The Insider: barry cofield


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Cofield: Signing former NFC East rivals Hatcher, Jackson “a double-whammy”

Signing DeSean Jackson and Jason Hatcher gave Washington two Pro Bowl players. But Barry Cofield sees the acquisitions as victories for additional reasons.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, DeSean Jackson, free agency, Jason Hatcher, NFC East

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Cofield: Accountability, commitment will help fill Fletcher’s void

But Cofield has confidence in the group’s ability to fulfill those requirements. But he said he and his fellow veterans must do much more than come up with inspiring speeches as they try to replace Fletcher.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Cofield expects Hatcher addition, new wrinkles to serve defense well

After hearing that and more from his coaches, and after getting the chance to talk to Hatcher, Cofield has high optimism about the kind of impact his new teammate will have.

By Mike Jones  |  09:04 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, defensive line, Jason Hatcher

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Redskins report for workouts, notice ‘new aura in the building’

The Redskins begin their offseason program with a new sense of optimism.

By Mike Jones  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Jay Gruden, Offseason workouts, Trent Williams

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Redskins plan to use ‘new toy’ Hatcher in a variety of ways

Defensive lineman Jason Hatcher will not be restricted to just one position.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, defensive line, Jason Hatcher, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, pass rush, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Where to begin rebuilding Redskins: Defense, position by position

Mark Bullock takes a look at who from the defense should stay or be upgraded or replaced, regardless of if the Redskins run a 3-4, 4-3 or hybrid system.

By Mark Bullock  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, barry cofield, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Brian Orakpo, Chris Baker, cornerbacks, Darryl Tapp, David Amerson, DeAngelo Hall, Defense, defensive line, EJ Biggers, inside linebackers, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Wilson, Nick Barnett, outside linebackers, Perry Riley, Reed Doughty, Rob Jackson, Ryan Kerrigan, Safeties, Stephen Bowen, The Outsider, Week 17

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Redskins, Cowboys sing London Fletcher’s praises

When London Fletcher announced Wednesday that he expects to retire following this season, teammates and opponents had reactions.

By Mike Jones  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brian Orakpo, leadership, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Santana Moss, Week 16

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Cofield: Shanahan tells players he will ‘give his all’

Barry Cofield, one of the Redskins’ defensive captains, said that Shanahan in his most recent address told his players to keep fighting.

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 15

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Barry Cofield wonders what next season’s Redskins defense will look like

Seven of the team’s current defensive starters are eligible for free agency in the offseason.

By Mark Maske  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, free agency, Week 14

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Santana Moss, Barry Cofield say coaching staff should return

Moss says coaches should be given another chance to work with Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Mike Shanahan, Santana Moss, Week 14

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 07:30 AM ET, 11/17/2013

Barry Cofield says he’ll be ‘shocked’ if Redskins don’t play better on defense against Eagles second time around

‘We were kind of the sacrificial lambs for the league for those first 30 minutes in that game,’ nose tackle says of season opener against Chip Kelly’s offense.

By Mark Maske  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, Redskins vs. Eagles, Week 11

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Barry Cofield, DeAngelo Hall defend Brandon Meriweather on first hit

Two of the most outspoken players on Washington’s defense defended safety Brandon Meriweather on the first of his two helmet-to-helmet hits.

By Mike Jones  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, DeAngelo Hall, fines, NFL safety

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 03:08 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Barry Cofield: These Redskins are better than previous years’ teams

Players still firmly believe that their record does not reflect their level of talent or their capabilities.

By Mike Jones  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, barry cofield, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Cofield's broken hand is 'healed enough'

Nose tackle kept playing, and playing well, even after being hurt during the preseason. Now his hand is close to healed.

By Mark Maske  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Injuries, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Redskins defense braces for Romo after quarterback's 500-yard game

The improvisational skills of the Dallas quarterback could be particularly problematic.

By Mark Maske  |  11:14 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Defense, Josh Wilson, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Tony Romo

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Jim Haslett: Barry Cofield establishing himself as best nose tackle in the NFL

Now in his third season as the centerpiece of the Redskins’ 3-4 defensive front, nose tackle has gotten off to a strong start.

By Mike Jones  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Jim Haslett

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Redskins' veterans: 'It's just one win'

Although happy to finally get a win, the Redskins wisely said that they couldn't really draw a whole lot of satisfaction from the victory.

