The Washington Redskins had big plans for safety Brandon Meriweather last season. Unfortunately, he tore his right ACL and was done for the year after appearing in just one game. However, he dominated in that one contest, which gives the Redskins hope that he can return to top form and be an asset for the team in 2013.
Meriweather has numerous goals for the upcoming NFL season, with one very simple one being the top priority.
“One. To stay healthy, be there every game,” Meriweather said, according to the Washington Post.
The veteran understands what it takes to play at a high level. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl twice (2009,2010) as a member of the New England Patriots. He put up incredible numbers in his time with New England, which proves that he is certainly capable of playing the game the right way.
In Meriweather’s lone game last season, a 31-6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 18, he posted seven tackles, two passes defended and one interception returned for 25 yards. In that one game, he showed Washington his true potential. He proved that he could be a difference maker for the team.
The Redskins are hoping he will be able to stay healthy this season because they know they will need his overall skill-set if they want to reach the playoffs for the second consecutive year. His natural instincts and ability to hit harder than most safeties dare to makes Meriweather a very dangerous player for opposing offenses.