Jay Gruden doesn't plan on using the read-option with much frequency for Robert Griffin III in the Washington Redskins' offense.
Gruden has acknowledged the quarterback’s capabilities and the success that the Redskins have had in the past running those schemes. But he has stressed the importance of developing a well-rounded attack tailored to the strengths of Griffin and his teammates.
“We’ll have sprinkles here and there,” Gruden said. “It’s not going to be a major part. I want to make sure that we have other things that we can do besides the read option, because it takes a toll. You have to practice it a lot to be very good at it. It kind of takes away from the defense’s ability a little bit, it takes away from other plays that you need to work on, your protection schemes, your running game, all that stuff. It just takes away from that. So we want to make sure that we work on the core running game that we have, the core drop-back passes we have. And then once we get going, we get those implemented, maybe sprinkle in some read option.”