Redskins RB Ryan Torain played the bulk of the second half in the backfield, and coach Mike Shanahan now has a big decision to make before Washington plays again, Oct. 16 against Philadelphia: Stick with Tim Hightower or give the starting job to Torain?
“We’re going to play the best players,” Shanahan said. “The good thing about it, we've got three football players at the running back position. All three guys can play. All guys have a strength, and we'll play the hot guy.”
Seems like the value of Hightower is taking a hit and Shanahan's love for Torain is beginning to show again. Whomever is the starter the next time the Redskins take the field, Week 6, will surely have a huge advantage because the Eagles have had a habit of making any RB look good this year.
He's a guy to target on your wire even though right now it points to a three-man committee, along with Roy Helu.