Sunday, August 2, 2009
In my wide receivers position overview, I stated definitively that Santana Moss was the starting flanker, and the imperative in camp was to find a starting split end. I based this on the fact that Zorn made clear that was his intention last year (it didn’t pan out, obviously) and that conventional wisdom has it that smaller, faster guys make better flankers while the split end is often your bigger, more physical receiver. However, in two separate Redskins Insider posts Friday Jason Reid referred to Kelly and Thomas competing to start at flanker, across from Moss at split end. I thought at first Reid may have been confused, but Zorn mentioned in his post-practice press conference that flanker was the open competition. And at the practice session I attended this morning, Thomas was lining up at flanker exclusively. Does anyone have any explanation for this shift?
Posted by Dave O at 8:33 PM