Redskins: Studs and duds from the team’s Week 3 victory in Atlanta
By Ian Cummings
Stud: Derrius Guice
There was one player on offense who very clearly came prepared to capitalize on his first true opportunity of 2019.
The Redskins drafted Guice in Round 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft, and after he tore his ACL in preseason of 2018, the entire NFL had to wait an extra year to see him on the field. Now, we’ve finally seen him make his mark, and it’s clear that the wait was worth it.
Guice’s stat line isn’t amazing, although when juxtaposed with the other Redskins running backs in preseason, it just might be; he logged 44 rushing yards on 11 carries, doubling the total of the next-highest Redskins rusher.
Guice showed himself to be the most complete running back to hit the field for Washington so far this preseason. He boasted the vision that Samaje Perine has lacked, the fortitude and contact balance that the receiving backs have been missing, and the patience that Adrian Peterson was previously unique for.
Most importantly, however, Guice created for himself when nothing was there, a trait the Redskins haven’t seen from their running backs in a long time. Guice looks to be in a one-man line to start at running back in 2019, assuming he can stay healthy.