Sunday was the best and worst of Josh Doctson

Brian Tinsman
November 04, 2018 - 5:18 pm

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Why do Washington Redskins coaches love Josh Doctson and what he can bring to the offense? Because of what he showed on Sunday.

Why do Washington Redskins fans grumble about Josh Doctson? Because of what he showed on Sunday.

Coming off of perhaps the best game of his career, when he caught all five targets for 49 yards, the talk all week is that Doctson had turned the corner. 

Alex Smith targeted him early, throwing multiple passes in his direction. His first two targets were catchable, but clanged off his hands or were knocked away.

That is the worst of Josh Doctson.

Then he had this sideline stretch:

Next he caught a fade pass in the corner of the end zone to get the Redskins on the board:

And right before the end of the first half, he had this ridiculous catch off of a defender's deflection. The play was called back because of an offensive holding penalty at the line of scrimmage, but this is clearly the best of Josh Doctson:

Doctson didn't do much in the second half, but finished the day with three receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown on six targets. 

If you love Doctson, today was enough proof that he's worth the trouble. If you don't like Doctson, today was proof that he's not worth the trouble. 

Let's see what next week brings.


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