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Redskins Team Report: Ramsey the Great

Washington Redskins Week 4 Team Report


(Sports Network) - Steve Spurrier entered the NFL in 2002 an impatient man and it showed, as he berated his quarterbacks constantly, switching from one to the other on a whim. It appeared that he thought he was still at the University of Florida.

In the offseason, Spurrier saw the error of his ways and decided to stick with young signal caller Patrick Ramsey. The decision has paid dividends as Ramsey has played very well en route to leading the Redskins to a 2-1 start. Washington will once again ride Ramsey's arm this Sunday, when it hosts the New England Patriots at FedEx Field.

The Redskins are coming off their first loss of the year, 24-21, in overtime to the arch-rival New York Giants. Ramsey did his best to lead the 'Skins back from a 21-3 halftime deficit, but he never got a chance in overtime as the Giants' scored on their first possession.

Washington, the most penalized team in the league, cost itself dearly with 17 penalties for 142 yards in the loss. A holding penalty actually cost the 'Skins a touchdown.

"Hopefully after Sunday's game, players will realize they need to be more accountable to their teammates, the coaches and the fans," Spurrier said. "It's very selfish, I think, when players do those kinds of things. It was probably one of the most penalized games I've been around. We need to coach them better to stay within the rules and if they can't, then maybe we don't play them quite as much."

Ramsey has been the perfect quarterback for Spurrier's system this year, completing nearly 61 percent of his passes for 889 yards, five touchdowns and only two interceptions. The Tulane product has put together the second-highest quarterback rating (95.1) in the NFC.

Last week, Ramsey was forced to go to the air 45 times (35 in second half) in the comeback attempt, completing 23 passes for 348 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

"It's amazing the difference a year makes," said Giants defensive end Michael Strahan of Ramsey. "Last year, [Ramsey] made some mistakes and they had a quarterback by committee. Now he doesn't make a lot of mistakes. He doesn't really throw bad balls. He calls the right audibles. He's a tough quarterback to play against."

Speed wideout Laveranues Coles has made Ramsey a better quarterback this year with his ability to evade defenders. Ramsey and Coles have hooked up on 23 occasions for 391 yards and a touchdown this season. Coles is leading the NFL in receiving. Combine Coles with Rod Gardener and the Redskins possess one of the top receiving duos in the league.

UP NEXT: The Redskins have a tough road test next week against division rival Philadelphia

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Originally posted by ummagumma

I disagree with the end....Ramsey made Ramsey a better QB, Coles and his acquisition made it easier/faster for Ramsey.

It takes both. The QB ha to improve and make the reads, throws.

The receivers have to run the routes and make the catch,

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