Who is Buffalo’s biggest character

Cover32′s Carl Pfeiffer broke down each team’s biggest character. For Buffalo was it Fred Smerlas? Jim Haslett? Click here to find out You may also be interested in:Who is Buffalo’s biggest characterBuffalo Bills involved in one of the 10 best games on 2014 NFL scheduleIs Buffalo’s Worst CB ever in the starting lineup
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Making the case for Mike Ditka as the “Worst Saint Ever”

We’ve reached the final four in our podcast bracket of the “worst Saint ever”. We started with a field of 64 and we’re now down to the final four. Surprisingly only one 1 seed made it out of their bracket alive, and that was Jason David who clawed his way to tiebreaking wins over Carl Smith, John Mecam and Jim Haslett. The other top seeds didn’t get past the sweet 16 at...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins should work a deal with Brian Orakpo … later rather than sooner

Hold up on that contract for Brian Orakpo, Redskins fans. He should get it. Probably will get it. But not yet. No reason to now. Orakpo also indicated that talks on a potential extension are moving slowly. — Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) April 16, 2014 There is one big “what if” the Redskins must decide on before dealing for Rack. Nobody is talking about the what-if. They are...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s how Jim Haslett will make the Redskins a Top Ten defense in 2014

This season, the overgrown orangutan will finally loosen its grip and climb down from Jim Haslett’s back. Call me an optimist. Call me a dolt. You make the call. Haslett’s zone-heavy looks have experienced its share of ups and downs these past five years. More downs than up—the coordinator’s 3-4 base scheme has suffered from a lack of talent— which led them to endure...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Redskins Return To The Playoffs In 2014?

Without a doubt, the Redskins fell flat on their face last season. It was a big disappointment for a team entering with Superbowl aspirations. As a result of the tumultuous season, the fans witnessed a purging of several critical faces. Even I have to admit as a Redskins fan that it was painful to see a top caliber offensive from 2012 take such a step back the following season. There...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Fred Smerlas and what might have been…

This week I want to trot out one of my crazy theories and it involves one Fred Smerlas. I have tossed and turned for almost two decades now over this one. I have Super Bowl XXV on tape and I have watched this game like it is the Zapruder film and here is my theory: 1. Fred Smerlas was born to be a nose tackle. 2. Fred got caught up in the Bickering Bills mess of 1989 and Marv Levy...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Saints Head Coaches 1 through 16

As we wait for more free agency news to trickle in I thought I'd rank the Saints' coaches to pass the time today. A quick aside: what we can expect most immediately, I would think, is some activity with Brian de la Puente. He's still yet to sign with anyone, but once he does that will dictate what the Saints need to do at center. I'm of course not ruling out the possibility...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Clark Says He Has A Free Agent Visit With Redskins Scheduled

Safety Ryan Clark won't be returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, but the veteran said Wednesday on Sportscenter that he has a free agent visit scheduled with the Washington Redskins. Clark played for the Redskins in 2004 and 2005 after playing his first two years in the league with the New York Giants. During his time with the Redskins, Clark was teamed up with the late...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Does The Redskins Defense Need A Facelift Or Major Surgery?

The Washington Redskins' 2013 season came to a slow, grinding halt with an embarrassingly ragged 20-6 loss to their division rival, the New York Giants. The hapless Redskins' offense underperformed, managing to play an entire game without scoring a single touchdown for the second time during the season.  Their 15th ranked defense played well but not well enough; finding...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Hall: Jim Haslett was held back by Mike Shanahan

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall told told ESPN 980′s “Inside the Locker Room” on Wednesday that he believes defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was held back by former head coach Mike Shanahan “Defensively man, I just feel like we played so bad last year, we’ve got some unfinished...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Roundup: Playing tag with Brian Orakpo

Who are the 5 best bargains on the Redskins roster? Read this and find out. Will the Redskins put the franchise tag on OLB Brian Orakpo? I think so — unless the team can work out a deal with Orakpo before then. They have until March 2 to decide. I don’t think the Skins will let Orakpo get away and Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett is talking as if Orakpo is wearing burgundy and...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Haslett: Yardage is for “losers”

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was a guest on ESPN 980′s “Inside the Locker Room” and talked about how yardage is for “losers.” “The year before, we were third in the league in turnovers,” Haslett said via DC Sports Bog. “And the offense was number one in the league...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Why is nobody giving Wade Phillips a shot?

