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  1. So you ride yourselves over the fields and you make all your animal deals and your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick. Congrats. I think you just found the Tailgate theme song.
  2. Nice avatar. Yes, I know it's from Atlanta & in context of that episode it was hilariously funny. However, have you wondered how anyone that hasn't seen that show could take it being out of context & whatnot? Just something for you to ponder on. Also, as far as Mayne goes, we've been watching him for some time now. He'll either get on board with the program or he'll ~ahem~ hang himself.
  3. If this were about not understanding the Forum Rules & wasting the Staff's time with reported posts that actually don't break the Rules but you have started to demonstrate a pattern of doing just that because you apparently have issues from your own time outs, why go easy on him this time around? From Rule 5 that you're not grasping:
  4. For Immediate Release May 26, 2017 REDSKINS SIGN CB FABIAN MOREAU LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster move: The Redskins signed the following draft pick: ROUND (PICK) PLAYER SCHOOL 3 (81) CB Fabian Moreau UCLA With Moreau’s signing, the Redskins now have all 10 members of their 2017 draft class under contract.
  5. This thread needs more Star Wars.
  6. May 24, 2017 Head Coach Jay Gruden On his overall impressions: “I feel good. I think there’s an adjustment period for everybody, not just for the new guys, but for the guys who have been here playing with the new guys. So I think that’s the most important thing, getting everybody on the same page, figuring out everybody’s strengths and weaknesses and get things corrected and go from there. I feel good with the energy level that these guys have, their ability to learn and their desire to work hard. It’s been good.” On the absences of T Trent Williams, RB Matt Jones and TE Jordan Reed: “Jordan [Reed] is down in Miami training. He’s got a personal trainer down there. He’s working extremely hard. Trent [Williams], I believe, is in Oklahoma somewhere training and Matt Jones was absent today.” On his impressions of WR Josh Doctson: “He’s been impressive. I think the big thing for him is the confidence in his Achilles and I think he’s got that right now. I saw him out there today and yesterday, the last two days he’s looked better and better. It looks like he can run down the field. He made a good catch down the sideline today and [he has] strong hands, we know that about him. Now we’ve just got to continue to put one day after another after another. If he does have soreness, we have got to taper off for him, but right now, so far, so good. I like the way he looks, like the way he runs and love the way he catches.” On QB Kirk Cousins adjusting to throwing to a receiver the size of WR Terrelle Pryor Sr.: “That process would be evolving, I would think. That’s something we have got to get used to. Kirk [Cousins] has to get used to Terrelle [Pryor] and Terrelle has to get used to Kirk. First and foremost, we have to get the system of plays that we’re running and get Terrelle up to speed and how we want things run split-wise, depth-wise, how we want him coming out of breaks, and then are there are certain throws down the field that we have to get adjusted to – some of the back-shoulder fades, the opportunity balls that Terrelle really makes look easy that are harder to throw if you haven’t thrown them before. That’s an adjustment period we’ll have to go through. We’ll keep pushing the envelope out here at practice and try to get good at everything. Terrelle is a different target and gives us some different options down the field, but we do have to get him squared away on some of the fundamental route concepts that we have.” On if he has talked to Jones: “I talked to him before he left, yes.” On the reason for Jones’ absence: “That’s a good question, something that Matt Jones will have to answer. This is a voluntary deal, as we all know, and I can’t force the issue on anybody. So if he’s disgruntled in any way, shape or form, it’s news to me. I imagine like Jordan Reed and Trent Williams, I’m sure Matt is working out and staying in good shape.” On if he expects Jones to return: “I would hope so. When it’s mandatory [minicamp], he better.” On what kind of impact he sees S D.J. Swearinger having: “Wow, you know what? Watching him the first two days really excites me. He just looks like a safety back there. No offense to the previous safeties we’ve had before, but I just think D.J. is to a level in his career right now where he’s got a lot of confidence. He has got a lot of talent. We know that he’s a physical guy, but as far as coverages and breaking up things, he’s got a lot of confidence and I think he’s going to really, really emerge as a top safety not only for this team but in this league.” On if he sees progress from Cousins and the receivers, particularly Pryor: “I think the big thing when we’re talking about quarterback-receiver continuity is communication. They have no trouble communicating. Terrelle is not set in his ways. Kirk is not set in his ways. They’re always talking and communicating, ‘How you want to do this? This is how we want it done.’ And then I’ll jump in there, ‘No, this is…’ There’s always communication and it’s good. Terrelle being an ex-quarterback has a great idea of how routes should be run, but sometimes he sees things that the quarterback doesn’t see or he’s too quick to break when he should stem it up a little bit deeper. There’s just some things that we have to get coached up a little bit, but he was coached by a good coach, Hue Jackson, last year. He’s only been playing receiver for a couple of years, so there’s some things we’ve have got to get caught up, but he’s got a great skill set. He’s long, he can run, [has] a great catch radius and he’s been a pleasure to coach so far.” On if LB Junior Galette is doing more than he anticipated: “Yeah, I wasn’t expecting to see Junior a whole lot this time of year, really. We’re trying to get him healthy. But he’s been out there working and he’s done a nice job. He knows he’s got a little ways to go, but you can still see that he’s got the quick twitch, which you really need off the edge. He can bend, and now as far as stamina goes, he’s going to continue to work to get in shape. But knowing Junior, the way he works and the way he trains and prepares, he’ll get himself into shape. The big thing is feeling confident in those Achilles, getting that burst back, which it looks like he’s got a lot of it back. It’s just a matter of maintaining that burst for a long period of time.” On the NFL shortening overtime to 10 minutes: “Who cares? [Laughter]” On changes to the celebration rules: “You know what, whatever rules they send down, we just try to coach them up. The celebration thing, if it is fun for the fans and the fans really want it, this is a fan league and that’s great just as long as it doesn’t become so much about the player as it is about the team.” On two players now being allowed to return from IR: “Oh, that’s a good rule [laughter]. These IR rules are tough, man. These players, it’s hard, especially when you have a lot of guys with nagging injuries that aren’t able to play on Sunday but they are not hurt enough to go on IR. You need a little bit of flexibility there. It’s been very, very important. We’ve had a couple instances before that’ve been here. [Martrell] Spaight, my first year or two years ago had that concussion, and we were torn to put them on the IR and we weren’t able to get him back and lost him for the year. And we had some other instances last year where you just don’t know so it’s important to have that flexibility to have another guy that you can bring back.” On the defense getting the better of the offense on the first day: “I told them not to celebrate on Day 1. The defense had a great day yesterday. The offense made some big plays today. We’re just trying to install plays, get our system taught, challenge our defense, push our defense, make some throws and let our receivers make some plays. They did yesterday. Josh [Norman] had a great pick down the sideline. [Quinton] Dunbar had a pick down the sideline today. We made the plays that we didn’t make yesterday. That’s the way it’s going to be. When you have a talented group, a competitive group, plays will be made, one side or the other. Good thing being head coach, I can celebrate both ways… or I could be angry both ways, you know? [Laughter] ‘Don’t throw picks… Great job getting the pick.’ But it’s very competitive. Guys are really working hard. It’s good so far.” On DL Jonathan Allen: “I think he wants to be coached. I think he likes football and obviously he competes. We’re just starting him out. These rookies, we’re trying to just get them baby steps. We don’t want to just throw them out in the fire. We’ve got some veteran guys in front of him like Ziggy Hood that are showing him the ropes. Matt [Ioannidis] has got some years under his belt. Obviously Terrell McClain, Stacy McGee, these guys – a little bit veteran-type guys – showing him the way a little bit. He’s going to progress at a fast rate. You can see the talent that he has. He’s just going to get better and better. First things first, let’s get his feet wet a little bit, and then we’ll throw him in there. But he’s doing a great job.” On S Su’a Cravens: “I’ve only seen one practice on tape, so I’ll go back. Yesterday, he looked good. He looked like he was fluid, looked like he has some range. You can’t see any physicality but you know he can tackle, which is a good thing. Today we’ll see what happened on some of these deep balls over their head. But I like the way he’s bought into the safety position. I think he’s fired up about it. That’s half the battle. I think he knows after two days, I think he feels like he belongs out there. I think the confidence is going to grow the more he understands the system and plays within the system, I think he’ll be fine. I think he still has a ways to go, but I think he has got a great chance to be a very good safety because he can play in the box and if he shows us the range that we think he might have, he can be very versatile. And D.J. [Swearinger] can come down, he can play back, whatever, so it’s a good mix.” On Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula: “I like how he coaches his guys, man. He demands greatness from them all the time. That’s the way it’s got to be. He’s going to coach them up fundamentally, number one, and obviously challenge them in the effort department all the time. He’s going to push the envelope with them, like I say. He’s a great coach, great motivator and understands the game not just from a defensive line standpoint, like a lot of defensive line coaches are just ‘in the box.’ This guy understands the entire defense – coverages, linebacker play, fronts, all that stuff. So he’s a very good add for Coach Manusky. They work well together, they bounce things off of each other. It’s a good team.” On the shape “Fat Rob” Kelley is in currently: “That was just a nickname, he wasn’t actually fat [laughter]… I think when you’re a 22-year-old kid, 21-year-old guy out of Tulane and you understand the wear and tear that the NFL is going to give you, you better get yourself into shape if you want to maintain a career in the NFL as a running back. Running backs’ careers are already tough to carry on for a long period of time as it is, but if you’re overweight or out of shape, you have no chance. He’s getting his body in shape, he works hard. He’s a very strong, physical runner. The way he runs, he better be in shape. He better be strong, work in the weight room, if he wants to maintain the skillset that he has. And he has. He’s done a good job.” QB Kirk Cousins On the offense: “We’re excited. Feel good about the players we have on our offense. It has been fun to get to know some of the new receivers and just continue to work and gain experience and try to build chemistry with the players around us.” On his comfort level and relationship with WRs Josh Doctson and Terrelle Pryor Sr.: “Well, I feel really good about it. I like playing with those guys. It’s just in-process. It is a really good thing we have OTAs and minicamps and training camp and preseason games to get ready for Week 1 so we are building to when it really matters. I just feel good about the raw ability that they have and now it’s just a matter of getting to understand one another and getting to learn the offense as well as we can such that we can execute at a high level and there is no drop-off. If anything, we take another step forward as an offense.” On adjusting to new starters: “Obviously there is a little bit of an adjustment, but we spread the ball around so much. Chris Thompson catches quite a few balls, even Rob Kelley gets involved, we get the tight ends involved. I remember two years ago we lost DeSean [Jackson] for half the season. Derek Carrier played a bigger role when Jordan Reed was out. So you kind of expect a revolving door on offense at a lot of the skill positions and you just start to run plays, and regardless who is out there, you just go where your reads take you. If it’s Cover 2, you read that corner and you throw where he isn’t. Whether is Derek Carrier, Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, you still need to throw the ball accurately and they go catch it and make a play. Obviously, when you start playing teams that play man coverage, you need someone who is faster than the guy guarding them so personnel does come into play and you want to get great players, but at the same time, we’re used to whoever is up, hey, we expect you to go get the job done and to make the play happen. I think Bruce and Jay and our scouting staff did a really good job this offseason of bringing in a talented player like Terrelle Pryor and getting Vernon Davis back. Now it is just a matter of spending time in practice to develop our rapport.” On adjusting to bigger receivers: “I think it’s an advantage in the sense that you have a larger catch radius. When a guy is quote-unquote covered, hopefully he is still open because you can throw him to a spot where maybe the defensive back can’t quite make a play. It is a little new for me, haven’t had a ton of experience making throws like that, so it is one of the many things we will emphasize, work on and try to get a better feel for as we go through the offseason program. And as a quarterback it is exciting because we think that adds another wrinkle or element to our offense that hopefully can make us better and help us take a step forward.” On the rule changes for celebrations: “I haven’t thought about anything special, although I could get pretty creative and go back to maybe some of the high school days to try to think of some good ideas. I remember just the penalties last year. Josh Norman’s against the Browns and Vernon Davis’ against the Eagles, I just think it got to a point where I didn’t see the harm in it, and yet the effect it had on the game was significant and I think to our commissioner’s credit, he listened to the players and I think there is not a single faction of the NFL that doesn’t want to see the players celebrate and enjoy it. I think the fans want to see it. I think we as teammates and even opponents don’t mind seeing it. I say go ahead, celebrate, have a good time and if you heard me mic’ed up against the Packers, I was the one running into the end zone yelling, ‘Celebrate, celebrate!’ Hey, I think it is important to celebrate performance and doing good things. We work so hard. When good things happen, go celebrate it and let people know that that needs to happen again.” On contract negotiations: “You’re the guy. You’re the guy today [laughter]. Good question. I talk about as a quarterback getting experience and getting reps. I feel like when it comes to the contract, I have gotten reps now. I am getting used to answering questions and going through this now the second time through so I am not a rookie anymore when it comes to this stuff. It is a similar deal here too. It has been very positive. I have had really positive conversations with everybody involved throughout the process this offseason. I feel like everybody is on the same page and I really have nothing further to add to what has already been said. So I feel good about where I am at, where this team is at, where my teammates are at. And so it is just a matter of trying to move forward and we will see what happens come July 15. It will be a telling date as it was last summer.” On if the team can add more wrinkles to the offense now that he is in his third year as a starter: “Good question, Chris. I think the balance will always be, ‘Let’s not re-invent the wheel. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ We moved the ball last year so let’s just do more of what we’ve done, while also saying, ‘How can I be better? How can I be better?’ I think if you want to be a great player, a great offense, you are always looking for how to improve. You never want to get too cute and try to re-invent the wheel but at the same time we are always looking for little ways to improve our game. I think in our offense, it is, ‘Can we complete a little more 50/50 balls, back shoulders, when guys are covered, still throwing them open? Are there are ways to play off-schedule to make some scramble plays happen?’ I don’t know that I will ever be Michael Vick or Aaron Rodgers, but can we do that a little more? Are there times I can use my legs? I think there is more athleticism there than I give myself credit for. Can I run for a first down here or there more often? There are little things. I don’t think I am going to try and turn into a zone-read quarterback but there are times in the game where you say, hey, maybe you could emphasize this more, that more. That’s where the third year, the fourth year, the fifth year, you start to fine tune. That is where it gets fun because the game slows down. You’re not just fighting for a roster spot anymore. You’re fighting to become one of the best players in this league. You know, that is the goal now and one of the best offenses in this league more importantly. I am excited and looking forward to that challenge and now I am being held to an even higher standard.” On WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon signing with new teams in free agency: “I was really happy for them. I thought to myself – I think I said it last year at training camp – that I take pride in seeing guys that I play with get paid well in this league. I think it’s a reflection that our offense was able to help them succeed, so that was an important thing to me. Even last training camp, I wanted to make sure that when free agency comes around this past year that whether it was DeSean or Pierre or Vernon [Davis] or whoever that these guys get a contract that pays them well because it means we helped them have success. I was thrilled from that standpoint. I felt like they were well-compensated for what they had done for us as an offense and that was a great thing to see. It’s a reality in the NFL. We’re constantly dealing with that. Terrelle Pryor is on a one-year deal, so it just is part of the deal. You have a good year and you go back to the drawing board and look at what can you get in the draft, what does the free agent market look like. That is the NFL and it’s always going to be that way, so you learn to deal with it. And even the Super Bowl champions, you saw them making all kind of moves this offseason, so welcome to this league.” On his stress level: “Playing quarterback in the NFL is a stressful job, so if it was easy, anybody could do it. I think the spring, the offseason, the stress is certainly not at the level that it’s at during the season, but it does help you to take a step back and just enjoy football. It feels a little bit more like going out to recess in elementary school than it does getting ready for a big, big game, so there’s a little bit more laid-back, fun approach this spring. But make no mistake, that’s not reality come the fall. So I do try to remind myself of the intensity that it does require come the fall, and we practice with that intensity and I think you guys saw that today. It’s a process.” On the stress of contract negotiations: “Again, with the contract, this just isn’t my first time through it, so I’ve just kind of learned from previous experiences and