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      by Published on 10-24-14 04:22 PM  Number of Views: 5 

      October 24, 2014
      Redskins Park

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On the injury report:
      “Injury report ... [Ryan] Clark, [Robert] Griffin [III] and [Tracy] Porter are all limited, or all three were limited, I should say. Full was [Trent] Williams, [Chris] Baker, [Perry] Riley, [Tyler] Polumbus and Alfred [Morris].”

      On the quarterback situation:
      “As far as the quarterbacks are concerned, nothing has really changed there either. So, if you guys want to eliminate the quarterback questions, we can do that [laughter]. We’re still preparing for Colt [McCoy] to be the starter and Robert [Griffin III] is continuing with his practice exertion. He’s getting more ...
      by Published on 10-23-14 05:21 PM  Number of Views: 9 

      October 23, 2014
      Redskins Park

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On the injury report:
      “Limited today was Ryan Clark, ankle/shoulder, Robert Griffin [III], ankle, [tackle] Trent Williams, knee... [Chris] Baker was full today… [Tracy] Porter, hamstring [was limited]… Full was Alfred Morris and full was Perry Riley [Jr.].”

      On if quarterback Robert Griffin III has received clearance for full contact:
      “Robert really hasn’t changed. You know, there’s really not a whole lot to say. He’s just steadily progressing in these drills this week and then we’ll make a decision probably later on. I’m not going to announce whether he’s active or inactive until, what, 7:30 Monday night, probably. The big thing for him is to just get back out on the field, get with the guys, break the huddle, do the team stuff, gradually get back in the flow, call the play in the huddle, make his throws. Today was a rough day because it was so windy, but overall just feeling the pocket converge on him and make the throws under duress. It was good for him today.”

      On if he is proceeding as if Colt McCoy is the starting quarterback this week:
      “Oh, yeah. Yeah.”

      On linebacker Trent Murphy balancing his pass rush ability with avoiding penalties:
      “Yeah, that’s the case with a lot of defensive players. They get over-anxious and they work so hard to get to the quarterback and they get there ...
      by Published on 10-23-14 04:10 PM  Number of Views: 9 



      Forget ‘7 Minute Abs’, I mean, I’d recommend you go with the 6 minute version anyway. I believe there are 7 crucial actions the Washington Redskins must take if they are to revisit their former days of glory and return to a winning tradition.

      Let Griffin be Griffin. We’ve heard it before and we get it. RG3 is reckless. He plays with wild abandon. He can’t slide. He won’t slide. RG-Knee. The ‘Pistol’, ‘Read Option’, running threat QB offense is dead. Griffin can only survive by becoming a pocket passer. Balderdash I say! Conventional wisdom isn’t always the ...
      by Published on 10-23-14 04:00 PM  Number of Views: 10 



      So....Dallas is playing their best football in years, the Redskins are playing musical chairs with QBs and generally underacheiving and making way more
      mistakes than we fans would like to see and it's a MNF game and Dallas fans are generally optimistic.

      Generally, but there is worry underneath that optimism-perhaps surprisingly-but worry nonetheless.


      Midswat

      Colt McCoy to start vs Cowboys


      And Orakpo
      ...
      by Published on 10-22-14 06:08 PM  Number of Views: 16 



      Blognosticator - MikeSr619

      Be seated.

      "Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about Washington wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Redskins love to fight, traditionally. All real Redskins love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your team and your teammates. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to ...
      by Published on 10-22-14 04:31 PM  Number of Views: 12 

      October 22, 2014
      Redskins Park

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On what he saw in quarterback Colt McCoy:
      “Well, we know that in college he was one of the most successful quarterbacks to play. He’s a winning quarterback. He got drafted and started some games, some meaningful games and record-wise didn’t have a lot of success, but just watching him play quarterback, we know he has got talent. He was on the streets and we needed a third quarterback for training camp – somebody to come in here and compete. He was the perfect fit. I always liked the way he played – his accuracy, his toughness has always been a strong quality of his. We want to give him some opportunities. He knew coming in that we had Robert [Griffin III] and Kirk [Cousins] and he was going to be the No. 3 guy, and he just wanted an opportunity to come in, learn the system, and if his number was called, he’d be ready.”

