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Need to Know: Redskins vs. Ravens by the numbers—Breaking a punt return drought


Need to Know: Redskins vs. Ravens by the numbers—Breaking a punt return drought

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 10, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles.


Today's schedule: Jay Gruden news conference 3 p.m., CSN and CSNmidatlantic.com

Days until: Eagles @ Redskins 6; Redskins @ Lions 13; Redskins vs. Bengals in London 20

Redskins vs. Ravens by the numbers

—The Redskins won in Baltimore against the Ravens for the first time ever and for the first time against any opponent since they beat the Colts in Memorial Stadium on October 23, 1955.

—The Redskins allowed the Ravens to score 10 points, the fewest they have allowed since Week 2 of 2015 (10 vs. Rams). The last time they allowed a team to score fewer than 10 points was in 2012 (6 vs. Eagles).

—Jamison Crowder’s 85-yard punt return for a touchdown was the first TD punt return for the Redskins since October 26, 2008 when Santana Moss took one back 80 yards against the Lions. That is a drought of 108 games.

—Crowder's return was the longest scoring punt return for the Redskins since Antwaan Randle El brought one back 87 yards against the Colts in 2006.

—Ryan Kerrigan got a sack at the end of the first half, the 50th of his career. He joins Dexter Manley and Charles Mann as the only Redskins with at least 50 career sacks (note that sacks have only been an official stat since the 1982 season).

—The Redskins are now 3-2. They have not been over .500 after five games since the 2011 season.

—The Redskins held the Ravens to three third down conversions in 15 attempts (20%). After the Raven’s initial drive (2-2 on third down) they converted just 1 of 13 (7.6%).

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Report: Redskins to interview former Raiders defensive coordinator

Report: Redskins to interview former Raiders defensive coordinator

The Redskins have set up another interview with a candidate to fill their vacant defensive coordinator position.

According to the Washington Post, Jason Tarver, the defensive coordinator of the Raiders from 2012-2014, will meet with the organization. The date of the interview is not known.

Related: Redskins offensive coordinator resume: Matt Cavanaugh

Before joining the Raiders, Tarver coached in college for five years before the 49ers hired him as a quality control coach. He worked his way up to become the outside linebackers coach, a position he held from 2005-2010. Scot McCloughan was the GM of the 49ers while Tarver was coaching there.

After a year as a defensive coordinator in the college ranks at Stanford, Tarver was hired as the Raiders’ defensive coordinator. He was a defensive assistant for the 2015 49ers and he was out of football last season.

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The Redskins have announced interviews with former Browns head coach Mike Pettine and ex-Jaguars coach Gus Bradley. It was reported earlier today that they also will meet with Rob Ryan, most recently the Bills’ defensive coordinator.

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Redskins plan to interview Rob Ryan for defensive coordinator, per report

Redskins plan to interview Rob Ryan for defensive coordinator, per report

Plenty of Redskins fans wanted the team to interview Rex Ryan for defensive coordinator.

Well, a report shows they aren't talking to Rex, but instead, his brother Rob, according to Albert Breer of MMQB

Rex Ryan's track record as a defensive coordinator is very impressive.

Rob Ryan's track record as a defensive coordinator is, uh, less impressive. 

In 12 seasons as a coordinator, first in Oakland and then with Cleveland, Dallas and New Orleans, Rob Ryan has two Top 5 finishes in yards allowed. He also has finished 31st out of 32 teams in the league in yards allowed three times.

Below is a chart from Pro Football Reference showing his defensive ranks from 2004 when he became coordinator in Oakland all the way through his last job as a coordinator in New Orleans in 2015.


The results aren't pretty.


It should be noted that in 2016, Rob Ryan served as assistant head coach in Buffalo on his brother Rex's staff.

That team's defense finished 19th in yards allowed. 

Gus Bradley and Mike Pettine have interviewed with the Redskins for their vacant defensive coordinator opening.

Washington is also reported to have reached out to Wade Phillips, who took the same position with the Rams, and Steve Wilks, who took the same position with the Carolina Panthers. Internally, outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky also seems to be under some consideration for the position, and a report last week linked former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula with the Washington defense.

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