ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins are trying to sell their younger players on the importance of special teams.
Reed Doughty said he's calling a special meeting on Friday to teach the younger special teamers how to review video. Niles Paul said teammates need to be reminded that playing special teams is a privilege.
The Redskins' coverage and return units are struggling this season. Seven of the top nine special teams tacklers from last year's team are gone, and Keith Burns has replaced Danny Smith as special teams coordinator.
The problems need to be addressed before Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, who feature record-setting return man Devin Hester.
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