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It's probably hard to believe after their 52-7 loss to New England last week, but the Redskins actually have a pretty good pass defense, so this week will be a challenge for Kellen Clemens. But Clemens will get a break with the serious knee injury suffered by Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers. But Rogers replacement is a pretty good cornerback in his own right – Fred Smoot. The Rogers injury will hurt the Redskins more in nickel and dime situations because it impacts the team's depth . . . Expect the Redskins outstanding defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to blitz Clemens with regularity. Williams, who will likely be the Redskins next coach, is brilliant defensive mind, and he's going to whip up plenty of schemes to baffle and attack the young signal-caller. Both Redskins outside linebacker, Marcus Washington and Rocky McIntosh, are terrific blitzers, and defensive end Andre Carter is a very talented pass rusher . . . The Redskins are very hard to run on. They are strong up the middle. Washington has tackling machine London Fletcher at middle linebacker, and two big-hitting safeties LaRon Landry and Sean Taylor. Both of those cats were high number one draft picks, and both are around 215 pounds and nasty hitters . . . The right side of the Redskins offensive line is problematic and expect the Jets to exploit it. The team is missing two very talented players due to injury. Right tackle Jon Jansen is out for the season, and right guard Randy Thomas is out with an arm injury. Replacing Jansen is former Dolphin and Texan Todd Wade, and filling in for Thomas is former Jet Jason Fabini. There have been a lot of problems on the side, and expect the Jets to go after it . . . It's possible the Jets could make a change at left guard this week with Adrian Clarke coming off a rough game. While some people assume the replacement would be rookie Jacob Bender, that is unlikely. It would probably be either Wade Smith or Will Montgomery. While Bender has outstanding potential, to have him make his first regular season start, on any level, at guard, in Clemens first start after officially taking over the quarterback job, might be risky . . . Laveranues Coles watched the Jets practice today in sweats. He suffered a concussion against the Bills last Sunday, and there is a good chance he's not going to play this Sunday. The NFL has strict new concussion guidelines each team has to adhere to. And also considering what bad shape Wayne Chrebet is in with post-concussion syndrome, the Jets are one organization that isn't going to take any chances with this serious malady . . . Kellen Clemens was firing absolute rockets around the practice field on Wednesday. There is no question that Clemens has a better deep arm than Chad Pennington, so expect the Jets to take a few shots down field this week. And with that being said, there is a chance the Jets could elevate 4.3 sprinter David Clowney from the practice squad. It is illegal to reprint this story on any message board or website. Violators are subject to legal action.
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