Why The Washington Redskins Should Contend For A Playoff Spot

June 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Call me crazy, but I say that if the Redskins do not make the playoffs in 2010, it has to be considered a disappointment. As a matter of fact, barring injury problems and other things beyond the control of the players and coaches, anything less than 8-8 would be considered a failure.
What about the Albert Haynesworth distraction you ask?
Well, the Redskins want Haynesworth, but don't need him. Despite what is commonly reported, the Redskins want Haynesworth to play defensive end, not nose tackle.
The reason is that in the Pittsburgh Steelers' version of the 3-4 that they will be running, NT is not a pass-rushing position but right-defensive end (RDE) can be if you have the right player.
The Redskins are very intrigued to see if Haynesworth is that sort of player, and create nightmares for teams who would have to block him at RDE and Brian Orakpo at left outside linebacker.
They want to try it badly enough to wait and see if Haynesworth will eventually report. I...

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