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Hightower Is A Big Fan Of Helu

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 20, 2011 – 10:38 am

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Sunday was supposed to be a redemption week for jettisoned former Cardinal running back Tim Hightower.  He started out the first half on a torrid pace, piling up 83 rushing yards and 10 yards through the air.

But in the second half, he gained on 13 yards on the ground.  He had his statement game with 106 all-purpose yards against his former team, but was edged for 112 all-purpose yard by rookie back Roy Helu.

Don’t expect Hightower to be jealous, though, as he said after the game that getting Helu his touches was “just good coaching.”

“Just like in basketball when someone has the hot-hand you go with them,” he said.  “I was doing well, I had some good runs in the first half, and they stuck with me. He played well in the second half and they stuck with him. You ride that wave and you let them lead us into victory.”

Hightower has been very supportive of a two-to-three-headed monster in Washington, and expects his teammates to be successful.

“All three of us together we are gonna make this team better, and I’m proud about Roy,” he said with a smile.  “It’s not surprising at all–it’s actually encouraging to see what I’ve seen in practice actually manifest on the field.  Any given week, sometimes they’re gonna need me to do it, sometimes they’re gonna need Roy to do it. Don’t forget about Ryan Torain, that guy still, he’s a heck of a back.”

“It’s just good in my position to have guys who you get along with, who can encourage you, who can push and motivate you.”

The Alexandria, Va. native also made sure to give proper attribution of his Sunday performance to his fans in the stands.

“The support is unbelievable,” he said.  “When I’m out there on that field, and sometimes get a little bit tired I think of all those people.  They’re pulling for you, and that’s what keeps me going, that’s what keeps me motivated. Again, I love it, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Check out his full post-game presser below:


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6 Responses to “Hightower Is A Big Fan Of Helu”

  1. By dutchnblue on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Hightower scored a touchdown Sunday?

  2. By dutchnblue on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    I see you changed it. Can i get some credit on that lol.

  3. By Brian Tinsman on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    @dutchnblue-

    Big shout out :-) thank you!

  4. By JBreezy on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Hightower is a full 180 to what Clinton Portis was. I love the TEAM mentality. It makes all the difference in the world when teams play collectively and not as individuals. I believe this is definitley a new era of Redskins football.

    HTTR!

  5. By Sherman Roberts on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    I am a big Nebraska fan, so when the skins picked up Helu you can imagine how excited I was, just wait and see he is going to have some big games, look what he is doing in just 1 half.

  6. By herb mul-key on Sep 21, 2011 | Reply

    agree jbreezy…T High is all class man…CP’s intellect is a junk show compared to T High!!!

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