      On what quarterback Robert Griffin III was able to do in practice today:
      “Same stuff. He’s just moving around. He did some team drills today. He looked good. We’ll find out from the trainers ...
      by Published on 10-20-14 05:46 PM  Number of Views: 17 

      October 20, 2014

      Redskins Park



      Head Coach Jay Gruden



      On linebacker Brian Orakpo:

      “He is going to have surgery – and he will be out for the season – on his pec.”



      On if it is a full tear:

      “It’s torn enough to have surgery.”



      On how Orakpo’s absence affects the defense:

      “Well, you know, it’s a blow. DeAngelo [Hall] was a blow obviously in the secondary. You lose a proven starter like that and then you have to play people behind him, it hurts your depth, obviously hurts your leadership, same with Brian. His production may not be where people think it should be, but he’s still been playing very good against the run and been disruptive in the passing game and that will be a big loss. Now Trent Murphy who was playing as a role player now all of a sudden has to be the starter and it’s a big difference. So it’s a major blow.”



      On wanting to evaluate Orakpo while playing on the franchise tag:

      “Yeah, we will have to evaluate that after the season, where we are, how Trent [Murphy] does. Obviously we like Brian and he’s done some great things for this franchise and that is something that will have to be addressed when the season is over and moving forward. Bruce Allen and myself and the personnel ...
      by Published on 10-20-14 03:15 PM  Number of Views: 13 

      October 19, 2014
      FedExField

      Game Notes: Washington Redskins vs. Tennessee Titans

      • Kicker Kai Forbath converted a 22-yard field goal in the final seconds of the game to give the Washington Redskins a 19-17 victory against the Tennessee Titans in front of an announced crowd of 75,227 people at FedExField on Sunday.
      • The win was the Redskins’ first by scoring in the final two minutes of regulation since a 45-41 victory against the Chicago Bears on Oct. 20, 2013. Running back Roy Helu, Jr. scored on a three-yard run with 45 seconds remaining in that game to give the Redskins a victory.
      • The game-winning field goal was Forbath’s second of his career and his first ...
      by Published on 10-20-14 03:11 PM  Number of Views: 27 

      October 19, 2014
      FedExField

      Quarterback Colt McCoy

      On what Head Coach Jay Gruden said at halftime:
      “Well, he just walked over to me and said, ‘We’re going with you to start the second half. Get ready.’”

      On how he felt about that decision:
      “Yeah, all I know is my responsibility on this team is to always be ready to play. It goes unnoticed a lot but I feel like every week I’m prepared to play even though I don’t get any reps. Our coaches do a great job getting Robert [Griffin III], Kirk [Cousins] and I, all three, ready to play – hats off to them. I spend a lot of time with [Offensive Coordinator] Sean [McVay] and [Head Coach] Jay [Gruden] during the week, making sure I understand our game plan, what we’re looking for and areas we’re waning to attack. I watch Kirk in practice and see where he’s going with the ball and when he told me at halftime, I was just thankful for the opportunity and I just wanted to go out there and play to the best of my ability and lead my team – this team – to a victory and we were able to accomplish that.”

      On his journey as a quarterback:
      “Well, this league is very unforgiving. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to still be able to play. It didn’t work out in Cleveland. I learned a lot of football last year in San Francisco. When I became a free agent, ...
      by Published on 10-20-14 03:07 PM  Number of Views: 22 

      October 19, 2014
      FedExField

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On the injury report:
      “OK, I’ll do injuries first. Really the only one that’s significant is [linebacker Brian] Orakpo. It’s his right pec. He’s going to get an MRI tomorrow. Other than that, [running back] Alfred [Morris] hurt his ankle early in the game, but he came back to play. Everybody else will be OK.”

      On when the decision was made to take out quarterback Kirk Cousins and put in Colt McCoy:
      “Halftime. After the interception, we decided to go with Colt.”

      On if he thought about playing McCoy during the first half:
      “No, I thought Kirk did some decent things in the first half. The fumble was unfortunate, and then the interception was… I thought after the interception – turning the ball over – we talked accountability, ...

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