The running game looks to be in good hands under the new head coach.Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press
When Mike Shanahan left the nation's capital, there were fears that the running game would suffer—that Alfred Morris would somehow go to waste.
While we still don't know quite how it will play out, the first preseason game seemed to suggest that the new head coach would still lean on the Pro Bowl running back and the rushing attack in general. Gruden was patient with his use of the offense, using the ground game to control the time of possession and eat up yards.
Morris carried the ball five times during Robert Griffin III's one and only series behind center, while Roy Helu, Chris Thompson, Lache Seastrunk, Silas Redd and Evan Royster all got a chance to impress.
Gruden has a decision to make on who will work behind Morris as the starter, but it's clear that Seastrunk won't simply be handed the job as a Gruden draft pick. The former Baylor back showed flashes of big-play ability but remains a work in progress as a blocker and pass-catcher. Helu is still the best option there, and it's difficult to see that changing.
Third running back might not be the most glamorous of position battles, but it's clear that it will be important to the offense. Redskins fans can take heart from that.
Source : http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2158193-washington-redskins-what-weve-learned-through-week-2-of-training-camp