if you know my story going back to high school, I played my senior year of high school with no scholarship offers, in fact there was a coach here from Northwestern today who was my recruiting coach at Northwestern, he’s still the running backs coach 10 years later at Northwestern and I was getting recruited by Northwestern, wanted a scholarship, they didn’t offer me, and it was just a reminder that you never know what’s going to happen. He was here today and I shook his hand and said hello and remembered them well and remembered Coach [Pat] Fitzgerald there well, but you realize that, hey, they made a decision, they went in a different direction and that’s fine and you play with that. You’re just always trying to go out there, prove yourself, learn. Senior year of college, much the same way, trying to get drafted, you just go and play and see where the chips will land and try not to let it get to you.” On expecting his first child: “The baby is due in mid-September. It was supposed to be Week 2, but we got the 20-week ultrasound and they moved it up a week, so we’re looking for around Week 1, between Week 1 and Week 2, so we’re praying it’ll come on a day where it doesn’t conflict with any important football matters. So we’re excited. Julie has been great. She’s just been outstanding the whole time and she’s already told me that she’s going to carry the weight the first few months so that I can focus on football and she’s going to be a big help, so we’re looking forward to that. Lots to look forward to right now. I’m in a good place.” On how Pryor being a former quarterback helps with their connection: “I love that you asked that question because it’s even caught me by surprise. I worked with a receiver, Keith Nichol, in college who was a former quarterback, but Terrelle having been a college quarterback and a pro quarterback takes it to even another level. He’s going to hold me accountable because he knows where the ball should go. If it’s Cover 2 and he on Cover 2, if the read is over here, ‘I played quarterback, I know that.’ He’s going to hold me accountable. I like it because I’ve never had a conversation with a receiver like I’ve had with him where he said, ‘Yeah, it was two-invert, so I took it to the post. It was quarters on the backside.’ He really can see it and he’s going to hold me accountable, so you take the good with the bad. I love it. He’s an enthusiastic guy. He’s always wanting to run another route. ‘Let’s try it again, let’s do it again,’ just a positive attitude and he’s been a joy to work with thus far. I’m really looking forward to trying to get him as many touches as possible and allow him to impact our team in any way he can.” On the difference in contract negotiations this summer: “I don’t know that it’s been different, I just think that it’s been good communication, just keeping the lines of communication open and we’ll see where it goes from here.” On members of the military attending today’s practice: “It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments. I love history and just last night went to a documentary in the movie theater about the Middle East and what's going on there and [I’m] just so grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you. If it means signing a few autographs after practice, what a cool way to do that and just more motivation. You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together. Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing. Hopefully we can get it done this season.” On the progress made in contract negotiations: “It’s a process. If nothing happens right now… As one person has told me, deadlines do deals. That’s just kind of a rule in negotiating, so why would something happen way before a deadline? It just doesn’t make sense. I’m not in a hurry, they’re not in a hurry, so we’ll just see how things go. I’m being patient.” On the chemistry between him and Head Coach Jay Gruden as a play caller: “It’s been a good thing to have Jay right next to me every practice calling the plays. It’s good to be in constant communication with the head coach. It’s a little different because I’m used to having Sean McVay in that role, but I’ve enjoyed being that much closer to Jay and hearing it from his perspective. He’s kind of a natural. The game comes naturally to him. He understands it really well. When you talk ball with him, he can go up there and make the game make sense and I’m just trying to glean from him all that I can. Now that he’s more close to me in terms of calling the plays, being in the meetings on a day-to-day basis, it gives me greater access to do that and I look forward to seeing the game even more from his perspective being that he’s going to be so involved this year in the play calling and in the game plan design.”
