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  1. Nah. He said his prayers & took his vitamins, Brotha!
  2. ...Then you're probably missing some of the newer content in the Download Section & over in the Photo Gallery Section. The Photo section has Earlier & current Training Camp pics from @Spaceman Spiff & myself. Full transparency - @themurf isn't slacking, he's simply still nursing his Caps Stanley Cup Win hangover. Over in Downloads, there's the 2018 Redskins Media Guide that just went up, the NFL 2018 Kickoff Guide, the Gamebook from Week 1 in New England, the NFL 2018 Record & Fact Book, & a pdf file on Bobby Beathard & his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  3. Well there's your problem.
  4. No idea you're talking about. I'm talking about the top right where there's 3 lines over top of each other next to the magnifying glass. Hit that & it slides open to Account,Browse, Activity, Blogs,Gallery, Calendar, Downloads, Leaderboard.
  5. WWE® Launches ECW® As Third Brand STAMFORD, Conn., May 25, 2006 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., today announced the official launch of ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) as a brand extension to its RAW® and SmackDown® franchises. After acquiring the ECW assets in 2003, WWE spent the past few years re-introducing ECW to the global WWE audience and increasing the interest in its unique brand of sports entertainment. To date, WWE has successfully released three ECW DVD’s, all of which have become best sellers, and produced a very profitable ECW pay-per-view event in June 2005, with another ECW pay-per-view scheduled for this June 11, 2006. With consumer interest at an all-time high, WWE is introducing ECW as a complementary brand to RAW and SmackDown. “After keeping the ECW concept alive and creating an enormous cult-like following for all things ECW from DVD’s to PPV’s to books, we feel that now the time is right to officially launch ECW as its own stand-alone franchise,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman. “RAW, SmackDown and ECW now represent a portfolio of WWE brands for fans of all ages and interests to enjoy.” Similar to WWE’s RAW and SmackDown brands, WWE will produce, market and promote a full line of ECW products from television programs to pay-per-views to live events to licensed consumer goods. In a related announcement, The SCI FI Channel today announced it would start airing one-hour episodes of a new ECW live television program, debuting June 13 at 10 p.m. ET. (more on this announcement) World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at and WWE® BRINGS ECW® TO SCI FI CHANNEL New York, N.Y., May 25, 2006 - SCI FI Channel today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment®, the producer of the No. 1 weekly basic cable TV series, “Monday Night RAW “on USA Network, will debut a summer series on Tuesday, June 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) will be an alternative brand of wrestling suited to fit the SCI FI Channel’s commitment to fuel the imagination. "Research tells us that there's a healthy appetite for wrestling among SCI FI viewers," said Bonnie Hammer, President, USA and SCI FI Channel. "With ECW, we're able to deliver to those fans unique action with a twist that's perfect for SCI FI." “ECW on SCI FI will push the boundaries of sports entertainment in new and unexpected ways,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment. SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at and ECW Going Global May 26, 2006 WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has big plans for ECW. In fact, in a Friday afternoon interview with, McMahon revealed, “We are taking the ECW brand global.” Going worldwide with the likes of Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer and Sabu, however, is miles away from where ECW was prior to its closing in 2001. In fact, stationed out of Philadelphia, many looked at ECW as just a northeastern wrestling promotion. But the recently re-launched ECW will not have much of a struggle making an impact both here in the United States and overseas. In fact, according to Mr. McMahon, ECW already has plans for its own Merchandising and Licensing, International Sales, consistent Live Event schedule, as well as its own set of pay-per-views. But with so much of WWE’s global enterprise behind it, can ECW be expected to be the same ECW it was when it developed its cult-like following in the late 1990s and early 2000s? “We will bring forward many of the more legendary characters of ECW’s past,” said McMahon regarding today’s ECW. “But it can’t be the same. That’s pretty much impossible. It’s now five years later. A lot of the performers now have five more years under their belt, and the ECW style has taken a great deal out of them. This is something that the ECW audience already realizes. They know that if ECW was still in business today, they would be very different from what they were five years ago.” While the re-launched ECW will undoubtedly be different from the original ECW, McMahon is adamant that the brand will not stop pushing the envelope, nor will it be like the already successful WWE brands SmackDown and RAW. “It will be an alternative, there’s no doubt about that,” claimed the WWE Chairman. “It won’t be shot the same way we shoot SmackDown or RAW. It’ll have a different feel. It will be more gritty. There will also be more imagination put into concepts and characters. But at the same time, there will need to be a delicate balance because there are three masters to serve. There’s the small, vocal ECW audience. Then there’s the SCI FI audience that is accustomed to things more SCI FI. And obviously, you have to also be true to our broader audience in terms of what sports-entertainment is today.” With so much of the vision of the new ECW brand already mapped out, many wonder what took WWE so long to re-launch the brand. According to McMahon, it was all about timing. “Over the last several years, we have been busy re-establishing the concept of ECW without it having to be its own brand,” said McMahon. “Now, with the success of The Rise and Fall of ECW DVD and the success of last year’s One Night Stand pay-per-view, it just seemed right. And it feels like this year’s One Night Stand pay-per-view will be a launch to re-establish the brand.” So with the launch of the re-established brand right around the corner, will former ECW head Paul Heyman have a role? “Absolutely,” exclaimed McMahon. “But at the end of the day, Mr. McMahon is in charge.”
