Quick Hits: Can Armstrong get it going?

Quick Hits: Can Armstrong get it going?
November 12, 2011, 7:55 pm
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--One interesting thing to watch this week will be the progress of Maurice Hurt. The rookie seventh-round draft pick played like, well, a rookie seventh-round draft pick in his NFL debut last Sunday. He wasnt awful but some things need to be corrected. Hes not going to get to the level where Kory Lichtensteiger was playing anytime soon. But if he can learn from his mistakes and play his way up to the level of a competent NFL guard it would be a big boost for both the Redskins and Hurts career.--Heres one more blow to the myth that coaches focus on one game at a time. Jim Haslett was asked what he thought of new running back Tashard Choice, who the Redskins claimed on waivers from Dallas last week. With the little time Ive spent with him so far when Im talking about Dallas, hes smart and understands the game, Haslett said. Wait, hes talking about Dallas? The game thats played after the next game? Blasphemy!--It will be interesting to see if Choice is active against the Dolphins and if he plays if he is. The running back rotation has been odd all year. It was mostly Tim Hightower with a little Roy Helu mixed in early. Then Ryan Torain had a big game against the Rams but he has not done much sense. Helu started last week and played all but a few snaps. It is hard to see where Choice might fit in but then again its hard to figure out where any running back truly fits in to the picture.--Speaking of mysteries, whats up with Anthony Armstrong? He has gone from being a rising star last year, averaging nearly 20 yards per catch, to virtually invisible. He played only eight snaps against the 49ers and he was targeted just once. The second-year player has just one catch since the Arizona game on Sept. 18 and five on the year. An offense that is looking for something, anything, for a spark could use a return to 2010 form on the part of Armstrong.

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