Through most of the first half of the season, we have seen a redzone efficiency by the Redskins that we have not enjoyed in quite some time. However in the midst of this current three game losing streak, the Redskins need to make some solid decisions on how they will punch it in, and by what means they need to go by.
Variety is the spice of life
The Redskins as of late have either been hell bent on passing it in for a touchdown or running it in. On numerous occasions they have failed and have even used all four downs unsuccessfully. The Redskins need to mix it up and keep the defenses guessing, line-up jumbo and pass it in, spread out the field and run a draw. The Redskins are doing a good job of showing their hand. They need to use the same flexibility in the redzone, as they do elsewhere on the field.
Cutesy is not the key
Option passes or shovel passes to WR Brandon Banks will not be successful. He is a threat to run, but hasn’t shown that he can be effective. Use your proven playmakers. Get Logan Paulsen more involved. He has shown he is reliable in the open field. Let him use his size and strength to over power a linebacker. Try fade routes to guys like Leonard Hankerson or Niles Paul. Mix is well planned runs by Alfred Morris and that should be more effective than three options in a row.
Let Robert loose
Allow Robert Griffin make audibles at the line if he feels he can exploit match ups or doesn’t feel comfortable. I have no access to coaches or players, but running three similar plays unsuccessfully doesn’t sound like a kill or audible, sounds like someone is trying to force in their game plan. The Redskins invested a ton of money on him. Let him do what he feels he is able to do, and that is lead.