  6. Where August 13th was clearly Mo Harris Day. You can view the rest of @Spaceman Spiff's photos in the ES Gallery by hitting the link below.
  7. When you're done with your tater peeling punishment, your next move is to commit this page to memory. Professor @Jumbo may have a few pop quizzes for you on it.
  8. Math Professor Steiner was the shizzle. And now, we'll show the math to make it easier to keep up.
  9. Scandrick Cut

    False. Youth movement is in effect. And they'd call DRC first because last I heard they were sick of Bree.
  10. For Immediate Release August 11, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following free agents: TE J.P. Holtz LB Jeff Knox DL Jalen Wilkerson The Redskins waived the following player designated as injured: FB Elijah Wellman The Redskins placed the following players on their Reserve/Injured list: TE Manasseh Garner RB Derrius Guice
  11. August 14, 2018 Head Coach Jay Gruden On what went into the decision to release CB Orlando Scandrick: "A couple things really, you know when we initially signed Orlando we had just lost Kendall [Fuller], and it was before the draft. We drafted [Greg] Stroman and obviously we got Adonis [Alexander], and I think the emergence of Danny Johnson, Fabian Moreau at nickel. We wanted to get these guys reps at nickel and [Quinton] Dunbar at corner and move on. So, give Orlando ample time to get on a team before the season started." On if he is confident in the depth at cornerback for the start of the season: "I do. I’m very impressed with them all. You know, obviously Adonis [Alexander] not as much because he just got here and he’s been hurt but he’s got the skill set that we’ve noticed, as far as your sixth corner, I think he’d be a very good guy to have in your building to develop. Watching [Greg] Stroman and watching Danny Johnson compete and play, I’ve been impressed. Watching Fabian [Moreau] move inside, I’ve been very impressed. So, you know, we still have time if it doesn’t work out or if somebody gets injured, we still have time to make moves also ourselves. [Ranthony] Texada’s done a good job also." On CB Fabian Moreau playing the nickel: "Well he’s a strong, physical kid. He can run. So I think that the whole point of it is, we have to get them the reps you know. When somebody else is here and Fabian is not taking reps it’s not doing anybody any good. So, we have to see Fabian, Fabian has got to through it, learn it, make his mistakes, [and] we have to get them corrected. So when we play Arizona [Cardinals] we have great confidence that Fabian knows what to do and how to communicate in the leverages and techniques that we want him to play and I think he will be fine once that hits." On the changes after the fights during joint practice: "It was a clean practice. You know I think, like I said yesterday, I think that the fight that happened was just an oddity, really. I think yesterday guys were professionals that practiced and understood what we were trying to get accomplished and realized that fighting does nobody any good. But, at the end of the day we got a lot of work done the last two days and today won't be any different, hopefully." On if WR Josh Doctson is still nursing an injury: "No, he is a little sore, I think he’s gonna go today. It’s not the Achilles no, it’s his heel. Not the Achilles heel, just the heel. (laughter)" On if he is pleased with the progress made during training camp: "Yeah, yeah, we still obviously have a long ways to go but, I’m happy with the progress we’ve made offensively, you know, we’ve done it a couple different ways. I wish we could get everybody in the lineup at one time, it would be nice to see. But, for the most part I like the way the guys have progressed from day one till now and same with defensively, we’re still – we’re communicating, we’re working, we had some busts yesterday we have to get cleaned up. [The] guys are working hard and playing hard, that’s all I can ask for." On clarification on releasing CB Orlando Scandrick: "Had nothing to do with his play, it was more of the rookies' emergence