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Kyle Shanahan can wait on hurry-up offense

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At a time when the no-huddle offense is spreading through the NFL, not every team is ready to give it a try.

In Washington, for example, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has no desire to sample the latest flavor of the month.

“My philosophy on offense is just execution, and it depends on what your scheme is,” Shanahan recently said, via Rich Tandler of  “Their scheme, their whole thing is built on tempo. They’re not running the two-minute drill. They’re running what their scheme is at a hurry-up pace.  When we’ve gone no-huddle, it’s not our offense.  It’s a two-minute drill.”

Tandler points out that the Redskins’ zone blocking scheme, which relies on plenty of movement from offensive linemen, isn’t conducive to expecting them to line up quickly for the next snap.

“[Philadelphia’s] offense, the plays they run, is a no-huddle package,” Shanahan said. “They do a good job executing those plays. It’s something that if you can fit what your scheme is into it, it’ll always give you a bonus, but it is sometimes hard to fit a scheme into just a hurry-up tempo.”

In other words, don’t expect the Redskins to use the hurry-up offense.

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13 Responses to “Kyle Shanahan can wait on hurry-up offense”
  1. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 15, 2013 12:56 AM

    Monday night your offense was getting off the field very quickly…after turning the ball over every possesion.

  2. mlgamboa2 says: Sep 15, 2013 1:12 AM

    Baby shanny knows the more plays they get off the the higher the likelihood that RG3 gets broken again.

  3. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Sep 15, 2013 1:21 AM

    What a surprise, the Redskins are behind the times again.

  4. moss49thteam says: Sep 15, 2013 1:37 AM

    In other words….

    In the NFL you don’t have a 90 player roster to substitute at will.

    If the Eagles are still running at week one pace come week eight, then some serious credit should be thrown there way.

  5. cash804 says: Sep 15, 2013 2:22 AM

    In Shanahan we trust…”if” you haters!!! Hail to the king!!!

  6. therealraider says: Sep 15, 2013 3:37 AM

    “The Achilles Heal” to the hurry up offense is conditioning. as Philadelphia showed .. Its easy to start fast but can you finish fast?

  7. floratiotime says: Sep 15, 2013 5:14 AM

    Basically they do whatever RG3 did in college. So if he didn’t run the hurry up then that’s that.

  8. bag217 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:31 AM

    Then they get left behind.

  9. jakec4 says: Sep 15, 2013 7:51 AM

    “My philosophy on offense is just execution, and it depends on what your scheme is”

    Wow, what an innovative offense mind Shanahan is. He’s figured out that the success of an offense relies heavily on the offense making the plays he sends in work.

    The heat will be on after today when Washington starts their season 0-2. Gimpy QB or not.

  10. stunzeed5 says: Sep 15, 2013 9:46 AM

    Skins were 10 minutes from taking over that game…..Philly was gassed and tired. Week one, the highlight of Philadelphia’s year.

  11. realnflmaster says: Sep 15, 2013 9:52 AM

    If Daddy wasn’t getting carried by Elway to two Superbowls this kid would be bringing Jimmy John’s to your doorstep.

  12. moolium says: Sep 15, 2013 9:55 AM

    they weren’t gassed stunzeed. They just went into prevent defense early, and offensively they got away from what made them successful in the first half to try to run down the clock in the second.

  13. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 15, 2013 10:20 AM

    If Bobby didn’t have to shake off the rust, and throw those 2 early picks, Redskins would have won that game. They didn’t lose because of Philly’s speed, they lost because of three turnovers in the first quarter. And credit Philly for exceeding expectations, but don’t pretend Washington couldn’t compete.

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