The Washington Redskins entered their final game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles with nothing to lose, and they played that way.
At the end of the day, all that mattered was who made the biggest argument for their job for the 2012 season.
Who’s necessary for a successful 2012 season-My predictions
First of all, anyone who plays hurt, and scores, you have my respect. The Redskins’ Roy Helu was on limited practice the majority of last week due to a toe/knee injury. It was visible in his touchdown Sunday against the Eagles. However, Helu has been in the buzz most of the season. With 147 carries, 635 yards and 4.3 yards per carry he’s a keeper.
Graham Gano will also be a part of the 2012 Redskins conversation. Last year he made 24 out of 35 attempts. This year was better, making 30 for 39 going into the Eagles game.
Rounding it out is London Fletcher who led in tackles this year, and who has managed to stay consistent. He is a guarantee for next year.
Evan Royster showed that he can arrive when needed. He will probably get more playing time in 2012. Royster, who was determined not to go silently into the night, had a fantastic 100-yard game Sunday.
Brandon Banks is best known for his returns. With awesome speed, he can put the right quarterback in great field position. His speed alone gives him reason to return for the 2012 season.