really. You know like I said we drafted [Greg] Stroman, we got Adonis [Alexander] in the supplemental. And then nobody could predict Danny [Johnson] and [Ranthony] Texada the way they played so really that, and we want to give Orlando an ample amount of time to get on a team." On if the starters will play in Thursday's game versus the New York Jets: "I think defensively we will probably go that route, we’ll see offensively we will wait and see who’s available to us due to injury and we’ll make that decision soon." On his impressions of CB Danny Johnson: "It's his competitive nature, his playmaking ability. You know, he's been solid all the way around. You know, he's a good tackler. So, you know, he's done a great job. Everything we've asked him to do, he's done and very competitive kid, and he's on special teams. He can help us there, which is the other part of it." On if the recent breakouts of injuries affect game plan against the New York Jets: "It could for guys who you know aren’t quite 100 percent but eventually we’re gonna have to get them out there and play and the fear of people getting injured can’t cross your mind. We have to go out and play football and we have to coach it, get things - get guys on the same page so whether it’s game two, game three or game four we’ll get 'em out there eventually." On he is looking for in the next preseason game: "Same stuff, I want to see progression from these young kids and I want to see special team play. I want to see guys getting better from the first game to the second game. You know continuity and people competing." On WR Cam Sims: "Well he’s got the measurables, he’s big, he can run, you wonder why he didn’t get drafted, a guy like that. Seen him workout, seen him out here, he’s an impressive guy. I don’t know why he didn’t get drafted, really. Wasn’t that productive, they had a couple of good wide outs there, they had a good running game, you know so sometimes they get lost with all the great players that they have over there, but he’s been great. He’s making a serious push to make this football team and another good showing Thursday night and another one the following week; I think he’s got a good chance." On if organization will reach out to free agent cornerbacks: "We’re going to go with what we have right now, we’ll probably sign another one maybe here shortly but right now we like what we have." On if CB Joshua Holsey will return this season: "Yeah exactly right, we got Holsey coming back after week eight, whatever it is, so we have him, as well." It looks that way." On if Holsey will start the season on PUP list: "It looks that way." On wrapping up camp what has been impressive: "I think you can say something positive about everybody that’s participated in camp, really. I think they’ve all done something very impressive, they’ve all done something that needs to be corrected, but for the most part I think everybody has put in the work, put in the time and is ready to get the heck out of here. (laughter)"
  12. It is if you want to sell merch. I was listening to Jericho's podcast earlier with the Beer City Bruiser & Jericho specifically said every time he comes back he changes his hair style/trunks/tights etc just so they have to make a new action figure of him to keep current & they can't reuse the old previous mold. Depending on the percentage he gets off of them, that's actually a brilliant way to make a constant revenue stream.
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    2018 NFL Kickoff Guide
  14. So Spiffy Went To Camp Today

    Today's not the 18th. It is however, still Russev Day.
  15. For Immediate Release August 14, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins released the following player: CB Orlando Scandrick The Redskins waived the following player with an injury settlement: LB Alex McCalister
  16. So Spiffy Went To Camp Today

    No. Every day is Russev Day. Mo Harris Day just happened to fall on Russev Day.
  17. So Spiffy Went To Camp Today

    All settings are shown in the gallery when you click on an individual picture.
