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First Quarter Recap

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 19, 2011 – 7:43 pm

Tim Hightower has asserted himself in this offense for the second consecutive week, and is playing like a man willing to earn his playing time.  His 58-yard blast through the Colts defense was flat-out explosive.  If not for a saving tackle, he scampers the distance to the endzone.

If he continues to run like this, his mere presence on the field changes the way a team defends the Redskins.

This week the Redskins went with a different starter at quarterback (John Beck in place of Rex Grossman) and experienced even better results on their opening drive.  After only 2:45, the score was already 7-0.

In other words, it’s still a vanilla offense, but it’s custard this time.

Gano continues to play well in special teams, getting both kicking opportunities in the first quarter (extra point and 28-yard FG).  He also buried two kickoffs deep in the Colts endzone.  There was no shortage of spark in the return, as Terrence Austin followed his blocks for a 29-yard return on kickoff.  His punt return was called back due to penalty.

Redskins are clicking on offense and have stifled the Manning-less Colts on defense.  The score is 10-0 going into the second quarter.

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2 Responses to “First Quarter Recap”

  1. By nasirjones on Aug 19, 2011 | Reply

    Hightower is fun to watch.

  2. By roymtillman@yahoo.com on Aug 20, 2011 | Reply

    I allready see a big change in the offense,with hightower running the ball,gives the QBs time they need to search the feild for a play down feild,lets get that verticle play going,ok?other wise,skins are clicking on all 8 cyclinders,defense is fantastic,way to stick them team.GO SKINS!

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