REDSKINS CAMP BLOG: Offensive balance to protect RG3

RICHMOND, Va. (WUSA9)--Rarely do coaches reveal much about their strategy but it's clear rookie Head Coach Jay Gruden wants Robert Griffin III running less in 2014.

"We're still working on that balance, it's something we'll talk about each week," said Gruden responding to a question about the team's zone read strategy which RG3 ran so successfully during his rookie campaign.

The scheme often caught defenses off guard and led to a multitude of big plays, but it also exposed the Redskins' most important player to vicious hits in the open field.

"It's not something (zone-read) you want to make a focal point of your offense, that's why we have the offensive players that we have," said RG3.

One of the more compelling position battles is in the backfield where several players are vying for the role of change of pace back, similar to the way Gruden used Giovani Bernard last season in Cincinnati.

" We have a ways to go before we find somebody like that – like Gio – because he came in and he was a natural at it right away," said Gruden. "Chris Thompson is doing a good job, Silas Redd is battling for it, Evan [Royster] is doing a good job and obviously our draft pick [Lache Seastrunk] has a ways to go, but he's got a chance because he can run."

Recently signed linebacker Everett Brown was on the practice field today, he replaced Brandon Jenkins who was waived by the team.


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