Sunday, November 15, 2009
Questioning the Skins' Marshall plan
By Dan Graziano
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.