The Washington Redskins defense in 2017 should be much better than in 2015 and 2016 in regards to stopping the run. The fact is our defense ranked nearly last in the NFL in that department. Here are some of the reasons why I am confident our 2017 Defense will be much better against the run and better overall.
Washington Redskins new Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky earned his “hard stripes” by playing 12 seasons in the NFL himself at linebacker for the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, and Kansas City Chiefs and is starting his 5th season as a defensive coach with our Redskins. He knows both the 4-3 and the 3-4 defenses. He knows how important a nose tackle is for our 3,4 defense. His qualifications came from his experience as a player, linebacker coach, defensive line coach, defensive coordinator, and a head coach.
Greg Manusky “has arrived.”
Look for a defense that will be much more effective in stopping the run and see more jail breaking, quarterback sacking pass rushes. More pressure and more hidden packages is what we need. Look for our talented secondary to make us fans proud with Su’a Cravens, Josh Norman, and D.J. Swearinger to mention 3 good secondary players. With great players already on the roster like Ryan Kerrigan, we will have the coaches and the team that will make us proud again.
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Greg Manusky will need good assistants to get the job done and he has those in defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, whom he has worked with before in San Francisco. Tomsula not only has vast coaching experience as defensive line coach and head coach of the 49ers, but he coached in the World League for the Rhine Fire and the Berlin Thunder.
Also, Kirk Olivadotti’s 40 years coaching experience will help the Manusky defense. He tutored two linebackers, London Fletcher and Brian Orakpo to their first Pro Bowls. Manusky is a motivator and has the defensive players working out on their own, Linebacker Will Compton has been working out with ironman and ex-great linebacker London Fletcher to make himself better. Both Tomsula and Manusky have been conditioning coaches also. Our guys will be in shape and ready to play 60 full minutes.
Point is the 2017 Washington Redskins defense will show the NFL what Capital Punishment means. Teams will come in crusin’, leave after a brusin’. So Dearly Beloved, expect our defense to be a top defense this season and “defense wins championships.”