In the words of Mikey, “Goonies never say die!”
Okay so Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu Jr. is far from a Goonie and as a matter of fact he wasn’t a part of this world for another three years after the famous movie’s release, but on October 22nd, 2013 the third-year running back refused to let the Bears suck the life out of the Redskins season.
While his third touchdown of the game capped off an incredible come from behind victory, it wasn’t the first time Helu Jr. squashed adversity’s ugly face.
“Overcoming adversity is just an amazing thing,” Helu Jr. said after the game “Just overall as a team, the record we have and had coming into today and the way we battled through the game. The way we had adversity again going into our last possession, it’s just cool when you overcome it and you’re just more thankful for what goes on after you get a win.”
So with that Helu Jr. is one of three nominees for GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week. He’s up against New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith and Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams.
Last I check neither had as many points as Helu Jr. did. You know that thing that they add to the scoreboard that has a slight significance in being crowned the victor. Only slightly I guess.
Well I thought this post was just going to be about the former Nebraska Cornhusker after checking NFL.com’s home page but I thought ‘What the heck why not take a look at the other award nominees this week’ and found that Helu Jr. isn’t the lone award nominee in the locker room.
I’ve heard some dubbing rookie tight end Jordan Reed as “The Animal” after his beast performance on Sunday. No matter the descriptor you use to describe the rook, he’s a nominee for Rookie of the Week.
Hey when you are nine-for-nine on balls thrown your way and surpass legends Chris Cooley and Jerry Smith for the most receiving yards (134) by a rookie tight end you know you’re doing something right.
Wait…wait…I’m not done yet.
Nothing would have been possible last week without quarterback Robert Griffin III leading the way. In easily his best performance of the season, Griffin III threw for 298 yards and two touchdown passes. One to Reed on a pinpoint lob and the other on a perfectly thrown bomb to burner Aldrick Robinson who maintained possession.
With that, Griffin III is one of three candidates for Week 7 FedEx Air Player of the Week along with Matt Ryan and Andy Dalton.
Plus did you hear those R-G-3 chants at the end of the game? Yeah not as catchy when it’s M-R-2.
Be sure to vote for all three at NFL.com now—otherwise Mike Shanahan will stare you down.
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