Charles Mann Explains Why the Pass Rush Is So Miserable & Personally Offers Help
by Kevin Ewoldt on Nov 19, 2010 1:45 PM EST in Redskins Analysis
I know you had a brief chance to talk to Orakpo, and only recently have the alumni been reunited with the organization, but have any other players seeked your advice?
Charles Mann: "No. The only guy that I've also been talking with is Andre Carter. Andre's really been reaching out to me. You know, he's been having a tough time adjusting to this system and at times seems lost out there. He's been reaching out to me like a big brother. 'What do I do? How do I work through this? Have you even been in a situation like this before?' Those kinds of questions. And I really appreciate it. I have a lot of bottled up information to give to any listenting ear. But I'm not going to force myself on anybody."
Rak and Carter have so many rushes with no hands in the dirt and it's not working. It drives me nuts. Why is the pass rush so pathetic?
Charles Mann "Please print this. I would, if asked, come out to Redskins Park and I would come out weekly and train or help them get it down on how to rush the passer. When I came to the team it was Dexter Manley and Tony McGee. Tony ended up with 115 career sacks and Dexter with ninety...whatever it is. 98.
And they knew how to rush the passer. And so I got right up in their grill and I said, "Show me, teach me"...and Tony McGee was really helpful and showed and taught me some stuff, and I watched them rush the passer and that's how I learned. Who's teaching Orakpo and who taught Andre Carter? No one."
I am not going to take the whole article but I do think fans should read it as it is a great article and I thank Kevin Ewoldt for the Q and A with Charles Mann. Charles Mann is a great dude and was an even better player. The organization needs to look at this and take him up on his offer to come out and teach our players. Haslett may or may not be doing a good job but taking an ex-Redskins offer to come out and help is never a bad thing (i.e. Chris Samuels)