Friday night was Willie Parker’s chance to showcase his abilities in an upset bid for a roster spot in Washington’s backfield. He didn’t show much.
Parker carried the ball eight times for 16 yards against the Jets. In his defense, he didn’t have much room to run and the Redskins haven’t been able to run against anyone this preseason. Still, Parker stutter-stepped during the rare times he had any room to run.
While Parker’s career decline remains unquestioned, LaDainian Tomlinson is starting to make Jets fans believe he’s going to be a great addition.
Tomlinson rushed eleven times for 83 yards, including a 43-yard gain. His long play was very well blocked, but Tomlinson has shown renewed burst during the preseason. He did a few things Friday that never happened last year: he beat defenders to the corner, and he made people miss.