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Offensive linemen shuffled too

Redskins' defensive coordinator Jim Haslett warned several times during the preseason that he'd be shuffling his defensive linemen. The bigger surprise Sunday night came on the other side of the ball, where the Redskins constantly shuffled their offensive linemen.

The Redskins entered the game staying true to the depth chart, starting left tackle Trent Williams, left guard Derrick Dockery, center Casey Rabach, right guard Artis Hicks and right tackle Jammal Brown. But on the second possession, Dockery, who's now started 110 consecutive games, remained on the sidelines and Kory Lichtensteiger, who hadn't appeared in an NFL game since 2008, lined up at left guard.

Dockery returned to the lineup on the next series, but Brown, who spent all of last season on injured reserve and played Sunday night for the first time since 2008, then hit the bench. Stephon Heyer, who started all 16 games for the Redskins last season, took over at right tackle.

The rotation continued, as coaches kept their linemen's legs fresh in the opening game of the season.

By Rick Maese  |  September 12, 2010; 9:50 PM ET
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Comments

a seminal moment in Redskins history....the greatest end to a first half ever.

Posted by: Duke-Rulz-1995 | September 12, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

DeAngelo wants his cell phone back.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 12, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Bwahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Wemiss21 | September 12, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Well that was odd.

Posted by: daggar | September 12, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Is Jerruh calling the plays? That was amazing.

Posted by: Pepper5 | September 12, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

DeAngelo

Posted by: Duke-Rulz-1995 | September 12, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Hall is playing a great game. He's on an island against their best receiver, with Has blitzing on every play.

Posted by: Wemiss21 | September 12, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

YAYYYYYY!!!YAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD DO WHAT????YAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!YAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!

Posted by: frak | September 12, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Man coach said, it was no force out. Doggone good, empty words. Shirts, shorts, flip flops, underwear. We're going to mash them boys. I'm paying for coach, his wife, and kids too.

Posted by: DeAngelo_Hall | September 12, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Never heard of this strategy for offensive line. Very weird. But I'll take 10 zip at he half.

Oh, and D hall needs to shut up and play.....HA!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 12, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Awful call by Romo. Take a knee at 0-3, or throw to the end-zone.

D'oh!

Posted by: stevebeagrie | September 12, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

We must score when we get the ball after the half.

We can win this thing 13-7 given the way the defense is playing.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 12, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

RI Thread comment:

The game-update thread is a sticky. Should we just keep posting there? It's always at the top.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | September 12, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

I think its good strategy to rotate the olinemen. And keep running the ball... nogain-2 will become 2-4 will become 5-8 at a crack later.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 12, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

*praying this doesn't turn out to be the antithesis of the Brunell-Moss game*

Posted by: mattsoundworld | September 12, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

beeps.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | September 12, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

"Never heard of this strategy for offensive line. Very weird. But I'll take 10 zip at he half."

The singular advantage might just be a better offensive line.

And that's not a bad thing.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 12, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

@KingJames: That play right there loses games!! Wow 6 minutes ago via ƜberTwitter


F U LOSER!!! SUCK IT!!!!

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 12, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Devin!!

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 12, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

A score here, and we got this on lock!

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 12, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

There's a rumor the redskins are playing a pro football team tonite.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 12, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

I was the only Redskins fan in a Dallas bar tonight. I thought I was going to get sick on that apparent touchdown to Williams. But when it was called back after Barron tried to strangle Orakpo, my voice could be heard for miles.

Of course, I also worried that I might not make it out of there alive, except for the fact that Dallas fans were too busy making excuses in an effort to justify why the loss wasn't the team's fault (apparently all refs, networks and league executives are against Dallas and want the Cowboys to lose .... riiiiiiiiiiight) to worry about me.

Posted by: DC2Dallas | September 13, 2010 2:14 AM | Report abuse

As far as shuffling is concerned, there is one player I watched a lot last night- Casey Rabach ( excuse the spelling, if wrong). He was tossed , turned, run over and trampled. I've been a skins fan for 57 yrs. and believe me when I say this. He is a scrapper, but we need to replace him asap. He was being man handled waaay to much!!!! He is the weakest link on the o-line by far.

Posted by: JohnCDraper | September 13, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I agree, JohnCDraper ... this was an outstanding win for the Skins! HTTR!!! I really like Casey - he gives everything he's got in every game and in every practice - BUT, he was basically tossed around by Ratliff and the 'girls defensive line. I mean he was actually being thrown in the air! We need more beef at center - and quickly. We also need more depth across the O line. If you look at other teams who actually run the ball for positive yardage, their O lines move the defense. Our O line, and especially Rabach, just get tossed around. We need bigger, and much badder, O linemen. Why is this so difficult to figure out? The only time the Skins have been consistent winners is when they had big, mean O linemen. The Hogs really were the heart of the winning Redskins teams of the past. Trent and Jamal are a good start ... but Rabach needs to be replaced ASAP. (Sorry, Casey ...)

Posted by: scottporter | September 13, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

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