Jay Gruden plans on using the read-option as a surprise

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden plans on using the read-option with Robert Griffin III this coming season.  Of course it won’t be as heavy as it was in 2012, but Washington’s first-year head coach would like to surprise teams with it.

“Personally my belief is the read option is better as an element of surprise,” Gruden said. “If you’re making it a major focal point of your offense — though they had success with it — that’s problematic. You want to have some of it, no question, because it’s the way to get the numbers back in your favor offensively. And with a quarterback like him, why wouldn’t you have some of it?

“But we’re trying to develop him as an all-around quarterback. And I don’t know if they had that (as a goal). I’m sure they did a little bit, but I think that’s the clear intent moving forward, to develop him as an all-around quarterback. That’s part of his growth, from ’12 to ’13 to now.”

I would stay away from the option.  RG3 is one nasty hit away from his NFL career being over.  He can’t afford to tear another ACL.

  • Michael Smith

    RG3 is one nasty hit away from his NFL career being over. That goes for everybody who plays in the NFL. It’s not an exclusive condition only he has. So is Brady, and every rookie linebacker, and the kick returners…etc.