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News & Notes: Redskins Pick Up Practice Intensity


The 1st Round Pick
Jul 16, 2009
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Sunday morning, the Redskins wore full pads for practice for the first time since last Thursday’s 23-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Time to ratchet up the intensity level.

Jim Zorn encouraged a fast pace, as he always does, and he emphasized competitive drills in which players went one on one against each other.

If players were late getting back to the huddle, they were quickly chastised by coaches and veterans alike.

“We ran some new concepts, some things that our defense had not seen, and we put them in situations they’re going to see during a game, like the offense holding onto the ball for the last four minutes of a game,” Zorn said.

“Putting them in competitive drills, that’s where the tempers started flaring,” he added. "Then there are things we need to improve on. We called out a couple of personnel groups and [some players] were late getting into the huddle. Those kinds of things bother coaches more than anything."

Zorn was disappointed with the performance of some younger players in the Ravens game, referring to their play as "soft." Sunday’s practice may have served as a wake-up call for them to pick up their game.

And then there was Marko Mitchell and DeAngelo Hall.

Mitchell was in his second skirmish of training camp, this time with Hall. (He has a scuffle with Fred Smoot during the intra-squad scrimmage on Aug. 8.)

On a run play, Hall felt that Mitchell was holding him instead of blocking. They pushed each other and yapped back and forth. They had to be separated by teammates.


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