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Redskins vs. Raiders, Santana Moss, Week 4

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Redskins defenders see Raiders as a challenge for run defense

Although encouraged by the improvement, the Redskins believe that the true measuring stick for growth will come this week when the team faces the Oakland Raiders, who rank third in the NFL, averaging 148.7 rushing yards a game.

By Mike Jones  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Oakland Raiders, Redskins vs. Raiders, run defense

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Redskins say they’re preparing to face Terrelle Pryor in Oakland

The Raiders’ starting quarterback suffered a concussion, and backup Matt Flynn could take over, but the Redskins don’t seem to mind.

By Mark Maske  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Kedric Golston, Oakland Raiders, Redskins vs. Raiders, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins players say actions, not words, matter now

Linebacker London Fletcher’s midweek address failed to produce a win over the Lions.

By Mark Maske  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, barry cofield, leadership, London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Raiders

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Redskins players say they’re shocked by 0-3 start

‘We never thought we’d be 0-3 coming off the offseason we had and the last year that we had,’ wide receiver Pierre Garcon says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, 2013 season, barry cofield, Josh Wilson, Pierre Garcon, Tyler Polumbus, Week 3

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Barry Cofield says defense ‘isn’t playing well enough to win right now’

The Redskins have allowed the most yards in a season’s first three games by an NFL team since 1966, according to Elias.

By Mark Maske  |  03:02 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, barry cofield, Defense, Jim Haslett

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Brandon Meriweather, Kedric Golston again limited in practice

Brandon Meriweather again handled a limited workload in practice on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kai Fobath, Kedric Golston, Redskins vs. Lions, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Cofield says his broken hand didn’t hinder his play too much

Nose tackle says, ‘I felt like I was pretty effective.” His hand won’t be fully healed for several more weeks.

By Mark Maske  |  03:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Injuries

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Redskins injury report: David Amerson, Chris Baker limited

Redskins cornerback David Amerson and defensive end Chris Baker both were limited in Wednesday’s practice according to the team’s first injury report of Week 2.

By Mike Jones  |  06:10 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Chris Baker, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Cofield says broken hand is ‘not gonna be an excuse for me’

Defensive tackle hopes to play Monday night and says he doesn't think his play will be affected.

By Mark Maske  |  04:17 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Injuries, Week 1

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Redskins restructure contracts of Stephen Bowen and Adam Carriker [udpated]

The team saves an estimated $1.3 million in salary cap space.

By Mark Maske  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, barry cofield, contracts, defensive line, Salary cap, Stephen Bowen

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Five areas to monitor as the Redskins prepare for the Eagles

The Redskins get back to work today and continue to install their plan for Monday night’s date with the Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Defense, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins-Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Griffin, four others elected Redskins’ captains by teammates

Quarterback joins Williams, Fletcher, Cofield and Doughty as Washington's captains.

By Mark Maske  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, captains, London Fletcher, Quarterbacks, Reed Doughty, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Brandon Meriweather uncertain for Week 1, Barry Cofield hopeful

Slowed all preseason by recovery from knee surgery, Brandon Meriweather now is battling a groin injury. Meanwhile, Barry Cofield returned to practice and hopes to play next week.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Week 1

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Barry Cofield agrees to contract restructuring with Redskins (updated)

Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield reworked deal saves the team about $2.4 million in salary cap space this year.

By Mark Maske  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, contracts, defensive line, Salary cap

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Mike Shanahan plans to play Brandon Meriweather one half on Thursday

Shanahan plans to play Meriweather for a half, and Wilson 15-20 plays. Meanwhile, Cousins, Cofield unlikely to play.

By Mike Jones  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Josh Wilson, Kirk Cousins

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Kirk Cousins officially out for Redskins, Rex Grossman to start vs. Bills

Brandon Meriweather, Barry Cofield, Evan Royster also among those listed as not scheduled to play today.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Evan Royster, inactives, Kirk Cousins, preseason, Quarterbacks, Rex Grossman

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Barry Cofield optimistic he'll be ready for Redskins' opener

Nose tackle suffered a broken bone in his right hand Monday against the Steelers.

By Mark Maske  |  06:30 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Injuries

Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Barry Cofield, Leonard Hankerson, Aldrick Robinson leave with injuries

Injuries piling up for Redskins in preseason home opener.

By Mark Maske  |  10:17 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, barry cofield, Injuries, Leonard Hankerson, preseason, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Barry Cofield aims to spur Redskins' defense to elite level

As Barry Cofield prepares to enter his third season at nose tackle for the Washington Redskins, he wants to take over.

By Mike Jones  |  10:37 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, defensive line, Training camp