In the past two games, the passing offense has been inefficient at best, posting 22 and 13 points alike. Unlike with Buffalo, the Saints and the Chiefs were the most stalwart defense for the Washington offense. The Football team moved on from kicker Dustin Hopkins but the improvement would only be minimal. In addition, the coaching staff have publicly stated for current QB Taylor Heinicke to do the things a game-manager QB would (protect the ball, take what the defense gives you, etc.). But in reality, it is all for naught if the defense continues give up 29+ points per game to every opponent since Week 2. Even elite QBs like Patrick Mahomes, is not able to score such points of a weekly basis, let alone a QB with less than a season-worth of starts under their belt.
So while the offense is the better of the two units, a lot of work needs to be done. Given the injuries and inconsistency in the passing game, I think WSH should try something that worked before last year: A RB and TE centric offense. Currently our RBs average just above 20 rushes per game compared to Heinicke averaging over 30 passes per game. While the passing game has been inconsistent, the running game has been consistent if not underused. Even then Antonio Gibson is still on pace for another 1000+ scrimmage yard season and McKissic has not lost a step. Add Jaret Patterson to the mix and Washington could use the three-headed rushing attack to punish defenses, eat the clock and slow down the game. With Seals-Jones picking right up where Logan Thomas left off, it could make for an effective less risky offense especially when Thomas comes off IR.
Just a thought that a RB-centric offense and a short-medium passing game could work as long as the depth is there. Probably an easier fix that whatever it would take to fix the defense.
What do you guys think?