Dan Graziano of ESPN analyzes the preseason debut of Redskins RB Roy Helu.
Roy Helu: 4 carries, 17 yards, (4.3 ypc)
Positives: Helu was targeted twice by backup quarterback Rex Grossman. One of the passes was underthrown, and Helu caught the other, albeit for a loss of three yards. He is a better pass-catcher than Royster is, and while it has a ways to go, his pass protection is improving as well. He had a couple of nice runs, including an eight-yarder, at the start of his second series, though one was with the help of a holding penalty that was called and negated a four-yarder.
Negatives: He runs fine until he's hit, but he does not seem to do anything after contact. Again on Thursday, I did not see him break a tackle. Small sample size, but it backs up what we saw from him last year and even what we saw last week in practice, where they weren't tackling but he still seemed unable to do anything once he met resistance.