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ENEMY LINES
Josh Elliott
September 01, 2003
An opposing scout's view
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September 01, 2003

Enemy Lines

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An opposing scout's view

"Former defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis will be missed. Because the Redskins won't score many points, I'd be worried about the defense under new coordinator George Edwards....

Their linebackers are all big names, but Jessie Armstead is declining and Jeremiah Trotter is overrated. LaVar Arrington will have to be even more of a playmaker than he was last season....

Their corners are real good: Champ Bailey is among the top five cover guys, and Fred Smoot is borderline great....

I like Patrick Ramsey—strong arm, good size—but winning with Spurrier's system might be impossible. It doesn't give the quarterback a lot of checks and doesn't use the running back....

Losing Stephen Davis was big; they don't have a back who can sustain drives....

Laveranues Coles gives Ramsey a legitimate first-option receiver, but Taylor Jacobs is probably a year away....

Their line has been overrated the last few years. Chris Samuels regressed last year, and Jon Jansen has been sliding for a while....

Without a big-time tight end or back, they'll struggle to move the ball. And with Rob Johnson and Danny Wuerffel as Ramsey's backups, they are screwed if he gets hurt."

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