Redskins passing less, getting more

Redskins passing less, getting more
September 19, 2012, 2:49 pm
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The Redskins offensive attack appears to be coming a bit more balanced.Last year the John Beck and Rex Grossman passed 561 times, the fifth-most in the NFL. Through two games this year, Robert Griffin III has passed 55 times. Twenty six other teams have passed more often. At this pace (small sample size warning) they will attempt 440 passes. Last year only two teams, the 49ers and Broncos, passed less than that.The Redskins, however, are getting more out of their passing game. Their net yards per attempt (factors in sacks) is 8.7, second-best in the NFL. Last year they got an average of 6.0 yards every time they dropped back to pass.Washington has 72 rushing attempts, third in the league. Through their first two games last year the Redskins ran the ball 51 times.The increase of 21 attempts is almost exactly the number of times that Griffin has rushed (20). PerPro Football Focus,13 of Griffins attempts have come on planned runs and seven have been scrambles during pass attempts.On the year, the Redskins ran 400 times (25 timesgame) and passed 591. If you add in sacks as pass plays called you end up with about a 60-40 pass to run ratio. This year its about 45-55. We will see how long that holds up.