Almost a year ago to the day, Washington Redskins fans saw all they needed to see in running back Derrius Guice when he took his sixth handoff as a pro and did something that fans weren't really accustomed to.
With the clock winding down in the first quarter, the ‘Skins called an inside zone run play on first-and-10 on the New England Patriots‘ 49-yard line. Guice burst through a big hole, shrugged off would-be tackler Jordan Richards and rumbled down the left sideline for a 34-yard gain (that was later be called back for a holding penalty). It was a run that showcased everything he was set to bring to the nation's capital, but unfortunately, it also highlighted everything Washington stood to lose with him on the sidelines: his speed, his ability to force missed tackles and his impressive ability to run through contact.
The tackle that eventually took him down tore Guice's ACL, ended his season before it had even got going and forced him to wait patiently in the wings for the entire year as he rehabbed his season-ending ailment. But now, almost a year later, Guice is full go once again at Redskins training camp, and we at PFF think he's on the cusp of a productive season in Landover.