5 ‘Skins That Need To Step Up On Defense

Created on Jul. 19, 2013 4:24 AM EST

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.