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Practice report: First scuffle of camp

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Practice report: First scuffle of camp

RICHMOND--Here is today's practice report via the tweets of @Rich_TandlerCSN and TarikCSN:
Stallworth a spectator again. Very involved, but still a spectator. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
haz yelling "get the ball out" when Morris ploughs into the line. This D needs takeaways. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Moss with a nice fingertip grab of a Cousins pass. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Nice pass breakup by Doughty. He kept up with the speedy Aldrick. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Big drop by Aldrick. Had a step on Hall, nice, deep pass by KC. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
#RG3 5-5 in first 7on 7 set. Mostly short, one nice intermediate pass to Paul #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
First tussle of camp. Chase vs Aldrick. Gumbs tried to be peacemaker. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Minnifield and Robinson just got into a spirited scrum. No punches, tho. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 13, 2013
Shanahan just pulled team together at the 50. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 13, 2013
Robinson was fired up. Gumbs jumped in and prevented an escalation. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 13, 2013
RG3 quickly jumped in to calm down Robinson. Everything back to normal now. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 13, 2013
#RG3 2-5 in that set. Both completions short. Nice play by Pugh to break up a bullet to 88. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
#RG3 12-15 in 7 on 7. 2 of the incompletions were clear drops. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Returning punts are Crawvford, Thompson, Dawson, N.Williams #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Raheem and Rambo in front of me talking about some details and techniques. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Pugh with a pick of a Rex pass. Something of a gift but pugh jumped in front and made the play. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Nice grab by Lewis right in front of us. Great touch pass by, yes, Rex. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013
Logan Paulsen with a couple of grabs using his height and long arms to reach up and grab a high pass. #RedskinsTalk

— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) August 13, 2013

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#RedskinsTalk Podcast Episode 40 - Seriously, when will the Redskins pick a coordinator?

#RedskinsTalk Podcast Episode 40 - Seriously, when will the Redskins pick a coordinator?

As the Redskins settle into the offseason without both an offensive and defensive coordinator, JP Finlay and Rich Tandler debate who will get the jobs, and when they will be announced. 

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Redskins defensive coordinator resume: Jason Tarver

Redskins defensive coordinator resume: Jason Tarver

The Redskins have interviewed some high-profile candidates for their open defensive coordinator position. When it was reported that they will meet with former Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, the reaction among the fans was, “Who?”

Let’s take a look at what Tarver’s qualifications are to get the job of running the Redskins’ defense.

Before becoming a coordinator: At the age of 22, Tarver took a coaching job at West Valley College in California, and did that while earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Santa Clara. After that he was a graduate assistant at UCLA for three years before getting into the NFL in 2001, when the 49ers hired him as a quality control coach. Tarver worked his way up to outside linebackers coach in 2005 and did that job until 2010, when he was let go went Mike Singletary was fired as the head coach. After a year as the defensive coordinator at Stanford, Dennis Allen hired Tarver to run the Raiders defense in 2012.

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Note: If you want more complete stats on Tarver’s defenses check out his page on Pro Football Reference. DVOA stats via Football Outsiders. A negative DVOA percentage is better than a positive number. Zero is average.

For players, * designates Pro Bowl selection, + designates first-team All-Pro

2012 Raiders (4-12)

Rankings: Yards 5,672 (18th), points 443 (28th), takeaways 19 (26th), 3rd down 39.1% (20th), DVOA 12.5% 29th
Notable players: DT Richard Seymour, DE Lamarr Houston

It should be noted that Allen had a defensive background so he had a hand in these numbers. This team just wasn’t very good as indicated by the fact that Seymour, at age 33, was one of their best defensive players.

2013 Raiders (4-12)

Rankings: Yards 5,918 (22nd), points 453 (29th), takeaways 22 (21st), 3rd down 43.1% (28th), DVOA 10.3% (26th)
Notable players: S Charles Woodson

They did make an effort to shore up the defense by bringing back Woodson and drafting cornerback D.J. Hayden in the first round. But Hayden only played in eight games and Woodson could only contribute so much at age 37. The pass defense struggled, ranking 29th in DVOA.

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2014 Raiders (3-13)

Rankings: 5,721 (21st), points 452 (32nd), takeaways 14 (30th), 3rd down 38.5% (14th), DVOA 6.3% (26th)
Notable players: LB Khalil Mack, S Woodson

Allen was fired after an 0-4 start and Tony Sparano took over as interim head coach the rest of the way. Sparano has an offensive background so perhaps Tarver is more fully accountable for these results than those in other seasons. They did draft Mack with the fifth overall pick but his impact as a rookie was limited as recorded four sacks. Hayden again missed half of the season and, again, the defense was near the bottom of the NFL.

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