Ramsey, Canidate must improve

Updated: September 5, 2003, 12:46 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
There were two major question marks the Washington Redskins offense had coming into the season and after Thursday night's game, they still don't have answers to them.

We still don't know if Patrick Ramsey is capable of being a good quarterback. He certainly made some impressive plays, none more so than the one in the second quarter where he ducked under a sure sack from linebacker Mo Lewis and connected on a 48-yard pass to Laveranues Coles. But he also had his share of bad plays, and he was atrocious in the second half.

During the first two quarters he was almost infallible, completing 12 of 13 passes for 156 yards and a score. But in the second half he was successful on only half of his 10 attempts and netted only 29 yards. He missed several wide open receivers, threw an interception and suddenly lost sight of Laveranues Coles, who was the most dynamic player in the game.