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Redskins-Giants Fourth Quarter

Redskins-Giants Fourth Quarter

Giants just past the 50 as the fourth quarter begins.

14:51—Manning is still enjoying too much time to throw. Skins aren't getting enough pressure from the front four and the secondary isn't getting good enough coverage.

13:21—Nice play by Smoot, knocking a TD away from Burress. Third and 10 at the 21.

13:15—Not sure what Manning was trying to do there, but thanks, Eli.

13:10—Tynes (I think I've misspelled his name earlier once or twice) goes wide left on a 38-yard try. I still think the Skins will need another score, but a 12-point lead looks pretty nice right now.

12:20—Portis is on a roll, a couple of runs get a key drive off to a good start with about 13 yards and a first down.

10:50—Not quite for Betts on a screen on third and nine as he comes up a yard short. Redskins will punt.

9:17—Thanks to the wind on that pass intended for S. Moss. That would have been a big one.

8:03—Man, that clock sure is moving slowly. Third and one, look for the deep pass.

7:59—No, a short one to Burress, knocked away. Fourth and one, ballgame here if the Skins stop them.

7:53—Quick pass to S. Moss gets the first down and then some.

7:20—Jacobs with his third drop. They've been getting good yardage on first down, let's see if a second and ten helps the pass pressure.

7:00-A great catch by Smith sets up another fourth and short.

6:30—And Jacobs gets it.

6:06—Jacobs again drops one. Skins need to come down with one of those.

5:27—Another fourth down, this one with five to go.

5:22—Skins knock down a low pass and take over on downs. Not sure exactly what happened or exactly what Eli was thinking there. A couple of first downs ice the game. The question is, do Gibbs and Saunders let Collins take to the air if necessary?

5:17—Betts in for Portis on first down. Considering how well CP has been toting it, I find that curious. It looked like Betts was heading for the sideline after the play. Second down is the down to pass in this situation.

5:10—Portis for four. A big third and six coming up here. I'm not sure what the call will be, which is a good thing. A few weeks ago, I knew it would be a run.

5:05—Portis for nothing. The Giants had to burn their last timeout. Again, a few weeks ago, I felt pretty good when the Bills burned their last TO. Of course, that was a one FG game and this is a two-TD game.

3:33—NY is moving, but they are burning a lot of time in doing so.

3:20—Fourth and 10. Blitz time.

3:14—No blitz, but incomplete and the Skins can just about put a bow on it. One first down will seal it and even if they don't get one the Giants won't have much time to get two scores.

2:00—Third and one. Another interesting playoff possibility opens up for the Skins now. They don't necessarily need NO to lose a game to get in. If the Skins win out and the Giants lose out vs. Buffalo and New England, the Redskins are in regardless.

1:54—Ironic, isn't it? Betts was in at the end in September against the Giants and he couldn't score. Today, he gets three carries and the Skins go into victory formation.

Final score
Redskins 22, Giants 10

The next couple of Sundays are going to be very, very interesting. As I said in the pregame, I would love it if the Skins got into the playoffs by knocking the Cowboys out of the top seed.

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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.

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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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