Originally written August 19, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Washington Redskins, that player is middle linebacker Perry Riley. Midway through last season, the Redskins made a switch at middle linebacker next to London Fletcher, substituting the then inexperienced Perry Riley, a 2010 4th round pick, for the struggling Rocky McIntosh and then may have discovered their long term successor for London Fletcher, who is heading into his age 37 season. McIntosh, through 8 games, had just 42 solo tackles, 10 assists, 7 missed tackles, and 20 stops. Riley, however, in their next 8 games, had 42 solo tackles, 16 assists, 7 missed tackles, and 34 stops. If he played all 16 games and maintained his rates, he would have had 84 so...
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