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Old 09-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #166
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Well, for one thing Haslett wasn't Shanahan's 1st or even 2nd choice. In fact, and this is going to open up a whole other can of worms, I think a "higher power" may have strongly suggested Haslett. Do I know this for a fact? No, but I do know about some other things which would lead me to think that's quite possible.

As for switching from a 4-3. No problem with that at all. We were in a 4-3 with guys like Carter, Wynn, Daniels. You look at where the league was headed offensively, what players on D were becoming available via the draft and FA, and you make a decision based on that as far as where you want the D to be in 5 years (from Mike's 5 year plan). I don't think the "we were a 4-3 in 2009 defense, so we should stay that way" argument holds much weight
Well the facts are Shanny hired Haslett,as for the rest that is just conjecture.

How you dont have a problem with the switch to the 3-4 is beyond me,weve sucked big time since we've done it.Add that to the fact that we MILLIONS of dollars invested in haynesworth to anchor the 4-3.
Would Haynesworth still have acted the same way if we hadnt made the switch,who knows,we'll never know the answer to that
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #167
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So you think we wouldn't have sucked if we stuck with the 4-3? Even though we were likely changing a lot of the players along the front 7 anyway?
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Well the facts are Shanny hired Haslett,as for the rest that is just conjecture.

How you dont have a problem with the switch to the 3-4 is beyond me,weve sucked big time since we've done it.Add that to the fact that we MILLIONS of dollars invested in haynesworth to anchor the 4-3.
Would Haynesworth still have acted the same way if we hadnt made the switch,who knows,we'll never know the answer to that

Doesn't matter, because chances are he would have played the same way regardless...piss poor...

Besides, it's not Shanny's fault MILLIONS of dollars were invested (wasted) in Haynesworth before he took over...similar to the fact that it's not Lombardi's fault the Browns drafted Richardson #3 overall. He still has to make decisions based on what he thinks is best for the team - in his vision.
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Anyone else notice how much press-man coverage the Chiefs played last night? Why don't the Redskins do more of that? At least hit the guy before he gets into his route. With Orakpo and Kerrigan coming from the edges, that's all they need, is a little more time to get to the QB.
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^ because our corners cant be left alone like Smith and Flowers were
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Anyone else notice how much press-man coverage the Chiefs played last night? Why don't the Redskins do more of that? At least hit the guy before he gets into his route. With Orakpo and Kerrigan coming from the edges, that's all they need, is a little more time to get to the QB.
I don't know if any of our CB's are fast enough to play right off the line. Wilson can get beat regularly and D. Hall just doesn't seem good enough.

I'm not sure how Amerson or Biggers are one on one, but if Biggers had the coverage skills, I think he has the speed.
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So you think we wouldn't have sucked if we stuck with the 4-3? Even though we were likely changing a lot of the players along the front 7 anyway?
I dont think we would have but we could go back and forth on it all day
Lets just move on and agree to disagree since this is supposed to be Lions pregame talk
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Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson injures hamstring in Friday practice - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Hank is injuried. Questionable for the game. And Kai still not kicking.
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Well, I feel like if the Redskins don't press Calvin Johnson some this weekend, they are going to be in for a long day.
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Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson injures hamstring in Friday practice - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Hank is injuried. Questionable for the game. And Kai still not kicking.
Mother focker what next
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Well, I feel like if the Redskins don't press Calvin Johnson some this weekend, they are going to be in for a long day.
It wouldn't work anyway. Wilson is first string on the depth chart.

CJ is 6'5.

Wilson is 5'9.

CJ runs a 4.3 40 yard.

Wilson runs a ???

lol I don't think the dude can do it. D Hall may be able to keep up speed wise but his coverage blows.
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Nobody forced Haslett to take the job? That has got to be the lamest excuse for Shanahan I've ever heard
It's not an excuse for Shanahan, I'm saying Haslett is the DC and his job is to run the D, simple as that.

I don't buy any excuses for him, sorry.
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Re: Washington Redskins vs Detroit Lions Pregame Thread

Seems like a couple of teams each year switch to the 3-4. Not sure why it's viewed as some sort of crazy idea.
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The reason the Skins struggle on D is not because of the 3-4.

If the Skins couldn't tackle or cover in a 3-4... what makes people think they would be able to cover or tackle in a 4-3. Still the same players having to make the same kind of plays.
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The reason the Skins struggle on D is not because of the 3-4.

If the Skins couldn't tackle or cover in a 3-4... what makes people think they would be able to cover or tackle in a 4-3. Still the same players having to make the same kind of plays.
This I agree with. The 3-4 is quite successful in the league, so it's not an issue with the defensive set up. Players have to tackle, it's as simple as that.
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