|Going into his 3rd season at the helm, this year is usually the|
make or break season for a coaching staff. Jay Gruden must
improve in several aspects of coaching for it to happen.
Going into the off season the big question was, are the Redskins gonna give Kirk Cousins the big payday or designate him the franchise player. Now with negotiations underway and Kirk going into his second full year as starter there is more pressure to produce after the numbers he put up last season. If he produces and progresses this season we are sure to see a long term deal in the range of 20 to 25 million a year. The pressure is on because of the plethora of talent at the WR spot, teams have tape and will gameplan tougher for him this year and he will have tougher defenses to contend with also. This offense as a whole was inconsistent last season, that was in part to execution, preparation, game planning and bad play calling at times. These things will all need to improve and become consistent in order for this team to progress and reach its ultimate goal. I'm gonna break down the offense position by position and give my player to look out for just like my article last week on the defense.
|With this being the third season in Jay Gruden's offense, everyone|
should be ready to play without thinking about what they have to
do because it should be second nature by now.
Running Backs: With the departure of Alfred Morris the offensive backfield is very
|Matt Jones will have to step up and show and prove that letting|
Alfred Morris walk via free agency was a good idea. The rookie
Keith Marshall will push Jones to play better.
|This could be Pierre's last season with the team. He's always|
been the toughest receiver on the field in my opinion. His
toughness, run blocking and fierceness will be missed.
Tight Ends: Going into this season one of my biggest concerns was the status of our
|With the addition of Vernon Davis, Kirk Cousins has 3 big|
legitimate red zone targets. This offense has all the
potential to be explosive, the question is....will it.
records for this team.
|The offense will only go as far as the o line take them. Bill|
Callahan has already put his stamp on this unit. Consistency
and execution is a top priority this season.
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