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Slowik: Turnovers An Emphasis For Defensive Backs


The Redskins have struggled producing turnovers in recent years, and new defensive backs coach Bob Slowik wants that to change in 2010.

In discussing the play of cornerback DeAngelo Hall, Slowik said that he wants the Redskins' defensive backs to put an emphasis on forcing turnovers.

"[Hall] is a guy who is a natural at doing that," Slowik said. "We want to get him to the double-digit range [in terms of interceptions]."

Hall led the Redskins' defense last year with four interceptions.

Last year, the Redskins posted just 17 turnovers (11 interceptions, six fumble recoveries), the fewest among the NFL's 32 teams.

In 2008, the Redskins forced 18 turnovers (13 interceptions, five fumble recoveries), tied for 28th in the league.

Slowik discussed the Redskins' defensive backs during an exclusive interview with Larry Michael for "Inside the Redskins."

The interview is re-broadcast on the Feb. 15 edition of "Redskins Nation" on Comcast SportsNet and on TV.

Asked for his impressions of safety LaRon Landry, Slowik replied: "[He brings] speed, power, strength, and he can be a big hitter. One of the things I think LaRon has is a great playmaking ability to get to the ball to create more takeaways, whether it's by big hits or interceptions."

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