  18. So Spiffy Went To Camp Today

    The “Mo” is short for Mofuggin Harris
  19. For Immediate Release August 13, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following free agent: WR Dan Williams III The Redskins placed the following player on their Reserve/Injured list: WR Robert Davis
  20. August 13, 2018 Head Coach Jay Gruden On the fighting between Washington Redskins and New York Jets during joint practice: "Yeah, it’s unfortunate. We got a lot of good work done throughout the course of the day and sometimes that gets overshadowed by an unfortunate incident. It’s behind us now, we’re going to move forward today and get a lot of good work done." On if he is considering suspending players for fighting during joint practice: "Yeah, we could consider doing that. It’s been addressed and we talked about it last night. We’ll talk about it a little bit out there and we’ll have a short, quick, fast whistle if something happens, get everything under control. But, the most important thing is for us, myself and Coach [Todd] Bowles (New York Jets Head Coach) is to get good work done. Like I said, there [were] a lot of great things on tape that we can learn from—seven-on-seven, nine-on-seven, team, special cat, one-on-one’s, stunts. I mean we had a lot of good work done, so we intend to do that today." On him escorting T Morgan Moses off of the field: "Morgan was a little hot. He was a little heated and wanted to get him calm down a little bit. He took a shot on the sideline and he's got a couple of bad ankles and he took offense to it. I didn’t think he was going to get much work done that day so we just wanted to get him in here cooled down and get his ankles looked at." On if he has injuries to report: "Not really just some of the same guys. Bumps and bruises here and there. Couple guys won't practice. We'll see how they do in individual. Probably Ty Nsekhe will be down. You know, Josh Harvey-Clemons is still down. Tyler Catalina is still down and we'll see how it goes with the other guys. Morgan's gonna try and go, yes." On fights being predictable and changing the level of productivity: "I don’t think they happen all the time, I just think they get blown up when they do happen so it seems like they happen all the time. Just have happened to us the last couple of times unfortunately and you know that’s on me. You know, I gotta do a better job of making them understand the importance of practice and getting work done and not fighting. One guy gets in a fight, we just gotta do a good job of letting the referees handle it, let the coaches handle it and everybody else stay back. If that happens in a game, there’s multiple ejections and penalties that will cost our football team and that’s the most important thing we gotta make sure we get across. Today is a new day, we intend on getting a lot of good work done." On if late hits that ignited the fights change his message to the players: "We have a close-knit group and they’re very protective over one another. So with that being said, sometimes people overreact when they’re trying to protect their guy and that’s kind of what happened yesterday. Who is wrong, who is right, I’m not going to get into that, but today we’re going to make sure we play to the whistle and that’s it and move on to the next play, that’s the intent." On conversations with New York Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles about the fights: "Yes, we have talked today. If it happens again obviously we’ll separate and take the necessary action." On if New York Jets WR Terrelle Pryor's injury last year affected his ability to contribute when he was on the Washington Redskins roster: "I think he probably knows that better than I do, but he only played in what, five games? So, obviously a lot you know so, and then those five games he played, I’m not sure how that injury affected him running. I know that he wasn’t running as fast as he normally does because probably that injury so, I’m sure it had a major effect on him." On the new helmet rule: "We are in constant dialogue, we have the video, we’ve seen multiple videos and we understand what they’re trying to do and we respect that. We will try to play to the rules, but there still are some gray areas there that I’m concerned about as a coach that can cost you football games and can cost players suspensions and all that. So hopefully those gray areas don’t come up and bite you. But in pro football with the speed that these players are running and tackling and trying to get their pads down, I think these things are going to be in to question quite a bit. Hopefully they will err on the side of not throwing the flag instead of throwing the flag all the time." On describing the gray areas regarding the helmet rule: "I just think they are the 'bang-bang' type plays. You know, the receiver goes up for a pass and the defensive back has a low target and then at the last second the receiver ducks his head; I mean is it targeting or not? You know and the running back who lowers his shoulder to protect himself and you know his head happens to lead because his body leans forward and he hits the guy, is that a penalty on the running back? There [are] offensive-lineman issues; there [are] defensive-lineman issues on bull rushes. You know, I think if you really look hard enough you could probably throw a flag at every play. But the intent obviously, we understand, we want to protect the players without a doubt, alright. But you know, at the speed that these guys play at, it's easier said than done sometimes is my point." On if defensive backs understand the new rules involving illegal contact and pass interference: "Yes, you know we had a discussion on that yesterday, you know the big thing is illegal contact after five yards we gotta, you know, get our hands off them and then obviously some of the PI [pass interference] calls, offensive PI [pass interference] too you know there’s an emphasis there. So, there’s an emphasis on a lot of things right now. Hopefully it’s not going to be a flag fest but were going to try to coach up every situation, talk about all of the penalties what could be and get them coached up. And then hopefully they will have an understanding of what they can and can’t do come game day." On the importance of Think Pink Day: "Yeah, I think Mrs. [Tanya] Snyder’s (wife of owner Dan Snyder), you know, she’s the founder of it and this is a very serious charity for us and something that we take a big part in and that’ll never change as long as we’re here. So, totally respect that we’re all in as far as that charity’s concerned and we’re proud to be part of it."
