As you may or may not know, PFT has been doing their preseason rankings over the last few days. While I usually enjoy the site's analysis and think it's generally pretty fair, I have to say their ranking of the Skins was pretty weak. I don't really have a huge problem with us being ranked No. 24, but this is what stuck with me.
There’s been a lot of buzz about defensive end Jarvis Jenkins this spring and he’ll need to live up to it for the Redskins to get the play they need on the defensive line. Barry Cofield, Adam Carriker and Stephen Bowen are all coming off subpar years, although it’s hoped that Cofield will be better in his second year in defensive coordinator Jim Haslett’s 3-4 look.
Subpar? I don't know what D line he's been watching, but all of these guys had career years, outside of Cofield, who got better as the season went on. PFT's questions about the O-line and secondary are valid, but they lost a lot of credit by lumping our D-line in there too. Thoughts?
You can read the rest of the write-up here: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/13/preseason-power-rankings-no-27-washington-redskins1042387/