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Landon Collins makes telling comments about Redskins’ revamped defense

Landon Collins, Redskins

Landon Collins played his first season with the Washington Redskins in the 2019 NFL season. But with the addition of Chase Young to the team’s defense as well as a new head coach in Ron Rivera, Collins believes the 2020 season will be when the team breaks out.

Zach Selby, the staff writer for the Redskins, posted a lengthy Twitter thread that outlined Collins’s opinions on the upcoming season, which were conveyed via a Zoom teleconference call.

Collins said “the coaching transition has gone well and that the staff is very hands-on. He likes how everyone knows each person’s responsibility on defense.”

Apparently, Collins noted that the veterans would help 2020 NFL Draft No. 2 overall pick Chase Young learn “NFL football.” Although it’s clear that Young has plenty of innate talent available to him, there is often a learning curve for even some of the most promising young players in the league.

With Collins being the lone holdover from Washington’s secondary, he stated in Selby’s thread that he has watched film on his teammates Ronald Darby and Sean Davis, who will join the team from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, respectively.

Collins ended the conversation on a positive note: “He believes 2020 could be a breakout season.”

The 26-year-old Collins spent the first four years of his career with the New York Giants, making three Pro Bowls from 2016 to 2018. And he picked up right where he left off last season with 117 combined tackles, 78 solo tackles and two forced fumbles as the team’s starting strong safety.