Originally posted on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 9/26/12
Games against the Rams and the Bengals revealed how opponents will attack the Redskins. Attack Robert Griffin III from the edges. Attack the safeties. The outdated cliché was run the ball; stop the run. Now it's pass the ball; stop the passer. Football is a game of blocking and tackling, said Vince Lombardi. The Redskins have trouble with both. We entered the season with doubts about Washington's secondary. So what happened? Two of the veteran solutions imported by Mike Shanahan and Jim Haslett are off the field. Tanard Jackson is suspended for at least a year and Brandon Meriweather has been injured. I like that Shanahan turned to young DeJon Gomes to fill the void. That strategic move can help now and in the future. Veterans like Madieu Williams can help for now. Both moves – youth or vets – can be risky, but the fact that Gomes has a greater potential makes him the way to go. I applaud Coach Shanahan for taking that direction ... even when we see Gomes getting beat deep by AJ Green
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