The defensive line has been continuing its installation process over the last few mini camps and two weeks worth of OTA’s. They have been doing drills and excercises getting them ready for the style and tempo Jim Hasslett, defensive coordiantor, wants them to play at. Newly acquired Redskins Vonnie Holliday, has been hard at work, getting to know his new teammates and coaches. Though he has played in a 3-4 [Holliday], he implies that Haynesworth will have to catch up to the rest of the guys.
“He’s a tremendous talent,” Holliday said in remarks distributed by the team. “He can play this game. The 3-4 defense is a lot different than a 4-3. So it is a matter of once he does get here, he’s going to have to really, really put in a lot of work. Like I said, a guy with that kind of talent, his size and quickness, he’s a guy that once he gets here it’s going to take a lot of work on his part to get caught up.”
I don’t think this is much of a call out as it is just stating the obvious. Haynesworth has not played the 3-4, and if he is a nose tackle or most likely defensive end, he will need to relearn that position and that it demands in this system.