With all the talk of injuries and issues, I thought I really should take a moment to counter my dourness from yesterday with a few things from the Redskins game that, I think, haven't gotten the attention they deserve.
First of all, Desmond Bishop played a whale of a game. Near as I can tell (and I don't have the time Brian has to break down the tape) Bishop wasn't ever truly taken advantage of in the passing game. The guy was extremely active, all over the field and had what I think is the first hit by a Green Bay defender all year that stopped a ball carrier in his tracks.
Second of all, no one, and I mean no one, is talking about how well Pat Lee played as the nickel corner. Yes, he got beat a couple times. That's what happens when you play corner in the NFL - you get beat. The good ones shake it off, bounce back and get better. It's only one game, but I liked what I saw from Lee.
Finally, I was close to shocked at how well Andrew Quarless played. It's clear they intend to groom him as the heir to Finley if they can't resign the emerging star, or as a serious compliment down the stretch. Yes, there were one or two plays where he looked like a rookie - which is completely to be expected. But he made some great catches in tight spaces and seemed to have good snap at the top of the few routes I could see.
These are encouraging signs going forward. Now let's just hope some of the veterans pick up their play to go along with the surprising play from the youngsters.
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