Forget RG3, Washington Redskins Offense Must Be Run-Oriented in 2015

May 12, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The key to a Washington Redskins revival in 2015 won't be how quarterback Robert Griffin III performs in head coach Jay Gruden's offense. It won't even be how much Gruden adapts the current playbook to better suit what Griffin can and can't do.
Instead, Washington's season will hinge on an offense geared to the running game. To win in 2015, Gruden must ditch his pass-first play-calling and make his offense football's groundhogs.
While that approach won't be without its challenges, Gruden has been given a head start. New general manager Scot McCloughan has provided a great one by remaking the offense from a finesse unit defined by its skill players to one seemingly set to ground and pound defenses.
Like most NFL remakes, the process naturally starts up front. From the moment reputed line guru Bill Callahan arrived at Redskins Park, the style of Washington's ground game changed.
Since then, phrases such as "physical," "gap and drive blocking" and "downhill" have becom...

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