Originally posted on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 9/3/12
It made sense that the Washington Redskins would pluck a defensive back, Crezdon Butler, to fill the 53rd spot on the final roster. Butler filled the slot that S Tanard Jackson would have had he not been suspended indefinitely for violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Jackson made some noise this offseason as the most competent free safety, a potential contributor in the defense against the dark arts of shootouts. Washington's secondary are lit up in neon targets as the way for opposing quarterbacks, and the defense faces a murderer's row of opposing quarterbacks this season. The best defense against the pass will be good pass rushers who can cover, too. OLB Brian Orakpo reinjured his shoulder while he was in coverage in the Bears preseason game. We don't want to see injuries, but Orakpo in coverage is a sign of things to come.  We've seen ILB London Fletcher in deep coverage last season. The real defense against big passing plays is to not allow time to set up a deep pass
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