Jun 24, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT
We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season.
29—Running back Roy Helu
There is no question that Alfred Morris will carry the load for the 2014 Redskins. But over the course of 70 snaps per game, 16 games per season some depth at the position will be necessary and Helu will be relied upon heavily throughout the season. It seems likely that the team’s third running back will be either rookie Lache Seastrunk or second-year player Chris Thompson, who did not take a snap on offense last year. Helu’s experience will come in handy.
They probably don’t want him playing as much as he played last year. In 2013 he took 547 snaps to 611 for Morris. That was because Helu was the back in passing situations and they found themselves trailing and in catch-up mode all too often.
Helu excels in pass protection. Per Pro Football Focus he was responsible for pass blocking on 134 snaps last year and he allowed just one sack.
He did get to handle the ball on occasion last year.
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