The offense that new head coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan are installing in Washington isn’t that much different from the offense that head coach Jim Zorn ran the last two seasons.
But in the latest sign that the folks in the nation’s capital don’t have much respect for the way Zorn ran things, Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports that players say the scheme installed by the Shanahans is “much more advanced” than the offense Zorn ran.
Several players tell Reid they’re watching film of the Denver Broncos’ offense during Mike Shanahan’s tenure as head coach, and they’re coming away impressed every time by the Shanahan offense. Especially notable is the use of more option routes and more movement before the snap under Shanahan than receivers had under Zorn.
Reid writes that Zorn didn’t install his full offense because he was concerned with overloading players. The Shanahans’ attitude seems to be that they’ll install the offense they want, and players who can’t keep up won’t be around.