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      by Published on 09-17-18 06:37 PM  Number of Views: 21 


      September 17, 2018

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On what he feels went wrong against the Indianapolis Colts following film review:
      "First half, offensively: third downs. We had four plays and a punt, messed up on a route. Next time we had six plays a punt and we dropped a pass. Next drive, we had four plays and a punt. We got a ball batted at the line of scrimmage. Then we had a third and one, we did a little toss crack play, we didn’t get a puller, so just four, five drives there in the first half, third downs were the nemesis. We convert three of those things, you keep drives going, you get your run-pass ratio where you want it and you are controlling the game than we did."

      On the struggles with the run game on first down:
      "We had some struggles in the run game throughout the course of the game. ...
      by Published on 09-16-18 09:18 PM  Number of Views: 7 

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      Burner’s Burning Questions: Grades, Evals, Questions, Regular Season, 2018

      Week Two

      Greetings to everyone here in BGO land and greetings to all of our friends on social media. We hope you become a member of the family here.

      The jubilation of week one turned into the scorn and disappointment of week two. The fans are suddenly not happy at all. However, our thoughts are also focused on those who were in the path of Hurricane ...
      by Published on 09-15-18 07:34 PM  Number of Views: 33 


      REDSKINS HEAD COACH JAY GRUDEN


      On injuries:
      "As far as injuries are concerned, they all came back to play – Trent [Williams] and Brandon [Scherff] and Morgan [Moses]."

      On why the line struggled today:
      "Well, you know, hats off to [the Indianapolis Colts]. First of all, credit to Coach [Frank] Reich. Congratulate him on his first win. They came in here and outplayed us [on] both sides of the ball, special teams. Got in some tough situations, but we didn’t handle the movement you know, again in the running game more than the passing game. We couldn’t get any runs going. We had a lot of negative plays in the running game, which is unfortunate, and in the passing game, we couldn’t handle a lot ...
      by Published on 09-15-18 07:34 PM  Number of Views: 36 


      REDSKINS QUARTERBACK ALEX SMITH

      On the team chemistry:
      "In the first half, I think a lot of things, certainly chemistry, rhythm; I didn’t think we had any of that. I didn’t think we were great on first or second downs. We gave ourselves some tough third downs in the first half, and then we didn’t convert so it was tough. Towards the end of the second half, I thought we finally did get in a rhythm but situationally even though we did put some drives together, but we stalled out, we stalled in the red zone. I think those are the two big things looking at it. Third down, red zone, it’s one of those days when you’re looking at a ton of opportunities but we needed to be better down there."

      On if Indianapolis Colts pressure or run defense was the factor in slowing down the Redskins offense:
      "Yeah probably, I think they both played into it. I thought both had timely pressure by them on third downs that cost us on conversions – certainly had ...
      by Published on 09-15-18 07:33 PM  Number of Views: 25 

      REDSKINS-COLTS GAME NOTES


      • The Washington Redskins lost to the Indianapolis Colts, 21-9, at FedExField on Sunday.
      • The Redskins gained 334 total yards on offense and have now recorded 300 or more yards on offense in consecutive weeks for the first time since Weeks 10-12 of the 2017 season.
      • The Redskins defense recorded two interceptions and now has forced two or more turnovers in five consecutive games dating back to Week 15 of the 2017 season.
      • Quarterback Alex Smith completed 33-of-46 pass attempts for 292 yards and a passer rating of 88.3. Smith has now gone four ...
      by Published on 09-15-18 10:27 AM  Number of Views: 16 


      I grew up watching the Joe Gibbs 1.0 Redskins. So my philosophy on how to win at football has been quite simple. Win in the trenches. That means that you win with your big offensive and defensive linemen. Of course, in the modern NFL, it helps that these big guys are also athletic. What I watched last Sunday felt like watching old school Joe Gibbs football with some modern west coast style techniques combined with some classic (would retro fit here?) run pass option schemes that ...
      by Published on 09-14-18 04:38 PM  Number of Views: 10 


      September 14, 2018

      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On injuries:
      "Injuries: [Troy] Apke; hamstring, is out. [Maurice] Harris; concussion, is questionable. Paul Richardson; shoulder, did not participate, he’s questionable, and Morgan Moses; knee, was limited today and he’s questionable."

      On WR Paul Richardson Jr.:
      "He’s got a shoulder issue right now. We’ve got him as questionable, so we’ll see. I’m not overly concerned about it for this week."

      On if WR Maurice Harris is cleared for contact:
      "Well, yeah, I think the protocol is ongoing right now. He has to practice on a limited basis and then he has to continue to talk to the doctors and the trainers and find out where he’s at and that ...
      by Published on 09-12-18 08:31 PM  Number of Views: 10 

      by Published on 09-12-18 08:24 PM  Number of Views: 13 


      Head Coach Jay Gruden

      On injuries:
      Alright injuries, [Troy] Apke, hamstring; did not participate. [Maurice] 'Mo' Harris, concussion; was limited.
      [Morgan] Moses was limited with his knee.

      On when T Morgan Moses' suffered his knee injury:
      "I don’t know. He's just been bothered by it a little bit this week after the game."

      On if Moses will miss or be limited on Sunday:
      "Oh, he practiced today so on a limited basis he's getting better and better."

      On if WR Trey Quinn and WR Cam Sims will return this season:
      "Yeah there's a chance. There's a chance it wasn’t… neither one of them were season ending but we'll play it by ear."

      On who will return punts in place of Quinn:
      "Oh, we have [Jamison] Crowder back there. We also have [Greg] Stroman with the ability to do ...
      by Published on 09-12-18 08:23 PM  Number of Views: 9 



      Burner’s Burning Questions: Grades, Evals, Questions, Regular Season, 2018

      Week One

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      The 2018 NFL regular season is underway after eight months of waiting to see our favorite team back on the field again. Our thoughts go out to those who are in the path of Hurricane Florence. We hope for the best ...

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