Nice article on Kyle Shanahan and how well he's performed in creating an offense that best takes advantage of his players' strengths, esp. RG3's.
The article implies that he's really burnished his resume' as a possible head coaching candidate for a needy team next season, but I think he'd be a fool to leave the Redskins because I think he'd be the clear choice to succeed his father when he retires. It would be the best case scenario for both the team and Kyle as both would benefit from the continuity.
The team would get to keep the same offensive system in place after Mike Shanahan retires and Kyle wouldn't have to go to a new team and start from scratch. Plus, when a head coaching job opens up, it's usually for a team that's in really bad shape and doesn't have a great QB. I doubt Kyle would take a head coaching job elsewhere in the next few years if he thinks he has a good chance of succeeding his father with the Redskins, which would mean he'd be the head coach of a team with an elite QB. How often does a new head coach ever get that opportunity?
I recommend reading the entire article, but I think the follow excerpt might interest those who worry that the system puts RG3 at greater risk of injury:
"We don't want Robert to get hit, but the thing I've noticed is that people notice when he gets hit running the ball," Kyle Shanahan said. "But they don't realize how violent it is in the pocket. ... He doesn't get hit like (Matt) Schaub did or Rex (Grossman) did. Robert will do that (dropback) stuff, but with the threat of the zone-read, and the fact that he's not sitting there, defensive linemen aren't teeing off on him. It's not the same."
Still, to make it work, the Redskins have built in rules for Griffin. In scramble situations, he's only to run when he's not accounted for by the defense. And in most of those spots, he's told to use the angles and run to the sideline. They're coaching him to slide some, and get out of bounds more -- on option plays, too.
Kyle Shanahan also mentions that Griffin's two injuries this year came on scrambles, not designed runs.