NewsOctober.30.18

4 stats that show how D.J. Swearinger has been NFL’s best safety this season

Through eight weeks, Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger has earned the highest grade of any safety in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus, recording a 90.9 on a 0 to 100 scale. Swearinger, it turns out, is aware of this fact, but what is most remarkable about his posit...

Through eight weeks, Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger has earned the highest grade of any safety in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus, recording a 90.9 on a 0 to 100 scale. Swearinger, it turns out, is aware of this fact, but what is most remarkable about his position atop the safety rankings is that he struggled mightily in coverage early in his career. He opened with three straight seasons of grading in the 50s, and had a habit of being at the center of coverage busts in the Houston Texans' secondary. It wasn’t until his first full season with the Cardinals that something changed. He ranked in th...

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NewsOctober.15.18

Redskins Defense Bends But Doesn't Break In Final Stand To Seal Victory

The NFL is a “what have you done for me lately" business. The most recent series of events is the only thing that people will remember the next day. A team could dominate for 59 minutes, but a slip up in the final seconds is all it will hear about for the following week. During Sunday&...

The NFL is a “what have you done for me lately" business. The most recent series of events is the only thing that people will remember the next day. A team could dominate for 59 minutes, but a slip up in the final seconds is all it will hear about for the following week. During Sunday's 23-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers, the Redskins defense found themselves with the potential to end up on the negative side of this scenario. For nearly 57 minutes of game action, Washington’s defense had been playing in a dominant fashion. Cornerback Josh Norman rebounded from a tough performance on Monday night to force two t...

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NewsOctober.04.18

D.J. Swearinger intent on preventing Drew Brees from setting record

 Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger texted his defensive back teammates Tuesday night with a simple message: Don’t let Drew Brees set the record. The responses? A series of exclamation points. The New Orleans Saints quarterback is 201 yar...

 Washington Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger texted his defensive back teammates Tuesday night with a simple message: Don’t let Drew Brees set the record. The responses? A series of exclamation points. The New Orleans Saints quarterback is 201 yards from surpassing Peyton Manning as the NFL’s all-time career passing yardage leader. Certainly the schedule makers anticipated a big night, with this game being played on Monday night. “We don’t want to see this happen at all,” Swearinger said. Swearinger was part of a record-breaking game in the past. In 2013,...

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NewsSeptember.18.18

Four reasons Redskins fans shouldn’t panic about the team just yet

It would be easy for Redskins fans to push the panic button after Sunday’s 21-9 home defeat to the Indianapolis Colts, but there has been far too much good in Washington’s first two games to be too concerned. Let’s take a look at four reasons to feel good about the Redskins&rsqu...

It would be easy for Redskins fans to push the panic button after Sunday’s 21-9 home defeat to the Indianapolis Colts, but there has been far too much good in Washington’s first two games to be too concerned. Let’s take a look at four reasons to feel good about the Redskins’ start: The defensive front looks legitimate. And, believe it or not, that includes its performance against the Colts. Despite getting just one sack of Andrew Luck, the Redskins were able to notch 16 total pressures, with the trio of Jonathan Allen, Matt Ioannidis and Ryan Kerrigan repeating impressive opening performances. Each generated at l...

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