Originally written on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 8/8/12
I admit to skepticism about running back Tristan Davis, who has been touted by Redskins Hog Heaven lurker and contributor Scott Hirsch. (See Tristan Davis chases his dream....) I could not see how Davis could crack the line-up with Tim Hightower, Evan Royster, Roy Helu in front of him, and with rookie Alfred Morris in the way. Hirsch had faith and strongly so. Davis got an endorsement from a surprising source, Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan who had this to say, per John Keim's Redskins Confidential:“I have been really excited about Tristan [Davis]. That was really like the second day practice, because he had some injuries. He is a little behind the eight-ball in that he missed the first week of camp. But, like Helu, Tristan is fast. You saw that at the fan day. We got him in a coverage there bluffing a blitz and he just ran. The guy kind of came out and got to him and it was a house call [touchdown]. When you have a guy with that type of speed, when the right play is on, it’s a...
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