On Wednesday, the Washington Redskins continued to mark off another box on their plan of winning back-to-back NFC East titles by signing one of the most important players on the 2012 team; right tackle Tyler Polumbus.
Robert Griffin III burst onto the season with an epic debut performance en route to AP Rookie of the Year. Alfred Morris went from unknown back from Florida Atlantic University to owner of the franchise’s rushing record. Santana Moss had a career resurgence, catching a team-high eight touchdown passes and showing that he still has untouchable speed that Redskins Nation has been so fortunate to see for eight years and counting.
The trio can thank Polumbus and the rest of the offensive line for helping them reach unprecedented success as they paved the way for the league’s top rushing attack and gave Griffin III ample amount of time to find open receivers down the field.
Find out just how happy Polumbus is to wear Burgundy and Gold again next season here:
After appearing in five games in the other Washington for the Seahawks in 2011, Seattle waived the tackle from Colorado. Just a few week later, the Redskins called Polumbus requesting his services for the remainder of the season.
During training camp last summer Polumbus battled Maurice Hurt for the right to protect the 2011 Heisman winner and after impressing the coaching staff during the first three preseason games, was announced as the starting right tackle.
With Polumbus in the fold, the Redskins rushing attack reached marks that had been previously unheard of in the first 79 years of the franchise. Morris rushed for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns while Griffin III dazzled fans and opponents alike with 815 yards on the ground.
In a Week 6 interconference matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, Griffin III scored on one of the most beautiful plays in league history; a 76-yard touchdown scamper thanks in larger part to Polumbus preventing the Vikings rush from having any success at getting to his quarterback.
Stay tuned to see how this one shakes out.
Tags: Alfred Morris, jeremy trueblood, maurice hurt, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, tony pashos, tyler polumbus
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