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'Mad scientist' turns around Redskins' defense

Updated: January 4, 2013, 6:07 AM ET
Associated Press

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By JOSEPH WHITE

AP Sports Writer

ASHBURN, Va. -- At the midpoint of the season, the Washington Redskins were on pace to become the worst pass defense in NFL history, the first to give up 5,000 yards through the air.

Needless to say, Jim Haslett's stock was a bit low at the time. When head coach Mike Shanahan was asked if there would be any midseason changes to his coaching staff, the defensive coordinator was at the top of the list.

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