December 9, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett talks on the sidelines against the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field.

Redskins’ Jim Haslett: Yardage rankings are ‘for losers’


The Washington Redskins are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season where they went 3-13. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has a name for those criticizing his defense last season.

“The year before, we were third in the league in turnovers,” Haslett told WTEM-AM on Thursday, per The Washington Post. “And the offense was number one in the league; they only turned it over 14 times. So if that ratio comes up, you’re gonna win a lot of games. Yardage? People look at that. That’s kind of for losers.

Said Haslett: “Teams that are winning and got big leads, you give up yards at the end of the game. Offenses that aren’t very good, they get yardage at the end of the game, so they can rank high. That’s not the object. The object is to get the ball back for the offense, let them score points.”

If you were curious, the Redskins were 18th in the league, giving up 354.1 yards per game.

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