Redskins vs. Panthers: Keys to victory in Week 13 of the 2019 season
By Kyle Hundley
5. Redskins must find a way to get Steven Sims Jr. involved in the offense
Despite the Redskins scoring 19 points against the Lions, the offense didn’t score a touchdown. The lone score was a Steven Sims Jr. kick-off return for his second career touchdown.
Sims Jr. is incredibly explosive with the ball in his hands, and he simply needs to get it more often. Aside from his kickoff return duties, he didn’t get a catch on just two targets against Detroit.
After showcasing his potential in his first career touchdown against the Patriots, many fans were hoping that he’d begin to see an increased role in the offense. That wasn’t the case as he had just one carry one for yard and no receptions the following week against Miami.
In fact, since that touchdown in Week 6, Sims Jr. only has eight touches (six receptions and two rushes) on offense. Even having him take over on punt returns for Trey Quinn is an option.
Good play-callers find a way to get the ball into the hands of their playmakers. Sims Jr. is a weapon and can definitely add a wrinkle to the Washington offense. If the Redskins can find a way to start incorporating Sims Jr. into their offense and get him the ball around five times, there is a chance he’ll find the endzone again.