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ENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"IT'S ALWAYS HARD for a quarterback to have a significant impact as a rookie, but it's going to be especially difficult for Robert Griffin III because of what coach Mike Shanahan asks his quarterbacks to do in this West Coast offense. There are a lot of reads the quarterback has to make. If the Redskins don't have a successful ground game, RG3 is going to be running for his life.
Roy Helu is not a bad runner, and his pass-catching ability will be key because RG3 will have to get rid of the football quickly.... Tim Hightower was coming on just as he got hurt last year. The team re-signed him, so I guess the front office likes him more than I do. This will be a backfield by committee.... I think Evan Royster is just ordinary, but even ordinary backs can do well in Shanahan's system.
Injuries have kept Chris Cooley from staying on the field, allowing Fred Davis to establish himself as the tight end. He's athletic. The lack of receiving weapons helped Davis have the big year that he had last season. If RG3 has any chance of being successful this year, Davis will have to be key. I bet he gets 50 balls again.
Santana Moss is getting up there in age , but he can still be productive as a downfield threat.... I'm underwhelmed by the free-agent additions of Pierre Garçon and Josh Morgan. Garçon has a chance of contributing, but Morgan wasn't a topflight receiver in San Francisco. I don't think he's going to help at all."
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