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Continuing with receivers, WR Aldrick Robinson got open for a touchdown during red zone work because he was patient with his route. From the left side of the formation, he faked an out against CB Brandon Thompson but then separated back to the inside. Robinson didn’t rush the out fake. Instead, he slow played it, making Thompson believe it was his only cut. Robinson easily freed himself to the inside after Thompson turned his hips to play the out route.

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I knocked TE Fred Davis on Friday for failing to move his feet to stop a safety blitz, so he warrants mention here Saturday for a good block of OLB Brian Orakpo, who lined up on the left side of the defense on this particular play. Davis moved his feet to stay square against Orakpo, and he kept his hands inside.

The biggest difference between this play and the one Friday: Davis appeared to care about blocking.

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LG Maurice Hurt, yes that Mo Hurt, got to the second level on a running play and blocked ILB London Fletcher to the ground. Fletcher was running toward the right sideline, and Hurt got him on a bit of an awkward step. But the block was legal and effective. Perhaps this is football’s version of the reverse lock.

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Rookie LG Josh LeRibeus didn’t get off his block of a defensive lineman to stop ILB Bryan Kehl’s stunt on one pass play. Later, rookie CB Richard Crawford had a free shot at the quarterback on a blitz from the slot because LeRibeus, C Erik Cook and LT Tom Compton didn’t account for him.

LeRibeus’ ability to read, react and communicate with his teammates on the line should improve as he gains experience. It’s not there yet for the third-rounder.

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Rookie RG Adam Gettis was engaged with a defensive lineman on a running play when he saw ILB Keenan Robinson charging from the left. Gettis peeled off his first block and sealed Robinson out of the play. Robinson had a better chance of making the tackle because the defensive lineman was caught in the wash, so to speak, so it was an example of good vision and awareness by Gettis.

Soon after that, Gettis anchored well in pass protection against DL Doug Worthington.

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QB Rex Grossman hit TE Logan Paulsen on the Redskins’ famous bootleg play, where the tight end leaks out to side of the run fake. The play gives the play-side linebacker a deceiving run look, and it’s up to the tight end to get behind him. OLB Markus White misread the play, allowing Paulsen to get behind the defense. He ran it in for a long touchdown with the help of WR Brandon Banks, who sprinted downfield to block.

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