December 1, 2009

Mason Sees Some Action

Marcus Mason finally got several drives worth of action, and I have to say I liked what I saw.

Mason, always overlooked, had three carries for 10 yards and a catch for 11 yards.

The offensive line was inconsistent on Sunday, but when they got their act together, there were several solid runs that benefited from a good push up front. One particular sequence, Mason ran for about six yards and then ripped off a nice 10-yarder that was called back for offensive holding.

Mason needs to get an extended look before the season's end. Rock Cartwright is a scrappy player, but with Devin Thomas emerging at kick returner, he could be nearing the end of tenure as a Redskin. Meanwhile Quinton Ganther has been a decent midseason pickup, but either he or Cartwright will have to go.

With five games left to go, the 'Skins will have to sort out the RB situation. Mason has put forth a great effort in all of his stints with the 'Skins, but he has never been given a legitimate workload in a regular season game.

It would be foolish not to give him a bigger piece of the action in one of the next few games. Mason looks like a special find and the 'Skins need to see if he is one.

It certainly wouldn't hurt to see which of these three role players fits into the team's plans for next year.

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