Fans got to see the footwork that makes Roy Helu dangerous. Though he came in after Evan Royster, Helu still showed that he offers something no other Redskins back has: explosiveness. But, yes, picking up the blitz remains a problem. It was last week; it was again this week. Part of it is needing to keep his head up; the other part is that even when he does he’s been run through.
Helu is on pace for a roster spot. He gives the Redskins something they don’t have: a back with home run potential. He made defenders miss vs. Pittsburgh.
Helu is no threat to Tim Hightower, at least at this point. Hightower is a good all-around back and the coaching staff loves him. As long as he holds onto the ball, he should be a solid RB3.