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Old 04-22-2013, 09:54 AM   #31
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I think Helu is going to always be our version of Felix Jones. He will show some plays that make us think WOW and then miss 3 weeks with a dinged ankle, knee, toe, etc. He's got some speed, nice burst, etc but his vision is pretty terrible. He can't read a hole to save his life and he runs tight (too many steps without going anywhere) in space. When he gets out ahead, he's not going to get caught though. I said last offseason if we could combine Royster's vision with Helu's wheels we would have a great back. If Morris had his speed, he would be a top 3 back (that's more of a compliment to Morris's vision than anything).

Hopefully he can play a solid role as a change of pace/3rd down back but I want to see us pick one in the 3-5 round this weekend because I don't trust him to stay healthy and productive.
I totally agree but Helu as a receiver out the backfield was the weapon we missed last year. I believe Matty said he had 42 receptions in the 2011 season; that is pretty coupled with Alfomo that is a scary backfield.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #32
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I totally agree but Helu as a receiver out the backfield was the weapon we missed last year. I believe Matty said he had 42 receptions in the 2011 season; that is pretty coupled with Alfomo that is a scary backfield.
Remember the Seattle game for Helu?

He had 166 yards total, 7 receptions and this:


Then, he broke Art Monk and Kelvin Bryant's receptions in a game record with 14.

Roy Helu breaks Redskins’ record for receptions in a game - The Insider - The Washington Post



When healthy, he and Morris together will be unstoppable.
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Remember the Seattle game for Helu?

He had 166 yards total, 7 receptions and this:


Then, he broke Art Monk and Kelvin Bryant's receptions in a game record with 14.

Roy Helu breaks Redskins’ record for receptions in a game - The Insider - The Washington Post

When healthy, he and Morris together will be unstoppable.
I'm not sure that I would be exciting about holding that record. This was also the career highlight of John Beck, lol.
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I'm not sure that I would be exciting about holding that record. This was also the career highlight of John Beck, lol.
Art Monk had 13 receptions twice. It was an big personal accomplishment by Helu.

You're right, the team was a mess though but Helu provided some of the few bright spots in that season.
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Art Monk had 13 receptions twice. It was an big personal accomplishment by Helu.

You're right, the team was a mess though but Helu provided some of the few bright spots in that season.
Yeah, I know, just busting on the 'record'.
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Yeah, I know, just busting on the 'record'.
Same with those 63-yard FGs...seriously kickers, are your offenses so impotent that they can't get you closer than 63 yards in a clutch situation?

Well, in Janikowski's case...




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Re: Helu had foot surgery in February

Just my 2 cents . Helu would have put up better numbers in 2011 with RG111 under center ? We had our left side out during 2011 , F Davis susp. and Beck and Rex at qb. I have no problem drafting another rb , however I would be shocked if Helu won't look better with RG111 as our qb .
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Shanny commented in today's presser that Helu recently had a minor setback but he hopes to have him available in OTA's. We need to use a 3rd-5th round pick on a change of pace/speed back. Helu can't be counted on.
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^^^ Lame. I was at the Seattle game mentioned above and Helu was dynamite. Broke some tough tackles and was really explosive. But yeah, he's constantly injured. Gotta bring in some new talent.
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