For the Redskins’ Defense, It’s Time to be Aggressive

Posted: 17th September 2009 by Jack Anderson in NFL
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Following an uninspiring performance from last year's No. 4 defense in a 23-17 loss to the New York Giants, it's time for Greg Blache to take a long, hard look at his scheme. Soft coverage on third downs kept the defense on the field while the blitz schemes were anything but imaginative. Missed tackles plagued the defense along with an average performance in the trenches. Say what you will about the offense being at fault for the large gap in time of possession, but it was the defense that failed to force a punt in the first half. It was also the defense that allowed the Giants to convert 46 percent of their third down opportunities. This defense, so highly touted coming into the season, looked downright ordinary. But why? With all the star power it's hard to come up with excuses. My ...

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