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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 10-03-2011, 09:28 AM   #76
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Re: The Running Game

The running game looked totally different with Torain in yesterday. He was hitting the right holes and instead those two three four yard runs Hightower was getting you saw the 15, 20 yard runs we saw from Torain last year. I say you go with the hot hand, that being Torain. However you have to split the carries with Hightower. Too much work will get Torain back in the trainers room with some kind of injury. We are lucky to have 3 guys that I think can run the ball for this team.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:44 AM   #77
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Re: The Running Game

Hightower did seem timid to make that initial cut. I like Torain's role as a closer. When trying to work on the clock you need a RB that will pound it in & get 2-3 yards if that's all that's there. Was so nice to see him get that last first down, that's the way to close.

I don't think Shanny puts too much weight on who the starter is, all 3 guys will get their shot if healthy.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:53 AM   #78
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Re: The Running Game

The way I see it, I don't care who starts, Hightower, Torrain, or Helu. Each one is going to get his chance. Each back brings something different to the table and any one of those guys can catch fire. Just like what Shanahan did yesterday, you stick with whoever is having the better game.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:53 AM   #79
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #80
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Re: The Running Game

What I didn't get about yesterday was in the 4th maybe 3rd qtr the Rams had use backed up on their 1 yrd line. RT had been running over them for 2 qtrs and Shanny brings in Helu and we go 3 and out. That was a stupid call and go with the hot runner.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:14 AM   #81
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Re: The Running Game

ATV did well because he was fresh. TH is still a better overall back, which I would like to see starting.

I think if we continue spelling TH the way we did yesterday, our overall run game will be very successful.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #82
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Re: The Running Game

Start Hightower, he's the #1 RB. If he can't get it going, make the swap and mix plenty of Helu in there too.

They have different running styles and strengths, so it's going to depend on the opponent and the game situation. Hightower needs to be in for pass-blocking and goal line. Torain for possession and clock killing.

It's Shanahan's system...you just ride the hot hand and there will always be one.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:37 AM   #83
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Good problem to have. I like all of them. I lean toward Hightower and Helu as first options, but man, did Torian have a great game yesterday.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:39 AM   #84
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Torain ran like a man on a mission. Can he stay healthy? That's always the question with him.

Hightower has been a bit underwhelming so far. I say open up the competition in the week of practice leading up to the game.

TH is still a valuable guy for 3rd downs.

Regardless of who starts, it's likely all 3 guys will be featured in the rotation going forward. And that's a nice situation to have.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:54 AM   #85
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Re: The Running Game

I chose Torain but honestly I want whoever is hot to be running. I'm guessing the reason Torain is running so well is because either Hightower is a little banged up or teams are game planning around Hightower and when Torain comes in their not sure of his tendencies. I'd start one and for the 1st quarter and if he's doing well let him stay in, if he's not running well or picking up much yardage then send in the other.

Heck whats wrong with putting both in and making teams try and figure out which direction the ball is going.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #86
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I voted for the Redskins best RB.

Redskins’ Ryan Torain makes case for starting job with strong showing vs. Rams - The Insider - The Washington Post
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:16 AM   #87
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Kinda bothersome that who is gonna be the starter at Running Back takes away from other glaring issues such as poor QB play, our inability to get the ball down field, and lack of production by any receiver not named Gaffney and Moss. Think that is where media, fans need to focus. Its been a proven fact that Shanny gets production from alot of guys in the backfield and we have also shown HT, Torain and Helu are all talented guys who can get the job done.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:17 AM   #88
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I think we're all pretty focused in on Grossman. Perhaps a litle too much.
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Kinda bothersome that who is gonna be the starter at Running Back takes away from other glaring issues such as poor QB play, our inability to get the ball down field, and lack of production by any receiver not named Gaffney and Moss. Think that is where media, fans need to focus. Its been a proven fact that Shanny gets production from alot of guys in the backfield and we have also shown HT, Torain and Helu are all talented guys who can get the job done.
I wasn't aware this is the only thread on this, or any other, message board.

Matty will have to look into that and see what's up
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:26 AM   #90
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I wasn't aware this is the only thread on this, or any other, message board.

Matty will have to look into that and see what's up
Not condemming the thread, question or any of that. Just the overall focus of where real answers need to come from when looking at the offense.

Im focused on 15/29 143 4.9 per attempt 2 Ints against a bottom 5 defense in the league, especially when Kyle let everyone know first half what the game plan was and how it wasnt executed.

Running games been great and it will continue to be regardless of starter.
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