2014 Strength of Schedule - WAS
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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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 - Helu vs. Dallas
Roy Helu carried five times for 29 yards and added three catches but for minus-nine yards.
Helu has a 5.36 yards per carry average this season but the team gave a vote of confidence to starter Alfred Morris, who continues to struggle. It's a tough matchup this week against a good Dallas D that's eighth in allowing fantasy points to RBs. Helu could be in line for a few more carries but is still risky to put in lineups. With a good chance Colt McCoy is under center, Dallas should be able to focus on stopping the run game.