Washington Redskins failed with technique - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The problem started with the bump-and-run coverage coach Jay Gruden said they employed against the New York Giants. It becomes a problem if the corners don’t get their hands on the receiver -- as the Washington Redskins rarely tried to do in their 45-14 loss. "We asked them to do it," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "If you’re in bump and run, it’s called ‘bump’ and run for a reason and we just weren’t getting a good piece of them." Time and again the Redskins’ corners were beaten off the ball. It’s a function of having two young corners in the starting lineup and a third corner in Tracy Porter who did not play this season until the second half of that loss.
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 30, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Seahawks on Monday night football. Stock up/stock down Let’s take a look at some Redskins whose seasons appear to be on the upswing and some others who don’t seem to be as valuable...
The mood of the team. It’s too early in the season to get into a funk, but this is a dangerous time for the Redskins with a 1-3 record and Seattle coming to town. There is so much baggage from last season that it will be difficult for some to feel that this season indeed is different. It’s a challenge for coach Jay Gruden. There are too many mistakes that keep happening, carry overs from last season -- defensive breakdowns; special teams gaffes. Washington must respond with more urgency than it’s shown in a while.
There's an up-and-down pattern and dramatic conclusions often reached about Kirk Cousins' future after each game. Here’s a look at his starts an
The Redskins added a veteran safety and a familiar face at cornerback in an attempt to bolster a secondary that in the past two games has allowed 620 yards through the air and seven passing touchdowns. The safety, five-year veteran Jamarca Sanford, was added out of necessity.
ASHBURN — The Washington Redskins return to work today, preparing for a game that will bring back painful memories.
The Redskins safety was shot during a botched burglary attempt by some Fort Myers thugs nearly seven years ago and died the next day. "Fort Myers scoundrels" is the way journalist Amy Shipley described the killers in the documentary, "Sean Taylor: A Football Life," which aired last week on NFL Network. She's absolutely correct.
Now this is not to suggest that the Redskins shake things up by firing coaches (that can happen in the offseason), but they have to look to change the depth chart and their philosophy if they want to steal some wins going forward. The number one thing is changing their game-plan and strategy both on offense and defense, because right now neither strategy is working.