Gibbs placing faith in Ramsey

Updated: July 28, 2005, 12:59 PM ET
Scouts Inc.
As another NFL season approaches, Scouts Inc. breaks down every roster and offers position-by-position breakdowns.

Quarterbacks
With Patrick Ramsey coming off a season-ending injury, and head coach Joe Gibbs coming off an 11-year retirement, Washington felt it needed to bring in a veteran quarterback during the 2004 offseason. As a result, it traded a third-round pick to acquire Mark Brunell from Jacksonville.

Unfortunately for Redskins' fans, Brunell had the worst season of his career and Gibbs replaced him with Ramsey in mid-November. Ramsey performed well enough for Gibbs to name him the starter heading into the 2005 season, effectively quieting any rumors about a possible quarterback controversy during the offseason. However, there are a couple of potential problems here.

Ramsey may not be the long term answer, as he loses the strike zone too much and holds onto the ball too long at times. Look at the Redskins last two offseasons and their actions don't seem to reflect a lot of confidence in him. After all, they traded for Brunell last year and drafted Jason Campbell in the first round of this year's draft.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

ALSO SEE