Your Monday morning open thread:
A year ago, a lot of people were guessing who might be the Redskins' starter at running back for their season opener. There were a lot of guesses--Evan Royster, Roy Helu Jr., even Tim Hightower, who was struggling to get healthy but appeared to be a favorite of the coaches.
Few guessed that it would be Alfred Morris. We know now that he won the job almost from the first moment that Mike Shanahan saw him carry the ball in practice. Morris started against the Saints and all 15 games after that, was second only to Adrian Peterson in rushing yards in the NFL, setting the team record in the process.
Could someone be a surprise starter this year? At this point, I'm thinking that it would not be a surprise if Bacarri Rambo started at free safety so he does't count. But I have a couple of possibilities, one on each side of the ball:
--Aldrick Robinson opposite Pierre Garçon at wide receiver: Robinson has proven to be much more than just a deep threat and the coaching staff could want to make defenses pay dearly for paying too much attention to Garçon.
--David Amerson opposite either DeAngelo Hall or Josh Wilson at cornerback: This seems to be more of a long shot but if Amerson flashes in the preseason they might just get him in there for on-the-job learning from the get-go.
Agree with either/both of these possibilities? Any names you want to throw out there?