Despite the fact that the Washington Redskins run a 3-4 defense, and defensive end Jason Hatcher’s best season to date came in the 4-3 last year, he says his role with his new team is pretty much the same as his role in Dallas.
“They’re doing a lot of stuff to help me play to my strengths, so it’s no different than what I played in Dallas,” Hatcher said, per the Roanoke Times. “I just have to continue to home in and get the system down, embrace it and play football.”
After eight seasons with the Cowboys, Hatcher became an unrestricted free agent this offseason and made no secret of the fact that he intended to follow the most lucrative offer--the sort of offer Dallas couldn’t make, given their salary cap issues. And follow the money he did, to Washington, on a four-year, $27.5 million deal. Now, Hatcher is charged with helping the Redskins turn it around after a 3-13 year.
“It overwhelms me why they--why we--went 3-13 last year,” he said. “We just have to hold together as a team and expect to be a great defense.”
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