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Old 08-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #91
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Re: How will our defense hold up next year?

If I said I hope we are 30th in total yards, would I get in trouble?

(of course I mean it in a NE/GB kinda way, where opponents have to move up and down the field in order to keep up with our massive scoring machine)
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #92
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Re: How will our defense hold up next year?

We should be stout. Give 3 alotta opportunities.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:51 AM   #93
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Re: How will our defense hold up next year?

Measure our defense by how good they played last year. They ended up ranked 13th in the league. By week fifteen prior to the second game against the Giants, the Redskins were ranked 10th in overall defense in the NFL. With the addition of Jarvis Jenkins crashing into offensive lines, the defense could be top 5 this season. My biggest concern is the play at safety. If Cedric Griffin, Madieu Williams, Tanard Jackson, and Meriweather can play within the scheme, the defense will be great.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:34 AM   #94
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I'm expecting anything from 7-15.. But I'm genuinely concerned that Meriweather and Madieu Williams will be our starting safeties. These two players were absolutely abysmal last year, why should we expect anything different? The only reason I'm still optimistic is that our coach has no problem benching guys.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:52 AM   #95
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Measure our defense by how good they played last year. They ended up ranked 13th in the league. By week fifteen prior to the second game against the Giants, the Redskins were ranked 10th in overall defense in the NFL. With the addition of Jarvis Jenkins crashing into offensive lines, the defense could be top 5 this season. My biggest concern is the play at safety. If Cedric Griffin, Madieu Williams, Tanard Jackson, and Meriweather can play within the scheme, the defense will be great.
I am excited about Jenkins but I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't flash until end of this season or even next preseason because I have always heard his type injury just takes that long
till a player is really back up to speed
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #96
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Re: How will our defense hold up next year?

I expect our defense to be a top 10 defense next year. Although I have some concern about our safety play going into this season, I don't think the secondary will be as bad as some are anticipating. I think the front 7 will be improved (more experienced and added depth), coach Morris' presence will help with secondary scheme, and most of all our offense being able to stay on the field longer will increase defensive stamina.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #97
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Re: How will our defense hold up next year?

I definitely think that we should draft a safety in the first round next year.








wait a second. Nevermind, I meant the year after that.








oh, wait, I meant the year after that. They are saying that the 2015 Safety draft class is shaping up to be a once in a generation draft class at that position.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #98
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Re: How will our defense hold up next year?

Weak coverage secondary with a strong front 7...seems to me we'll give up middle of the pack yards, and be stout in the redzone. We'll probably also be at the back end of the league in terms of over 20 yard completions/scores. Top 10 in sacks.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:51 PM   #99
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I don't see much on the pipeline on defense. Jenkins and Riely and that's about it. Barnes and Westbrook aren't any good at covering. I may get flamed for this but I'd try and trade Orakpo. He's simply not an elite player. I'd put Rob Jackson in there cause he seems to be every bit as effective coming off the edge as Orakpo. See what you can get for Rak to maybe get back some draft picks and draft Fletcher's replacement....or perhaps get a corner.
Interesting.
Not going to popular in the very least but interesting.
I get wanting to trade Orakpo but the reason would be because Rob Jackson can play not because Orkapo can't.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:28 PM   #100
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Re: How will our defense hold up next year?

Weren't there rumors floating earlier this year Orakpo was on the trading block?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #101
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Weren't there rumors floating earlier this year Orakpo was on the trading block?
Yup. The rumor was that he was floated in the Gryphon trade.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #102
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Yup. The rumor was that he was floated in the Gryphon trade.
Ahhh that's right.

I don't think anyone here should be "scared" to suggest anything really, but certainly not something the FO evidently considered already.

That said I hate the idea of giving up on Orakpo...still hoping he can achieve elite status.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #103
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I definitely think that we should draft a safety in the first round next year.

wait a second. Nevermind, I meant the year after that.

oh, wait, I meant the year after that. They are saying that the 2015 Safety draft class is shaping up to be a once in a generation draft class at that position.
Lol. Losing those next two first rounders is going to hurt. Though if Griffin is the next great QB it will have been worth it, IMO.

On another note, I'm shocked that Orakpo was part of the trade discussion. I think Rak's actually an underrated part of our D.

Lotus or anybody, what might the Griffin trade have been if Rak was involved?

Lotus or anybody, as the original deal was the Rams 2012 1st in exchange for our 2012 1st, our 2012 2nd, 2013 1st, and 2014 1st. Would this trade have been better for us instead? The Rams 2012 1st in exchange for our 2012 1st, our 2012 2nd, and Rak?

(edited after SS graciously dropped some info)

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Old 08-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #104
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Re: How will our defense hold up next year?

One rumor had a third team involved. But the bigger was we were trying to hold on to our 2012 2nd rounder, and offer Rak instead. Rams said no
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:33 PM   #105
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Re: How will our defense hold up next year?

HailGreen, I don't want to be rude and not answer your questions but I defer to the all-knowing SS above.
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