Josh Doctsons fade route a first round catch
Josh Doctsons fade route a first round catch SEATTLE | Seahawks coach Pete Carroll delivered that dreaded four-letter word in Washington: fade.
For Carroll, and for the opposition, for once, it was a word to lament. The biggest play of the day Sunday was a deep sideline fade to Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson, who, in just his second season, has become intertwined with the word. It usually does not have a good connotation.
But, it did Sunday in Seattle. Doctson’s 38-yard catch to bring the Redskins to the Seattle 1-yard line with 1:02 to play put Rob Kelley within two feet of the goal line for the go-ahead touchdown. He delivered it on the next play.
“They hit a fade route,” Carroll said. “They threw a great fade route and the guy made a great catch.”
That guy is a 2016 first-round pick who has been burdened by underperformance and injury early during his time in Washington. Doctson declined to speak with reporters after the game. Several teammates spoke on his behalf.