Fundamentals Failing Raheem’s Redskins Unit

September 28th, 2012

The Redskins secondary has not been playing hard, fast, smart and consistent, and things of that nature.

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.

23 Responses to “Fundamentals Failing Raheem’s Redskins Unit”

  1. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:


  2. Vic Says:

    You mean Raheem’s guys can’t tackle? Imagine.

  3. Justin Says:

    No DB Love in Washington

  4. SensibleBuc Says:

    Skins Starting DBs: Meangelo Hall, Dejon Gomes, Madieu Williams, Josh Wilson…nuff said.

  5. Nick2 Says:

    Gee lets see missed tackles and blown assignments?? He must have shown them game tape of the 2011 Bucs as a blueprint for success. Well at least they are probably drinking plenty of beer and having some awesome card games. I wonder if Shanahan is letting Rah pipe in rap music during practices?????

  6. Wade Says:

    “Because these are men” and “these men play with big boy pants,” and these are “my men.”….

  7. jfgobucs Says:

    Enemy….Nuff Said

  8. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    They should never have let Laron Landry leave.

  9. OAR Says:

    Little Rambling Brook Rah says:
    How Kemosabe!
    Take off your breechclouts and put on your big boy buckskins. Then put your face-paint on people!

  10. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    So… will the Tampa Bay apologists (you know who you are) make excuses for Rah this time?

  11. Adam L Says:

    He’s taken his inability to coach on a macro level and brought it all the way down to a micro level. He is a failure on EVERY level of coaching.

  12. thegregwitul Says:

    The Bucs need to exploit this weakness and take full advantage. No excuses this week, I hope Freeman has a huge game.

  13. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    It would be a dream come true if Freeman could light up this secondary!

  14. 1976Buc Says:

    Let’s hope our OC learned from a mistake last week and takes full advantage of the weakness in Washington’s secondary.

  15. Tbuc Says:

    If Freeman can’t pass against this defense, the Bucs need to be looking for a new QB.

  16. CC Says:


  17. Oahubuc Says:

    How are their core beliefs holding up?

  18. Snook Says:

    “missed tackles, blown assignments and double moves”?

    Sounds like the 2011 Bucs defense.

  19. upthegut Says:

    Once an A$$clown always an A$$clown.

  20. D-Rome Says:

    I agree with TBuc. I’m still waiting for that moment where Josh Freeman repeats what he did in 2010. I’m really starting to believe we’ll never see that again.

  21. Buckleberry Finn Says:

    Rah knows Free better than anyone else in the league. He pushed to draft him. He was right beside him for three years. He knows what rattles Free and all his weaknesses. Free will be blitzed most of the day. Delayed blitzes especially, Free never picks those up. Haslett will bring the heat!!

    Free said at his press conference, it’s still early in the season. We haven’t shown a lot of our offense yet. I’m glad they are saving the creative unpredictable stuff for the stretch run. When we have to win 8 in a row to make the playoffs.

  22. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Free didnt really do anything special stats wise in 2010. He had some nice comebacks in the 4th quarter against garbage teams.

    Otherwise, his performances were pedestrian, but for a 2nd year QB he looked good.

    He needs to pull his head out of his butt and play like he plays when his blood is running and pumping like the 2 minute drills.

    Trent Dilfer and Josh Campbell had all sorts of talent too….

  23. MTM Says:

    Freeman needs to be in the no huddle offense from the start. The Bucs offense needs to be pressing out of the gate and establish so momentum. Raheem’s secondary is not good, shocker.