  7. November 10, 2016 Head Coach Jay Gruden On the injury report: “Did not participate: DeSean Jackson, shoulder. Limited were [Will] Blackmon, thumb; [Morgan] Moses, ankle; Full were [Chris] Baker, toe; and [Brandon] Scherff, shoulder; and Duke Ihenacho, concussion.” On WR DeSean Jackson’s shoulder and if he was getting it evaluated today: “Yeah, he was getting checked out today, got some extra treatment. Got the MRI, we got the results and he’s just dealing with a little bit of pain right now.” On if there is hope Jackson will practice tomorrow and play Sunday: “Yeah, we’ll see. We’ll see how he’s doing. I think that will be on him.” On T Morgan Moses: “He had some team reps today, he did a good job. You know, he did a good job so the arrow is looking up on Morgan and I think his toughness will prevail in this matter. But still we have a day tomorrow and then Saturday, but it’s looking good for him.” On what he’s learned the most about LB Will Compton: “Wow, I think number one as far as a football player goes, I’ve learned that he plays with great effort and it’s consistent. A lot of guys can play with great effort every now and then, but his effort is every single snap. And he studies the game, he knows what to do. He can help his teammate, he makes his teammates better. That’s the biggest thing we learned is how much he makes his teammates better around him with the communication aspect of it. And it’s so important at middle linebacker, so the communication, the effort, makes him a great player and a great asset for us.” On Compton’s attitude off-the-field: “You know, off the field he’s a good guy [laughter]. I don’t go to dinner with him or anything like that. Although it would be kind of fun. But, no, he’s a good guy. He’s just an accountable guy. You can always count on him to be here on time and get the work in and study and be prepared, and that’s all you can ask for.” On the run game: “Yeah, you know, right now Robert Kelley is our first-string running back. When we start the game it’ll be Robert and then we’ll go from there and we’ll decide the rest of the group later on. And then Chris Thompson obviously is penciled in as the third-down guy and No. 2. So after that we’ll make a decision.” On if RB Matt Jones role will be similar to RB Robert Kelley’s previous role: “Yeah, it could, and we still have Mack Brown to talk about too. Mack Brown has been very impressive every day that he does scout team. You watch him and you’re like, ‘There’s another good run by Mack.’ He’s been excellent. So we have four backs to choose from. We’ll take three on game day and go from there.” On if there’s any concern with LB Preston Smith’s production compared to last season: “No. He’ll keep working and I think he’ll make a second-half run. That’s what he did last year. He took a little while to get going and then in the second half he made a big run and that’s what we’re hoping this year. So he’s just going to keep grinding, keep working, and he’ll get his rushes and he’ll get his sacks. They’ll come in bunches, hopefully, like they did last year.” On Jackson’s MRI and if he will have to be monitored the rest of the season: “Yeah, that’s something we’ll have to decide – whether or not to give him some rest and get fully recovered, fully healthy, or see if he can fight through it or not. What the better option is, we’ll make that determination Saturday. The MRI just showed some issues there in his shoulder with the rotator cuff. He does have some things going on there, but we’ll make a determination Saturday whether or not it’s best to keep him out this week and try to get it stronger for the last seven.” On if he was skeptical about WR Jamison Crowder’s size when drafting him: “Yeah, I think when we first got him we saw him as an inside slot receiver and a punt returner, quite frankly. But really when he got here and the more you get around him and the more you see he’s versatile – he can play outside without a doubt. I think he’s got that ability and he’s shown that he plays a lot bigger than he is. He runs great routes. He’s very quarterback friendly. He understands concepts – how to get there, when to get there, how to set up the defender, man, zone, all that stuff. That’s so crucial as far as a receiver is concerned. You can’t really coach all the nuances of the coverages, but he just naturally sees it, feels it and reacts. He’s very quick out of cuts. He’s got strong hands and he’s great after the catch. Really not a lot of negative things if there’s anything to say about him as a wideout or as a player or as a person.” On if the running back spot will be determined on a week-by-week basis: “I think so. I think a lot has to do with… A lot of times that third running back, not a lot, some of the times that third running back would be a help if they help on special teams, too – kickoff return, kickoff, punt return, punt. So we’ll have to see how much Mack [Brown] or Matt [Jones] can fill some of those voids. Losing Niles Paul hurt a lot, especially on special teams. He was a special teams captain. So somebody has got to fill that void.” On if the starting running back role will be evaluated every week: “Yeah, I think so. I think in this league people get promoted and demoted all the time. It’s up to the person that’s starting to keep the starting role and it’s up to the person behind them to keep pushing and getting better, and when your time comes take advantage of the reps. That’s just the way it is. There’s