When Tim Hightower was traded during training camp, it was viewed by many as a great trade for the Washington Redskins. He was excited to back home to play, but he also was going to miss his Cardinals teammates. As this week is featuring this matchup, he was asked about the game. It's an important game for him and he was very clear about his intentions.
"It's going to be special. I'm going to have a hard time sleeping," said Hightower, who on Sunday rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. "I'm going to want to live here and be prepared as much as I can. You'll see me getting my teammates a little extra motivated this week, make sure the coaches on defense have some tricks up their sleeves, and that they're scheming right. I want to win this game, and we're going to win this game, but I want to win this game. This one means a lot to me."
His quote about winning against the Cardinals has a lot of people fired up.
They shouldn't be fired up because of what he said. What was he supposed to say? He had to say that otherwise he comes off as a "loser" that doesn't expect his team to win. I know I would say the same thing.
He also is supposedly passing on Cardinals trade secrets as all former players tend to do. I don't see that having much effect. The Cardinals, of course, have their own former Redskins player on their side. Vonnie Holliday can share the defensive schemes of the 'Skins.
Last Sunday, Hightower's performance doesn't exactly strike fear into the hearts of the Washington opponents. He carried the 25 times for 72 yards and a touchdown. At less than three yards per carry, he was far from spectacular.
Now the question for you guys is whether or not you would have liked what Hightower said. He more or less guaranteed a Redskins victory. If he were still a member of the Cardinals, would you be upset or happy about what he said? Are you worried about him running wild on the Cardinals defense?