By Chris Roling
Washington Redskins linebackers coach Rob Ryan isn’t afraid to boast about his guys.
Ryan came over this offseason and didn’t waste much time saying the Redskins should have a top-five defense next season.
In a deeper dive from Redskins.com’s Jake Kring-Schreifels, Ryan expanded on these thoughts:
“I think our defense is going to do great and I’m not scared to tell anybody because I believe it. I know we’ve got the players to do great things and I know we’ve got the coaches, too. I know it’s going to be awesome.”
It isn’t hard to see why a defensive coach in Washington might feel this way. The unit was plenty strong last year before the injury bug started hitting. It also seemed to upgrade this offseason with a big name like Landon Collins.
Keep in mind Ryan’s unit gets to play behind a front featuring Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen, so even a loss like Reuben Foster might not hurt as much as some anticipate.
Confidence is always infectious, even in a team with so many question marks this summer. That Ryan has plenty of it is probably part of the reason he was brought...