The odd man out

The one area not seriously addressed in the offseason has been wide receiver.
With Donovan McNabb in town, the big question was in regards to whom he would be throwing to.  Santana Moss, you know what you are going to get from him.  He will always be fast and be your deep threat.  However, it is no secret he is not who he was in 2005.  He may have slowed down, so with that, who else is there?
Devin Thomas is expected to make a move.  He is expected to make a move, because he hasn’t done much since he has been here.  Sure, he had a breakout game in 2010 versus the Saints, but other than that he was pretty silent. He actually has been pretty quiet his whole career, 40 catches for three touchdowns.
Malcolm Kelly appears to be the guy on the immediate hot seat.  Not much bad press has been made on this guy since Mike Shanahan has been here, but not much news has been made about him at all.  He has the physical talents, why can he not step up?  On opening day, Thomas was listed as the official number two receiver, since then he really has not seen the light of day.  He has not sniffed the endzone in two complete seasons.  He hasn’t even scored in preseason.  I am afraid that if he doesn’t impresses the coaches it may be possible that this 6’4 wide receiver may have seen his last days in DC.

The one area not seriously addressed in the offseason has been wide receiver.

With Donovan McNabb in town, the big question was in regards to whom he would be throwing to.  Santana Moss, you know what you are going to get from him.  He will always be fast and be your deep threat.  However, it is no secret he is not who he was in 2005.  He may have slowed down, so with that, who else is there?

Devin Thomas is expected to make a move.  He is expected to make a move, because he hasn’t done much since he has been here.  Sure, he had a breakout game in 2010 versus the Saints, but other than that he was pretty silent. He actually has been pretty quiet his whole career, 40 catches for three touchdowns.

Malcolm Kelly appears to be the guy on the immediate hot seat.  Not much bad press has been made on this guy since Mike Shanahan has been here, but not much news has been made about him at all.  He has the physical talents, why can he not step up?  On opening day, Thomas was listed as the official number two receiver, since then he really has not seen the light of day.  He has not sniffed the endzone in two complete seasons.  He hasn’t even scored in preseason.  I am afraid that if he doesn’t impresses the coaches it may be possible that this 6’4 wide receiver may have seen his last days in DC.

Topics: Devin Thomas, Donovan McNabb, Malcolm Kelly

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  • jmg111

    I think the issue with our two 3rd yr WRs wasn’t their lack of talent, but the poor play calling and execution under the prior coaching regime. We kept hearing they “werent’ ready.” Well, Fred Davis “wasn’t ready” until Cooley got hurt, and we had to play him. We know how that worked out. The only way to get ready to play in the NFL is by playing in the NFL. I think Kelly and Thomas will have a very good season this year. (fingers and toes crossed) My area of concern is the kicking game. Why was that not addressed in the offseason? We have some decent kick and punt returners, but the folks doing the actual kicking are a bit of a mystery to me. Are they up to it? Can they win a game in the 4th qtr? Can they pin an opponent inside their 10 yd line late in the game? Anybody have similar concerns?