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Baylor's Phil Taylor attracts Redskins' interest

Update: March 8: Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said today that team owner Daniel Snyder did not attend the Redskins' interview with Phil Taylor. Original Post: The Washington Redskins were among 23 teams with scouts at Baylor University's Pro Day, which featured defensive tackle Phil Taylor last Thursday, according to Taylor's...

By Mike Jones  | March 7, 2011; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (281)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Shaun Rogers meets with Redskins, signing is not imminent

Washington Redskins coaches and officials met with free agent defensive tackle Shaun Rogers on Friday, and no signing is imminent, according to a source familiar with the situation. The Redskins are in the market for a nose tackle to anchor the line in their 3-4 defense, and Rogers, an 11-year...

By Mike Jones  | February 11, 2011; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (143)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Albert Haynesworth  
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Getting defensive

The Washington Post's Jonathan Forsythe, LaVar Arrington, Rick Maese and Dan Steinberg discuss offseason priorities for the Redskins' 31st ranked defense....

By Washington Post editors  | January 6, 2011; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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"Rough season" for Maake Kemoeatu ends on IR

"It's been a rough season," nose tackle Maake Kemoateu said today, neatly summing up the thoughts of many. Coming off an Achilles injury that kept him out all of 2009, Kemoeatu joined the Redskins last offseason as a bit of an unknown. Though he was able to start in the...

By Rick Maese  | December 22, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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Redskins' 3-4 defense will be "good challenge" for Cowboys

Although the Redskins are last in the NFL in total defense, their 3-4 scheme has presented challenges to opposing offenses this season. The Dallas Cowboys play host to the Redskins on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium, and Dallas interim coach Jason Garrett has observed many impressive things on film while reviewing...

By Jason Reid  | December 18, 2010; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  3-4 defense  
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The long road to a successful 3-4 defense

Some have criticized Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan for changing the team's defensive scheme from a 4-3 base front to a 3-4 alignment despite it being clear that the current roster was not ideally constituted to support his plan. The Redskins are last in the NFL in defense, giving up an...

By Jason Reid  | December 14, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  3-4 defense, Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall, Jim Haslett, Mike Shanahan  
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Older Entries in This Category »

One of the worst defensive games in Redskins history, Barry Svrluga , November 16, 2010
Redskins gameplanning for Michael Vick's skills, Jason Reid , November 10, 2010
LaRon Landry: 1st half defensive MVP? , Jason Reid , November 9, 2010
New philosophy--"Get the ball"--is working, Barry Svrluga , October 25, 2010
Rocky McIntosh back in comfort zone, Jason Reid , October 24, 2010
Bears' offensive line is a work in progress, Jason Reid , October 21, 2010
Redskins lowest-ranked defense not executing, Barry Svrluga , October 18, 2010
Haslett: Vick means 'everything changes', Jason Reid , October 2, 2010
The 3-4 is experiencing some growing pains, Jason Reid , October 2, 2010
Statistical analysis: Redskins' defensive woes, Brian Burke , September 29, 2010
Phillip Daniels believes the 3-4 can work, Tarik El-Bashir , September 27, 2010
Albert Haynesworth says he'll play Sunday, Rick Maese , September 25, 2010
Anthony Bryant takes Haynesworth's spot, Paul Tenorio , September 19, 2010
Report: Albert Haynesworth inactive today, Jason Reid , September 19, 2010
Teammates expect Albert Haynesworth to play, Jason Reid , September 19, 2010
Redskins blitz package could be 'scary', Jason Reid , September 17, 2010
Redskins, Texans defenses vary , Jason Reid , September 15, 2010
Wade Phillips: Revamped Redskins are 'an unknown', Tarik El-Bashir , September 8, 2010
Lorenzo Alexander learning yet another position, Jason Reid , September 8, 2010
Redskins' defense is 'hyped' to take on Cowboys, Jason Reid , September 8, 2010
Jeremy Jarmon facing logjam at defensive end, Jason Reid , September 2, 2010
Breaking down the Redskins' 53-man roster, Jason Reid , September 2, 2010
Sources: Byron Westbrook still on team, Rick Maese , September 1, 2010
Doughty, Horton audition for safety job, Jorge Castillo , August 28, 2010
Tyrone Carter knows the 3-4 defense, Rick Maese , August 23, 2010
Albert Haynesworth: The transcript, Barry Svrluga , August 22, 2010
Healthy again and happy to be back, Rick Maese , August 15, 2010
'Vanilla' defense still impresses, Rick Maese , August 15, 2010
Haynesworth speaks, likes new defense, Rick Maese , August 13, 2010
Lineup changes in nickel situations, Rick Maese , August 10, 2010
Blitzing out the 3-4 defense: an inside story, Paul Tenorio , August 9, 2010
Albert Haynesworth keeps 'doing the same thing', Jorge Castillo , August 6, 2010
Albert Haynesworth MRI shows no structural damage, Paul Tenorio and Jason Reid , August 5, 2010
Kevin Barnes plans to keep on hitting, Jorge Castillo , August 5, 2010
Jeremy Jarmon adjusting to new assignment, Rick Maese , August 3, 2010
Brian Orakpo's new role: The "Buck", Jason Reid , August 3, 2010
Tryon hopes third year is charm, Jorge Castillo , August 1, 2010
Landry looking to be big hit in '10, Rick Maese , August 1, 2010
Haynesworth studying right end position, Jason Reid , August 1, 2010
Haynesworth meets with Shanahan, Haslett, Jason Reid and Rick Maese , July 28, 2010
Understudy Kemoeatu prepping for lead role, Paul Tenorio , June 25, 2010
Rookie LB Perry Riley likes the 3-4, Paul Tenorio , June 24, 2010
Safeties will be playing it safe less often, Paul Tenorio , June 23, 2010
Jim Haslett: Defense is with the program, Jason Reid , June 18, 2010
McIntosh wants an extended stay, Rick Maese , June 18, 2010
Poll: Who's to blame for the Haynesworth mess?, Washington Post editors , June 16, 2010
Moore, Armstrong starting well, Paul Tenorio , June 15, 2010
Redskins' McIntosh signs offer [UPDATED], Rick Maese , June 14, 2010
Teammates eagerly await Haynesworth, Jason Reid , June 10, 2010
Andre Carter is ahead of schedule , Jason Reid , June 3, 2010
Safeties will be asked to do a lot more, Paul Tenorio , May 28, 2010
Eric Berry's visit with Redskins continues, Jason Reid , April 1, 2010
Andre Carter and the 3-4 defensive scheme, Jason Reid , March 26, 2010
Joey Porter picks Cardinals over Redskins, Jason Reid , March 19, 2010
Joey Porter coming to Redskins Park, CJ Holley , March 16, 2010
Linebacker Larry Foote visits Redskins, Rick Maese , March 9, 2010
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