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Details, Details: The Skins Sweat the Small Stuff

Skins hope Phillip Daniels celebrates often

While comparisons between football and war are often inappropriately overdone, the old adage that goes, "For want of a nail, a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe a horse was lost. . ." is certainly appropriate in the NFL. The little things add up to wins or losses.

We all know what the major things are that have to go right for the Redskins to make the playoffs—Patrick Ramsey must make good decisions at quarterback, the defense needs to continue to turn in top-five performances week after week, can Lemar Marshall fill Antonio Pierce's role well, the team must remain relatively free of major injuries, and so on. That's the big stuff. Football coaches...

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