Sunday, November 20, 2011
Redskins almost keep Jason Witten in check
By Todd Archer
LANDOVER, Md. -- Jason Witten did not have a catch in the first half Sunday against Washington and finished with a season-low three for the game, although one was a big one on a 59-yard touchdown grab.
“Lot of bracketing,” Witten said of the Redskins’ defense on him. “The coverage wasn’t allowing it to go my way but we kind of just stuck with it.”
Witten’s first catch nearly resulted in a lost fumble, but he managed to pull the football back in for an 11-yard gain. His second catch was a 15-yard corner route for a first down on a drive that ended in Laurent Robinson’s touchdown.
The 59-yarder was just two players “playing ball.” Witten ran a curl initially but Romo was flushed to his left.
“They were setting the hook so high playing Cover 2 that they weren’t going to let my by them, so we were hooking it up,” Witten said. “It was the same as the first [catch], but I see him scrambling and just tried to stay in his vision. That was a great job by Tony.”