October 2, 2011; St. Louis, MO, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss (89) catches a 6 yard touchdown pass in the first half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

What a catch by….!


 

“What a catch!” is a common phrase shouted by NFL commentators, spectators, coaches, sports anchors, etc. to describe when a player makes a phenomenal catch. Every season there are a few jaw-dropping catches made that are instant sensations and will be on the highlight reel for years.

 

With a stagnant offense and abysmal Quarterback play in previous years, Redskins fans haven’t been able to shout that phrase for quite some time. The last I recall was Monday, September 15th, 2005 when Santana Moss burned the Cowboys’ secondary by making 2 spectacular catches. (YouTube Link)

 

So when will the Redskins’ passing game improve and who will step up and make these game changing plays? It’s no secret (nor any surprise) that Robert Griffin III will be the starting Quarterback but who will he be throwing to? Currently, the offensive weapons the Redskins have are Fred Davis and Chris Cooley at Tight End, Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Anthony Armstrong all at Wide Receiver and Tim Hightower, Roy Helu, and Evan Royster who are all Running Backs with catching ability. Having a wide variety of targets is great but who will step up and become the “go to guy”? It is expected that Pierre Garcon will step into the #1 Wide Receiver role but there is still some development that has to occur. Moss may have a reduced role but, without a doubt, he still will compete at a high level in an attempt to retain his starting position. Fred Davis was the team’s leading receiver in 2011 and is expected to be a big target for RG3. It is unclear what Chris Cooley’s new role will look like. So who will be the guy RG3 can connect with most frequently?  Without a doubt, we all are looking forward to yelling “What a Catch by _______!” this season!

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