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Joe Barry New Defensive Coordinator

By Mark Solway | January 20th, 2015

The Redskins ended their search for a defensive coordinator Tuesday, and hired Joe Barry.

Barry was the linebackers coach for the San Diego Chargers, and was considered an early favorite for the job, until a flirtation with Vic Fangio this past weekend. Fangio signed with the Bears this morning.

Barry inherits a defense that was just 29th in the league in points allowed. It has holes. Its secondary, is tertiary at best. He has a heck of a job in front of him. The chargers employed a 3-4, so it looks like the Redskins might continue to be stuck with it too.

He has the unfortunate distinction of having been the defensive coordinator for the only 0-16 defense in history – the 2008 Detroit Lions. They allowed 517 points.



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