The Washington Times - September 11, 2009, 02:15PM

Will joining Rock Cartwright on kickoff returns fire up usually-nonchalant second-year receiver Devin Thomas?

That’s what Redskins coach Jim Zorn hopes.


“Maybe somebody’s just got to smack him on the sideline, something to get him fired up,” Zorn said of Thomas, who didn’t take react fiercely to being beaten out to start at receiver by the less experienced Malcolm Kelly. “I don’t want a guy … to kind of hold us hostage, ‘Well, you didn’t put me in on the kickoff so that’s why I didn’t play well.’ That doesn’t make any sense. [But] getting hit gets anybody into the game.”

— David Elfin