only one ball and there’s only one starter, so to speak. But we expect everybody to be involved and everybody to have an impact on this football team whether you get the ball five times or 25 times. That will be our determination, not theirs.” On who will fill the fullback role in Niles Paul’s absence: “If we can get Derek [Carrier] ready, he could be a possibility. Jordan Reed’s done some of that before and Vernon [Davis] can pop back there and do some of it also. If we choose to do that, we have a lot of different ways to attack people with one-back plays and things of that nature – offset gun plays. So it’s not totally necessary for us to have a fullback, but if we do need one, we have options with those three guys.” On if the package with Ty Nsekhe at tight end will have to be shelved while he is starting at tackle: “That’s a little bit harder to run, especially with Ty coming in there as the extra tight end. So that probably could be. But we have [Vinston] Painter will probably be up and he could possibly fill that void if we choose to do that.” On limiting penalties: “Well, we have to adjust the penalties, without a doubt. We show the official videos and we talk about the penalties and then hope for the best on game day, quite frankly. Some of them we agree with, some of them we disagree with, but we always have to coach up penalties. It’s a major part of the game. You’re coaching against the opposing coach and the opposing team, but you also have to guard against the referees and the penalties, you really do. It’s a very impactful part of the game that sometimes goes unnoticed, but they’re such big plays – the PIs [pass interferences], the illegal hands to the face. Third down and eight and we get a stop, but no, it’s illegal hands to the face, automatic first down. Those plays change games – roughing the passers, offensive interference that we had the other day – they change the course of the outcome of the games. We have to really do our best to play within the rules for us to have a chance. It’s hard enough to beat the opposing team, but when you’re shooting yourself in the foot with false starts and penalties, you have got no chance.” Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry On the bye week: “Well, I think the bye… I mean, I’ve never been a part of a bye that isn’t at the perfect time, but I think right at the halfway mark, this truly was perfect. Especially after the London trip, coming home from that, it was much needed. Well needed for the players especially, just to let them get away and rest. The grind of the season obviously has taken its toll, so it was good for them, it really was. And it was good for us as coaches just to be able to go back and refocus on ourselves, refocus on our future opponents coming up. So it was outstanding. It was a perfect time for a bye.” On the Vikings’ offense: “No question – I like how you use the jersey numbers, I’m rubbing off on you. Good. I don’t know about the hat, but [laughter]… You know, guys, this is the National Football League and there’s going to be ups and downs, but every single team has players on their roster and this week is no different. Obviously you mentioned No. 8 [Sam Bradford], he’s been doing it for a long time. Obviously was the No. 1 player taken in the draft. He’s a very good quarterback in this league. There’s no doubt about it, and he has weapons around him. I think they have a stable of backs. They do a great job using all of them whether it be [No.] 44 [Matt Asiata], 21 [Jerick McKinnon] or 33 [Ronnie Hillman], they all kind of have different roles. And then as far as guys him throwing the ball to, [No.] 82 [Kyle Rudolph] is a Pro Bowl tight end, very good player. And then the wideouts, has a number of them. I think the guy he really likes is [No.] 14 [Stefon Diggs]. That kind of is his comfort. And then there’s a big play guy anytime he gets his hands on the ball in [No.] 84 [Cordarelle Patterson]. But again, this is the National Football League. There’s weapons on every single team. There’s going to be issues and weapons every single week, and obviously the Minnesota Vikings are no different.” On Su’a Cravens’ performance so far this season despite missing a few games with a concussion: “You know, that concussion was a little bit of a setback for him. You’ve heard me stand up here before – with any player, but especially with young players, especially guys that are as young as 21 years old like he is, he needs to play. He needs to practice. He needs every single rep. So it was a little bit of a setback for him when he missed – what did he miss – two or three weeks. But Su’a is a gym rat. He loves football. He loves working at it. He loves practicing. So my stance on Su’a has not changed. I’m very excited about him. I think he’s got an incredibly bright future just because he’s a really good football player, but he’s a football player that likes football, he likes to work at it. He wants to get better. He’s going to force himself to get better. And, as a young player, the only way to get better, you’ve got to be available. So that was a little bit of a setback