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Mark Maske
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Mark Maske

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Memorable, If They Work

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It's not so much that trick plays are fashionable again. It's more a case of a few of them have worked and we're noticing more, especially here in Washington.

Trick plays are memorable if they work. Everything seems to be working for the Redskins on offense these days. They're making opponents defend the entire field, and there's simply too much ground for them to cover. Defenses that face the Redskins have to worry about Clinton Portis's running and Jason Campbell's throwing. They have to make certain that Santana Moss doesn't beat them deep and that Chris Cooley doesn't get big yards catching the ball in the middle of the field. Fretting about an Antwaan Randle El pass is pretty far down the checklist, so that's why a play like that works.

All that Jim Zorn touches nowadays is turning to gold, and the gadget plays that he calls are no exception.

By Mark Maske  |  October 7, 2008; 11:02 AM ET  | Category:  NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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