Redskins Defensive Line: More To It Than Just Albert Haynesworth

June 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With all the talk surrounding Albert Haynesworth and his less than certain future with the Redskins, everyone is overlooking the fact that Washington has managed to compile a solid group of players along the defensive line.

Vonnie Holliday , Adam Carriker , Ma'ake Kemoeatu , Anthony Bryant and Howard Green are amongst the new faces who will be hunkering down up front in the Redskins new 3-4 scheme.

None of these players come close to the talent Haynesworth possesses, but they all are aware that if they play in their specific roles according to defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's new scheme, good things will happen.

The 'Skins are widely expected to use a 3-4 as their base defense, which means the defensive line must be strong at the point of attack. Sacks and gaudy stats aren't the objective for the group. Their goal will be to fill gaps and occupy bodies at the line of scrimmage, leaving the linebackers free to stop the run or rush the passer.

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