5 Redskins Miami Dolphins need to handle

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Dec 20, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) celebrates after Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey (1) misses a field goal in the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


The Redskins Ryan Kerrigan posted 13.5 sacks last year. Kerrigan is very good off the edge as a weak side linebacker. Over his four year career in Washington, Kerrigan has made the pro-bowl once in 2012 and has 15 forced fumbles. He has two fumble recoveries and two touchdowns. In addition he has added two interceptions.

Kerrigan has 247 tackles. 66 assists and 181 solo with an impressive 38 sacks in that same period.

Kerrigan will be the responsibility of Ja’Wuan James as the Dolphins will likely stack the left side where Branden Albert is. A smarter option may be to stack the right side moving Kerrigan to the left to face Albert instead. Of course if Albert doesn’t play, he would face Jason Fox.

Kerrigan is going to be tough to handle on every down and the Dolphins will need to use schemes that will move Kerrigan into coverage that he doesn’t excel at. If the Dolphins can’t do that, Kerrigan will get his shots at Ryan Tannehill.

Kerrigan is also going to get some much needed help from the defensive line where the Redskins have struggled in the past few years. The Redskins added some higher end talent in the off-season including former Broncos tackle Terrance Knighton.