Washington Redskins Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky Starting New Job With Negative Attitude?

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 05/18/17 03:37AM EDT

The Washington Redskins will have a new defensive coordinator in the 2017 NFL season following the promotion rewarded to Greg Manusky. This is terrific news since Manusky is already familiar with the team's system, but his message after moving a position higher was a little confusing.  

Manusky was enthusiastic during a recent talk with reporters. He had fun with them while answering questions about the Redskins' defense. The Washington Post reported that at one point, he joked and exclaimed, "We might not win a game, but we'll sure beat the crap out of a lot of people!"

This may be Manusky's way of making the conversation with the media lighter, but it was not an ideal thing to say. Especially since he is one of the people expected to have a major contribution to Washington's success in its new campaign. However, after all the laughter, the 50-year-old got serious and assured that the Redskins will win with the guys they have on defense. 

Setting this aside, a member of the Redskins' defensive unit, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, is pleased with what Manusky is planning to do. 

"You look at the install sheets for when we're installing our defense, and you see a lot of lines going forward. That's a cool [thing] for a guy that plays up front because it's going to allow us to hopefully play in the backfield a little bit," Kerrigan said according to the report. 

Washington's defense in the new season will certainly look different. NFL.com mentioned in its report the additions the Redskins made so far this offseason. Aside from bringing in experienced players, they seized the opportunity to improve this aspect of their game during the 2017 NFL Draft where they selected defensive tackle Jonathan Allen (17th pick), linebacker Ryan Anderson (49th pick), and cornerback Fabian Moreau (81st pick). 

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