Found December 05, 2011 on Redskins Insider:
Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu reached the 100-yard mark and scored a touchdown for the second consecutive week as he carried the ball 23 times against the New York Jets. By following last week’s 108-yard day against the Seattle Seahawks with the 100-yard performance against the Jets, Helu became the first Redskins rookie in 18 years to hit the century mark in back-to-back games. Read full article >>

Washington Redskins Fall to 4-8 With a Painful Loss 19-34 Loss Against Jets

The Redskins 19-34 loss today to the Jets does not tell the full story of the game. For example, it does not adequately convey the phenomenon that seems to have occurred within this game where each team miraculously possessed the ability to turn their skills on and off like a light switch. First quarter Redskins were a completely different team than the one that took the field in...

Roy Helu: ‘Complacency is one of my enemies’

Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu reached the 100-yard rushing mark for the second consecutive week, and became the first franchise’s first rookie to do so in 18 years. But Helu said he hasn’t started to think he has arrived. “I don’t like that word at all, actually,” said Helu, who on Sunday carried the ball 23 times for 100 yards and a touchdown, along with four...

Redskins Radio Network: Three calls from the Jets game

I can’t listen to the Redskins Radio Network call the team’s games at the office due to non-synced feeds, but readers always seem to send along their favorite moments. Here were three from Sunday’s loss to the Jets. Helu’s First Drive The first drive, during which Roy Helu touched the ball on six of eight plays and wound up in the end zone, earned rave reviews. Read full...

Redskins, Jets tied at 7 after first quarter

First quarter: The Redskins marched 82 yards on their opening drive for a 7-0 lead on rookie running back Roy Helu’s two-yard touchdown run around the left side. Helu took the pitch, broke free from Jets defensive end Ropati Pitotua in the backfield and squeezed into the end zone for Washington’s second straight game with a touchdown on its first possession. Read full article >>

Redskins need WR, RB worse than anything else including QB, OL

Yesterday may have been the coming out party for Redskins RB and University of Nebraska product Roy Helu.  With Fred Davis and Trent Williams liable to miss the rest of the season with a 'joint' four game suspension, Helu is the best remaining player on the Redskins offense.  And he is only a rookie.  Which is awesome.As a complete back, Helu is still very much a work...

First Quarter Fast Break

I remember when the Redskins used to punt on their first possession each week. I don’t miss those days. After not scoring in on the opening drive for an entire season, the Redskins have now scored on opening drives in back-to-back weeks for the first time since Weeks 12 and 13 of the 2009 season. Roy Helu rushed for 32 yards on that drive, putting him fourth in the league, for...

Third Quarter Thoughts

AP Image If you’re a fan of defense, the third quarter was a joyous time for you. If you like offense, well…sorry. In the third quarter, the two teams combined for 50 total yards and two (2) first downs in the third quarter.  The fans got back in the game, rocking the stadium hard enough that it could be felt in the press box. The Roy Helu fumble at the end of the third quarter...

Redskins Can't Keep Up With Jets

The Redskins couldn't keep up with the Jets, as the NFC East club fell 34-19 on their home turf of FedEx Field. Fantasy Spin: Quarterback Rex Grossman was erratic as usual, completing 19 of 46 passes for 221 yards, with no touchdowns against one interception. Roy Helu led the ground attack with 100 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, to go along with four catches for 42 receiving...

Roy Helu, Rex Grossman rejuvenate Redskins' offense

Roy Helu's individual brilliance on his 28-yard touchdown run in last Sunday's victory served as the exclamation point on the his breakout game. The Washington Redskins' rookie running back hurdled a cornerback, bulldozed a safety and then raced to the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown that will be replayed ...

Skins-Jets Winners & Losers

Handing out labels after Skins games. Today, a 34-19 loss in a matchup with the Jets that set modern quarterbacking back 40 years. Winners Roy Helu — Another start, another 100-yard performance.  This time it was 100 exactly on 23 carries, with 1 touchdown and a fumble lost, along with 4 catches for 42 more yards. There were downsides, sure: questionable playcalling aside (we’ll...

Live Blog: New York Jets @ Washington Redskin – 12.04.11

As the end of the season grows closer and the Jets’ playoff hopes seem to rest on the results of each game, I’ll be live-blogging this week’s game against the Redskins. Today, the Jets need a win against a Redskins that’s playing a lot better than their 4-7 record indicates. In addition, the Jets are relying on a number of teams throughout the league to help them make the...

Akh’s Thoughts: Week 13

1-While the skins did fight for most of this loss against the Jets, they simply weren’t good enough to survive a generally mediocre game turned in by most of the players. Grossman, to his credit, held of from his usual turnovers for most of the game, but didn’t you just know that bad rex would show up at the most inopportune time? The defense held the jets generally in check...

Fourth Quarter Observations

AP Image Frustration and disappointment were the flavors in the Redskins locker room this evening, as the team knows that they let a golden opportunity slip away. For the offense today, it was the tale of two halves, with 183 yards in the first half, and 121 in the second half.  On defense, it was the tale of three quarters vs. the fourth quarter, with 168 yards and 13 points through...
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