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  1. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins will de-emphasize zone re...

    John Keim

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says he's not a zone read option quarterback and doesn't plan on running it much this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  2. What to expect: Redskins' run game

    John Keim

    Two years ago the Washington Redskins had one of the most potent running games in the NFL, a mix of conventional and new school with the zone read option. It worked. They led the NFL in rushing yards, were second in yards per carry and gained more fi...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  3. Numbers game: Redskins and the zone read

    John Keim

    The zone-read option won't be a focal point this season, that much we know. From the time Jay Gruden was hired he's been consistent: He'll run the zone read, but he doesn't want it to be a primary play. He said it again last week to Sports Illustrate...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  4. The Redskins and the zone read-option

    John Keim

    Jay Gruden made it clear -- once more -- that the zone read-option won't be a big part of their offense. Here's the thing: Even if the previous staff had stuck around, as Robert Griffin III had matured as a passer, and the offense evolved, the zone r...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  5. Offense will have familiar look with Cousins

    John Keim

    ASHBURN, Va. -- One thing you won't see a lot of Sunday: Kirk Cousins keeping the ball on a zone read-option. It's not who he is. It's not what the Washington Redskins' offense needs to be with him starting. Other than that, however, the offense w...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  6. How Raiders helped the Redskins' option

    John Keim

    The Washington Redskins added a twist to their option game Sunday. You can thank the Oakland Raiders for showing them what would work against San Diego. When the Raiders ran their zone-read option against the Chargers on Oct. 6 quarterback Terrell...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  7. Pryor 'like a dadgum gazelle' on record run

    Paul Gutierrez

    OAKLAND -- It was a simple zone-read-option play, really. But when Terrelle Pryor stuck the football in Darren McFadden's gut and saw Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood crashing down hard, the play turned into history. Pryor pulled the b...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  8. Redskins need more than RG III

    John Keim

    LANDOVER, Md. -- Robert Griffin III took off on the zone-read option, taking the outside for a simple reason. The Detroit Lions weren't worried about his legs. They knew Griffin would run more; they just didn't care. If he was going to beat them, it ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  9. Robert Griffin III ready to run more to provide 'spark' for Washi...

    John Keim

    Robert Griffin III hopes to run more for the Washington Redskins.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  10. Washington Redskins offense limited by poor play, not Robert Grif...

    John Keim

    The Washington Redskins haven't abandoned their offense -- they just haven't attempted more zone read option plays because they keep falling behind by too many points.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  11. Washington Redskins release Pat White, sign John Potter

    John Keim

    An injured groin led to an unwanted end for Washington Redskins quarterback Pat White and a potential second chance for placekicker John Potter.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2013
  12. McFadden's patience in zone-read option

    Paul Gutierrez

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The zone-read option play is dictated by the defense and designed to take advantage of a quarterback's running skills. It would also seem to place a premium on patience by the running back. Especially when it's a runner as insti...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  13. The read-option overreaction - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando writes why certain quarterbacks -- like Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson -- can make it work while others cannot. He also writes why the system is used much less than people think.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  14. TMQ's NFC preview: Is the zone-read here to stay, or the flavor o...

    Gregg Easterbrook

    Now that Seattle and San Francisco have found success with the zone-read, will other teams follow suit?

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  15. Redskins anxious for zone read adjustments

    John Keim

    RICHMOND, Va., -- Defensive coordinators around the NFL spent time studying the zone read-option and picking the brain of those who have dealt with it longer. Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has not done the same from an offensive perspe...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  16. Run-oriented QBs and NFC West mythology

    Mike Sando

    2012 Zone Read + Option + Option Pitch Tm. Plays Pct. total plays CAR 147 14.9 WAS 129 13.0 SEA 55 5.6 SF 44 4.5 NYJ 32 3.1 MIA 11 1.1 BUF 10 1.0 BAL 6 0.6 ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013