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Tim Hightower really wants to beat the Cardinals

The Washington Redskins spent Monday reviewing film of Sunday’s 28-14 victory over the New York Giants so they could start addressing their problem areas. They’ll turn their attention to the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday.


Tim Hightower (25) rumbles for a 1st down during 1st quarter action Sunday. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Arizona drafted Hightower out of the University of Richmond in the fifth round of the 2008 draft. During three seasons, the 6-foot, 223-pound Hightower started 36 out of 48 games, rushed for 1,733 yards and 23 touchdowns while averaging 3.9 yards per carry,. He shared running back duties with Edgerrin James as a rookie and Beanie Wells in 2009 and 2010.

Hightower calls playing for the Redskins a dream come true, but he’s definitely looking forward to sticking it to his former team with an impressive performance Sunday.

“It’s going to be special. I’m going to have a hard time sleeping,” said Hightower, who on Sunday rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. “I’m going to want to live here and be prepared as much as I can. You’ll see me getting my teammates a little extra motivated this week, make sure the coaches on defense have some tricks up their sleeves, and that they’re scheming right. I want to win this game, and we’re going to win this game, but I want to win this game. This one means a lot to me.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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