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Rex Grossman showed some of the form that made him the 2001 Heisman Trophy runner-up, overcoming a rocky start to pass for 305 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Redskins' victory over division rival New York.
Jabar Gaffney had seen this Rex Grossman before. The two of them were on top of the college football world at the University of Florida back in 2001. Grossman-to-Gaffney was one of the nastiest quarterback-receiver combinations in the country.
It's unfair to characterize Redskins coach Mike Shanahan as cold, but he doesn't often let members of the media see his emotional response to things. That was the case until Sunday's pregame ceremony honoring the victims of 9/11.
While Rex Grossman spread the ball around in the air, the running game was all about Tim Hightower. The Redskins rushed the ball 26 times, and Hightower got the call on 25 of those plays.
When the Washington Redskins took three pass-catchers in the second round of the 2008 draft, it was a gamble that receivers Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas and tight end Fred Davis would provide three big targets in the offense.
During the week of practice leading up to the season opener, Chris Cooley played it cool on his status as Mike Shanahan got into football mode of revealing the least information possible.
Tight end Chris Cooley has said for weeks that his ailing left knee would not prevent him from playing in the Washington Redskins' season-opener against the New York Giants. Now that Sunday's kickoff is almost upon us, Cooley isn't saying for sure whether he'll play.