Early Defense Reviews: Ravens Game

Travis EvansCorrespondent IAugust 14, 2009

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13:  Brian Orakpo #98 of the Washington Redskins looks on during a NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens on August 13, 2009 at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.   (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Brian Orakpo pressured Troy smith into a incompletion then crushed him to the ground.

Then Kevin Barnes was beat for a touchdown from Troy Smith to Harper. "Hey rookie welcome the NFL" and meet Justin Tryon the guy who is going to take your number three corner spot. 

Justin Tryon made five tackles and Antonio Dixon added five more and Kareem Moore was getting beat all night so his six tackles number should be better.

The backup linebackers have a long way to go they couldn't tackle for their lifes many times I saw in the highlights that they were reaching and not wrapping up thats why the Ravens rushed for 150+ yards. 

The rookies Glenn and Henson added a combinded six tackles and a assist in their first NFL game.

I felt uneasy about the rest of preseason like how the Redskins finished it last year getting dominated by 20-30 points in each of the last two games.

Jeremy Jarmon looks like he was worth the pick he was in place to make plays and looked like he and Orakpo could make an impact from the first game this year. Yet both guys were in place and couldn't finish the play.

I do give the Redskins staff credit for putting the rookies in the game so we can finally develop some young talent.

Overall i didn't see glaring spots in the defense. Because remember Troy Smith was supposed to start last year so I think are third and fourth stringers fared well against him.