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Andre Carter's tale of the tape

Andre Carter was disappointed with his performance in 2008 and, rather than watch his game go into slow decline, he decided to do something about it. He studied tape of every down he played, consulted his father, Rubin Carter, and, with his longtime trainer, went back to work. Rick Maese writes today about Carter's offseason.

The results are tough to question. Ten games into the 2009 season -- Carter's ninth in the league -- he has doubled his sack total from last season. Entering Sunday's game at Philadelphia, he's two sacks shy of the third double-digit season of his career. He leads all NFL defensive linemen with 45 tackles -- including a team-best eight tackles for loss -- and has already forced three fumbles, fourth most in the league.
When Carter reviewed tape of his 2008 season, he knew change was in order. At 30 years old, he needed to play younger, which meant he needed to train younger. And that meant that after nearly a decade in the league, Carter had to go all the way back to the beginning.

Haynesworth inactive

Albert Haynesworth will not play today in Philadelphia. Jeremiah Trotter, via @Jeff_McLane's tweet, is warming up and is expected to play.

By Cindy Boren  |  November 29, 2009; 11:15 AM ET
 
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Go back to what tape? The one without 100 Million on the bench.

Posted by: dmlopez1 | November 29, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Another game.

No Haynesworth.

The iggles will feed rookie running back McCoy the ball thinking about the 150+ yards the cowboys tagged the redskin D with last week.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 29, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Would really like to see Carter pin one on McNabb today. It would show Carter's improved play is not necessarily the result of Haynesworth playing beside him. To keep blockers in the middle off Carter I would blitz London Fletcher often, keeping them thinking about an attack from the middle. Everyone needs to come off blocks faster in the running game. They were man handled last week.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 29, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

The iggles will feed rookie running back McCoy the ball thinking about the 150+ yards the cowboys tagged the redskin D with last week.

Andy Reid running the ball is like the scorpion on the frog's back. It's just against his nature.

Key to the game: JC scores more points for the skins than for the Iggles.

Posted by: daggar | November 29, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

"They were man handled last week."

And they will get manhandled today.

The falcons' Mike Turner showed everyone the redskin safeties don't tackle or have the speed.

The broncos picked up lots of yards running misdirection based plays at the edges of the skins defense.

The cowboys plundered the redskin defensive interior.

If I'm Andy Reid, I think 'run with it'.

'Cuz unlike Chris Brown, the low scoring Redskin offense won't hit back.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 29, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

daggar

"Key to the game: JC scores more points for the skins than for the Iggles."

Isn't this the objective every weekend?

The skins don't score and folks know it.

We should see some 'go for it' on 4th and short.

Today, I'd try another special team trick play: and onside kick after a redskin score would be a great idea early in the game.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 29, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

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