The Insider: Offense


Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Robert Griffin III excited about DeSean Jackson and Redskins’ firepower, but issues words of caution

Robert Griffin III is excited by the addition of DeSean Jackson late, but tempered his emotions by pointing out that much work lies ahead.

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeSean Jackson, Offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Jay Gruden’s offense, as described by coaches who’ve faced him often

Precision, strong fundamentals, quick-releases passes and strong running game rank among the attributes of a Gruden attack.

By Mike Jones  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Redskins offense

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Jay Gruden striving for balance in designing playbook for Robert Griffin III and Redskins

“I know he’s a very smart guy and he can handle everything mentally, so my fear is I’m going to have too many plays,” the coach jokes of his quarterback.

By Mike Jones  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Turnover woes have plagued Redskins

Team has committed 29 turnovers this season with two games left, already 15 more than all of last season.

By Mark Maske  |  01:54 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Offense, turnovers, Week 16

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Kyle Shanahan hopes for a fast start to overcome crowd noise

As they take on the Washington Redskins inside the Metrodome, the Minnesota Vikings will try to use crowd noise to their advantage. A fast start on offense could serve as the best way to handle that obstacle, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan believes.

By Mike Jones  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Redskins offense

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Return of offensive struggles rekindles frustrations

A week after producing one of their best offensive outputs in years, the Redskins’ offense regressed against the Denver Broncos on Sunday and struggled to extend drives and capitalize on prime opportunities that could’ve given them the win.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offense, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III, video

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Quarterback draw was in game plans earlier this season but wasn’t called, Kyle Shanahan says

The play made its season debut Sunday night in Dallas when Robert Griffin III ran it from the Cowboys 9-yard line.

By Mark Maske  |  05:49 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Red zone struggles, miscommunications baffle Redskins players

Redskins players expressed concern other offensive miscues that kept them from capitalizing on prime opportunities Sunday night.

By Mike Jones  |  03:35 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offense, offensive philosophy, Offensive struggles, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Trent Williams

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Redskins had been waiting all season for right time to use no-huddle offense

Washington won't run the hurry-up all the time, but only in certain situations

By Mark Maske  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Garcon says Griffin’s mending knee is the elephant in the room

Wide receiver says Griffin missing the preseason didn’t help the offense. He also says it’s clear to him that Griffin’s knee brace is slowing the quarterback and suggested that Griffin’s knee might have him second-guessing himself.

By Mark Maske  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Pierre Garcon, Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Poor start altered Kyle Shanahan’s game plan vs. Eagles

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said all offseason that he had no plans to scrap the zone-read option plays from his playbook. Shanahan loves the uncertainty that it causes for defenses and the versatility that it afforded his unit.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Offense

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Redskins' first depth chart of the preseason reveals no surprises

The Washington Redskins have released their first official depth chart in advance of their preseason opener in Nashville on Thursday.

By Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Depth Chart, Offense, preseason, special teams, Training camp

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Moss says Garcon's confidence in Redskins' offense is justified

Santa Moss says Pierre Garcon's confidence in Redskins' offense is well-founded

By Mark Maske  |  06:51 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offense, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Healthy Pierre Garcon likes the direction of the Redskins' offense

Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon doesn't regret not having surgery to fix the torn ligament in his foot that bothered him most of last season. He's also excited about the potential of Washington's offense.

By John Keim  |  06:10 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Offense, Pierre Garcon, Training camp, Wide Receivers

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Even before Griffin's injury, Cousins expected to be back for second year with Redskins

The backup quarterback says he thought it was "just too early" in his career for him to be traded.

By Mark Maske  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Quarterbacks, Redskins offense

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Trent Williams: Redskins' offense doesn't put RGIII in harm's way

Pro Bowl left tackle believes that Griffin will find a balance between aggression and caution as his career progresses.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Redskins pass-catching corps reunited with re-signing of Fred Davis

Healthier group expects to put bigger numbers in 2013.

By Mike Jones  |  02:50 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Redskins, Redskins offense, Redskins receivers

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Sustained success of zone read, pistol formations hinges on diversity

Onus is on offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to develop new wrinkles

By Mike Jones  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Redskins Season Review: Offense

The unit was highly productive but Robert Griffin III's injury clouds accomplishments.

By Mark Maske  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins 2012, Redskins offense, Season in review

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Alfred Morris's impact on Redskins' offense may be less than it seems

Rookie's stellar season depended on innovative scheme and offensive line

By Brian Burke  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Insider Squared, Redskins, Redskins offense

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Kyle Shanahan: Whether Robert Griffin III faces Browns is "not really up to me"

Offensive coordinator talks about Robert Griffin II’s knee injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Offense, Redskins-Browns, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Redskins promote rookie T Tom Compton to 53-man roster

Rookie says his skills are greatly improved

By Mike Jones  |  06:47 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins offense, Redskins Roster, Redskins roster moves

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Aldrick Robinson is working his way back into the Redskins’ game plan

After a solid first game, he made some mistakes and fell out of the wide receiver rotation.

By Mike Jones  |  03:19 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldrick Robinson, Redskins offense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Robert Griffin III appreciates having a new target in Chris Cooley

Loss of Davis, Garcon doesn't faze rookie QB

By Mark Maske  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Keiland Williams had a feeling he’d be back with the Redskins

Re-signed running back could challenge for playing time on third downs.

By Mike Jones  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keiland williams, Redskins offense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Robert Griffin III should pass and scramble but cut back on designed runs

Spontaneous scrambles are more valuable to the team than designed runs, and they carry less risk of injury.

By Brian Burke  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Insider Squared, Redskins offense, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Redskins fared better on third down against Vikings

Offense converted half of its 12 third-down chances in win after being successful only 23 percent of the time prior to that.

By Mark Maske  |  05:36 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Redskins offense third downs

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/09/2012

For Redskins, third down remains a problem

The team is worst in the NFL on third down.

By Mike Jones  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins offense, Third downs

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Brandon Banks expects Redskins to continue success with option plays

Return man gains value to the team because he poses a threat in its new option offense.

By Mike Jones  |  03:02 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Banks, Redskins offense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 09/22/2012

Fred Davis: Redskins still holding back portions of playbook

Through two games, the Washington Redskins boast the highest scoring average in the NFL, and the fourth-highest total of yards gained. But tight end Fred Davis says that the unit still has yet to show all of the playbook, or play up to it’s full potential.

By Mike Jones  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Redskins offense

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Redskins TE Fred Davis eager to compete with Saints’ Jimmy Graham

Starting tight end says he has something to prove after last year's suspension

By Steve Yanda  |  02:07 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Redskins offense, Redskins receivers, Redskins tight ends, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 09/05/2012

After lengthy stint on the sidelines, FB Darrel Young says he’s ready to go

After missing the entire preseason, Redskins' only fullback says he is ready to play against the New Orleans Saints.

By Mike Jones  |  01:41 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young; running backs, Redskins fullbacks, Redskins injuries, Redskins offense, Redskins running backs, Redskins running backss, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Redskins WR Brandon Banks feels like ‘a totally different person’

Returner says he is learning to become a wide receiver.

By Mike Jones  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Banks, Brandon Banks; wide receivers; special teams, Offense, Redskins receivers, Redskins wide receivers, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Chris Cooley’s departure creates opportunity for Niles Paul

Converted wide receiver should see more playing time, as a backup and in two-tight end sets

By Mark Maske  |  12:09 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, Redskins offense, Redskins tight ends; Redskins receivers, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Redskins RB Alfred Morris: Parents’ example is key to his success

Once a longshot to even make the roster, rookie RB could start when Redskins play New Orleans Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Offense, Redskins running backs