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Chris Baker explains story behind Week 3 sideline argument with Joe Barry


Chris Baker explains story behind Week 3 sideline argument with Joe Barry

Chris Baker and Joe Barry didn't always see eye to eye, and there were a few examples of that just this past season.

There was Baker openly voicing his displeasure about Barry's decision not to rush the passer during the Lions' final drive in Week 7, a drive that concluded with Matt Stafford throwing a game-winning touchdown and Detroit stealing a win Washington could've used.

And there was also an incident back in the Redskins' first matchup with the Giants, where cameras caught Baker yelling at Barry on MetLife Stadium's sidelines. So now, knowing that the Burgundy and Gold have moved on from Barry as their defensive coordinator, Baker is celebrating, right?

Not exactly. In a new installment of CSN's #RedskinsTalk podcast with JP Finlay, the defensive lineman downplayed the argument in New York, and said overall, he and his now-former coach did in fact get along.


"I had a great relationship with Joe Barry," Baker told Finlay. "Our wives liked each other, our families are always around each other."

"But football is a competitive sport and me and him got into it at the Giants game," he continued, explaining what happened. "I think it was nickel and I wanted us to be in base on the two-yard line, and the Giants scored an easy touchdown so we got at it a little bit after the start of that game. But me and Joe Barry have a great relationship. Of course, at any time, during a season, during a game, things can go wrong."

No. 92 said that in those little dust-ups, curse words are thrown around but apologies follow soon after, before each side goes back to pursuing the common goal of getting better. Unfortunately for Barry, that goal just wasn't accomplished often enough in 2016.

For more from CSN's chat with Chris Baker, including his thoughts on Greg Manusky as Washington's next coordinator and whether the defense needs more talent, click here for the #RedskinsTalk Podcast on iTunes, here for Google Play or press play below. Don't forget to subscribe!

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Fans, Redskins pay tribute to longtime NBC Sports Washington reporter Rich Tandler

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Fans, Redskins pay tribute to longtime NBC Sports Washington reporter Rich Tandler

NBC Sports Washington lost an important piece of its family this week when longtime Redskins reporter Rich Tandler died on Tuesday. He was 63.

Tandler joined NBC Sports Washington in 2011. He began his writing career in his 40s after working in restaurants and created his blog, Real Redskins, in 2004, which became the longest-running blog on the team. He also wrote three books on the Redskins and posted an estimated 2,300 consecutive “Need To Know” posts, becoming a must-read for Redskins fans as part of their morning routine.

“We’re devastated to learn of the loss of one of our most loved and valued media members, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington,” Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. “His dedication to covering the Redskins over the past 14 years has made him an irreplaceable presence among our media corps, and he will be in our hearts. Our thoughts are with his family, our family at NBC Sports Washington, and the entire Redskins community. He will be truly missed.”

The team will hold a moment of silence for Tandler before its game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and will keep his regular seat on press row empty. On Wednesday, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith offered his “thoughts and prayers to his family.”

“Rich’s kind and warm nature made him a good friend and an especially close colleague to many of us at NBC Sports Washington,” NBC Sports Washington General Manager Damon Phillips said in a statement. “His passion for his work and the Redskins was inspiring and made him a critical part of many of our successes over the past seven years. This is a very big loss for the sports community. Our thoughts are with his family and his many friends.”

Fans, Redskins players, fellow reporters, and friends of Tandler paid tribute to him on social media.

“Incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of NBCSW’s Rich Tandler. He was a great talent and an important voice in the DC sports community. Our thoughts are with his wife @MissSkeetersmom, his family and his family at @NBCSWashington,” Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis wrote on Twitter.


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2018 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

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2018 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

In a thriller in Foxboro, the Patriots handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.

It wasn't pretty but the Rams slipped past the Broncos to remain the lone unbeaten in the NFL.

Remember when the Lions beat New England on Sunday Night Football and folks were ready to bury the Patriots? Yeah... how did that 'hot take' work out?


Will the real Redskins please stand up? A win over the Panthers moved the Skins up three spots. Give the Redskins this, they are consistently unpredictable.

The Ravens are on the rise and Marcus Mariota is happy the Titans won't have to play Baltimore again.

So the Cowboys have an offense now? Or does Jacksonville not have an elite defense anymore?

And the Bears let Brock Osweiler throw for 380 yards. Yes. You read that correct. 380 yards. 

How far will the Bears drop because of that dreadful defensive performance?