  21. August 12, 2018 Head Coach Jay Gruden On if there is confirmation on WR Robert Davis missing the season due to injury: "Yes, he is out for the year unfortunately. He went up for the ball yesterday and he and Danny [Johnson], landed or he landed awkwardly on his knee and has to have surgery." On the details of Davis' injury: "I just know its season ending. You know, it will be a major surgery; it’s a nine to 12-month rehab process, PCL I believe and some other damage. So, Robert's in our prayers but he will recover quickly. He’s a good, strong, young guy and we'll take care of him." On the depth at the wide receiver position: "Same, you know, they're all in competition, Cam [Sims], Simmie [Cobbs, Jr], Kidsy [Darvin], all these guys have come in here and worked hard to try to make this football team, make a positive impression. That’s why these days are very important right here these next two days against the [New York] Jets – three days. We still got some time to look at these guys and a great opportunity for all of them." On the practice plan for starters this week during the joint practices: "We have it all scripted out as far as how many reps they're going to get, they’ll get quite a few. We have, like I said, some nine-on-seven drills, we have some first-and-10 drills, some team drills, seven-on-seven, so we got it all covered, they’ll get plenty of reps." On if joint practices will consist of full contact drills: "Most of it will be thud, I’m going to talk to Coach [Todd] Bowles here in a minute about maybe later on in practice maybe doing a little live work, but we’ll see. They’re banged up I know, as we are a little bit, so it could be not as much as we had hoped originally." On the difference having QB Alex Smith and a quarterback competition similar to the New York Jets: "It changes considerably, I mean you know fortunately when I was in Cincinnati [Bengals] we had Andy Dalton [Bengals QB] his first year, but he took all the reps. They’re in competition, they have three very good quarterbacks they’re trying to find out. So, it’s probably difficult for them to get them all equal reps and see what they can do. With Alex and Colt [McCoy], you know it’s pretty clear cut who’s getting one reps and who's getting the two reps and all that. So, we have a pretty good plan and the big thing is making sure we give Alex enough looks where he feels comfortable going into Week One, whether it's out in practice whether it’s a couple preseason games. Whatever that is, we’ll decide. But give him the looks, make him comfortable in the offense what we’re going to call the first week of the season is most important to me." On RB Kapri Bibbs and RB Byron Marshall: "They’ve been good. You know Kapri missed a couple days he was dinged up a little bit but Byron [Marshall] has been excellent, you know he’s taking on that third-down back role but he’s also stout enough to handle some of the first and second down stuff too, I’ve been impressed. He had a couple great plays and pass protection in the game against New England [Patriots]. Out of the back field you see what he can do, catching the ball he’s a return guy; he’s strong. Kapri, he had some flashes last year out of the back field catching the ball and running the ball so both of those guys, I think have a lot of positive qualities as far as not only as being a third down back but first and second down back they’re both big enough." On if the rash of injuries during the past week affects the team mentally: "Doesn’t weigh on a healthy guy it weighs on me a little bit sometimes, you know, I feel like I’m doing something wrong. You know, but it’s just unfortunate and they’re all offensive players too, which bothers me, and they’re all great kids. You hate to see anybody get hurt this time of year when you’re trying to limit the contact and guys are still going down in a non-contact drill. It’s frustrating. Obviously Derrius [Guice] went down in the preseason game, but you know it’s just - it is what it is. It’s just pro football, we do the best we can in the training room and in the weight room and at a practice take care of these guys. But this is a tough game. Your legs and body gets in contorted angles sometimes and they happen." On