Fundamentals Failing Raheem’s Redskins UnitSeptember 28th, 2012
Rather than sit home and enjoy the spoils of a seven-figure Team Glazer paycheck this season, the ol’ ball coach, Raheem Morris, decided to take his vibe to the nation’s capital and coach defensive backs for the Redskins.
Seemingly, the idea was for Raheem to get back to his position-coach roots, succeed again in that role as he did for the Bucs, and re-catapult his career in 2013 with a defensive coordinator gig or a head coaching job.
But the plan might be backfiring. By all accounts, the Redskins’ secondary is the team’s weakness. And Rich Campbell of the Washington Times reports that Raheem’s players are failing at the fundamentals.
1. Will the maligned secondary eliminate big plays? Washington has surrendered four touchdown passes of at least 34 yards in the past two games. Coordinator Jim Haslett says the biggest problem is defensive backs’ technique, i.e. missed tackles, blown assignments and double moves.
Is this Raheem’s fault? Joe doesn’t know. But it’s fair to say that Raheem’s brand of vibin’ in his “DBs room” isn’t yet working in Washington.
Joe sincerely hopes the Bucs take advantage of all their first- and second-down running and unleash repeated shots down the field. The Redskins appear ripe for a burning.