Redskins vs Jets: all about defense

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Hit him early and often!! photo courtesy of zimbio.com

Hit him early and often!! photo courtesy of zimbio.com

 

The Redskins and Jets both came alive offensively last weekend. This Sunday at Fed Ex Field, neither team is likely to have the same kind of success.

Although Rex Grossman has looked better the last two weeks, he hasn’t seen a secondary even close to as good as what the Jets will have on the field. Conversely, most of the offensive performances from Mark Sanchez this year have helped Skins fans realize that a team’s quarterback situation can be much worse than the one in Washington. Sanchez was one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the 2009 draft, and many “experts” thought the Redskins were the favorites to give up a bunch of picks to move up and draft him. Instead it was the Jets moving up, snatching him away from all the other teams with dismal quarterback situations. Those other teams have breathed a collective sigh of relief after watching the inconsistency of Sanchez and the lack of improvement he has shown in his short career. Some fans rush to his defense, talking about how he has lead his team to two straight AFC Championship games, but anyone who can see knows that he’s ridden the coattails of his defense and running game. Rex Grossman made it to a Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears in 2006 the very same way.

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