Monday, October 11, 2010
A star is born in D.C.
By Matt Mosley
If you don't know the name Anthony Armstrong, you will soon. The Washington Redskins wide receiver made an acrobatic 48-yard touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and he's threatening to become one of Donovan McNabb's go-to guys.
"Armstrong is just kind of that big-play guy," McNabb said. "You never know when he'll explode for that 40- or 50- yard catch."
The former Arena Football League star has added some flair to an offense that needed some. He's one of the reasons the Redskins felt like Devin Thomas was expendable. At age 27, Armstrong has been around the block in professional football. And he's also funny.
"I was floating," Armstrong said. "I had a Red Bull, so it gave me a little bit of wings."
The touchdown was an enormous play that gave the Redskins new life in the fourth quarter. If Armstong doesn't make that tough catch, I think the Skins lose that game.