Half Smokes Hypothetical is a daily discussion where we throw out a D.C. sports-related question based on the news of the day. It's a hypothetical discussion, which is what makes it fun (we hope).
Training camp for the Washington Redskins has begun in earnest, and one of the positional battles we all will be watching closely this summer is who will be starting at the No. 2 wide receiver slot across from Santana Moss. Over the past few years, the position has been something of a black hole, with players like Antwaan Randle-El, Brandon Lloyd, and Devin Thomas all producing at rates lower than the league norm.â†µ
Of course, this may not matter, as many Skins fans have thoughts of a double TE set running through their heads with Fred Davis and Chris Cooley teaming up to destroy opposing defenses. Donovan McNabb has a solid track record of making his TE's look great, as both LJ Smith and Brian Celek blossomed with McNabb under center. So the production out of the No. 2 might not even be that important in the short run. After all, McNabb made Freddie Mitchell into a household name for about five minutes, so he could probably do the same for Devin Thomas or Malcolm Kelly.â†µ
How many touchdowns do you see coming from the No. 2 wide receiver? Will that total eclipse what is produced from the tight end position?â†µ