Redskins Breakdown: Defense saves the day in win vs. Cardinals
Receiving Game: Jamison Crowder, Kapri Bibbs have solid performances
The Redskins receiving corps has been an adventure this year. There’s no other way to put it. Week after week, the team has a new leader and a new player in the doghouse. This week, nobody ended up in the doghouse, but Jamison Crowder ended up being the leader in the receiving corps.
Early in the contest, Crowder was able to get going by catching a five-yard touchdown. In fact, it was on the very first pass of the game. After a fumble recovery deep in Arizona territory, Cousins had Crowder work across the field and found him wide open on the side of the end zone. That initial catch helped to spark Crowder who became the top target for the team throughout the game.
Crowder saw a team high seven targets and recorded five catches for 55 yards and the touchdown. He did well to get into open space and demonstrated solid hands, which had been a problem for him at times in the past. It looks like Crowder will be a more than capable slot receiver, but for him to reach his full, potential the team will need to find a consistent outside weapon.
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Elsewhere, Kapri Bibbs had a terrific first game as a Redskin. Bibbs had been on the practice squad for the team in recent weeks, but he was elevated after the season ending injury to Byron Marshall. Bibbs proved to be a solid receiving back and he made a great play off a screen pass. He caught the dump off from Cousins and followed his blockers to the end zone for a 36-yard score. He waited for the blocks to develop and that was critical to the success of the play.
Bibbs finished the day with four catches for 47 yards and the score. He should get more opportunities to prove himself and if he continues to succeed, he could be a good insurance policy for Chris Thompson in 2018.