Redskins position outlook_ talent at corner, but need better results in 2017 _ csn mid-atlantic

Over the next few weeks, JP Finlay and Rich Tandler will grade each position group’s performance in 2016, break down the current personnel situation and evaluate the unit’s outlook for 2017.

Rewind: With Josh Norman starting opposite Bashaud Breeland, the Redskins should have one of the strongest set of starting corners in the NFL. Facebook desktop Norman is an elite talent, and Breeland has shown he can be quite good. Football teams nfl In 2016, however, the results weren’t pretty.

The Redskins finished 25th in passing defense, and while that’s not all on the corners, the position group doesn’t get a pass either. Baseball leagues near me Norman got his hands on a ton of passes, but was only able to haul in three interceptions. Football games download for pc Breeland also had three picks.

Washington struggled for much of the season defending the slot. Fences play script Rookie Kendall Fuller showed promise early, but that ended fast in a game where he got torched by Vikings WR Stefon Diggs. Pitch in for baseball Quinton Dunbar is an incredible athlete with a lot of potential, though he logged just two starts last year. Little league baseball bat rules Greg Toler and Dashaun Phillips gave the team depth, but neither player provided enough for coaches to depend on them.

Fast forward: Confusion seemed to reign in the Redskins secondary in 2016. Watch baseball online free Some of that might be a result of a patchwork group of safeties and a poor performing defensive line, but coaching changes might help in 2017. Facebook logo black When Joe Barry was let go, so was secondary coach Perry Fewell. Fantasy football names for girls Last season, some folks say Fewell’s coaching style and scheme led to breakdowns for the Washington corners. With a new defensive backs coach in Torrian Gray, some of that may change, but it’s also worth pointing out that some players wanted Aubrey Pleasant promoted to that job.

It would be near impossible for Breeland’s 2017 season to start as poorly as 2016 did. Select basketball teams near me Late in the year, Breeland was again playing well, especially when deployed in the slot. Little league baseball world series 2016 It’s also hard to imagine Josh Norman can make as many clean breaks on passes without bringing a few more in.

This group will largely be back, certainly Norman, Breeland, Fuller and Dunbar. Basketball wives New defensive coordinator Greg Manusky will have to decide early on his plan for a nickel corner, and if Fuller in his second season will be ready for that role. Pitching drills softball If not, it’s possible Dunbar could work outside and Breeland move inside in spots.

Also, don’t forget about Will Blackmon. Baseball games online free The versatile defender was asked to play safety in 2016, but still has the wheels to play corner, his natural position. Funny mens softball team names In 2015, Blackmon had two INTs and forced two fumbles as a corner. Stardock fences download Should the ‘Skins actually address the safety position via the draft or free agency, maybe Blackmon moves back to corner this fall, especially considering his ability to cover the slot.

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Wednesday marks the opening of the two-week tag period around the NFL. Little league baseball 2016 That means the Redskins have three distinct options for Kirk Cousins, should they choose to go that route. Softball tournaments in ky A quick reminder of the differences between the three options below, and remember, teams have until 4 p.m. Mutual materials pavers on March 1 to place a tag on a player. Irrigation methods Teams can only use one tag per year.

• Exclusive – This tag gives the player no opportunity to negotiate with other teams. Cottage garden design plans If the Redskins tag Cousins with the exclusive tag in 2017, he will be due roughly $24 million, a 20 percent increase of his $20 million salary in 2016.

• Non-Exclusive – Under this tag, players can negotiate with any team in the league. Gardenia care Should the player and another team agree to terms, the incumbent team has the option to match the deal. Auburn softball twitter If the incumbent team chooses not to match, they are due two first-round picks as compensation. U of a softball This tag opens up the door for trade scenarios, and Washington used the non-exclusive tag on Cousins in 2016. Garden state parkway accident Like the exclusive option, this tag would pay Cousins $24 million in 2017.

