2015 Strength of Schedule - WAS
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Sunday, July 5, 2015, 10:30am
In his first year as the head coach in Washington, Jay Gruden figured he could coach the quarterbacks himself. Gruden was a college and arena football quarterback, and he wanted to take a hands-on approach to the most important position.
But after franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled last season, Gruden decided he needed an assistant who could spend all his time coaching the quarterbacks. So Gruden hired a full-time quarterbacks coach, Matt Cavanaugh. Gruden says he can already see that Griffin is benefiting from Cavanaugh’s presence.
“Now we have a set of eyes strictly on the quarterback, and I think that’s important,” Gruden said, via Richmond.com. “Every snap, every handoff, every dropback is being critiqued to make sure we do it the right way, and I think that’s been a big benefit for Robert.”
Cavanaugh spent 14 seasons as an NFL quarterback for the Patriots, 49ers, Eagles and Giants, and has spent 23 seasons as a quarterbacks coach, first at his alma mater the University of Pittsburgh, and then for the Cardinals, 49ers, Bears, Ravens and Jets. Griffin agrees that he’s benefiting from Cavanaugh’s knowledge, the story went on to say. Despite that, we have Griffin ranked 20th among our QBs and he isn't getting a lot of draft attention in ten team leagues. The potential is there, and if you're looking to grab a second QB late in your draft, Griffin should be there.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 12:20pm
Week 17 - Griffin vs. Dallas
Robert Griffin III put together another decent, real-life performance, although his fantasy numbers didn't prove a whole lot. He finish with 220 yards throwing and 11 rushing yards but helped the Skins upset the Eagles last week.
Washington ended up with three rushing TDs, including two short ones from fullback Darrel Young. Griffin did throw an INT, his fourth of the season. This week, RGIII gets the Cowboys in what isn't a bad matchup on paper. The 'Boys don't have a ton to play for this week but do plan to play starters according to reports. You have to imagine at some point RGIII will see time against backups, increasing his value a bit. While Dallas doesn't have much to play for, RGIII is playing for a job - somewhere. That's all you can ask from a starting QB in Week 17. He's still a risky play but should see a full game's worth of snaps.