Washington Redskins New Head Coach Must Have Run-First Mentality
The Washington Redskins interviewed another head coach candidate on Friday and this time it was Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bissacia. While Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is definitely my favorite to land the open gig in Washington, any head coach can flourish in the Nation’s capital if they just follow one simple rule — run the football!
Say what you will about Mike Shanahan‘s ego, but the man surely knows what to do with running backs. However, Shanahan found himself at a crossroads in 2013 as he decided to give Robert Griffin III more rein on the offensive side of the ball and that surely hurt the Redskins’ offense. Most importantly, it put a major dent in Alfred Morris‘ overall production. While seven touchdowns and 1,275 yards rushing sounds like a banner year, Morris should have even better statistics than that!
In fact, 2013 was considered a down year for Morris, who finished his rookie campaign with over 1,600 yards rushing and 13 total touchdowns. Moreover, if the Redskins hire a coach that is committed to running the ball early and often then look out, because Washington has the offensive line and the running back to totally destroy opposing defenses.
So as the Redskins’ head coaching search heats up, keep a close eye on the next head coach’s style of offense, because if he’s a run-first guy then Morris might just break the NFL‘s single-season rush record in 2014.