WR Maurice Harris and WR Cam Sims showing signs that they can contribute to the offense: "Yeah, it’s great especially for [Cam] Sims who just got here. You know, he’s learning. As a rookie free agent-college free agent, reps and team drills are limited. So you have to really focus in on the meetings to make sure when you do get a rep, you know exactly what you are doing. [Wide Receivers Coach] Ike’s [Hilliard] done an excellent job with those young guys. Mo [Maurice Harris] has been here, so he’s one of our smartest players. He can line up at all three spots. That’s why he’s so valuable to us, and he’s a great blocker. You saw him in the game against New England [Patriots]. He fit up on safeties. He does some great things, obviously, as a receiver. So, Mo’s a great all-around receiver for us and we have confidence he can line up anywhere. These young guys, you know, they’re going to get great work the next two, three weeks." On previously injured players seeing action during joint practices: "Yeah, I hope so. You know, a lot of those guys are individual pitch count. You know, Trent [Williams] might be different than Jordan [Reed] and Morgan [Moses] and obviously Daron Payne. So, we’re monitoring each and every one of those guys individually. So, it’s good to get them some work. Daron looked excellent yesterday. Trent did some great things. It’s just a matter once they put that day’s work in, how they feel afterwards and what kind of treatment they get. Then the next morning, what they’re like. So, we just monitor them on a daily basis, and that’ll depend on after individual how they are feeling. We’ll talk to the trainers and make our decisions then." On if any key players will sit out during joint practices against the New York Jets: "Probably Shaun Dion [Hamilton] might sit out today. Other than that you know we’ll wait and see once we get out there. We got a lot of guys doing individual drills, see how they feel and we’ll go from there." On what the team can accomplish by participating in joint practices: "I think when you go against the same guy over and over. I think you can run into some monotony there. Now you’re going against Leonard Williams if you’re an offensive lineman and as a defensive lineman you’re going against Spencer Long or whoever it is on their side of the ball, as a receiver you’re going against different guys and it’s just a great challenge for you to go against different people. And make sure your fundamentals are sound and understand that different people have different tendencies and all that good stuff and different techniques. By a defense we’ll see what Coach Bowles is coaching their guys and how we attack their coverages, so I think all around it’s just good. You just gotta make sure we stay up and do things right and then work on our X’s and O’s offensively and defensively." On trying to limit injuries: "All the ones we’ve had we just have to accept, you know Derrius [Guice] was just running and his leg got stuck in the turf wrong and Rob [Robert Davis] went up and landed funny on his heel and just you know so happens it just the way it is. You know, I think there’s a fine line we still have to practice football we still have to get these guys ready to play a game. So you know just trying to do the best we can to stay up. Coach great fundamentals, make sure they get good treatment, hydrate all that good stuff and hope for the best." On LB Josh Harvey-Clemons and the linebacker position: "He's another one, he will be out today. Yeah we have some, Zach [Brown], [Martrell] Spaight, [Zach] Vigil, obviously [Mason] Foster so we’re okay there. You know we added [Jeff] Knox just the other day so, we have some guys that are going there and compete. You know a lot of it - our starting two backers are Zach and Mason, after that I think a lot will depend on special teams and who plays the best."
  22. For Immediate Release August 10, 2018 STATEMENT BY THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS "RB Derrius Guice and TE Manasseh Garner will miss the 2018 season due to ACL injuries sustained from last night's preseason game at the New England Patriots. Both players are expected to make a full recovery and are looking forward to playing in 2019."
