No cheesesteak last week for obvious reasons. Not the case after last night’s win. It was hardly a thing of beauty, but a few guys stood out and played well. Too bad Brian Westbrook got his bell rung because he looked like he was on his way to having a cheesesteak kind of game. Oh well.
For the first time this season, I’ve pegged three players who shone brightly beneath the Monday night lights. And the winners are:
Trent Cole, DeSean and Will Witherspoon
Since DeSean was the entire offense, he was an easy pick. Three touches for 136 yards and a pair of scores. Just imagine if Reid called his number a few more times.
Trent finally got himself a multi-sack game. He notched two and once the Skins foolishly stopped double-teaming him, he spent a lot of time in the backfield. He now has at least a .5 sack in every game this season. At this pace, he should more than surpass his 2008 total of 9.
Will Witherspoon must have really wanted to impress his new mates. Eight total tackles, a forced fumble sack and a pick six is about as good as it gets. What he lacks in bulk, he more than makes up for with speed. Seems like a nice addition.