Sep 20, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins (3) kicks a field goal against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
3. New kicker Dustin Hopkins:
Since the Redskins signed him after week one, new kicker Dustin Hopkins has proven why it was good move for them to bring him on and release Kai Forbath. Hopkins went 2 for 2 on field goals against the Giants and hasn’t missed a field goal in two games.
In fact all have been over forty yards and all have been straight down the middle with good distance on them. The Redskins may have something here. Also, his ability to make touchbacks on kickoffs gives the Redskins special teams a huge boost, something that Forbath lacked.
4. Rashad Ross’ 100 yard kickoff return TD
Another part of the special teams that jumped out against the Giants was Rashad Ross’ 100 yard kickoff return. The Redskins have lacked explosiveness in this area ever since
Brad Banks Brandon Banks was on the team but now Ross gives that to them.
There was good blocking on the return but Ross showed off his speed on it as well. Once he broke into the open, a Giants player had the angle on him but Ross turned on the Jets and sped past him, walking a tight rope down the sideline for the score.
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