The Washington Redskins spent all season looking for a reliable nose tackle to head their 3-4 defense. They tried to convince Albert Haynesworth to do the job, and it failed, spectacularly. In his place, Ma'ake Kemoeatu and Anthony Bryant were ineffective. Since the most important position in a 3-4 is nose tackle, the Redskins fell to 31st in the league in defense.
Who knew that there was an effective nose tackle that was with the team in training camp, but was cut? You never know, of course, but it's worth noting that the guy who caused Ben Roethlisberger to throw an interception that was returned by Nick Collins for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV was Howard Green. Green may not seem like a household name, but he was with the Redskins in training camp before being cut in September. A six-year veteran, Green has been a solid backup lineman for the Packers, and as you can see in this highlight, he pressured Roethlisberger from a classic 3-4 formation.â†µ
If only the Redskins had some of that this year...â†µ
(video via @jose3030).â†µ