Washington Redskins: Full Position Breakdown and Analysis at Defensive End

July 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's been all change along the defensive line for the Washington Redskins this offseason. An overhauled front is expected to key a major revival for a unit that's been dire for the last five seasons.
While Terrance Knighton is a lock to anchor things at nose tackle, there are a few more questions at the end spots. In fact, the Redskins boast a contingent of players who will increase the flexibility of Washington's scheme and allow new coordinator Joe Barry to get creative up front.
The first thing Jason Hatcher and new signings Stephen Paea and Ricky Jean Francois will do is redefine how the Redskins operate their 3-4 defense.
Redefining the Front For most of the last five seasons, Washington's defense has been a two-gap 3-4. It's a traditional version of the alignment, one that requires the ends to play the 5-technique.
This means shading over an offensive tackle. The alignment allows ends to control two gaps, the B-gap between the tackle and guard and ...

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