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Hard Hits with LaVar Arrington: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Hard Hits Live: Redskins-Colts preview

Check out today's Hard Hits Live. LaVar answered questions on the pass rush, LaRon Landry and Donovan McNabb and he gave his thoughts on Sunday's game against the Colts. LaVar answers reader questions every Friday at 10:30 a.m., Eastern, in...

By Washington Post Sports  | October 15, 2010; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Week 6 NFL picks

Bears over Seahawks: The Bears are playing well. Seahawks, not so much. Patriots over Ravens: This will be a close one but in the end I believe the Pats will get it done. Giants over Lions: The G-Men are on...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 15, 2010; 12:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Indoor practice facility for the Redskins?

Today is a messy day outside. It's rainy and cold. So the Redskins will be finding a place to practice indoors. I was asked whether having an indoor practice facility helps and whether a team can gain an advantage by...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 14, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Faking an injury is never a good idea

I have never heard of a player faking an injury to get another guy playing time in a game. Practice yes. In the movies yes. But in a real game no. When I first saw the story about Gilbert Arenas...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 14, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Redskins-Colts keys to victory: special teams

The Redskins special teams had success and more consistency against the Packers. This Sunday against Indianapolis, the goals of the kickoff and punt coverage teams remain the same: keep the Colts pinned deep in their territory. The Colts' running game...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 14, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Redskins-Colts keys to victory: defense

The Redskins defense has started to build a reputation as a hard-hitting unit. This now marks three weeks in a row that Jim Haslett's unit has knocked guys out of the game. But If they plan on winning the battle...

By Lavar Arrington  | October 13, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Memory lane: How we beat Peyton Manning in 2002

I remember very well the Sunday night game we played against the Colts in 2002. The Colts entered the game as the clear favorite with Peyton Manning at quarterback, Edgerrin James at running back, and Marvin Harrison at wide receiver....

By LaVar Arrington  | October 13, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Redskins Insider Live Webcast

Rick Maese and Dan Steinberg joined LaVar on this week's Redskins Insider Live webcast to talk about the win against the Packers and whether the run can continue against the Colts this Sunday night. You can also download the podcast...

By Washington Post editors  | October 12, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Redskins-Colts keys to victory: offense

Here's what the Redskins must do on offense to beat the Colts: Run the ball. Once again the Redskins will need to run the ball this week. Facing Peyton Manning, it will be very important that they control the time...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 12, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Redskins Insider Live: Packers recap, Colts preview

LaVar Arrington, Rick Maese and Dan Steinberg join studio host Jonathan Forsythe for this week's edition of Redskins Insider Live. They'll talk about the Redskins' victory over the Packers and look ahead to Sunday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts....

By Washington Post Sports  | October 12, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Some questions about Mike Shanahan's handling of Devin Thomas

They say that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. The key word in that phrase would be "always," in my humble estimation. When a person tries to plant seeds on a non-fertile surface, the results will be...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 11, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
 
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Redskins vs. Packers checklist: Defense gets it done

My keys were simple and plain for this game. How did the Redskins fair? Let's start with the offense. Run the ball to control the time of possession and limit Aaron Rodgers: Yes and no. The Redskins won the time...

By LaVar Arrington  | October 11, 2010; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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