E-Dog Night Posted March 13, 2006 Share Posted March 13, 2006 Joe Gibbs likes trick plays, to a certain extent - especially if you can call a reverse a trick play. But I was wondering if Al Saunders, who will most certainly be calling the plays next year, has a penchant for them. With these WRs in place, trick plays could work well, and often. Randle-El was of course a QB in college, and with his speed, a WR reverse, double reverse, direct snap, or fake-reverse option pass all seem ripe. In a February column, Wilbon suggested that, as a potential Redskin-to-be, Randle El was a good match because he presented that kind of versatility: ...the new offensive boss, Al Saunders, could figure out what to do with a quadruple threat. Is it a stretch to think that Randle El is the piece that could dramatically improve the Redskins' offense?......Randle El caught five passes in a game only once this season, and just 35 in 16 games, 15 of which he started. But he also rushed 12 times for 73 yards, returned one kick and 44 punts, three of them for 70 yards or longer. This season, he completed all three of his pass attempts, one for a 51-yard touchdown. He and Ward take exception to the "jack of all trades, master of none" description that gets hung on both of them. "I don't like the phrase 'trick plays,' either," Randle El said. "You guys call it that, but they're just plays. When run properly, they're plays that work." So the question is, did Saunders run a lot of "trick" plays with the Chiefs? I searched for a while via Google, and didn't come up with many instances. He just doesn't call that many, at least not from would I could find. Maybe he didn't have the personnel to do it? I don't know. Hopefully someone here knows more about it? Chime in please if so. In the end, I think we have an offense ready to do some serious damage. There's a lot of speed on the field with Moss, Randle-El, Lloyd, and Patten in a WR set. I would have to imagine that the intermediate routes are going to be wide open in 3 & 4 WR sets. This should be fun to watch. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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