Front seven flexes depth
Manusky likes where his defense is heading and how guys are buying into his philosophies. He feels like depth has improved.
It was really striking Saturday when the second unit took the field, boasting a front composed mostly of players with a good deal of experience and talent. The Redskins — lining up in the nickel package — had Trent Murphy, Jonathan Allen (the lone rookie), Anthony Lanier and Junior Galette, along with inside linebackers Mason Foster and Zach Brown.
This group repeatedly overwhelmed Colt McCoy’s offensive line during the set of downs, and for good reason. Across the board, that group probably is as good as, if not slightly better than, any first-team group the Redskins trotted out last season.