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Getting Defensive About the Redskins Defense

Published by on November 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Much has been made of the impotence of the Washington Redskins offense this season. Frankly, we’re tired of writing about it. So we’re going to rant about the defense for a while.

Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Blache gets a lot of credit for a job well done on defense due to his high rankings (see below) on defense.

But should he?

The Redskins rank sixth overall in yards allowed per game, sandwiched between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots. Pretty good company. Washington also tops the NFL in passing yards allowed per game. They’re also near the top in most red-zone categories.

The flip side here is the team ranks 25th overall in rushing, only a few yards ahead of juggernauts like ...

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