While Washington added serious talent this offseason to its fourth-ranked defense, the Redskins barely tinkered with their laggard offense. Other than relying on improvement by the players during their s2nd season in coach Jim Zorn's West Coast attack, the Redskins are counting on a quantum leap by 2nd-year WR Devin Thomas to make their offense more dynamic. Zorn also expects more from Thomas' fellow 2008 2nd-round pass-catchers, Malcolm Kelly and Fred Davis. But Kelly's oft-repaired left knee still isn't right, and Davis remains stuck behind Pro Bowl TE Chris Cooley. That leaves it to Thomas to rise from dud to stud. "We're looking for one sure starter out of those guys," Zorn said. "We play a lot of our stuff with 3 WRs, and I want to put Antwaan [Randle El] in the slot. You'd like to see one guy completely take over the position, but all those guys are going to play. Those [young] guys have to make a statement. I need to see a lot of changes."
WR Devin Thomas could fill key role for WAS
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