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Reed Doughty Has Two Sacks As Quarterback Spy In Playoff Loss
LANDOVER, Md. – The Washington Redskins got some pass-rush assistance from an unlikely source in the second half against Seattle.
Safety Reed Doughty sacked Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson twice after the break after going the previous 33 games without a quarterback stop.
Washington was caught off guard in the first half on a couple of Wilson’s long read option runs, so it moved Doughty closer to the line to spy Wilson.
“I wasn’t rushing a whole lot,” the 6-foot-1, 206-pound Doughty said. “Just playing some of those zone reads, we had to mix it up at halftime and get somebody in the box.
“You know he can keep it and if he keeps it you’ve got to make a play. There’s no real rhyme or reason. You’ve just got to make the play.”
Doughty’s last quarterback sack came in a Dec. 19, 2010 game at Dallas. He had 3.5 career sacks in seven seasons before Sunday’s game.