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    Troy must step up!

    Yes he made a nice catch to start the game and a pivotal thrid down catch, but we need more consistancy at the WR position.
    I think the Vikes make Travis #1 to alleviate the pressure on Troy, who is showing why he was a Bennett-like gamble pick.


    Will he step-up or step down?

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    Re: Troy must step up!

    well do number one and number two recievers really make a difference? They are both starting. But yes Troy should have had that catch it was right in his hands i dont know what happened. But we are starting to see glimpses of his greatness. He could have had a 100 yard game. I think he will step up and be an elite reciever maybe even this season

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    Re: Troy must step up!

    He needs one of those footballs on a string that kids buy to work on their motor skills. Seriously, he needs to bust his tail in practice because I thought Johnson was more than generous in throwing to him despite of his 3 drops.

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    Re: Troy must step up!

    I think we need to cut him some slack, He really only dropped 2 balls and he showed he could get open against a great D. I am pleasantly surprised that he is starting to show why he was the seventh pic and it's nice of Childress to let him suit up, unlike last year ...(Who makes the 7 pic inactive and in street clothes for like 6 games last year, Oh yeah Tice)


    I agree though he needs to start catching those and I have faith that he will.

    GO VIKES

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    Re: Troy must step up!

    I'll agree taht the first two drops weren't great...one was an "almost" TD, so that stung a bit.
    However, he's young.
    He's just now starting to come into his game.
    All in all, I was pleased with how few drops the receiver corps as a whole had, and how smart our passing game looked.


    We weren't flashy, but we were solid.

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    Re: Troy must step up!

    When Johnson led the Vikings back for a 46-yard field goal of their own as the halftime gun sounded, Minnesota had found a way to stay squarely in the fight despite a horrendous first half by second-year wide receiver Williamson. In a sense, he was the Most Valuable Redskin. Early in the second quarter, the Vikings' Johnson threw as perfect a bomb as he has in his long career, dropping the ball precisely over Williamson's shoulder and into his hands for what would have been at least a 50-yard gain inside the Washington 10-yard line. Williamson whiffed the catch.

    Instead of getting points, the Vikings had to punt. Two series later, Williamson was back doing his valuable work again, dropping an ideal first-down pass at midfield. When the Redskins think back on this loss and are tempted to forgive themselves, they should imagine what the final score might have been if Williamson had caught those two simple balls.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/12/AR2006091200074_2.html

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    Re: Troy must step up!

    I'm with Cain on this one ... I remember his one bomb and his HUGE third-down catch on the final drive more than the two drops ... he probably should have had that one where he was falling down too, but sh1t happens... all in all 4 catches for 77 yards is not a bad night and the fact that he is getting open and could have went for 7 catches and 150 yards is a good sign overall and I think means we probably have a lot to look forward to from our young wideout.

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    Re: Troy must step up!

    I look at it this way....the things he did bad like dropping a few passes can be worked on....and the positive things i saw like the separation he got consistently are things that cant be taught and show how big a gamebreaker he will be for us in the very very near future

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    Re: Troy must step up!

    "SMurKy28" wrote:
    I think we need to cut him some slack, He really only dropped 2 balls and he showed he could get open against a great D. I am pleasantly surprised that he is starting to show why he was the seventh pic and it's nice of Childress to let him suit up, unlike last year ...(Who makes the 7 pic inactive and in street clothes for like 6 games last year, Oh yeah Tice)


    I agree though he needs to start catching those and I have faith that he will.

    GO VIKES

    SMUKRY
    Well yeah...you're right, he showed he could get open, but if he can't catch the ball wide open it really defeats the purpose. I think he needs glasses, maybe a pair of those glasses that some Basketball players wear.

    Maybe a pair of those and some stickum, yeah he needs to step up and pull it together.

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    Re: Troy must step up!

    He has always been a raw receiver, think about where he came from and how often he DIDN'T see the ball in college. I remember reading something along the lines of the fact that he didn't see many more than 40 balls come his way for his entire college career.. I'm probably way off on that but I know the number 40 is in there somewhere. That being said, we were very lucky that we weren't punished further for his mistakes last night. I know it's easy to play down his missed-catches because we won, but at the time of each of his drops the game was very much in doubt. He won't be able to get away with that kinda play against Carolina, for sure. Especially with Chris Gamble in their secondary. He'll knock the stuffing outta Williamson without thinking twice. But I will give Troy due credit for that 3rd-and-8 catch in the 4th quarter. He caught the ball, broke a tackle and got a first down even before Sean Taylor decided to do a Hannibal Lector and try and take his face off. That was a clutch-play.

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