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View Poll Results: Who should start at RB against Philly?
Torain 90 69.77%
Hightower 39 30.23%
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:47 PM   #46
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I disagree. I think "banged up" is code for "he sucks."
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:09 PM   #48
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I am beside myself with joy! Talk about using the right tool for the job! I just love how we tailored the running backs to the immediate need. You need a stretch runner? There's an app for that - Hightower. Gaps aren't opening up and you need a hard north/south runner? There's an app for that - Torain. Need a cutback magician? - Helu.
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I am beside myself with joy! Talk about using the right tool for the job! I just love how we tailored the running backs to the immediate need. You need a stretch runner? There's an app for that - Hightower. Gaps aren't opening up and you need a hard north/south runner? There's an app for that - Torain. Need a cutback magician? - Helu.

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Old 10-02-2011, 09:37 PM   #51
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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said in his post-game press conference Sunday that Tim Hightower's Week 4 role was reduced because he "looked banged up" in practices this past week.
Hightower wasn't even on the injury report, of course. The Redskins instead decided to go with the hot hand at St. Louis, and Ryan Torain had it en route to 19 carries, 135 yards, and a touchdown. Hightower probably isn't going to go away, but his role as Washington's lead back has appeared tenuous since Shanahan admitted to nearly benching him last Monday night. We'll have more updates on the Skins' backfield throughout the week ahead.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:44 PM   #53
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I don't know what you're disagreeing about exactly. I'm telling you he's banged up. I'm not guessing that he is. He is
Why risk further injury when you have Torain and Helu and a bye week coming up?
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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said in his post-game press conference Sunday that Tim Hightower's Week 4 role was reduced because he "looked banged up" in practices this past week.
Hightower wasn't even on the injury report, of course. The Redskins instead decided to go with the hot hand at St. Louis, and Ryan Torain had it en route to 19 carries, 135 yards, and a touchdown. Hightower probably isn't going to go away, but his role as Washington's lead back has appeared tenuous since Shanahan admitted to nearly benching him last Monday night. We'll have more updates on the Skins' backfield throughout the week ahead.
They way the games go, everyone is bound to be a little nicked up unless you are a kicker or punter. It's very possible Hightower got hit somewhere and it's "hidable" from the injury report.

That said, Mike Shanahan is a terrible "liar" or excuse-maker when talking to the press. Luckily, Hightower isn't as "big" as McNabb and thus no one really cares.
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Sounds like Hightower is expendable on my fantasy team then. I have him as a flex guy, so I can pick up a young stud WR.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:11 PM   #57
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Sorry, being banged up doesn't mean squat if you lose carries to a younger more physical RB. I couldn't watch the game since I am in Detroit(Lions were on). UNless you guys saw TH get really nailed and hobbled off the field, he was just benched. He was good fantasy wise just because he has been, til today, good for one TD.
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Sorry, being banged up doesn't mean squat if you lose carries to a younger more physical RB. I couldn't watch the game since I am in Detroit(Lions were on). UNless you guys saw TH get really nailed and hobbled off the field, he was just benched. He was good fantasy wise just because he has been, til today, good for one TD.
TH came into this game banged up. Torain practiced well this week and was the hot hand today.
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I disagree. I think "banged up" is code for "he sucks."

I think you are right sir. TH's ypc is not very good, especially the last two games. I am not sure, but I don't think it is 3 ypc.
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I am beside myself with joy! Talk about using the right tool for the job! I just love how we tailored the running backs to the immediate need. You need a stretch runner? There's an app for that - Hightower. Gaps aren't opening up and you need a hard north/south runner? There's an app for that - Torain. Need a cutback magician? - Helu.
Gotta mix it up still though, otherwise defenses know what's coming at them with whoever is in the backfield.
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