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WP Insider: Kyle Shanahan still confident in offense, Jim Haslett seeing improvement

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Taking a page from the Redskins' front office statisticians, the coaching staff has clearly been working on how to try to describe the Redskins outhouse-detritus performances as merely "processed food" -- i.e., while they are technically truthy, they fundamentally miss the underlying reality of what many of us (admittedly less informed, judgmental, reactionary, unwashed, etc.) fans have been seeing and saying.

To wit:

I promise this came directly from the WP and not the Onion said:
Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan doesn’t believe that his unit has regressed despite mustering only 25 points in the last two games combined. Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett says that his unit seems to be making moderate improvements, but that he continues to search for answers to their problems.
That's a joke right? From 35 points a game to a third of that isn't regressing? Then what would be regressing? A streak of Pick 6s? Negative net passing/rushing yards?

And what's defined as a moderate improvement exactly? Not giving up a huge passing play? Crap, that can't be it. Not allowing two 90+ yard drives? Shoot, that can't be it either. So what could it possibly be?

In fairness, Haslett later in the article is reported as saying something which speaks to a lot of the criticisms:

Redskins Insider said:
“I come to work, I work hard, I do the best that I can with the guys that we’ve got, try to put guys in position to win games, and that’s all I can do,” Haslett said.
And that's fair enough -- but two questions remain: (i) if his best is the best that we can get and (ii) if the guys we've got are the best that we can get.

Unfortunately, the answers to both questions are likely "no" or really, "not by a long shot."

Remainder of article here.
 

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Here are the resources spent on the defense:

#4 2010
#1 2011
#2 2011
#4 2012

Free agent dollars for:

OJ Atogwe
Josh Wilson
Stephen Bowen
Barry Cofield
Brandon Merriweather

Shanahan inherited London Fletcher, Brian Orakpo from the previous regime.

Now, in Year 3 it appears to me with those resources we should be better than #30.
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There has been a lot of talk about coaching here. How about the linebackers?

How come Orakpo and Kerrigan are not taking that next step to elite status despite talent?
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There has been a lot of talk about coaching here. How about the linebackers?

How come Orakpo and Kerrigan are not taking that next step to elite status despite talent?
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Because Spanos went to UCLA and Shanahan moved Slowik to LB Coach.
 

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Slowik is an example of NFL welfare just as there is corporate welfare.

Shanahan has been paying this guy for years and when have the results been there?
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Because Spanos went to UCLA and Shanahan moved Slowik to LB Coach.
yup

when you look at the resources that were added to a defence that was ranked above average when this regime took over, you should be angry, because this defence is still full of massive holes and looks like a defence in need of an overhaul, not one that just had one.
 

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It doesn't take Ron Wolf to see Shanahan hasn't gotten value overall in free agency.
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BTW, the Redskins are the last big pay day for not only players past their prime, but also re-tread coaches.
Hope you're not including Gibbs in your list of retreads.Gibbs 2 wasn't perfect, but he made the Skins playoff contenders. 2 out of 4 ain't bad considering...
 

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