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5 ‘Skins That Need To Step Up On Defense

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The 'Skins can't count on RGIII and the offense to do all the work in 2013. Photo by Larry French/Getty Images.
The 'Skins can't count on RGIII and the offense to do all the work in 2013. Photo by Larry French/Getty Images.

Welcome to part two of the “Redskins on notice” series. In part one, five offensive players were called to the principal’s office and instructed to “step up or else” in 2013. They have no doubt lost sleep and have had a constant knot in their stomachs ever since. As an equal opportunity distributor of anxiety, the second edition of the series picks five defensive players under similar pressure. Again, this list isn’t necessarily who is primed for a breakout year; it is comprised of players the Washington Redskins need to come up big in 2013 to avoid regressing after a shocking division title last year.