Barry Cofield wasn't satisfied. With coaches around the NFL telling Washington Redskins assistants he could be one of the best nose tackles in the business, Cofield offered a less flattering evaluation.
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' defense and some observations after rewatching the TV broadcast of their 33-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
This time, there was nowhere for the Washington Redskins to hide. Injuries? Heck, the Minnesota Vikings lost their All-Pro running back (Adrian Peterson) and starting quarterback (rookie Christian Ponder) on the first two snaps of the second half.
Stand close enough to London Fletcher, and you'll notice the white hairs streaking his chin. That's not what you expect to see on the NFL's leading tackler.
It was never about the playoffs for the Washington Redskins this season. Not, certainly, after the decision was made to stand pat at the quarterback spot.
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' defense and some observations after re-watching the TV broadcast of their 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots.
Barry Cofield once helped deny Tom Brady one of football's greatest accomplishments. His New York Giants stifled the New England Patriots' jet-powered offense and ruined their perfect season in Super Bowl XLII.
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' defense and some observations after rewatching the TV broadcast of their 23-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
It didn't take long last season for one major principle of the Washington Redskins' new 3-4 defense to become clear. It doesn't work if the nose tackle is pushed back at the line of scrimmage.