The obstacles couldn’t be the 17 games in the NFL’s 2021 schedule. The obstacles that would keep the Washington Football Team from being # 1 in the NFL in 2021 could be nothing more than …

The WFT itself.

In 2020, under the new leadership of Head Coach Ron Rivera and Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio, there was only a short time of “Excuse Our Dust” when the rebuilding turnaround was carried out. In the end, the WFT took second place in overall defense in 2020 … and that’s why NFC Ost won.

This was achieved while carrying a mediocre offense on your back and despite some mounting pain for young stallions like rookie defensive end Chase Young who eventually emerged as the star and leader of the group. despite one of the statistically worst offensive units in the NFL.

Where is the WFT D rank going this year?

Bleacher Report has its defensive ranking for 2021 and Washington ranks 3rd behind Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Rams. The logic of B / R:

“The Washington Football Team … should do even better this year thanks to some smart moves in the draft and in the open market. No player will have more of an impact on this defense than Jamin Davis, the linebacker the club chose On Court 19 overall. … Round 3 cornerback Benjamin St-Juste should see a good number of snaps even as a rookie … The soccer team … signing cornerback William Jackson will make up for the loss of Ronald Darby. ‘ ‘

Washington fans hope that all of these assumptions are correct. But … we have no way of knowing that Davis will lead the team on Impact. And we’re not sure whether St-Juste’s name should be set in stone as a rotation post.

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Darby with Jackson in numbers than at least a wash and maybe more. The other concepts are educated guesswork. But honestly, even if they’re off – if Davis isn’t an instant star and / or if St-Juste isn’t ready to contribute just yet – the Chase Young-led defense has enough transmission tools to make a top-3 -Defense to be definite …

And with the injection of talent on the offensive – because the two units work as one and the effectiveness of each one is feeding the other – the Washington Football team can boast of the # 1 defense in the NFL. And that, combined with a mid-of-the-pack offense, can lead to charges against a repeated NFC Ost title.

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