The Insider: read option


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 10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013

How the Giants limited Alfred Morris and the Redskins’ running game

New York used a variety of defensive fronts to unleash a defense dedicated to stopping the Redskins running back, which worked but left other runs open.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Chris Chester, Kory Lichtensteiger, Kyle Shanahan, Logan Paulsen, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, read option, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, video, Week 13, Week 14, Will Montgomery

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 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 08:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013

How researching the read option reminded me to appreciate Don Hutson

In researching the defenses of yesteryear, one Post graphic artist/writer was reminded of one of the overlooked greats in NFL history.

By Des Bieler  |  08:33 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, history, Opening kick, read option

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