Posts Tagged ‘ryan torain’

Redskins vs. 49ers preview: By the Numbers

If you’re a Redskins fan, you might want to brace yourself — because this isn’t going to be pretty. Team Record: Washington Redskins: 3-4 San Francisco 49ers: 6-1 Quarterbacks: Rex Grossman + John Beck, Washington: 134 completions out of 223 attempts (56.8% completion), 1736 yards, 7 TD’s, 12 INT’s, 67.7 QB Rating Alex Smith, San […]

Redskins Gab NFL Week 8 Preview – Washington at Buffalo

WHEN THE REDSKINS HAVE THE BALL With Tim Hightower done for the year, onetime Mike Shanahan favorite Ryan Torain (152 rushing yards, 1 TD) gets another chance to be the featured back for a Washington offense that figures to go run-heavy this week. The oft-injured 25- year-old has shown he can handle the role in […]

Redskins OC Shanahan won’t name starting RB

Could Ryan Torain and Roy Helu split the workload in the ‘Skins backfield? With Tim Hightower out for the season, Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan wouldn’t commit to a starting running back (between Torain or Helu) according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in DC. Expect a heavy dose of Torain, mixed in with a […]

The Redskins vs. The Panthers preview: numbers by the dozen

The Redskins and the Panthers square off this Sunday, in Carolina, at 1:00pm. Both teams are coming off tough divisional losses, yet even though the Redskins are 3-3 and the Panthers are 1-5, Carolina is actually favored to win this game (two point favorites, as of this post). Let’s take a look at both of […]

Good Rex, Bad Rex, Goodbye Rex, and Good Riddance, Rex

Rex Grossman was not the answer at Quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He never was, and now he certainly never will be, either. Let’s be honest: we knew he wasn’t the answer at quarterback last December, when he was promoted over Donovan McNabb. We knew he wasn’t the answer when Mike Shanahan turned the preseason […]

Figuring out the Running Back rotation

It took an highly productive and highly impressive outing for running back Ryan Torain to remind us of what he’s done for us in the past, and what he’s capable of doing, when healthy. In his first action of 2011, Torain ran for 135 yards (a season high for any Redskins running back) and a […]

Redskins defense fends off comeback attempt, ensuring a 17-10 victory vs. St. Louis.

This week, the Redskins defense made sure that, with the offense once again struggling in the second half, they wouldn’t blow yet another fourth quarter lead. The Redskins defense held the offense of the St. Louis Rams to only 172 total offense in the entire game, sacked Rams quarterback Sam Bradford seven times, hit Bradford […]

Shanahan considered benching Hightower for Torain

Chris Russell of ESPN980 in Washington reports Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he nearly replaced running back Tim Hightower in Monday night’s loss to the Cowboys in favor of Ryan Torain because Hightower kept slipping. “I got a lot of belief in Ryan Torain,” Shanahan said. In 2008, Shanahan drafted Torain in the fifth round out of Arizona State […]