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Ty Nsekhe holds it down at left tackle
With Trent Williams suspended, I must admit there was a bit was skepticism in regards to how Nsekhe would fare as an interim starter. On Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, Nsekhe looked like he belonged. He allowed just one hurry across 35 pass-blocking plays, according to Pro Football Focus.
"He played extremely well, man," head coach Jay Gruden said. "That’s a great defensive line over there. Everson Griffen is an excellent player. [Nsekhe] had to pick up some blitzes and was very sound in his protection and the run game. And couldn’t really ask for anything more.”
Nsekhe, 31, has been in the NFL off and on since 2012. He is regarded highly in the organization. GM Scot McCloughan once stated that Nsekhe could start for numerous teams in the league. Offensive line coach Bill Callahan is the guy who stood on the table for Nsekhe in 2015. In his first start of 2016, Nsekhe continued to show why the team likes him.
If there was anything negative about his play, it's that the team didn't have as much success running left. Entering the game, Washington had called the league's second-most runs outside of the left end (40). However, it appeared that they did less of that against the Vikings.
Nonetheless, Nsekhe displayed great poise and technique. The Redskins will need him to continue playing well for the next three weeks while Williams is banned. If Sunday was any indication, they should be in good hands.
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