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Defense Remains Focused On Turnovers

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 10, 2011 – 1:09 pm

The role of any defensive coordinator is to outfox the opposing offense and stop the team from scoring.  Jim Haslett takes it one step further and tries to create turnovers and score on defense.

Today, the defense focused on drills that generate turnovers from the line and linebacker positions.

Check out the line drills below:

As you can hear, rookie defensive end Jarvis Jenkins (No. 99) drew the most praise from defensive line coach Jacob Burney.  Jenkins is right in the thick of things for playing time on the line, and could be a contributor right away.

At the same time, the linebackers were practicing interceptions in coverage.  Linebackers coach Lou Spanos would lob a ball and call out “Ball!” when it reached it’s peak.  The linebackers had to turn and identify the ball and try to make a play on it.

Many of the players who are comfortable in coverage looked good in this drill.  Converted defensive ends Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo, and Markus White struggled a little bit in this drill.

Linebackers Rocky McIntosh and Rob Jackson did pretty well.

Check out the video below:

I did appreciate that Spanos missed the pass back from Fletcher when the drill ended.


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2 Responses to “Defense Remains Focused On Turnovers”

  1. By adam on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    Rocky and fletcher in the middle will be solid for one more year. Orakpo needs to be more of a dominating threat on the outside and must polish his footwork.

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  2. By sum.yung.guy on Aug 10, 2011 | Reply

    Sounds like this guy has some pretty good football insight. I think I’ll stick with someone who works for the Redskins, goes to the practices, and doesn’t pluralize things with a ‘z’. But thanks anyway, adam.

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