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Old 08-05-2008, 11:06 PM   #31
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I don't think he played, hamstring. That's why you saw guys like Maurice "My Main" Mann and Billy McMullen getting the ball.

I think that for now, through injuries mainly, Thrash has earned the #3 spot but I expect he'll be down to 4th or 5th on the depth chart by week 5 if not soone.
props to Billy McMullen for that nice catch from Brennan.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:57 AM   #32
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props to Billy McMullen for that nice catch from Brennan.
I second that,I dont know which was better,the throw or the great over the head catch,you rarely see that kind of catch,every time I see a catch like that it reminds me of Dave Casper
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:37 AM   #33
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couldnt disagree with you more,I love Thrash but I'm very dissapointed he's our # 3 receiver,we should have been able to do better than him by now.What happened to Mix,did he play the other night?
But the difference is Thrash is the #3 reciever because of how impressive he's been this offseason. It's not out of spite that he has the job but rather hard work and execution.

The best way to describe is something the Madden heads might be able to understand. Before a play on Madden you can always see the routes and given that a lot of Madden players put in the highest rated players chances are you will be starting Kelly and/or Thomas over Thrash. However what if you put in one of the rookies and on about 1 in every 3 plays they ran the wrong route leading the QB to throw to where they thought he was going to be? Like say you need Thomas or Kelly to run an out and they run an in or a streak, maybe even a deep comeback. How comfortable would be knowing that 33% of the time the recievers are going to run the wrong route?

This is the main reason a lot of coaches don't start rookie recievers over veterans. Sure it's great to have better players in but if they can't execute what you're trying to run then you're better off having someone in who knows and understands the offense which in this case is a pretty good description of Thrash.

Reciever is a difficult position and before they can put their 4.3 speed or height advantage to use they have to learn the nuances of the game. Otherwise they might as well be running a 4.9 with a 20 inch vertical. If you're having trouble beating press coverage while trying to read the defense then you're not going to be an effective reciever.

Now add to the fact that Kelly and Thomas have missed a go amount of time in traing camp and you have good reason for not starting them around the time the season begins. I know that a lot of us want them to come in and set the world on fire but the fact is that a lot of Recievers need time to adjust to the NFL.

But again in the midst of all this remember, Thrash is having a great offseason and thats probably the main reason Thrash is behing Moss and ARE on the depth chart. If anything the fact that the rookies are struggling has very little to do at this point with Thrash earning a starting job.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:49 AM   #34
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I don't get this at all. They both fail their conditioning test but they are still doing 2-a-day practices and both get hurt. Not very smart from the coaching staff if you ask me.
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I don't get this at all. They both fail their conditioning test but they are still doing 2-a-day practices and both get hurt. Not very smart from the coaching staff if you ask me.
If it makes you feel any better, I read somewhere that Fred Smoot has never passed a conditioning test as a Redskin
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:36 AM   #36
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I don't get this at all. They both fail their conditioning test but they are still doing 2-a-day practices and both get hurt. Not very smart from the coaching staff if you ask me.
What are you supposed to do? Hold them out of practice or take it easy on them until they pass the test, and basically reward them for not passing it?
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Re: Zorn with some tough love for the Redskins rookie WRs

On the flip side Fred Davis looked pretty good Sun. night.
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Jim Zorn is the man. I like his approach. I like letting it be known he isn't satisfied with something. Hopefully he gets some wins this year so the FO doesn't just fire him after one year.

I think the wideouts couldn't have been fully prepared for camp, but you don't hear about alot of other rookies being poorly conditioned. Hopefully these guys can get up to speed ASAP. They are hurting themselves and the team.
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