Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that running back Derrius Guice — a second-round draft pick who has yet to play a regular-season game — could have an even larger role than expected in the Redskins’ offense.
"...it is about Derrius Guice, how much we faith we have in him to carry the ball,” Gruden said. “We drafted him for a reason. We feel like he can be a first-, second- and even third-round back if needed. The offense, carries-wise, will probably go through him, pretty much.”
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The story said running back coach Randy Jordan predicted a 60-40 split for either Guice or Peterson. The Skins want to run the ball so there should be carries for both, but it sure seems like Guice is trending a little higher at this point based on Gruden's comments.