Chris Thompson Deserves a Bigger Role in Washington Redskins Offense

October 2, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Washington Redskins found something in Week 3. It turns out it's something they've had for a while. They just haven't been using it enough. After all, it's a weapon that was missing for 26 games in 2013 and '14.
If the 32-21 loss to the New York Giants proved anything, it's that running back Chris Thompson deserves a bigger role in the Burgundy and Gold's offense. Head coach Jay Gruden, offensive coordinator Sean McVay and line boss Bill Callahan must scheme ways to get their backfield Swiss army knife more involved, particularly in the passing game.
Many of Thompson's eight receptions for 57 yards against the Giants showed how they can do it.
Thompson needs to become a feature of Washington's pass attack for two clear reasons, both of which will help quarterback Kirk Cousins make smarter decisions and safer throws from the pocket.
Coverage Manipulator Using Thompson in more creative ways can help the Redskins manipulate defenses into obvious coverag...

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