5 reasons to celebrate LT Trey Adams return to Washington Football

TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: Offensive lineman Trey Adams
TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: Offensive lineman Trey Adams /
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GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Jake Browning
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Jake Browning /

Block for Jake Browning and Myles Gaskin

Continuity. As football players play together, they learn each others strengths, weaknesses, and tendancies. It’s that ability to anticipate what teammates can and cannot do which raises the overall team performance.  With so much history among them, Trey Adams knows QB Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin. Likewise, Browning and Gaskin know left tackle Adams.

Trey Adams is good for good reason. Historically, he makes the blocks necessary. Adams is one of the reasons that the team counts on running back Myles Gaskin for 1,300 yards of rushing offense. And he contributes solidly to that security for quarterback Jake Browning holding his sacks down to a minimum.

Returning Adams restores passing game

We analyzed the Huskies passing game from 2017, and it was clear that with the injury to Adams, the entire passing game seemed to regress.  Sack rates went up. Passes to primary receives declined. And with that trend, the team focused more on the running game.

If the cause and effect of Adams injury impacted the passing game, then the inverse must be true as well. Restoring Adams to the offensive line should cure the 2017 woes to the team’s passing game. The team is also getting back wide receivers Chico McClatcher and Quinten Pounds as well. So can the team recover the passing game to the 2016 level of proficiency? Here’ hoping they do.