Executed the offense pretty well and threw a nice fade
route to Marko Mitchell. Based on practice, that hasn’t
exactly been an
easy pass to make for the QBs. Daniel has a ways to go –
he’s still a
very short not-strong armed quarterback. But he made good decisions.
It’s a start. Maybe now people will realize his last name
does not have
an S. His coach, Jim Zorn, often refers to him as Chase Daniels. And a
headline in one local paper called him that as well.
For the most part, the starters did a good job. It
helped having Randy Thomas back in the game and that was noticeable on
runs when he was able to get to the inside ‘backers. He and
Stephon Heyer led a good run around right end. Casey Rabach at least held his
own against NG Casey Hampton. Chris Samuels had a couple issues vs.
James Harrison. This group was not perfect, but they did fine against a
He made some mistakes – he was beaten off the
line at the
goal line and only a late throw by Charlie Batch saved a touchdown. It
enabled Orakpo to recover and defend the pass. Orakpo showed his
athleticism on one rush when the back blocked him low, but he kept his
balance, recovered and forced an incompletion. He’ll be
stunts, too. Still a work in progress, but fun to watch while
progressing – isn’t he?
Whether or not he makes the team, who knows? But no
other receiver is doing much of anything. Marques Hagans barely played;
Keith Eloi can help on punt returns, but from scrimmage? Trent Shelton
hasn’t done anything and D.J. Hackett is not a special
means he must produce big-time from scrimmage. He doesn’t. So
has a better chance than we would have thought two weeks ago.
He had his man beaten on the first play from scrimmage.
Only an underthrow prevented the completion. He also caught a 21-yard
pass over the middle. More we see; more we like. He just does more than
Devin Thomas. Kelly started because Jim Zorn wanted him to run the
post. That gap between the two has to be shrinking. Each day Kelly is
healthier should put him closer to the starting lineup.
At some point, we need to see something to say,
why they drafted him.’ Others around the league seem to still
on him, but we just haven’t seen it. Now, this is also in
him being a starter. One problem from Saturday is that it looks like he
should have gone harder after the ball on Todd Collins’
He's not suited for tackle and gets knocked
all the time. Ignore what he did against Pittsburgh
s third-teamers because those aren’t guys he’ll
face in the season.
We’ve called for him to be moved to guard since the first day
training camp. On one play, he got swatted to the outside by a
linebacker, who then rushed inside him. Bridges’ feet
aren’t suited to
Yes, he ran the offense well but this game is about
production. Campbell can be a decent quarterback in this league, but he
needs to provide some hope that he will do it consistently.
writing him off after two games, but we’d like to see
Any surprise here? Hard to say that Brennan
won’t be on
the roster, but Daniel has made it interesting. Also, Brennan has not
exactly starred in practice of late. He has to start getting better. He
stared down his receiver and then threw into heavy coverage on his
interception. Before then he was fine. But picks in the red zone never
He did not get a lot of time against quality players. Nor
did he do a lot. Jackson will have a hard time making the final roster.
But one thing to note: Renaldo Wynn got off to a good start in camp,
but he has not been as noticeable of late, nor did he make any noise
John Keim covers the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and is a contributing editor for Warpathinsiders.com. He has covered the team since 1994. Some of his other stories can be found at dcexaminer.com
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