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Redskins on pace to shatter team record for offense

Redskins on pace to shatter team record for offense

After putting up over 500 yards yards from scrimmage in back to back games for the first time in team history, the Redskins are the NFL’s top team in total offense.

The Redskins have piled up 4,690 yards in 11 games. That’s an average of 426.4 yards per game, tops in the NFL. The Saints are second at 422.0 yards per game and the Falcons are third at 416.6.

The last time the Redskins led the NFL in total yards from scrimmage for a full season was 1945. If they keep up their current pace they would gain 6,822 yards. That would shatter the team record of 6,253 yards set in 1983. In fact, they have to average just 313 yards per game the rest of the way to break that record.

Although their red zone problems persist (more on that below) the Redskins are among the top 10 teams in scoring now. Going into the game against the Bengals in London the Redskins ranked 15th in the NFL in scoring with 22.7 points per game. After Thursday, they are eighth in the league with 25.5 points per game.

Against the Cowboys the Redskins scored two touchdowns in five trips to the red zone. That kept them right about where they were going in, 28th in red zone efficiency at 43.4 percent. The red zone issues have been among the team’s most glaring. You could easily build a hypothetical case that the Redskins could be 10-1 or 9-2 with middle of the pack red zone efficiency of about 60 percent.

One way the Redskins have been able to get a spot among the league’s scoring leaders despite the red zone problems is that they can bypass taking snapsa the red zone on the way to pay dirt. They have nine touchdown plays of 21 yards or longer, tied for fourth in the NFL. They have four such touchdowns in their last three games with Kirk Cousins throwing touchdown passes of 70, 67, 44, and 38 yards.

The Redskins need to get their red zone problems fixed if they are going to make the playoffs or make any noise if they get there. But players continuing to run right through the red zone on their way to the end zone will at least partially mitigate the damage while the problems are being corrected.

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Dwayne Haskins wants the Redskins to draft another Buckeye wide receiver

Dwayne Haskins wants the Redskins to draft another Buckeye wide receiver

The Redskins recruiting coordinator and quarterback Dwayne Haskins wants to reunite with another one of his former Buckeye teammates in the NFL.

On Thursday, Haskins quote tweeted a video of WR K.J. Hill's highlights at the Senior Bowl with the caption "Need em."

After a back-and-forth, the Redskins' first-round draft pick sealed his approval on the draft prospect by tagging the Redskins' team account. 

K.J. Hill overlapped with Haskins for two years with the Ohio State Buckeyes. During Haskins' final year in Columbus, Hill was the No. 2 receiver with 70 receptions for 885 yards and six touchdowns. 

There was a small dip in production for Hill after Haskins left for the NFL, however, he became a bigger red zone target with 10 touchdowns. 

If the Redskins decided to adhere to their QB's requests, he would not be the only former pass-catching Buckeye to wear the Burgandy and Gold. Third-round draft pick Terry McLaurin was also on the 2018 Ohio State squad before making the move to the NFL.

Hill is just the latest player to be endorsed by Haskins since he became the Redskins starter.  Haskins has tweeted support for the Redskins to bring on Chad Johnson as a wide receiving coach, to draft Chase Young with the No. 2 overall pick, and to sign free agent WR Antonio Brown

Additionally, he understandably asked Trent Williams to come back to protect him on the offensive line after Bruce Allen was removed. 

Could the Redskins go and get another Buckeye in the draft?

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Redskins' Tress Way on his Pro Bowl experience: 'I did not realize it was this fun'

Redskins' Tress Way on his Pro Bowl experience: 'I did not realize it was this fun'

The Redskins may just have one Pro Bowler, but punter Tress Way is having an incredible time in Miami thus far.

The second-team All-Pro recipient has been in Orlando for less than 48 hours, but has quickly realized just how fun the week of the NFL's all-star game truly is.

"This sounds funny, but I did not realize it was this fun," Way told Redskins.com's Gabe Henderson on Wednesday on how his week has been thus far.

One of the punter's favorite parts of the week thus far was the basketball shoot-off Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll organized.

"Coach [Pete] Carroll had a shoot-off, had a basketball goal set up and a free throw line," Way said. "He kept calling offensive and defensive guys to come shoot for 30 seconds, and whoever made the most won. The place was going nuts. We had a quick meeting, came out here and did a glorified walkthrough, blasting music, dancing, throwing the ball around. It's seriously so fun, and it's just getting started."

Way, a first-time Pro Bowler, is not enjoying the experience by himself. Several family members made the trek down to Orlando to support the 29-year-old.

"I'm so thankful. This is so awesome," he said. "My whole family is here. I got more family coming. It is definitely surreal."

But perhaps the part Way is looking forward to the most is how he's planning on spending his Thursday evening. 

Way and his family are planning on spending the night at Harry Potter World. The punter never got into the series, much to his mother and little brother's dismay, but plans on going all-in when he arrives.

"I plan on learning all the spells, picking up a custom wand, and having a couple butter beers," Way said. "Really just embarrassing my wife, that's the main goal here. I will be the Master of Death; I will have all three deathly hollows by the time I leave, and pretty much just nerding out the entire night."

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