The task of shutting down Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ league-leading offense basically represents “Mission Impossible” on a regular week for most NFL teams. But the job got even more daunting for the Washington Redskins this week following the suspension of safety Brandon Meriweather and Reed Doughty’s concussion.
The status of Doughty who has started the past three games at strong safety remains uncertain. The eight-year veteran is hesitant to predict whether he will play Sunday.
If he can’t those absences will force defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and secondary coach Raheem Morris to try to put a capable tandem on the field despite limitations.
Haslett remains confident in his ability to put what remaining talent he does have to use and contrive a plan to slow Manning and the Broncos’ passing Sunday.
“We feel good about the guys we have playing. . . . We’ve got some options. Hopefully obviously I’d like to have Reed back but if he’s not we’ll move on and we’ll be