Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 6, one day before the Redskins open their season against the Texans.
What can we expect to see on Sunday?
What can we expect to see from a Jay Gruden coached team on Sunday? Here is what you saw from offensive coordinator Gruden’s Bengals in a typical game from 2011-2013 (48 regular season games plus 3 playoff games):
Pass attempts: 35
Pass Completions: 21 (60.3%)
Pass yards: 242 (6.9 yards/attempt)
Rush attempts: 28
Rush yards: 109 (3.9 yards/attempt)
Play selection: 55.5% passes, 44.4% runs
Third down situations: 12
Third down conversion: 5 (41.6%)
First downs passing: 11
First downs rushing: 6
Plays gaining 10 yards or more: 12
Plays gaining 20 yards or more: 4
I checked the run-pass ratio in Gruden’s first year, when Andy Dalton was a rookie, figuring the might have favored the run a bit more. Nope, the average was exactly the same as it was over his three seasons, 35 runs, 28 passes, roughly 55-45 pass to run.
However in that first season Gruden had Cedric Benson at running back, who was an OK retread back. Here he has Alfred Morris, one of the top backs in the league. So I think he could run a few more times on Sunday and pass a little less.
If you have any questions about what's going on at Redskins Park, hit me up in the comments. I'll answer all questions as soon as I can get to them. And I'm always on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN.
—Today’s schedule: No availability, traveling to Houston
—It’s been 251 days since the Redskins played a game; in one day they play the Texans in their 2014 season opener.
—Days until: Home opener vs. Jaguars 8; Redskins @ Eagles 15; Thursday night Giants @ Redskins 19
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