Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Redskins' big needs
By Tim Kavanagh
Though the Washington Redskins qualified for the postseason in 2012 via winning the NFC East, they are not a perfect team, and will look to build from their solid foundation this offseason. So which spots are in most need of addressing?
As part of a discussion on the topic, Rich Tandler and Tarik El Bashir of CSN Washington offered their takes on the one position that needs to be addressed, either via free agency or the draft. (H/T to Real Redskins for the video).
In Tandler's view, the free safety position is atop the list of needs. One possibility would be to move veteran CB DeAngelo Hall back to safety, though then they'd have to find another CB to take his place. Safeties that could be available -- if they aren't franchise tagged or re-signed by their current team -- include Ed Reed, Jairus Byrd, William Moore, Dashon Goldson and Louis Delmas.
In Bashir's view, the big need is at right tackle, a position manned by Tyler Polumbus in 2012. This may be a spot where the Redskins can use their top pick in this year's draft -- their second-rounder, since their first belongs to St. Louis -- as the OT class appears to be relatively strong. But before then, they may sniff around impending Patriots free agent Sebastian Vollmer, if he's left to hit the market by New England.