Mike Shanahan calls out rookie RB Chris Thomspon

Aug 5, 2013; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) hands the ball off to Redskins running back Chris Thompson (35) during afternoon practice as part of the 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins rookie running back Chris Thompson fumbled in Saturday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Redskins teammate Dezmon Briscoe was able to save Thompson slightly by recovering the fumble and preventing any more damage from the fumble. The downside was that it was his second fumble in two preseason games.

“No matter how good you are, if you fumble you can’t play,” head coach Mike Shanahan said, via Washington Times.

Aside from the fumble Chris Thompson carried the ball 15 times for 44 yards and was very underproductive with a 2.9 yard per carry rate.

“Just got to realize that’s part of football. You’re not going to be perfect every single play,” Thompson said. “You’re going to have mistakes and you’ve just got to put them behind you. That’s what any football player should be able to do. And if you don’t you’ll continue to be in the tank game after game.”

Unfortunately for Thompson, the Redskins have running backs Alfred Morris and Roy Helu on the roster, so Thompson faced an uphill battle from the start.

Topics: Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins

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