Here’s the wrap up of the Carolina game. All totals are unofficial.
OFFENSE (54 snaps)
RB: Clinton Portis 37, Mike Sellers 28, Ladell Betts 11, Marcus Mason 2.
TE: Chris Cooley 52, Fred Davis 12, Todd Yoder 1.
WR: Santana Moss 48, Malcolm Kelly 28, Antwaan Randle El 26, Devin Thomas 25.
*Not included are Carolina penalties for off-sides and neutral zone infraction.
Analysis: Thomas’ snaps were a season high and Davis’ playing time was his most since Week 2. … On a 12-play second-half drive, Portis played only five snaps. … The Redskins used an empty backfield five times. … On Portis’ TD run (1 yard) in the third quarter, the Redskins went about as jumbo as you can — 1 RB and 4 TE — Cooley, Davis, Yoder and Sellers.
DEFENSE (63 snaps)
DL: Kedric Golston 53, Lorenzo Alexander 14, Jeremy Jarmon 17, Albert Haynesworth 50, Phillip Daniels 37, Andre Carter 60.
LB: Rocky McIntosh 48, H.B. Blades 8, London Fletcher 61, Chris Wilson 2, Brian Orakpo 57.
DB: Justin Tryon 18, Carlos Rogers 63, DeAngelo Hall 63, LaRon Landry 61, Reed Doughty 20, Kareem Moore 2, Chris Horton 58.
*Not included is Carolina’s first-quarter delay of game penalty.
Analysis: The Redskins used “sub” packages 18 times — 3 snaps in ‘nickel’ (5 DB) and 15 snaps in ‘dime’ (6 DB). … Through five games, Haynesworth has played in 70.3 percent of the snaps (222 of 316). … Hall hasn’t left the field in the last four games and has played 314 of 316 snaps. … Golston played his season high because of Cornelius Griffin’s absence. … Fred Smoot’s phasing out continues — no time on defense. … Carolina is pretty vanilla in its personnel — not counting a hurry-up drive at the end of the first half, the Panthers used 3 or more receivers on just 8 of 56 snaps. … The Redskins again sprinkled in some three-man DL packages and also had Orakpo in a stand-up position on some third downs.
KC: Suisham, Doughty, Alexander, Westbrook, Blades, D. Thomas, Moore, Tryon, Cartwright, Wilson and Sellers.
KR: Moore, McIntosh, Doughty, Cooley, Wilson, Alexander, Sellers, Yoder, Cartwright, Betts and Blades.
PR: Randle El, Landry, Tryon, Smoot, Blades, Moore, Cartwright, Jarmon, Alexander, Horton and Westbrook.
PC: Pakulak, Albright, Blades, Doughty, Yoder, Westbrook, Horton, Sellers, Cartwright, Moore and Tryon.
Other observations …
*Brian Billick was dead on regarding the hiring of Sherman Lewis as “offensive consultant” and Future Play Caller Should Z Get Zapped: “Here’s the problem I have with bringing in Sherman Lewis, who is an oustanding coach. You have a head coach — who, by the way, the players love and respect Jim Zorn — but he’s under fire right now. And yeah, you can bring in that extra set of eyes but that tells your players, your organization, ‘I’ve got some serious issues here and I’m not sure my head coach can handle it.’ … I don’t know if bringing in Sherm Lewis is the answer the message you want to send to your players.”
*On Campbell’s first sack, the Redskins went empty backfield and a five-man route. Don’t expect to see a lot of those anymore.
*Rogers blitzed from his right cornerback spot with Landry taking over the coverage on Steve Smith. Smith caught a 13-yard pass on a second-and-17 play.
*The Redskins had to defend the ‘Wildcat’ for the first time this year. DeAngelo Williams took the shot gun snap twice but with minimal results.
— Ryan O’Halloran