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Topic - Willie Smith
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' offense and some observations after re-watching the TV broadcast of their 34-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Willie Smith has had quite an introduction to the NFL. The Washington Redskins' undrafted rookie left tackle has faced New England's Andre Carter and the New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul in his first two games. Those two defensive ends have combined for 23.5 sacks this season.
In the minutes leading up to the Redskins' kickoff against the New England Patriots on Sunday, right tackle Jammal Brown's day ended before it even began.
Willie Smith has been on the Washington Redskins' 53-man roster since final cuts Labor Day weekend, though you'd never know it from watching their games.
The Washington Redskins' injury-riddled offensive line might be reshuffled again for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys because of the latest round of injuries. Undrafted rookie Willie Smith might start in place of injured right tackle Jammal Brown (left groin) and backup Sean Locklear (ankle).
Willie Smith didn't dwell on how all 32 NFL teams snubbed him in last April's draft. Chris Neild didn't care that he was the penultimate player selected out of 254 league-wide.
He mentions Ken Holtzman tossing a no-hitter against Atlanta that August, a gem that got preserved when a gust of wind knocked down what looked like a home run by Hank Aaron in the seventh.
"Since you're a taller guy, you've got to focus more on keeping your pads low as you come off the ball," Smith said, referring to an area in which he wasn't always sharp during the preseason.