Even in the NFL’s so-called pass-first modern era, stopping the run remains the battle cry of every defensive coordinator. But it’s not something Washington Redskins DC Joe Barry saw his players do very often last season.
The Burgundy and Gold won the NFC East and made the playoffs despite a very soft run defense. One so soft it surrendered 122.6 yards, per game, 4.8 yards an attempt, 10 rushing touchdowns and 55 big rushing plays, according to SportingCharts.com.
Fortunately, for Barry, there’s a quick fix. In just two easy steps Washington can fix a woeful run defense. Just two moves, one in free agency, one during the draft.