Talking Points: What's wrong with the defense?

Talking Points: What's wrong with the defense?
October 27, 2011, 1:58 pm
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Another Redskins practice day, another day with rain in the forecast. Yesterday it looked like some genuine progress was being made on preparing the ground for the practice bubble but a day of rain will idle the heavy equipment for another day.But whether it is inside or outside, we will have the coordinators speaking to the media today along with Mike Shanahan and the players in the locker room.Jim Haslett will speak first. We will ask him about the defensive performances over the past two weeks where the Redskins, after being one of the top defenses in the league for the first several weeks of the season, have given up over 400 yards in each game as they lost to the Eagles and Panthers. Also of interest will be what he has to say about how the potential absence of London Fletcher, who may miss the game with a hamstring injury, could hurt the team.In the locker room, the topic still will be injuries and how the team will overcome them. Defensively, it will be about how to stop the Bills, one of the leading offenses in the game scoring over 31 points per game.Kyle Shanahan also will talk about the injury issues, as he has to piece together a scoring attack out of a lineup that is missing five starters. Well also talk about what John Beck did in his first start for the Redskins and what improvements the team will be looking for this week.Mike Shanahan will address some injuries that popped up on the report after media availability yesterday, particularly one to DeAngelo Hall, who say out yesterdays practice with a hip injury.What we talked about earlier:Around Redskins Park: Beck impresses YoungNew OL Compas light on NFL experienceByrd needs to make up for lost timeMoss says he could be back in 3 to 6 weeksEnemy Intel: Both Bills and opponents are high scoring