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Forrest Gump on Redskins Receivers: You never know what you are going to get.

No NFL Top 10 receiver to be found on the Redskins’ roster. Not according to a story today on Larry Brown Sports via MSN.com.

Don’t stress, Redskins fans. DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon didn’t make this list either.

The Redskins chose youth and strength over old-age and cunning when they deliberately shed Jackson and Garcon for Terrelle Pryor and Brian Quick. In the words President Donald, “What the ‘ell do you have to lose?”

The ‘Skins gave up a lot of savvy experience to get that youthful exuberance. Check this out.

PLAYER

AGE in SEPT.

GAME STARTS

CAREER TD CATCHES

DeSean Jackson

30

123

44

Pierre Garcon

31

115

37

Terrelle Pryor

28

17*

4

Brian Quick

28

24

10

Josh Doctson

24

0

0

Jamison Crowder

24

15

9

*As wide receiver

Jackson and Garcon each have more game starts than the Redskins projected top four receivers combined.

Jackson and Garcon each have more career TD catches than the Redskins projected top four receivers combined.

But, neither Jackson nor Garcon had a year with double-digit TD scores. Garcon never caught more than six touchdowns in a season, though he did so three times in his career.

Hog Heaven likes Pryor’s playmaker potential and said so last December. He’s a former quarterback with nine NFL TD passes. Look for the Redskins to make use of that once this year. (Trick plays never work more than once.)

Crowder might be Jay Gruden’s secret weapon on the offense.

Watching pro football taught us to be skeptical when teams let players walk, as the Rams did with Quick. That’s not a flag for failure, though. Like the Redskins, Quick needs a fresh start.

Second-year man Doctson is essentially a rookie on a learning curve. He shows more potential than game day punch.

Somebody on the receiving corps should  jump the scoring bar set by Jackson and Garcon.

Washington’s defense was so poor that all the new additions have nowhere to go but up. The receiving corps is like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolate. You never know what you’re going to get.

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