The Insider: Secondary


Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: The 49ers’ defense dominated

Mark Bullock looks at the different ways the San Francisco defense gave the offense problems, and how defensive players, like Brian Orakpo and Jarvis Jenkins, actually played pretty well.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, defensive line, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Linebackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 13, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Redskins vs. Broncos: Five story lines for Sunday’s game at Denver

Five areas to focus on during Washington’s 4:25 game at Denver on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Safeties, Secondary, special teams, story lines, Week 8

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Defensive players pleased with progress

The defense is being credited with having its best game of the season in Sunday night’s loss at Dallas.

By Mark Maske  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, Jim Haslett, Secondary

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Redskins sign three to boost secondary and special teams, cut Pugh

By Mike Jones  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free agents, Jordan Pugh, Roster, Secondary, special teams

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013

The Outsider: A closer look at how the Redskins played at Dallas

How did Trent Williams fare against DeMarcus Ware? Was this DeAngelo Hall’s best game as a Redskins and Kory Lichtensteiger’s worst? The Outsider takes a closer look.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive line, Linebackers, Offensive line, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Running backs, Secondary, The Outsider, tight ends, Wide Receivers

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013

The Outsider: How Redskins' moves in the secondary improved the run defense

The Outsider takes a look at how Washington's changes in the secondary impacted the run defense, which was not good for two games, but got better against the Lions and Raiders.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  run defense, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Outsider: A position-by-position look at how the defense performed against the Raiders

Our new Outsider, Mark Bullock, gives a detailed review of each defensive unit's play in Oakland.

By Mark Bullock  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, cornerbacks, defensive line, Linebackers, Outsider, Redskins vs. Raiders, Safeties, Secondary, The Outsider

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins have been creative on defense, without success so far

The starting secondary against the Lions featured three cornerbacks and only one safety.

By Mark Maske  |  11:36 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, cornerbacks, Defense, Jim Haslett, Josh Wilson, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Biggers not complaining about being asked to fill in at safety

Cornerback last played the position in high school and didn’t begin preparing to play it in practices until last week.

By Mark Maske  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, cornerbacks, E.J. Biggers, Redskins vs. Eagles, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Three rookies start in Redskins' secondary

Redskins start three rookies in the secondary in preseason opener

By Mark Maske  |  08:39 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  preseason, Rookies, Secondary, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Rookies in Redskins' secondary will be in spotlight Thursday night

All eyes are on David Amerson, Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas in the preseason opener against the Titans.

By Mark Maske  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, preseason, Redskins preseason, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary, Tennessee Titans, Training camp

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Leadership role causing DeAngelo Hall to step up his own game

With a rookie starting opposite him at least for the time being and two young veterans and another rookie all behind him on the depth chart, veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall has quite a few people looking at him for answers.

By Mike Jones  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Secondary, Training camp

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Redskins rookies David Amerson, Bacarri Rambo open camp as starters in secondary

When the Redskins took the field for their first walk-through of training camp on Thursday, rookie defensive backs David Amerson and Bacarri Rambo spent the morning with the first team.

By Mike Jones  |  01:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, position battles, Safeties, Secondary, Training camp

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 07/08/2013

The Mailbag: Rogers, Landry the ones that got away?

Given the Redskins' secondary issues, a readers asks if they should have hung on to Carlos Rogers and LaRon Landry.

By Mike Jones  |  11:33 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fullback, inside linebackers, Mailbag, Offensive line, Secondary, tight end

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013

The Mailbag: RGIII and the PUP List, training camp fan experience and more

We dive into another collection of reader questions as the Redskins' downtime continues for another several weeks.

By Mike Jones  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  broadcast, cornerbacks, inside linebackers, Linebackers, Mailbag, outside linebackers, Safeties, Secondary, Training camp

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Hall says he considered not playing this season

But veteran cornerback re-signed with the Redskins after evaluating his situation as a free agent.

By Mark Maske  |  02:32 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Secondary

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Raheem Morris on the difference between Thomas and Rambo

Defensive backs coach Raheem Morris says Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo rank among the most advanced rookies that he has ever coached.

By Mike Jones  |  10:17 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, minicamp, Phillip Thomas, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Redskins minicamp: Observations from Wednesday's practice

The Washington Redskins concluded their minicamp on Wednesday and tomorrow, many of the players will depart for their offseason home and summer vacation destinations.

By Mike Jones  |  04:01 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Linebackers, minicamp, observations, Offensive line, RGIII, Secondary

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Haslett sings praises of three rookie defensive backs

The Redskins defensive coordinator says David Amerson, Phillip Thomas and Baccari Rambo are developing, and with "more time on the grass" will contribute, and possibly start.

By Mike Jones  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Defense, Jim Haslett, minicamp, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Redskins minicamp: Observations from Tuesday's practice

The Washington Redskins returned to the practice field today for the first session of their mandatory minicamp, which is scheduled to run Tuesday through Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, Injuries, minicamp, observations, returners, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 06/07/2013

'We feel like we should be a top-10 defense'

With the return of Brian Orakpo (pictured), Brandon Meriweather and Adam Carriker, Redskins defense expects to be a stout unit in 2013.

By Mark Maske  |  07:53 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, expectations, Injuries, OTAs, pass rush, Redskins defense, Secondary

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Redskins sign second-round cornerback David Amerson

By bringing the second-round cornerback into the fold, Washington has now signed six of its seven draft picks.

