The Insider: Redskins offense


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 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 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 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)
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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 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 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 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