Tyler Polumbus has been a part of what has surprisingly become one of the league’s better offensive lines. But the truth of the matter is this: Polumbus has been by far, the weakest link on the offensive line.
So far the numbers say the Robert Griffin plays his best ball when the lights are the hottest and brightest. But Griffin has never played in a game of this magnitude, as Sunday night will dwarf the stage of Thanksgiving day.
Starting tackle Trent Williams is listed as “Probable” as he continues to battle an injured thigh. Williams has turned the corner during his third year as a professional, and is arguably the best left tackle in all of football.
Judging from previous injury reports, players listed as “Questionable” play more times than not for the Redskins
On Wednesday the Junkies had Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk on the show to talk about the Redskins.
How can a ball coach demand that his players not allow the enormity of this week to knock them off of their game, when he himself has completely fallen off of his?
Some say that there’s no such thing as bulletin board material; that if an NFL player needs to be inspired by words to perform at his best, then his best isn’t good enough to begin with. This rhetoric sounds ok, but logically it is flawed.
Momentum is the great equalizer in football, as it often allows underdog teams to ride its wave to victory. There is no statistic for momentum, no way to truly judge its effects, but football minds understand momentum and do their best to seize it.
Left tackles may never sign endorsement deals, but football minds understand that a quarterback’s success is handcuffed to the ability of his offensive lineman.
Washington is doing well on offense this year, but they need that one extra thing to really push them to a dangerous group of weapons. That “one thing” is a player that they just got rid of within the last two months.