Fresh faces shined brightly in the first quarter, as the Steelers and Redskins remain gridlocked at 0-0.
It’s like rush hour traffic on the beltway.
Tim Hightower showed his big-play ability both in the run and passing game. Already, he has seven touches for 42 yards. Hightower imposed his will on the field just like he has in practice everyday in Ashburn. It’s not a matter of whether “he’s that good” or “the defense is that bad.” He is that good, and he showed it out there in the first quarter. He attributes a lot of his game to the example set by Edgerrin James in Arizona, and he runs a lot like him: flow to the numbers and then cut it up field.
Not bad for the fourth-worst back in the league, right?
Speaking of running backs, Evan Royster got his first snaps as a third-down back and picked up the first down. He, also, looked a lot like he has in practice. He darts through the line and looks for a hole at the next level. He has a chance to be very productive if he runs like this against Pittsburgh’s line.
Darrel Young looks good blocking, good as a receiver, and great on special teams. The block that sprung Brandon Banks on the punt return was a crushing block of Young on the Steelers Niles Brinkley.
I can’t wait until Niles Brinkley covers Niles Paul.
Stephen Bowen registered a big sack on defense after he just mauled his way into the backfield. The defensive line looks good and moves well for big boys.
The offense is clicking and the defense bends but doesn’t break. This is a fast and fluid start on both sides of the ball
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