The Redskins have not been running the ball well lately. Not at all.
In seven of their last eight games they have averaged less than three yards per carry. While there is something to be said for sticking with what you believe in, there comes a point where you have to give up and try something different.
It appears that Jay Gruden has come to that point.
“We have to look at what we’re doing . . . It hasn’t been pretty for . . . seven out of the last eight,” said Gruden.
“I think we’re probably going to have to err on the side of throwing the ball,” said Gruden. “If that means throwing quickly, throwing screens on the running downs, try to get in positive down and distances, to throw it on first down, second and five, and maybe try to get in some pass situations, maybe throw some draws in there.
“We have to look at what we’re doing.”
Redskin RBs haven't been good fantasy plays either, and it doesn't help it's pretty much a three-headed monster with Matt Jones, Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson all getting work. Jones has the upside and the future, but has had fumbling issues and is just too risky of a play right now. It could all mean a bump in value for QB Kirk Cousins and possibly Thompson in PPR leagues as he's taken on the pass catching role.