The Redskins enter Week 11 as one of three teams on pace to break the NFL record for most passing yards allowed in a season.
Washington’s 30th-ranked pass defense has been a collective failure, but coverage breakdowns have been a major focus.
Coming off the bye week, cornerback DeAngelo Hall said not to expect changes to the defensive scheme. Instead, players need to apply lessons learned during recent individual meetings with coaches.
“I don’t know schematically what we would change,” Hall said Wednesday morning. “We’ve got to finish games. We’ve got to make plays. I made the comment a couple times: we’ve had some great calls and just we blew it. We blew it personally. A lot of that re-evaluating goes back to just re-evaluating yourself, seeing how you can get better, seeing what techniques you can brush up on and work out and get a little better at.
“I feel like we’ve done that, personally. Guys have sat down with coaches, met one-on-one, to kind of figure out what they can do to get better at. Hopefully you’ll see it this week and through the rest of the season. Even if we’re not auditioning for this team, we’re auditioning for somebody, so the thought that guys aren’t going to be out there laying it on the line is just not the case.”
Last year’s Green Bay Packers set the record by surrendering 299.75 passing yards per game. Washington has allowed 301.7 this season. Only Tampa Bay (321.3) and New Orleans (307.3) have surrendered more.