  23. August 11, 2018 Head Coach Jay Gruden On reaction to RB Derrius Guice's injury: "Well we are obviously very upset for Derrius. You know, he’s put a lot of work in and had a very promising rookie season ahead of him, but unfortunately these injuries happen. He’s a great kid, he’s going to work hard, he’ll recover and - so there’s no problem there. You know, we are disappointed for Derrius. You know we had high hopes for him and what he could do for this football team and what he would accomplish in his rookie year as a person and all that good stuff. But I know that knowing him and knowing the doctors we have and the rehab that we are going to give him, provide for him, he will be 100 percent in no time." On replacing Guice on the roster: "Woah okay, he was sixth string on the [unofficial] depth chart, you know (laughter). We have guys in here [that can] play you know, we drafted Derrius because he's the best player we thought at the time of the Draft. We thought he could really help our football team not because we weren't satisfied with the backs we had. We thought he would be a heck of a player for us. So, with Rob [Kelley] and Samaje [Perine], and what Byron [Marshall] did the other night, the flashes he showed off and obviously Chris Thompson, Kapri Bibbs had a couple big hits. I think we are pretty good at the running back spot." On the benefits and risks of playing four preseason games and would like to see fewer preseason games: "Probably it could. You know, I think preseason games are still beneficial in a lot of ways, situational work, going against different people, looking at young players who don’t get a lot of opportunities throughout practice. We only practice for about an hour and 45 minutes or two hours a day. That’s not a lot of reps, we have individuals, special teams and all of that in there so there are going to be guys who don’t get a lot of reps. So, it’s a great opportunity for those guys to show what they can do and four games gives them that opportunity. So, yes there is a risk involved, but you know the way we play our starters, or our big time players are probably going to play a little bit maybe close to half the third game and maybe a series or two in the second game. So there’s not that much rest just try to get them in a groove. You probably could get away with three games and a couple of inter-squad things, but it is what it is right now. Four games is what we have to deal with and we’ll make it work." On Guice's importance to the offense: "Well, he is an explosive player, you know, he brought what we didn’t really know about him because he didn’t do it a lot at LSU was his hands, his catching ability, his pass blocking skills were pretty darn good. He picked up a safety blitz in the game the other night. So we were impressed with his total package, not just his running skills but we will continue to be impressed, he will be stronger when he comes back than he is now. And we’ll move on with Samaje [Perine], Rob [Kelley], and Chris [Thompson], and Byron [Marshall], and Kapri [Bibbs]." On New York Jets and WR Terrelle Pryor coming to practice: "Yeah we’ll have a meeting tonight and go over our expectations for the practice session against the Jets. I think it’s going to be a great work and you know, Terrelle, you know, I think everybody had high expectations for Terrelle and then didn’t work out, his injury cut his season short. I don’t have any ill-will towards Terrelle. I have a lot of respect for Terrelle as a player and as a person. I’m sure that there’s some Twitter battles going on, I hear it’s with Zach [Brown] or whatever but, there won’t be an issue." On the value of joint-practices with the New York Jets: "Yeah the running backs and the offensive-line, it’s good for the offensive liners, young center you know, Chase [Roullier] to make some calls against different looks and go against different type of players. The Jets have a great run defense, they always have, Coach [Todd] Bowles is one of the best defensive coaches in football and you know it will be a great challenge for us. So, just to get a different look, different perspective on how they do things, different speed at linebacker, safeties are very, very good over there so, we have to account for them. I mean there’s a lot of things that they do differently that we’ll have to account for and it’ll be interesting to see how we adjust. So, running backs, offensive linemen, tight ends in the running game, receivers in the running game. So, I think everybody will get a good-great challenge against these guys." On if RB Chris Thompson and DL Daron Payne will play versus the New York Jets: "Yeah, I don’t know yet. We’ll see how it goes this week with the Jets and practice to see where Chris is at. I think this is really a good session this bonus couple of days with the Jets will really provide us for another type game for us you know what I mean. So, we’ll see where he is for the Jets. As far as Payne, Payne is going to practice today. As far as the game, I don’t know yet." On the join practice with the Jets: "Yeah, we’re going to have a more situational. Like we’ll have a 9-on-7 period runs, you know, bang it up in the middle there, and then we’ll have a lot of 7-on-7 periods to see different coverages. They’ll see different coverages, we’ll see different coverages—the quarterbacks will. Then some situational work, you know, third-down, red zone the next day, two-minute [drill] - some really good situational work. That’s what it’s really all about more situational-type stuff, going against different opponents than live. You know, we might do a session live with twos or threes maybe, but I’ll talk to Coach Bowles about