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Landon Collins eagerly anticipating playing in new defensive coordinator’s system


The Washington Redskins had a disappointing 2019 campaign in the NFL season, finishing their run with an overall record of 3-13. However, the organization is seeking to turn things around after hiring new head coach Ron Rivera and new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.

In a recent interview, Redskins safety Landon Collins expressed an eagerness to be playing in Del Rio’s system next season.

Via Peter Hailey of NBC Sports:

“I like his defense,” Collins said. “It’s a 4-3 concept. That’s what I think we needed from the get-go with these guys. We have great run stoppers, but these guys want to get upfield and make plays themselves, and stop holding people for the linebackers.”

“That’s going to help our back end,” the Redskins talent continued. “It’s going to clear things up for us concept-wise, gap reading-wise and playing sound defense.”

Last season, Collins played phenomenal, recording 117 tackles and two forced fumbles.

Nonetheless, Del Rio has already given tips to Collins on how to improve his game next season during a meeting.

“He said, ‘Now, there are some things I need you to change up in your game.’ And I was like, ‘All right, cool, yeah.’ And that’s what I love about him: He was straightforward with me. Don’t beat around the bush. My best seasons came when I heard that from my coaches.”

The Redskins had one of the worst defenses in the league last season. They allowed 27.2 points per game, which was 27th worst in the league. Nonetheless, the Redskins are hoping Del Rio can help improve their defense next season.