By Mike Jones  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, cornerbackers, Rookies, Secondary

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Redskins sign fourth-round safety Phillip Thomas

By signing fourth-round pick Phillip Thomas, the Redskins have all but their second- and third-round picks under contract.

By Mike Jones  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, draft, Rookies, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 05/15/2013

DeAngelo Hall says he's okay with pay cut, takes blame for the salary-cap mess

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall says he realizes his contract was part of the reason the Redskins were in a tight financial situation, and was eager to re-sign for less.

By Keith McMillan  |  10:18 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, Secondary

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Redskins take another safety, Bacarri Rambo, with 191st overall pick

The Washington Redskins went safety again, taking Georgia's Bacarri Rambo with the 191st pick of the NFL draft.

By Mike Jones  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins draft, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Can the Redskins expect a safety drafted 51st to start immediately?

Can the Redskins expect a safety drafted 51st to start immediately?

By Keith McMillan  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013

2013 NFL draft position preview: Cornerbacks

Dee Millner heads class, but after scare last fall, Houston’s D.J. Hayden could be there for Redskins.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL draft, Secondary

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Draft comparables, spider charts and comments worth highlighting

Late-morning grab bag includes ways to visualize prospects' raw talent, and reader comments worth highlighting.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  draft, Secondary

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Jordan Bernstine targeting training camp return date

Redskins safety Jordan Bernstine continues to make strides in his recovery from the knee injury that robbed him of his rookie campaign.

By Mike Jones  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jordan bernstine, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Draft prospects Amerson, Thomas, Williams visiting Redskins Wednesday

The Washington Redskins were scheduled to host North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson and Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas for pre-draft visits, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, NFL draft, Safeties, Secondary

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Should the Redskins draft a cornerback?

They have some talent at cornerback, but they weren't all that great against the pass last year.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, draft, Opening kick, Secondary

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Winfield, Redskins share 'high mutual interest'

The Redskins have told free agent cornerback Antoine Winfield's representatives that they have a plan to fit him under the salary cap, even after re-signing DeAngelo Hall.

By Mike Jones  |  06:51 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, free agency, Secondary

Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Redskins bringing cornerback DeAngelo Hall back

Washington cut DeAngelo Hall on the eve of free agency to save money, but the sides are reuniting, as the cap-strapped Redskins bring the cornerback back.

By Mike Jones  |  09:24 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall, Secondary

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Offseason questions: How will the cornerback position shake out?

Left cornerback could be a three-way competition between E.J. Biggers, Richard Crawford and Chase Minnifield,

By Mike Jones  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defensive backs, offseason questions, Redskins, Redskins secondary

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Offseason questions: Where does Richard Crawford fit in the secondary?

Crawford a 2012 seventh-round pick out of SMU saw some time as the third corner and will be entering his second season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offseason questions, Redskins, Redskins secondary, Richard Crawford

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 11/14/2012

DeAngelo Hall says Redskins are not taking Eagles rookie QB Nick Foles lightly

Redskins have lost the last eight times they've faced rookie starting quarterbacks, dating back to 2006.

By Mark Maske  |  02:53 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Redskins secondary, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 10/29/2012

How do you feel about DeAngelo Hall?

DeAngelo Hall's late-game antics might have symbolized every Redskin's frustration with Sunday's game. But did it affect how you feel about the player?

By Keith McMillan  |  08:10 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Defensive backfield, defensive backs, discipline, meltdown, officials, Opening kick, Pittsburgh Steelers, Redskins secondary, Redskins vs. Steelers, Redskins-Steelers, refs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

If you could pilfer one NFL player for the Redskins this Sunday, who would it be?

If you could take one NFL player and add him to the Redskins for this Sunday's game, who would it be?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Opening kick, Pierre Garcon, Redskins secondary, Redskins-Steelers

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 10/05/2012

What would you like to see the Redskins accomplish vs. the Falcons?

For starters, the secondary is going to have to step up if the Redskins are to have a chance at picking up a win against the Falcons.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:23 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Atlanta Falcons, DeAngelo Hall, Falcons vs. Redskins, Josh Wilson, Opening kick, Redskins pass rush, Redskins secondary, Redskins-Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 5

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 10/03/2012

So how were the offensive line and secondary really?

We talk a lot about the offensive line and the secondary, but how exactly did they play against the Bucs, and should they worry you against the Falcons?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:04 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Chester, DeAngelo Hall, Falcons vs. Redskins, Fred Davis, Josh Wilson, Logan Paulsen, Madieu Williams, Offensive line, Opening kick, Redskins secondary, Reed Doughty, Richard Crawford, Secondary, Trent Williams, Tyler Polumbus, Week 5, Will Montgomery

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Redskins defensive backs aim to put an end to struggles

After getting shredded by the Bengals, Redskins defensive backs promise changes against Tampa Bay.

By Mike Jones  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Secondary

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

On the Buccaneers, Griffin running and winning with who you’ve got

Is the Buccaneers game a must-win? Do the Griffin runs set up other plays? And can the Redskins win with who they have?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bucs vs. Redskins, Opening kick, Redskins secondary, RGIII, Robert Griffin running, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 4

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Redskins’ secondary got job done against Drew Brees, Saints

The Redskins' defensive backfield held New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees to less than a 50 percent completion rate Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  03:05 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins defense, Redskins secondary, Washington Redskins