Patchwork D could doom Redskins

Injuries to Washington's defense and lack of a pass rush could be issues

Originally Published: January 4, 2013
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
RGIIIRob Carr/Getty ImagesIs Robert Griffin III healthy enough to beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday?

The Washington Redskins have exceeded expectations in 2012 with their dynamic rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, an unexpected and productive running game with unheralded running back Alfred Morris and surprising receivers stepping up in the passing game. Washington's defense has also played at a high level without key injured playmakers; they've done iit with mirrors under defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's innovative schemes.

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.

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