ASHBURN, Va. -- I did not expect to do another one of these with David Amerson so soon, having just talked to him about lessons he learned a week ago. But Amerson is a young guy in an important role for the Redskins' defense. Lessons will be learned every week -- good and bad; playing a rookie corner leads to growing pains for himself and the defense. Last week he did a nice job at times in press coverage, which he did not play at NC State. There were positives. But there also were negatives as three of Detroit's biggest gains occurred in part because of how he played a ball. I wrote about one of them after the game (a double move by Lions receiver Kris Durham. It was set up all game as Detroit kept running in-routes off this particular look. So Amerson played heavy on the inside and Durham turned it outside). Give Amerson credit: He is willing to provide insight about what he has learned and displays maturity when doing so. Not every player would be that way as a rookie...
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