|08-15-2011, 09:44 AM||#1|
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Tale of the tape: Redskins defense
1. It’s too bad the Steelers didn’t play their starting O-line more than two series so we could get an even better read on Washington’s defensive front. Nonetheless, NT Barry Cofield is a major upgrade over last year. On his first play, he got moved back a little bit, though part of that came from DE Stephen Bowen bumping into him. Still, both occupied their men and the linebackers flew to the ball. Rocky McIntosh was in position to make a good stop, but allowed Rashard Mendenhall to turn the corner. London Fletcher’s speed ended the play. It was a four-yard gain, but had the line allowed Fletcher to be blocked, it would have been much worse.
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