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Redskins Mid-Season Report Card - Grading the Offense

Redskins Offensive Grade – Mid-season.  Offensive Grade analysis for the Washington Redskins through the first half of the 2013 season.

Quarterback:  Robert Griffin III is on pace to pass for over 4,000 yards this season, and he is again over 60% in completion percentage.  However, his touchdown to interception ratio is just 12 to 9.  RGIII’s QB rating is only 83.3 this season compared to 102.4 last season.  However, as the season goes on, Griffin has gotten better and better, so by season’s end this grade will be much higher.      Quarterback grade –  C+

Running backs:  It’s official.  Alfred Morris is one of the best running backs in the league.  Anyone thinking that last season was a fluke, has been proven wrong.  Morris is on pace for his second straight 1,000 yard season, and he’s emerged as one of the best players on the team.  Change of pace back Roy Helu Jr. has also played well, and is a major reason that Morris is able stay fresh in attacking defenses.   Running backs grade – A+


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Receivers:  Pierre Garcon is having the best season of his career, and is emerging as a legitimate number one receiver.  Rookie tight end Jordan Reed is exploding onto the league and looks like a keeper and a possible fixture in the Redskins lineup for a long time to come.  However, the rest of the Redskins receivers have been underwhelming, and while Leonard Hankerson looks to be stepping up, his growth needs to continue for the grade to improve.  Receivers grade – C+

Offensive Line:  The Redskins offensive line has been exceptional in run blocking and opening holes for the running backs and RGIII.  And even though they haven’t given up many sacks on the season, the escapability of Robert Griffin III plays a role in reducing that number.

Left tackle Trent Williams is having another all-pro season, and the right tackle Tyler Polumbus has been surprisingly good this season.  However, the interior line has struggled at time in pass protection, particularly right guard Chris Chester.  For the grade to improve by the end of the season, the line needs to protect RGIII better.  O-Line Grade – C+

Offense Game Grade:  B – The offense has gotten progressively better as the season goes on, so by the end of the season, they may be able to reach A status.

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