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2009 Redskins Season Preview: Defensive Line

Article By on 19th July, 2009

... share of the offseason bulking up their defense.

When you see most teams drop $100 million on a defensive superstar, followed by spending all but their seventh-round choices on one side of the ball, you would assume poor performance the previous season.

But the team finished fourth overall in team defense last season.

So what’s up?

Simple answer: it all starts up front. While the Skins did clock in at the fourth spot in total yards allowed, they ranked consistently near the bottom of the league in sacks (28th), forced fumbles (26th) and interceptions (17th).

Pressure on the quarterback creates mistakes by way of forced fumbles and interceptions, which keeps your defense off the fie...

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