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...