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Questioning the Skins' Marshall plan

11/15/2009

Is it just me or does it look like the Redskins' defensive game plan didn't account for one of the most dangerous receivers in the league?

I saw the play twice and it looked like Fred Smoot thought he was releasing Marshall to someone. I never saw one of the Redskins' safeties in the picture. That's what happens when you get caught peeking in the backfield on a play fake.

Kyle Orton did a nice job selling the fake and Marshall was 15 yards clear of any Redskins player. Coach Jim Zorn had a mystified look on his face -- and I don't blame him. The Redskins had the bye week to prepare for this team -- yet they look overwhelmed.

We also saw both sides of Jason Campbell early in this game. He made a brilliant play to escape trouble and fire a dart to Antwaan Randle El. But he came right back and missed a wide-open Santana Moss on a fly pattern. Andre Goodman was completely beaten on the play.