In Thursday’s papers, I gave everybody five things to watch. Here’s a review of how they fared:
1. Colt Brennan
The third-string quarterback played the entire second half and was 4 of 12 for 43 yards, was intercepted once and sacked three times. Brennan really didn’t have a chance to shine since the Redskins were down by at least 13 points the entire half and the Ravens knew the Redskins had to throw. Plus, he was playing behind a third-unit offensive line — not exactly the ideal way to catch Todd Collins for the No. 2 job.
2. Devin Thomas/Malcolm Kelly
The second-year receivers both played a lot. Kelly caught all three passes thrown his way (for 25 yards), including a fine 13-yard catch over the middle that required him to get up in the air. Thomas caught one pass for 12 yards. At this point, any production and playing time are good things for Thomas and Kelly.
3. Chad Rinehart
As expected, the Rhino started for Randy Thomas at right guard and played most of the first half and then had to return in the second half at right tackle because Scott Burley was injured. Rinehart didn’t commit a penalty but was beat on the game’s second play (Ladell Betts was stopped for no gain).
4. The kickers
Still a stalemate. Shaun Suisham didn’t touch the football in his half of work and Dave Rayner attempted only one kickoff in the second half.
5. Chris Wilson
Vying for a reserve spot at strong-side linebacker, Wilson made one tackle despite playing nearly all of the second half. His playing time wasn’t as much as other reserves because rookie SLB Brian Orakpo played more than any other defensive starter.
— Ryan O’Halloran