Found November 06, 2011 on
San Francisco 49ers
If the Redskins had been able to end the half at the 2-minute warning, it would be a much happier feeling in the locker room at halftime
Through the first 28 minutes of the first half, the Redskins have found a rhythm that fans haven’t seen since the first half of the Rams game, over a month ago.
From committing to the run, to improved coverage in the secondary, the Redskins did a lot of things right in the first half. Here’s the highlights:
On offense: The Redskins are running the football with good success. Roy Helu is a dual threat out of the backfield, and has taken the pressure off of John Beck to spark the offense. In the first half, Helu has nine rushes for 40 yards, and an additional 30 through the air. This makes him the team’s leading rusher and receiver.
Offensive guard Maurice Hurt has handled his assignment as starting left guard, holding 49ers defensive end Justin Smith at bay so far. The entire line is back in a better rhythm after the return of left tack...
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Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu is a finalist for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors, the NFL announced today.
Helu, who made his first start Sunday, recorded 14 catches for 105 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards in Washington’s 19-11 loss to San Francisco. His 14 receptions set a franchise single-game record that previously belonged to Art Monk, who recorded...
For the third time this season, the Redskins have a rookie that’s eligible for the NFL’s Rookie of the Week honors (Ryan Kerrigan in Weeks 1 and 4).
This time, it’s running back Roy Helu, whose franchise high 14 receptions and 146 total yards earned him a shot at the title. This was Helu’s first start of his career, and he led the team in both rushing yards and receiving...
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he was pleased with the play of rookie Roy Helu in Helu’s first professional start, but the coach declined to say whether the Nebraska product would start next week against Miami.
Helu had a franchise record 14 catches – most of them on dump-off passes from John Beck -- for 105 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards in Washington’s...
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The Redskins began the game with a 16-yard run by Roy Helu, then ran twice more for four yards. On third and six from the Washington 40, Beck threw to Terrence Austin, but the ball was off target, and the Redskins had to punt.
The 49ers took over at their 18 and reached Redskins’ territory by mixing the run and pass. The drive stalled, though, when on third and one, San Francisco...
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