What is Biggest Concern for Washington Redskins’ Defense in Week 7?

By Michael Terrill
What is Biggest Concern for Washington Redskins’ Defense in Week 7
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The Washington Redskins will face a very talented Chicago Bears team on Sunday. Unfortunately, it could not come at a worse time because the Washington is facing a must-win game. On the other hand, if the Redskins do defeat the Bears it could be the momentum builder the team needs to ride to the top of the division. For the victory to become a reality, who is one player Washington must slowdown in Week 7?

There is no question quarterback Jay Cutler is a concern for Washington. Obviously, he has several talented weapons to choose from, which causes all sorts of problems for the defense. However, it is his arm and ability to move the chains with his legs that could prove to be the difference maker.

“He’s a little over 69 percent completion, and I’m impressed with the way he’s throwing it,” Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said referring to Cutler, according to Redskins.com. “I’m impressed with the way he’s running; I think he’s running the ball more. And then he’s got some great weapons. They’ve got big, tall receivers that are really good football players – one of the best receivers in the league, a heck of a running back.”

Cutler is playing outstanding football this season. In fact, he is on pace to set career highs in several categories. He is passing the ball well, making smart decisions and mixing in his playmakers brilliantly.

The defense will certainly have their hands full, especially since they have struggled to stop the pass at times this season. The good news is the Redskins have cornerback DeAngelo Hall on their side, which could prove to be a huge deal. Hall recorded four interceptions against Cutler in 2010 and there is no reason to believe he cannot do it again.

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