The Redskins weathered a pretty tough storm to start the season.
Filled with unnecessary penalties, untimely turnovers, chunks of yards given up and not enough first downs converted, the burgundy and gold found themselves where not even the biggest naysayers thought possible—0-3.
Then, after only 15 minutes in the Black Hole, the forecast looked even gloomier. Down 14-0, it was déjà vu all over again. It happened against the Eagles. It happened against the Packers. And now it was happening against a Raiders team they were predicted to roll over.
Just as my old high school coach, your old high school coach with the toothpick in his mouth and head coach Mike Shanahan say regularly–play until the final whistle.
With a 24-14 victory over the Raiders the capper of the first quarter of the season, we’re asking you who YOU think is MVR(edskin).
Here are your choices along with a few notes (don’t worry its video intensive):
Robert Griffin III
Eight months to the day he underwent major surgery, Griffin III entered FedExField with American flag in hand, waiting to hear his name called during pregame introductions.
At that moment, all of the hard work, late night gym sessions and early morning cardio workouts culminated with one of the quickest returns in NFL history.
Rounding into form, Griffin III has continually improved with each passing week. Against the Raiders, his unmatchable elusiveness set up the play of the game.
Stats through four games: 106-for-170, 1,274 total yards, six touchdowns, four interceptions, 85.5 rating
Through two drives, it seemed as if the sophomore slump was ready to devour Morris. He fumbled on his first carry of the season and couldn’t secure a toss on his second, resulting in a safety. Having to take a backseat as the offense went pass-heavy, Morris had a career-low 45 yards.
Uncharacteristically fool Morris once—okay–but good luck trying to do it twice.
Since the Eagles game, he’s had three runs over 30 yards to include this touchdown against the Lions:
Stats through four games: 56 carries for 296 yards (5.3 YPC) and two touchdowns
Enjoying his role of No. 1 target along with being the healthiest he’s been in quite some time, Garcon is off to a hot start.
The shadow of Reggie Wayne is still in Indy and his body has remained fresh.
Recording at least 59 yards in each of the first four games, the six-year veteran is on pace for his first 1,000 yard season.
Stats through four games: 29 receptions for 339 yards and two touchdowns
Top 10 defensive NFL player in the NFL right now? That’s a slam dunk.
Michael Vick couldn’t avoid him, Aaron Rodgers couldn’t get away from him, Tony Scheffler was told old to turn the corner against him on a crucial third down attempt and Matt Flynn forgot what it was like going against a highly-touted, former first round pick.
Maybe it’s the shorter hair, but his field vision has improved immensely this season.
Quarterbacks are begging that he grow it out again now that autumn is here.
Stats through four games: 24 tackles, five sacks, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles
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