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Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talk together after the Washington Redskins lose to the Seattle Seahawks 27-17 in Monday Night Football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, October 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: A tale of Redskins quarterbacks past, present and pretend

The scene at FedEx Field Monday night while the Washington Redskins were struggling nobly in a 27-17 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks was a variation on Charles Dickens' holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol." Published October 7, 2014

Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams  removes his cap while answering questions during a news conference Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NL Division Baseball Series on Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

LOVERRO: Matt Williams' best-laid plans could put Nationals in ground

So, the Nats have a plan for when a starting pitcher coming off a no-hitter has shut out the opposing team in a postseason game, allowing just three hits in his last 18 innings, with two outs, still throwing 94 miles per hour, after retiring 20 straight hitters, walks his first batter after getting squeezed by the home plate umpire? Published October 5, 2014

Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Peters, right, and Washington Redskins' Chris Baker, left, tussle after a fourth-quarter play as line judge Darryll Lewis tries to break it up during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. Both players were ejected. Philadelphia won 37-34. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, David Maialetti)

LOVERRO: Redskins, Eagles ready for more after Thrilla in Phila

Sunday's 37-34 Eagles win over the Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field was everything you would want in an NFC East rivalry game. Frustration, exhilaration, desperation, retribution, confrontations, altercations, ejections — all of it adding up to one of the more hard-fought games between these two division rivals in recent years. Published September 21, 2014

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo watches during a spring training baseball workout, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOVERRO: Rizzo truly the architect of NL East champion Nationals

The Nats won the division title going away without a .300 hitter, a 15-game winner, a 25-home run hitter or a 100-RBI man. They won it with a rookie manager who lost his biggest bats in the opening weeks of the season, and has been without one of the team's best players for much of the year. They won because of a group of Mike Rizzo moments. Published September 18, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) sits with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

LOVERRO: A Redskins QB controversy worth cheering for

Three years ago, the quarterback controversy was Rex Grossman vs. John Beck. Think about that one. What other town could possibly get worked up about Rex Grossman vs. John Beck? At least now the debate is about better quarterbacks. Published September 16, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is attended to on the sideline after getting injured in the first quarteras the Washington Redskins play the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: With RG3 injury, mixed emotions for Redskins

It was almost like an Irish wake Sunday at FedEx Field. Everyone was celebrating and hugging each other — on the Redskins sideline and in the stands — as the clock wound down on Washington's impressive 41-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yet perhaps we had witnessed the end of Robert Griffin III's career as a Redskin. Published September 14, 2014

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The Ravens have cut Ray Rice. Hours after the release of a video that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiancee in February, the team terminated his contract Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) (credit)

LOVERRO: NFL, Ravens shouldn't have needed video to hold Rice accountable

The NFL — which now has suspended Rice "indefinitely" — is claiming that Rice wasn't honest with them about the details surrounding the incident, but what exactly did it think happened when the initial video showed him dragging his fiance out of the elevator? Published September 8, 2014

Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III (10) lies on the turf after he was sacked for a loss by Houston Texans' J.J. Watt during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

LOVERRO: Something is missing for RG3 in rough Redskins opener

Is this what it has come to for Griffin — not losing the game instead of trying to win it? One of the problems in Griffin's so-called development is his mentality of trying to win the game on every play. Well, they drummed that out of him. Published September 7, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) talks with Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden at the start of the 2nd quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Cleveland Browns in NFL preseason football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, August 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: Redskins will see a pair of high-profile debuts Sunday

Gruden is coaching against what seems to be destiny here — failure. He can win Sunday against the Texans, and the destiny will still be there, hanging over him like every coach who came before him since the glory days of Joe Gibbs' first time around. Published September 4, 2014