That was probably the last time the Redskins fans went into a season feeling really good about the safety position.
Last year felt okay. D.J. Swearinger & Montae Nicholson seemed like a good duo. Swearinger was a reasonably talented veteran who seemed to have finally found a home where he could thrive with Washington, while Nicholson was a younger player who showed promise.
However, at mid-season, the front office traded for HaHa Clinton-Dix and Nicholson was benched. A few weeks later, Nicholson got into a drunken brawl, resulting in his arrest.