With all this talk about the Presidential election, it is very easy to forget that it is also time to vote for who will represent their team in the Pro Bowl! The official Pro Bowl ballots have been opened and there are some Redskins that have made a serious case to be considered to play amongst this years elite. If you have already made up your mind about who you would like to see, CLICK HERE to exercise your right to vote. If you need a reminder of the top Redskins competing for a spot, continue to read.
Robert Griffin III- QB- 133/189 (70.4%) 1,601 yds. 7 td 3 int. Passer rating: 101.8 64 att. 468 yds. 6 tds.
Game by game, Robert Griffin III is molding into one of the most respected and feared opposing quarterbacks for defenses to line up against. He is already proving week after week that he can be consistently efficient and put his team in the best position to score more times than not. The leader of the Washington offensive attack has the Redskins currently 5th in the league in scoring (28.7 ppg) Because of Griffin III, defenses have to think twice before blitzing as he can run past just about any defender on the field. Defenses have to think twice about sitting in a zone as he can thread the needle with impressive accuracy. He has changed the way you have to play defense, period.
Alfred Morris- RB 138 att. 658 yds. (4.8 ypc) 5 tds.
With the Nationals out of the playoffs the only home run swings you will see is from Redskins running back Alfred Morris. His now famous touchdown celebration has been seen 5 times in 7 games and you are safe to assume that it will be seen much more this year. Morris, in his rookie season is currently 2nd in the NFL in rushing yards by ONE yard. (Arian Foster – 659 yds.) Not to mention he has managed to do so with 30 less carries than Foster. A Lot of people give credit to Morris’ success to the threat of Griffin III and the zone blocking scheme of Coach Shanahan. I say that can’t be further from the truth. Don’t agree? Answer these questions… Has every back that has played under Shanahan had this type of success? How come the coaches didn’t go with Helu, Jr. or Royster to start the season? Why didn’t proven veteran Ryan Grant not get a fighting chance to take over as starter? The answer is because Alfred Morris is the truth. His skill and ability to read holes and break tackles has lead the Redskins to the #1 rushing offense in the NFL (177 ypg.) Look out once Morris’ carries begin to get in the 25-30 per game range. I predict alot of leads will be protected due to the insurance policy of Alfred Morris.
Be on the lookout for…
Santana Moss- WR 19 Rec. 290 yds. (15.3 ypc) 4 tds.
With the uncertain status of Garcon and the loss of Fred Davis for the remainder of the season, Griffin III’s most reliable target could see more targets. To date, Moss is tied for 8th in the NFL with 4 touchdown catches. With his new position in the slot, he is getting more touches in the open field which translates into big plays. With Griffin III potentially being the best quarterback prospect in the NFC, his #1 target has a good chance of being selected also, even if selected by coaches.
There are other noteworthy Redskins that probably deserve to be mentioned, but with the lack of success from the Redskins defense, it will be tough to give credit to any individual efforts from our defensive studs. Hopefully the defense will make some changes so that the Redskins will have a well rounded showing in the Pro Bowl.
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