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    Helmet Redskins Make Roster Moves

    REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

    ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have placed guard Kory Lichtensteiger on the Reserve/Injured list and added guard Maurice Hurt to their active roster. The Redskins also signed guard John Malecki to their practice squad.
    Lichtensteiger (6-2, 292) was in his third NFL season, second with the Redskins. He started at left guard all five games in which he participated during the 2011 season.
    Hurt (6-3, 320) was drafted by the Redskins in the seventh round (No. 217 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Florida. He spent the first six weeks of the season on Washington’s practice squad.
    Hurt started in 17-of-41 games and helped the Gators win the 2006 and 2008 BCS National Championships as well as SEC titles during those seasons.

    Hurt attended Baldwin (Ga.) High School, where he was a three-year starter and team captain. He was born on Sept. 8, 1987 in Milledgeville, Ga.

    With the addition of Hurt to the active roster, the Redskins have had nine of their 12 draft choices from the 2011 NFL Draft on their active roster during the season. Rookie wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, rookie running back Evan Royster and rookie cornerback Brandyn Thompson are currently on the team’s practice squad. Rookie defensive end Jarvis Jenkins was placed on the Reserve/Injured list during the preseason.

    Malecki (6-2, 298) was signed by the Tennessee Titans as a college free agent on April 26, 2010 before being released on Aug. 10. He signed with the Cleveland Browns on Aug. 13 before being released on Aug. 31. He was added to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on Oct. 26 before being released on Nov. 17. He was signed to the Browns’ practice squad on Nov. 23 before being released on Nov. 30. He rejoined the Buccaneers’ practice squad on Dec. 10 where he remained for the rest of the season. He was signed to the Buccaneers’ offseason roster on Jan. 4, 2011 and released on July 29. He signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 4 before being released on Sept. 2 and signing to the Steelers practice squad on Sept. 4. He was released from the Steelers’ practice squad on Oct. 9.

    Malecki played collegiately at Pittsburgh, appearing in 40 games with 27 starts. He played defensive tackle in his first two seasons before transitioning to right guard where he started in his last 26 games.

    In 2009, Malecki started in all 13 games at right guard and was named first-team All-Big East and Big East All-Academic team.

    Malecki attended Franklin Regional High School (Murrysville, Pa.) where he started on both the offensive and defensive lines during his final three seasons. He was named AAA All-State first-team as a senior and led his school to its first WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA state championship in 2005. He was born on May 26, 1988 in Murrysville, Pa.



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    another undersized fire plug for the OL.

    I like the direction our DL is taking, but I am still getting used to guards and a center that go 285-295 in the NFC East.

    Don't know whether Shanahan is still living in the past. What he did with Denver in the late 1990's was during a different era in the league. Things now on defense are based so much more on speed and that stretch running game can be shut down by backside pressure as we have seen.

    Then these smaller linemen get mauled in pass pro.
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    6'3 320lbs is undersized?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky Livingston View Post
    6'3 320lbs is undersized?
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    No doubt, they're talking about Malecki, not Hurt.
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    Malecki is listed at 6'2 and 298.

    That's a shade small for a guard in the NFL these days.
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    I'm probably alone in this but I think the game would be more interesting and safer if the NFL put a weight limit on some of these positions.
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    Well, that's another issue.

    Unfortunately this move to smaller and supposedly quicker linemen hasn't done much to improve the ground game.

    All three NFC East opponents prevented Washington from running the stretch effectively.

    So, either the scheme has been diagnosed since Shanahan blew people away in 1997 and 1998 in Denver with it while winning the Super Bowl, or we still lack performers on the OL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog's Twin View Post
    All three NFC East opponents prevented Washington from running the stretch effectively.
    Yea, but how many times did we actually ATTEMPT it against Philly. The score was not an issue. There was plenty of chances and plenty of time to try to establish a running game, even down as much points as we were. But no - instead sticking to attacking their weakness (rush defense) with our strength (rushing), we resorted idiotically to going after their strength (pass defense) with our weakness (Rex the Wreck)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear The Spear View Post
    Yea, but how many times did we actually ATTEMPT it against Philly. The score was not an issue. There was plenty of chances and plenty of time to try to establish a running game, even down as much points as we were. But no - instead sticking to attacking their weakness (rush defense) with our strength (rushing), we resorted idiotically to going after their strength (pass defense) with our weakness (Rex the Wreck)
    Well, that D Philly runs is the perfect D for the zone stretch because it forces you to the inside and allows the LB's and safties to sit on the play to the inside.

    If you noticed when we did try to run the ball we were trying gut plays up the middle. I don't think we tried 1 outside running play in that game. I understand why, but i don't totally agree with abandoning your best running play regardless. It's not like we didn't have time to make adjustments against Philly's D.
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