The Washington Redskins’ secondary face an enormous challenge when they open up the start of the NFL season versus the Houston Texans.
Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson.
“You’re talking about an All-Pro, Pro Bowl-caliber player who’s done it time and time again,” veteran Redskins safety Ryan Clark said of Johnson to Redskins.com. “So for us, it’s trying to see how he’ll be used in this new system, what kind of chemistry (he has) with whatever Ryan is playing quarterback — whichever one they figure to start — and understanding how we have to play him.”
Johnson had an impressive season in 2013 with 109 passes for 1,407 yards and five touchdowns.
Redskins fans will remember how the future Hall of Famer broke their hearts in 2010, when Washington held a 27-20 lead with 2:03 left in the game when then-Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, on fourth down, found Johnson 34 yards away in the FedExField end zone for the touchdown. Johnson had 12 receptions for 158 yards in the win.
“He has a bunch of touchdowns, bunch of catches, bunch of yards,” safety Duke Ihenacho said. “He’s real physical, real fast, real smart and he goes about his business and is really consistent.”