Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/24/12
For all the talk about the quarterback matchup between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in this week’s preseason showdown between the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, the more compelling matchup will be the Redskins’ running game against the Colts new defensive scheme. In the Redskins, the Colts will see a rushing attack from head coach Mike Shanahan that produced Super Bowl championships in Denver and took Terrell Davis from a late round afterthought to a potential Hall of Famer. True, Shanahan’s ‘Skins have yet to approach the efficiency running the football that he had in Denver, but that’s mainly a talent gap. The scheme itself, with zone blocking and threats both between the tackles and on the perimeter, will test the Colts’ knowledge of their responsibilities. Unlike with the Rams, the Colts will likely see close to three quarters of the Redskins’ first team offense, not just a couple of series. Stephen Jackson averaged over four yards a carry in his limited actio...
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