How to Handle NFC East Opponents in 2015

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Dec 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) fumbles the ball as he

Washington Redskins

The Redskins have been lackluster for much of the recent past with the exception of a NFC East title in 2012. Washington’s troubles have been based by turmoil and turnover at the quarterback position.

The Redskins brought in some talent on defense this offseason as they signed defensive linemen Terrence Knighton, Stephan Paea, defesinve back Chris Culliver and made a trade for 2 time Pro-Bowl safety Dashon Goldson.

On offense Running back Alfred Morris is a stud running back who has posted 3,962 yards in just 3 seasons since being selected in the 6th round of the 2012 draft. Outside of Morris the Redskins have deep threat loud mouth DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

The Redskins unfortunately have struggled with the most important position on the field, the quarterback. Robert Griffin III was sensational his rookie year but a combination of rushing back from a knee injury and the league catching up to the gimmick that running quarterbacks are have dramatically slowed his game. Griffin started 7 games last season, backup Kirk Cousins started 5, and Colt McCoy started 4. I personally believe that McCoy is their best option but Washington is going back to Grifinn III.

In order for the Giants to be successful against the Redskins they must put pressure on who ever is playing quarterback. Griffin’s default is to take off and run, Cousins panics a little bit and though McCoy did have a few good outings last season he has the tendency to chuck and pray when hes is flustered. New York must keep Washington’s rushing game under control to force the Redskins to throw the ball.

On offense the Giants will have to be successful through the air. It will probably be hard to run against the fat boys Washington has up front, if they can establish a run game however the should be able to dictate the game. Throwing the ball without a run game may prove difficult though as the Redskins boast a pretty talented secondary. Dashon Goldson and underrated Duke Ihenacho will cover the backend while DeAngelo Hall, Bashaud Breeland, and Chris Culliver are all very good cover corners.

If the Redskins can figure out their quarterback debacle they have a shot to surprise some people this season. I have a feeling they’ll stick with Griffin too long though and sink the ship early.

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