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Kerry Rhodes Interview

I recently conducted an interview with New York Jets Safety, Kerry Rhodes, and am pleased to be able to post it here on the site. I hope you all enjoy this one.





Alright Kerry, how are you feeling (physically and mentally) about yourself and the team heading into the upcoming (2009-10) season?
- I feel good about where we left off after minicamps and the outlook for the season for us definitely is one we are excited about.


How have you spent your offseason outside of OTA’s so far?
- I did some traveling outside of the country and that was great and I have also been on my grind with my own personal trainer and feel real good.


How does it feel to be working under Coach Ryan? And what does it mean to have someone who has been that dominant in defensive coaching guiding you into this season and hopefully more?
- Coach Ryan has been great so far. He gives us so much freedom to be the people we are and I think that’s a great trait to have to be a successful head coach in this league, so he …

R.I.P. Jim Johnson

As you all can see from my previous blog post, I paid my respects and wished well Coach Jim Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles. I was truly saddened to learn yesterday that Jim Johnson passed away at the age of 68 to his battle with cancer. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to his family, the Philadelphia Eagles, players and coaches who have worked directly with him, and the entire NFL who had to deal with playing against his schemes or just are a part of that family. I hope the NFL does the right thing and finally puts a defensive coordinator into the Hall of Fame, as he is truly deserving of such an honor. One of the best to ever do what he did. May he Rest In Peace.

A Respected Enemy Troubled

This is a column I wrote over on a Redskins blog site, and the link can be found here:
http://fans.redskinsrule.com/_A-Respected-Enemy-Troubled/blog/283151/54110.html

Just so you know this is legit and back from a while ago... figured I'd post it here in light of the Philadelphia Eagles signing a new defensive coordinator in Johnson's absence.






As a fan of football, we’re conditioned and groomed to almost “loathe” those who oppose us. If a great leaves our team or organization, returning cloaked in enemy colors… we don’t share the same love as we once did in our days of battle with that person.
But no matter how much we may not like an opponent, many, especially those in our own division, are respected evenly to all in our very own organization. And those of us who share in fandom of the sport, not just our favorite organization, we respect the few who show class, respect, and love for their own teams, their opponents, and the game itself.

As a Redskins fan myself, I’m saddened to …

My Look At Washington Redskins Defense, Possible 3-4

Looking at the depth chart for the Redskins defense, I see a glaring possibility of this team moving to a 3-4 Scheme. Greg Blache has used 3-4 schemes in the past (particularly with the Bears) but still remained faithful to a 4-3 and 46 Scheme. But the Redskins have weapons which would match with any 3-4 in the league, including the Steelers and Ravens (prior to this upcoming season).

We start at DE, and Andre Carter is a great pressure-guy, who is more powerful than he's given credit for. On the opposing side, you can shift between the veteran Philip Daniels, young Chris Wilson (who is also showing signs of taking to OLB), and then the young rookie Brian Orakpo. All of these guys are physical, the younger 2 of them also being a lot quicker than average DE's.

Then at DT - arguably one of the best in Albert Haynesworth. The guy is an animal, and if he plays to form, he'd be double or triple teamed constantly. Alongside him, Cornelius Griffin (known mainly for his ability as a…