A changing of the gatekeeper, or should I say running back, seems up and coming in Washington.
Coming into 2018, the Redskins appeared to be ready to have Derrius Guice holding down the backfield subsequent to choosing him 59th by and large. Lamentably, a torn ACL in the preseason opener constrained the group to scour the market for a suitable substitution. Enter Adrian Peterson, who was a NFL youngster when Guice was only 10 years of age.
Quick forward a couple of months after the fact and things are in the groove again with Guice solid again and Peterson, 34, still an abnormal competitor. Indeed, even with Guice in the lineup, doubtlessly that A.P. will see conveys in 2019 however there’s an opportunity the volume will radically diminish. Actually, it nearly sounds ensured in light of what mentor Jay Gruden said Monday.
At the point when gotten some information about the choice to proceed onward from Samaje Perine on Saturday, Gruden talked on how he sees the offense working.
“Toward the day’s end, it’s less about Samaje than it is about Derrius Guice, how much confidence we have in him to convey the ball,” Gruden told journalists. “We drafted him which is as it should be. We feel like he can be a first, second and even a third down back, if necessary. I think the offense, conveys insightful, will likely experience him, essentially.
“We like the folks we kept. Clearly, A.P. is still here and can run the ball on a par with anyone. We’re great at running back.”
Peterson with the Redskins should be the last section of his famous profession in his age-33 crusade. Obviously, that was before he solid furnished Father Time and scrambled for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns on 251 conveys – his most elevated since 2015 – in 16 beginnings.
Beside their 1-2 punch, the Redskins will play the quick Chris Thompson and ex-Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood in specific circumstances this up and coming season. Smallwood is relied upon to consider more to be as an arrival pro.
It appears to be difficult to comprehend supplanting Peterson with a person in Guice whose just in-game activity came this preseason against the Falcons however the ‘Skins put stock in the 22-year-old. Hope to see far a greater amount of the person we saw none of a year back when the Redskins face the Eagles in Week 1.