Wade Phillips has swung and missed twice as a head coach, and you don't usually get three strikes in that world. I get it. And he'll also turn 67 this offseason. I know that's not ideal. But how is it that nobody is giving any love to Phillips as a defensive coordinator after the staff in Houston was gutted? We're talking about a guy who has had a top-10 defense...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins begin contract talks with Chris Baker

According to a CSNWashington report the Redskins have opened contract discussions with DL Chris Baker. Baker was mentioned by name as a priority free agent by DC Jim Haslett. Baker started the last three games of the season at DE with injuries to Adam Carriker and Stephen Bowen, and played well. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Redskins begin...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins In Contract Talks With CB DeAngelo Hall Regarding An Extension

Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins and veteran CB DeAngelo Hall are currently in discussions regarding multi-year contract extension. Redskins DC Jim Haslett mentioned a few weeks ago that retaining Hall this offseason was a priority for the team. Hall, 30, was released by Washington last year, but was later signed to a one year, $1.25 million...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Defense is better than you think, but won't improve much in 2014

The Redskins defense was crucified for it's performance in 2013.  Crucified.  I've seen some bad defenses through the years here.  2003. 2006. 2010.  I can't remember any defense getting the brunt of the venom from Redskins fans quite like this year's unit did.  Every player on the unit was under fire at some point for their performance, from the best to the...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Redskins need more (and less) of next season

In recent weeks, I’ve covered the biggest disappointments and biggest surprises of 2013. This time around, and with a new head coach in the building, here are a few things I’d like to see more of, and a few I’d like to see less of: Want to see more of . . . 1. A healthy Robert Griffin III: No-brainer. We’ve seen what he can do when he’s 100%. Now, with a chance to get...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins' Haslett wants Orakpo, Hall to be re-signed

When the Redskins took the field against the Giants late last month, eight starters on defense had one thing in common: they are all set to become a free agent this offseason. That likely means Jim Haslett’s 18th-ranked unit will experience a decent amount of turnover in the coming months as draft picks are added, pending free agents are allowed to walk and new players are signed...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins will in fact be sticking with a 3-4 defense

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett confirmed today that they’ll be sticking with a 3-4 defense. Haslett confirmed #Redskins will be staying with 3-4 alignment. #RedskinsTalk — Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) January 22, 2014 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Redskins will in fact be sticking with a 3-4 defense appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

LBs coaches: Jets hire internally, Dolphins externally

BY NICK ST. DENISBoth the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins saw their respective linebackers coaches depart last week.Brian VanGorder left Gang Green to take the defensive coordinator gig at Notre Dame, and George Edwards put Miami in his rear view mirror to assume defensive coordinator duties with the Minnesota Vikings.There were reports that the Jets were seeking an interview with...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins blocked Jets’ request to interview Haslett

If the Redskins hadn’t decided to keep defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, he likely would have landed on his feet elsewhere. In one of two different places. According to Chris Russell of ESPN 980, Washington denied a request by the Jets to interview defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. At least one other team also was interested in Haslett, but couldn’t get permission to talk to him.
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Haslett returns as Redskins defensive coordinator

Jim Haslett will remain with the Washington Redskins as defensive coordinator, the latest in a series of expected moves under new coach Jay Gruden. The Redskins also announced Friday that Chris Foerster will stay on as offensive line coach and that Wes Phillips has been hired as tight ends coach. Haslett was the defensive coordinator for the last four years under coach Mike Shanahan...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins will retain Jim Haslett at defensive coordinator

The Washington Redskins will retain Jim Haslett as their defensive coordinator and will look into the possibility of extending Haslett’s contract, Coach Jay Gruden said Friday. “He has one year left on his contract,” Gruden said in a telephone interview. “I’ll talk to Bruce [Allen, the team's general manager] and we’ll talk to [Haslett] and see what we can do there...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Haslett to Remain Redskins Defensive Coordinator

The Redskins had one of the worst defenses in the NFL last year, but Haslett will have an opportunity to correct it. Redskins confirm what was reported at the time of Jay Gruden’s hiring – Jim Haslett remains as the defensive coordinator — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 17, 2014  
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Redskins Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett

Four years ago, to the day, I wrote the piece linked below when new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan first brought in defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. The piece was written in reply to a response then-Redskins.com blogger Matt Terl wrote about an earlier piece I had done about Haslett: Digging Deeper: Defensive Coordinator Jim HaslettWell, four years later, Mr. Haslett is still...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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