By LaVar Arrington  |  September 4, 2010; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Offensive line analysis: point of attack in the running game

In football, the game is won and lost in the trenches. All success or lack thereof starts with the linemen. So I thought I would offer up my understanding of some of the terminology for offensive linemen. In my last...

By LaVar Arrington  |  September 3, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Hard Hits Live: LaVar answers your questions

LaVar answered fan questions about the Redskins this morning in a video chat. You can click here if you'd like to scroll through the questions and answers, or click on the video screen below to watch the entire chat. Take...

By Washington Post Sports  |  September 3, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Offensive line analysis: point of attack in pass protection

While studying the team in last night's game against the Arizona Cardinals, I really zeroed in on the offensive line. Their play, in my opinion, wasn't very good, so I wanted to go back over the other games and break...

By Lavar Arrington  |  September 3, 2010; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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LaVar answers your questions

LaVar will be answering your questions each Friday in a video webcam chat. Tomorrow, he'll be talking about the Redskins-Cardinals game and the Redskins' 53-man final roster. He'll also be looking ahead to Week 1 and the Dallas game. As...

By Washington Post Sports  |  September 2, 2010; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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What to look for in tonight's Cardinals-Redskins game

Tonight marks the final game of the preseason for the Redskins. Many starters will sit out and watch from home or the sideline, while others will fight it out for roster positions for the final time. But if you thought...

By LaVar Arrington  |  September 2, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Redskins Insider Live webcast

In case you missed it, our weekly Redskins Insider Live webcast went up on the site yesterday. Panelists LaVar Arrington, Rick Maese and Dan Steinberg will talk about the Redskins each Tuesday of the season in the studio at the...

By Washington Post Sports  |  September 1, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Plaxico Burress' punishment doesn't fit the crime

My former teammate while with the New York Giants Plaxico Burress was denied a work furlough Tuesday. The state Department of Correctional Services said the serious nature of his November 2008 crime led them to turning down his request for...

By Lavar Arrington  |  September 1, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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DeAngelo Hall speaks his mind, but is this good?

Tuesday afternoon, Malcolm Kelly was placed on injured reserve. It brought to mind the comments by the Redskins' emerging "team spokesman," cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who said that Kelly's original injury was more severe than the team had originally let on....

By LaVar Arrington  |  August 31, 2010; 7:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Redskins Insider Live webcast

We'll be talking Redskins every Tuesday morning at 10:30, all season long. Today was the first broadcast, and you can watch it now, or any time all week. Here's the link. Or take a look right now:...

By Washington Post Sports  |  August 31, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Malcolm Kelly on IR: Is this is last year as a Skin?

Malcolm Kelly was placed on injured reserve today, marking the end of this season for him. The question is, will this be his last season as a Washington Redskin? In my opinion Kelly has many tools to be a successful...

By LaVar Arrington  |  August 31, 2010; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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What if Roger Clemens is telling the truth?

The steroid age in baseball has been a very ugly ordeal for the sport, to say the least. Many stars have come up dirty, the latest being Roger Clemens and his ongoing battle to prove his innocence regarding steroid use....

By LaVar Arrington  |  August 30, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Redskins fans should be excited about this year

In the third preseason game of the year, the Redskins offense, without starting QB Donovan McNabb, showed that it is more than capable of competing against the best defenses the NFL has to offer. The New York Jets ranked number...

By LaVar Arrington  |  August 30, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Toney-Couture fight shows UFC's rise, boxing's fall

The fight between James Toney and Randy Couture was built up to be two locomotives from two different sports settling a long-debated topic: Which sport has the superior athletes, MMA or boxing? How fitting that champions of both sports met...

By LaVar Arrington  |  August 29, 2010; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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