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Redskins let go of defensive coordinator Joe Barry, 3 other coaches

Redskins let go of defensive coordinator Joe Barry, 3 other coaches

The Redskins are removing defensive coordinator Joe Barry and three other defensive coaches, the team announced on Thursday afternoon. 

It was a move many expected after a dismal showing in 2016, and with the team anticipating a busy offseason, the changes are not a surprising one.. The news was first reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports

If you pick a key statistic — any one at all — the Redskins defense ranked at or near the bottom in 2016.

Washington gave up the 28th most yards in the league, the 24th most rush yards in the league and was just abysmal at getting stops on third downs.

There was some debate as to if Barry should be given another year to prove he could improve the defense. Washington's team lacked a number of resources on the defensive side of the ball, particularly along the defensive line.

La Canfora's report ends that debate, assuming it holds true and the defensive staff is let go. What direction the Redskins go next will be most interesting, as a number of big-name defensive minds will be available.

Stay tuned. 

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Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

In the midst of the Pro Bowl being underway former Redskins’ defensive back DeAngelo Hall took a trip down memory lane. 

During Good Morning Football this week, the 2011 Pro Bowl MVP DeAngelo Hall said his favorite memory from the Pro Bowl wasn't exactly anything that happened on the football field.

You would think he would mention his impressive performance which included six tackles, an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown. 

But no. His highlight of the day was winning a truck for his MVP performance. 

“I told my buddies going into it I wanted to buy a truck so I said hey, if I win this MVP I don't need to buy a truck so I called the shot ladies and gentlemen I really did," he said. 

It must have been a really special prize because to this day, he said, he still owns the truck. 

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You have to see this video of Daron Payne buying his mom a house

You have to see this video of Daron Payne buying his mom a house

The Redskins drafted Daron Payne with the 13th overall pick in 2018, changing the big defensive lineman's life immediately. Making the NFL is a dream for many players, but going in the first round means even more. 

It means life-changing wealth, and for Payne, the ability to keep a promise to his mother. 

Not much needs to be added when a video tells the story, but it's worth noting some of the comments from Payne's Instagram page from other NFL players. 

Redskins DL Matt Ioannidis: "This is awesome! Congrats!"

Redskins DB Quinton Dunbar: "She was patient bro that’s everything ❤️"

Packers DE Preston Smith: "Bro that’s a blessing"

Redskins Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken: "Man this is what it’s all about! 👊🏾👊🏾🔥"

Saints SS D.J. Swearinger: "Yeeeessssirrrr!!!! #congratsfoolie!!! That’s what it’s all about!! Being That Rock & Provider For The Love one!! ✊🏾"

Not the last, but maybe the best was former Redskins DL Ziggy Hood: "My guy I told myself I'm not crying on a sat morning, ✊🏾"

Payne has been one of the Redskins best players since he was drafted. In two years he's logged seven sacks and 112 tackles as a force in the middle of the team's defensive line. 

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