In the Redskins season opening 17-6 loss to the Houston Texans, Washington attempted 37 passes to 23 runs. That ratio does not lend itself to Washington's advantage, and head coach Jay Gruden addressed the discrepancy Monday.
"We’ve got to have good balance on our team, but it does start with the run game," Gruden said. "If I had to do it all over again Sunday, I probably would have run the ball more than I did."
Gruden pointed out that a pair of attempted two-minute drills skewed the run/pass ratios, but regardless, more carries for Alfred Morris means less pressure on Robert Griffin III.
Morris can certainly carry the load but the Skins will have to show something in the passing game to keep defenses honest. This should open up play-action which could also help RGIII get back on track.