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Jun 17, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) carries the ball through tackling pads during minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins may stray from zone-blocking scheme

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has previously hinted that the team’s offense will not be much different under new coach Jay Gruden compared to what it was under former head coach Mike Shanahan.

However, it appears that there may be one major change that will differentiate the offense from Shanahan’s.

According to the Washington Times, the expectation is that the Redskins will “tilt away” from running in the zone-blocking scheme under Gruden’s direction.

Instead, the team would like to rely more on power-running.

The biggest question with the change will be how it impacts the use of running back Alfred Morris.

Morris has found some success under Shanahan, but the changes may stray from his strengths.

Whether or not that will lead to Morris receiving less carries or seeing his production drops remains to be seen, but there is certainly a cause for concern if the zone-blocking scheme is wiped away in Washington.

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