• Transition – Similar to the non-exclusive tag, the transition tag allows a player to negotiate with any team in the NFL and the home team gets the option to match any new deal. Garden of the gods il Unlike the non-exclusive tag, the transition tag does not offer compensation for the incumbent team should the player reach a deal elsewhere. Alabama softball team The transition tag in 2017 would bring the same 120 percent raise as the other tags for Cousins, but in 2018, it might be an advantage for the team. Fantasy baseball Should the ‘Skins not reach a long-term deal with Cousins, the team could transition him next year and only pay another 120 percent raise, instead of the 144 percent required by the franchise tag in a third straight season. Mizzou softball This year, however, the transition tag has little to no usefulness for Washington.

Should the Redskins place any tag on Cousins, it’s unlikely it would come on the first day the team has the option. Landscaping with rocks and stones Last year, Washington did not place the non-exclusive tag on Cousins until hours before the deadline. Stardock fences Once tagged, any player has until July 15 to work towards a long-term deal.

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Defining “heat”: It appears that I upset some people yesterday with my tweet promoting the Need to Know post. Vegetable garden layout planner I said that “ The heat is on Scot McCloughan.” Some were wondering (rather angrily I might add) why a GM who helped the team get to consecutive winning seasons for the first time in nearly 20 years would have the heat on him. Football field goal And the answer is that the heat always is on an NFL GM. Basketball olympics 2016 usa If the franchise hasn’t even been to an NFC championship game in about 25 years there is heat on the GM to get the team there. Brett paving If they just won a Super Bowl, there is heat on the general manager to do it again.

Important work: Having the heat put on him and being under pressure does not mean that McCloughan is on the verge of behind fired. Football scores yesterday It means just what it says. Fantasy football team names by player Aren’t you under pressure in your job from time to time? Does it always mean that you are about to be fired? In most cases, it means that you have very important work to get done and you are on a deadline. Pitch bend ableton That applies to McCloughan regarding free agency and the draft.

Baker’s return a coin toss: It appears that Chris Baker’s status is truly a 50-50 proposition. Fantasy 5 On the pro side of keeping him, he is a very solid defensive end on a team that desperately needs defensive linemen. Gem pavers Why let him go and have one more hole you need to fill? Also, he is settled in the area and he wants to stay. Pitches in baseball The other side of the coin is that he will command a three- or four-year deal worth $7-$8 million per year. Softball tournaments in ga They may be hesitant to offer that to a player who will be 30 a few games into the season. Wyevale swansea I’ll say he ends up staying but I say it with no confidence.

Pay the big man: After the Redskins sort out their free agents they need to get down to business with some contract extensions for eligible players. Football teams near me Morgan Moses should be first in line. Fantasy football espn He has done a solid job since taking over the right tackle spot, the second most important position on the O-line, during training camp in 2015. Landscap Last year he would have missed a game or two with a badly sprained ankle he suffered in London but since Trent Williams had gone out on a drug suspension right after he got injured, Moses pushed through it. Patio menu He should get five years for between $6 and $7 million per year.

Quality QB’s on tap in ’17: There is a lot of talk about a shortage of quarterbacks in the NFL but don’t tell the Redskins that. Baseball team logos Of the 13 teams on their 2017 schedule only one, the 49ers, have genuine questions at the position for the coming season. Football schedule nfl The Broncos also are unsure who will start but they are not in full-scale blowup mode at the most important position on the field with Trevor Simeon and Paxton Lynch in the house. College football teams in texas The rest of the QB’s on the slate range from competent (Alex Smith) to rising stars (Derek Carr, Dak Prescott twice, Carson Wentz twice) to established stars (Russell Wilson, Philip Rivers) to sure first-ballot Hall of Famers (Drew Brees). Basketball court diagram Injuries could change this situation but right now even though the Redskins need to upgrade their rushing defense it looks like they will have to bolster their pass defense as well.

The 2017 NFL franchise tag salary for QB’s will be over $21 million, up from $19.9 mil in 2016. Hitting drills Means both QB salaries and cap are going up.— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) February 15, 2017

This doesn’t affect Cousins. Garden city His second tag salary will be 120% of his 2016 salary since that will be higher than the tag amount.— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) February 15, 2017

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