John Keim: Very low. I doubt Detroit lets Ndamukong Suh get away -- they really do like him. He is not Albert Haynesworth, part 2. Suh is a hard worker who does not take plays off. He just happens to stomp on a player or two and draw fines and penalties. If he does hit the open market, Suh would have a lot of suitors (or, should I say, Suh-tors. Get it?). The Redskins won't have the cap space to match others and if I'm him and the money is equal, there's not a lot of reason to come to Washington this offseason.
Keim: Tough to say a whole lot about that right now because we need to see it in action first. But I know the Redskins used more two-gap in the past, with some one-gap sprinkled in for the linemen. A lot of times, though, that occurred in nickel situations. I was told shortly after Joe Barry was hired that San Diego, where he was part of a staff that ran a 3-4, used a lot of one-gap - but they used a lot of four-man fronts.
It will be interesting to see how McCloughan handles this situation. He doesn't want to keep the Redskins on their habit of filling holes with free agents. But there is no guarantee that a even a second- or third-round pick will be ready to start the season opener. They will have to have a Plan B in place and that probably means a free agent signing of some sort. I doubt we'll see a big-money, long term deal; rather, it looks like another patch until a younger player can be developed.
Not only was the defense multiple, Fowler's position was as well. "My first year, my freshman year, I played a lot of defensive end. My sophomore year I did a lot. My junior year we played a lot of 3-4, so I was the BUCK (linebacker) I stood up and just roamed up and things like that, I played all over the place.''