Redskins have been running some option with Robert Griffin III

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According to John Keim of the Washington Examiner, the Redskins ran some option plays during their on the field OTA’s and head coach Mike Shanahan acknowledged that he believes it will present some problems to opposing defenses.

“We’ve run the quarterback keeps, we’ve run the rolls. We have different types of option schemes available to us. It does present problems for the defense,” said Shanahan. “He’s feeling more comfortable with the system day-in and day-out. I’m excited that he’s so excited because it’s contagious when you have a guy that loves what he does, and he’s coming out here early, staying late and doing all the things you’re hoping a quarterback will do.”

It will be interesting to see how successful Griffin and the Redskins’ offense is at running the option.  They also need to make sure they limit the amount of hits Griffin takes, in order to make sure he stays on the field.  The option won’t help them in that area.