Washington DC talks Arizona offense

Washington's defense has not been good at all this season and the Huskies will once again get a major test when they travel to Tucson.

Washington's defense has not been good at all this season and the Huskies will once again get a major test when they travel to Tucson.

Washington defensive coordinator Ed Donatell believes that the most talented player on offense may be Willie Tuitama

"This is a talented receiving group and an experienced quarterback that distributes the ball well," he said. "They are very dangerous with their screen packages and the way they get their players into space. That is the challenge for us, to get multiple players in aggressive angles so we can contain them. But then they mix the running game in when you load up on the pass.

"Obviously they protect the quarterback well and people haven't gotten to him very often. That has to do with their system that allows him to get the ball out his hands when he needs to. You will see them swing their running back out to the side opposed to blocking and they will dump it off to them."

However, not everything the UA runs will be different than from what UW has seen this season.

"Yes, parts of them, but not to a tee," he said. "They will run some regular personal packages with two receiver and two backs. The big thing you want to look for is their tight end Rob Gronkowski. They will run four wide receiver sets and three wide receiver sets with him. They believe in him and they will line him up in the red zone, throw him fades and try to use his height."

In addition to looking for the win, the Huskies will also be looking for their first sack all season.

"It almost seems like luck that you can be like that," he said. "It really is. You could go back to Oregon when we had both arms around the guy and we couldn't get him down.

We should have had number one there, but we should have also had the second, third and fourth. There has been pressure on the quarterback but not enough. It is not up to the standard we need it to be."

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