The Insider: zone read


Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014

How the Redskins running game might look under Jay Gruden

We examine Gruden’s preference for power runs and whether the read option has a future in Washington.

By Mark Bullock  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, offensive philosophy, Running backs, The Outsider, zone read

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Kyle Shanahan has confidence in relationship with Griffin, defends last season’s play-calling

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said his relationship with Robert Griffin III is as good as it ever has been.

By Mike Jones  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, offensive philosophy, read option, Robert Griffin III, Week 14, zone read

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Kyle Shanahan: Element of surprise gone for NFL's option-play offenses

Redskins offensive coordinator says college-style plays are "not shocking people" like they did last season, when it was "easy at times" for offenses.

By Mark Maske  |  05:04 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Eagles, Redskins vs. Lions, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Morris expects more option plays as season progresses

But second-year tailback says that’s the least of the team’s worries at the moment.

By Mark Maske  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ 38-20 loss to the Packers

The Washington Redskins have now dropped to 0-2 after another baffling performance that saw them struggle to do anything right in the first half and then have to claw their way back to respectability in the second half.

By Mike Jones  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, observations, read option, Redskins vs. Packers, Robert Griffin III, zone read

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Redskins mailbag: RGIII’s return, zone-read use, cap space and more

Today, we go back to the mailbag and tackle your latest questions surrounding the team.

By Mike Jones  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mailbag, news conferences, Pat White, Robert Griffin III, Salary cap, Wide Receivers, zone read

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Redskins use officiating visit to get option-play clarifications

If Robert Griffin III wants a late hit called on a defender just after he gets rid of the ball on an option play, he must make it clear he doesn't have the ball.

By Mark Maske  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL officiating, offensive philosophy, read option, Training camp, zone read

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Zone read crash course

Do you kind of know what people mean when they talk about the zone read, but not really? We've found someone who can explain it to you.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:49 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  offensive philosophy, zone read

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The Mailbag: Redskins' regular season games, Orakpo's impact, the offense and more

The Redskins enter their final round of offseason practices with this week's mandatory minicamp.

By Mike Jones  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, defensive line, Mailbag, Redskins schedule 2013, Roy Helu, zone read

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/27/2013

Even if Redskins change offense for Griffin, don't expect Shanahan to say so beforehand

The coach appears enamored with the idea that opponents must prepare for the Redskins' option game whether or not it actually will be used.

By Mark Maske  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  analysis, offensive philosophy, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab, zone read