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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