2014 Strength of Schedule - PHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:46pm
According to Redskins beat writers from CSN Washington, HC Jay Gruden seems to be losing his patience with the stagnant running game.
“Where do you want me to start?” he said Monday, asked what’s wrong with the ground attack.
But after saying Alfred Morris has missed some cutback opportunities in addition to numerous other systemic breakdowns, Gruden also gave Morris a vote of confidence, saying, “We still like Alfred. We still feel like he’s going to carry us to where we need to go.”
So it doesn’t sound to me like making a change is even in the discussion.
The normally consistent Morris has been anything but this year. It's a similar situation where LeSean McCoy is struggling but Darren Sproles has fewer carries but a higher yards per carry average. The same can be said for Roy Helu and Morris in Washington. Helu's carries are far and few between, but he's performing better behind a bad offensive line. The schedule does ease for the short term so we'll see if the team can get some momentum in the running game. The possible return of Robert Griffin III at QB could also help.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:18pm
Week 8 - McCoy vs. Arizona
LeSean McCoy is coming off his best statistical game of the season before the bye in Week 6. He rushed 22 times for 149 yards.
We saw some signs back in Week 5 when he picked up 81 yards on 24 carries against the Rams and the hope is the days of averaging under two yards per carry are long gone. This week, it's a tough matchup against the Cardinals, who rank seventh in allowing fantasy points to RBs, but McCoy is still ranked as a low-end RB1 at ninth on our list. He's been on a roll and should be in lineups. There's a good chance Darren Sproles plays after spraining his MCL and Chris Polk also practiced, but McCoy stands to get by far the biggest workload of the three.