DALY: Striking a balance integral to Redskins’ success - Washington Times
Going into the 2012 Redskins training camp, the Redskins looked like they had a lot of depth especially up front. On defense and when they lost two of their best defenders, LB Brian Orakpo whose their best pass rusher. And then Adam Carriker as well perhaps their best DE and a solid pass rusher as well, the Redskins were left. With depth on front on defense but Unproven depth young players without a lot of experience as starters in the NFL. LB's like Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson and Perry Riley but all of these players are good enough to play because. They all have the talent and just needed the opportunity, so as it turned out the Redskins not only had very. Good depth going into 2012 but they needed it as well, that might be the best thing they have going for them in 2012. Along with QB Robert Griffin and RB Alfred Morris that when one key player goes down, like TE Fred Davis. Perhaps their best all around receiver, that they have someone else who stepped in and got the job done.
When the Redskins were 3-6 back in early November they looked done and that all of the injuries they had were. Going to get the blame but head coach Mike Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett both knew that. They still had enough good players and talent to not only compete but to win, so what they did was basically. Simplify things and use the talent they had both on offense and defense and get the best out of the available talent that they still had.