that. That’s not for sure yet." On health of DL Matt Ioannidis: "Yeah, he’s got a sprained ankle and a slight knee strain. He will be week-to-week. As far as the MRI goes I think he got one." On Ioannidis timeline for return holding him out until regular season Week 1: "No, I think Matt’s is a tough guy he will probably get back here tomorrow; you know he’s a nut job. So, I would think he'll probably be out for the Jets practices and the game. I think we will reevaluate him before whoever we play in the third game, I can't remember." On health of WR Trey Quinn: "Trey Quinn got checked out and he’s cleared, he is OK. They checked out his vitals and he is good to go." On if Quinn will practice today: “We're going to see what he can do, depends on how much pain he can deal with. I don’t know I haven’t talked to him yet.” On teams hosting joint practices: “Yeah, [New England Patriots] just started doing it this year. I think, for us, it just depends on if we can get someone to come down here, you know. We stay here obviously and we can’t go anywhere else so, we need somebody to come here, and we were fortunate to get the Patriots the first year, and then Houston [Texans], and now the Jets came. It’s not a do or die situation to make or break your season, but it is a benefit, I think, to break up the monotony of training camp to get somebody else in here and go against somebody different, instead of doing: ‘ok, it’s 1st-and-10 again, ok, let’s go third down' you know what I mean? Against the same people, so, it’s a great chance to see different looks, different fronts, different coverages and go against different people to see how they do things.” On how he selects the team for joint practices during training camp: "Usually, once the schedule comes out, our preseason schedule, we look and see who we have our home games; and then, we try to set it up with one of those two opponents for our home games." On the final diagnosis of Guice's injury: "Well we knew we had an injury the doctors do all their tests on the sideline and what was said on the sideline to the doctors between us, was between us and we had a general-pretty good idea that you know this thing had to be checked out. There’s – could be some damage in there and we didn’t want to comment on anything until we got the results. I don’t know who the - who said he had a sprain or whatever, but it didn’t come from us so we had to – we like to wait until we actually do the MRI before we announce that he has a sprain or anything." On CB Josh Holsey’s return this season: "He’s on PUP [Physically Unable to Perform] right now so I imagine he’ll miss the first necessary what is it eight games, I think six games. So after that we can activate him off that. That could be a possibility for sure, yeah." On differences seen by RB Semaje Perine and RB Rob Kelley: "I’ve been impressed with both those guys. You know, a lot of talk has been on Derrius [Guice] and deservingly so. He’s had a great camp and OTA’s, but Rob Kelley has lost a little bit of weight. He looks quicker in the hole to me, and Semaje [Perine] just looks more comfortable to me. You know, he had a couple of nice hits in the game the other night, powerful, low to the ground runner. I think those guys are good backs we just got to figure out, you know, if we are going to use both of them on game day If Byron Marshall is going to be up, Chris Thompson. We have a lot of work to do before we decide who’s going to be our number one back, or our feature back, or who's dressing on game day. We'll just let it play out and see what happens." On if he takes a different approach addressing the team regarding injuries depending on the player: "That's understood. I think a lot of people are disappointed. Derrius [Guice] is a great personality and showed flashes of, you know, what kind of special back he is gonna be-he will be. He's still gonna be that guy once he rehabs it and gets better. He'll be one hundred percent and then-some when he gets back. However, I don’t think anybody's gonna blink now that he’s out. Obviously, we do have that next man up mentality and that next man up or men up; we can do it by committee. Rob Kelley, Semaje [Perine]-we feel great about Semaje. [He] had a couple back to back hundred-or back to back [100] hundred yard games last year. Rob Kelley had a hundred yards at halftime against the [Los Angeles] Rams before he got injured. So, and obviously, we know what Chris Thompson is all about. So, we'll have it covered no problem, but we are disappointed." On challenging other running backs: "You know what, no. Those guys don't need challenging. Rob [Kelley] and Samaje [Perine] and those guys--these guys are pros and they have worked extremely hard and they are battling for the starting spot. Even when we drafted Derrius [Guice], nobody had given anybody a starting spot yet. You know, we're all competing and that will never change. They are competitive guys, they want to be great and Randy [Jordan, Running Backs Coach] is going to coach them up and then I'll decide who the guys are on game day." On LB Shaun Dion Hamilton: "He's a little sore, he's a little sore. He might sit out today, but I was impressed with Shaun Dion. He had a couple alignment mistakes here and there, but for the most part I like the way he's moved around and ran. I think he's going to be an excellent player for us, you know. Once he gets his legs back under him 100 percent instinctually. You know, you can see he's got the natural instincts you need at linebacker, so he's an impressive kid. He's just got to get his legs under him and that will happen soon."
  24. Just because he doesn't say it publicly doesn't mean he doesn't know it.