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PFF's high rankings - the Washington offense is even greater than the sum of its parts

Pro Football Focus (PFF) is well-known for its thorough analysis of the National Football League and NCAA Division-I football in the United States. Over the past month or so, PFF has shifted gears from analyzing last season to looking ahead to the upcoming 2021 season. As part of that effort, PFF has been ranking players at many roster positions. When you pay attention to what PFF is saying about the individual players on the Washington Football Team, it's hard not to get excited about what to expect from the sum of its parts.
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PFF loves Washington's defensive roster

Pro Football Focus (PFF) is well-known for its thorough analysis of the National Football League and NCAA Division-I football in the United States. Over the past month or so, PFF has shifted gears from analyzing last season to looking ahead to the upcoming 2021 season. As part of that effort, PFF has been ranking players at many roster positions. When you pay attention to what PFF is saying about the individual players on the Washington Football Team, it's hard not to get excited about what to expect from the sum of its parts.
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Last season, football fans who listened to Coach Ron Rivera talk about the Washington Football Team would have noticed him discussing a term that they may not have heard before in relation to football: "Buffalo nickel". When coach Rivera used it, he was referring to a specific defensive player grouping for nickel coverage, which is just a term that means putting 5 defensive backs on the field instead of 4, usually on expected passing downs or against pass-heavy offenses. Since, in regular nickel coverage, a linebacker comes off the field in favor of a smaller, faster cornerback, the defense is better able to defend against the pass, but is usually more susceptible to the run.
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Could Washington end up with back-to-back defensive rookies of the year?

Chase Young was the 2020 DROY; can LB Jamin Davis make it two in a row for the Washington defense?Washington Football Report. A year ago, Washington drafted Chase Young with the #2 overall pick in the draft; at the time, he was widely regarded as the best player in the draft and a generational talent. Expectations were sky high and as a rookie he met them. At the end of the season, he was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year.
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Special: Inside the mind of Nate Kaczor

special teams coordinator Nate Kaczor instructs players during rookie minicampScott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports. In the house-cleaning that followed the firing of Bruce Allen to start 2020, almost every vestige of the Jay Gruden coaching staff was swept away, but one of the few coaches to survive the purge was Special Teams Coordinator, Nate Kaczor. Having arrived in DC only in 2019, fresh from a three-year stint in Tampa Bay, Kaczor seemed to have the Allen-Gruden stamps all over him, making him an unlikely candidate to survive the burning desire for change in Ashburn.
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Which cornerbacks 'on the bubble' will make the Washington roster?

Like most positions on most NFL teams, projecting the roster "locks" at a position group isn't usually very difficult. The hard part of roster projection is figuring out what happens at the last one or two spots where the coaches are evaluating four or five backup players who may be largely comparable to one another in terms of overall skill level. Often, there's very little that separates the three or four guys competing for the one or two roster spots that will finish out the position group.
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Eagle's fans vote for best head coach in the NFC East, and the results are overwhelming

There are lots of websites and blogs around for every sport and every team imaginable around the world. If you are a fan of the Washington Football Team -- and let's face it, if you're reading what I'm writing, you probably are -- then you have tons of great sources for articles about the burgundy & gold. But if you were a Philadelphia Eagles fan (and, yes, there are a few) then one of the best sources of discussion about your team would be Bleeding Green Nation.
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After missing voluntary OTAs, Chase Young says he's "suited and booted" and ready to play

Second year player and reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young wasn't at either of the two voluntary OTA sessions in late May or early June, and that raised a lot of comment and speculation among some fans. While a number of Washington players missed one or more days, including, for example, new left tackle Charles Leno whose wife had just given birth, Chase Young was the only Washington player that missed all the OTA sessions.