Wednesday, January 2, 2013

3 Lesser Known Players Who Could Save The Redskins

I. Jackson - II. Forbath - III. Haslett

Three guys that Seattle Seahawks fans may not have heard of, but will find out about first hand on Sunday...

I.  Rob Jackson "Jack City" – When Brian Orakpo went down for the season many Redskins fans thought he was simply irreplaceable. But Rob Jackson doesn't see Beyonce anywhere. He has stepped up amazingly with key interceptions all season long.  It will be interesting to see how the Redskins use Denzel (see video) next year when Orakpo returns.

II.  Kai Forbath "Cobra Kai" – Since 1994 the Redskins have lead the NFL in kicking changes; they have used 19 kickers since Ace of Base was cool.  The signing of Forbath might change the trend in D.C. considering he has hit on 17 of his 18 attempts this season with his lone miss coming in Week 17. His clutch kicking has been key to the Redskins success lately and will hopefully carry into the playoffs.

III.  Jim Haslett "Matt Walsh" – A coordinator...underrated?  Considering everyone was firing him 8 weeks ago, yes.  On paper, calling the 28th ranked defense doesn't seem impressive.  But he deserves an enormous amount of credit for the Redskins post bye-week turnaround. Halett's halftime adjustments have driven opposing teams crazy and the D is forcing big turnovers, all with a subpar secondary. Will he be able to outs-cheme the young dynamic quarterback Russell Wilson?

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