for him, but he’s rolling right now and hungry and eager and excited and mainly healthy.” On how he can get Cravens on the field: “We have different packages, we have different ways to do that. I think we were on our way to creating that. The injury kind of stunted that a little bit. Absolutely, it’s always a good thing when you’ve got a number of productive players that you can get on the field at the same time. So, yes, absolutely we’ll do that.” On LB Preston Smith: “Well, obviously I would think Preston would be the first guy to say it – up here if he was here – obviously you want production. The thing, John, sometimes with pass rushers that is a little misleading is that you can affect the quarterback without having the sexy numbers. I think Preston has done that. Now, in addition to affecting the quarterback with hurries and hits and harassments, we obviously want the numbers as well. We want the sacks, as does Preston. He kind of had a similar start last year where he really came on the second half of the season. I think all those guys are doing a good job. But absolutely, we want pure numbers out of them – as do they.” On if Smith has improved in the pass rush: “Yeah, he has definitely made [improvements]. Now, is he ultimately where he needs to be? No. I talk about Su’a being a young 21 year-old; Preston is a year older. Preston’s a young player, he’s a developing player. But he’s getting better every single day. He is developing. Now, obviously ultimately you want that development to show into pure numbers, and that obviously has to come this half of the season. Preston is doing a great job as far as working [and] getting better, and I expect big things out of him obviously in the next half of the season.” On what the team liked about DL Jordan Hill: “You know, that’s the one thing with the way our profession works is that you get to know guys during the draft and even if you don’t draft a guy, even if you don’t have that guy on your team, you remember him. I remember Jordan coming out of Penn State a few years ago when he was a third rounder for Seattle and obviously liked his ability coming out. [He is] what I kind of refer to as a ‘juice guy’ as far as coming off the ball. Not the biggest, most dominant defensive lineman but that’s not his game. His game is getting off the ball, causing havoc, pass rusher. Obviously Scot [McCloughan] had a great feel for him being in Seattle with him. We brought him in a few weeks ago and worked him out and then Scot and his crew pulled the trigger on him and brought him in. I’m excited to have him just because, again, you kind of refer back to ultimately what you thought of him coming out and I thought very highly of the kid when he came out as a prospect out of Penn State a few years ago. So, as you said, yesterday was our first day around him up close and personal, so I’m glad he’s here. We’ll keep looking at him and see what he brings to the table.” On what he has learned about LB Will Compton: “You know, Will is I’d guess you’d really classify him as a self-made guy. Anytime you see stories like that. I think it’s great just because it goes to show you, you don’t need to be a first or second round draft pick to make it in this league. You can do it the hard way. You can come up the hard way, undrafted, make the team, be on the practice squad, grind, show up every day, work and become a starter in this league. That’s the great thing about this league. But just a football player, a student of the game, obviously plays the game above the neck, which when you play that position, you’ve got to do it. It’s not only relying on physical, God-gifted ability, it’s mental. Part of the game, especially playing that – I refer to the Mike linebacker on defense as the quarterback – no different than the quarterback on offense. You’ve got to play the mental aspect of it. You’ve got to play the chess match and Will is outstanding with that – getting everybody lined up, communicating both to the D-line in front of him, the backers next to him, the DBs behind him. He does a wonderful job with that.” On the biggest difference since Compton became the starter: “Well, I think communication is so key in this league on any side of the ball, getting all 11 guys on the same page all the time and it’s a constant battle. That’s obviously on either side of the ball. When there’s success, it usually is the failure of communication or a breakdown on the other side of the ball. So, I think he’s… not to say we haven’t had ultimate success on every play, but when you have a guy that gets everybody lined up, all 11, all 11 people in sync, it gives you a chance to be successful. And when you have a quarterback on either side of the ball that does that, it gives you that chance. And Will’s excellent at that. He’s our glue that keeps everyone together.” On if the changing of the Vikings’ offensive coordinator affects the defensive game plan: “I’d be lying to you if… For example, last week, we spent Monday and Tuesday on the Vikings and then Wednesday morning, the news hit. At least for us, a little bit, it gave us one game with Pat [Shurmur] actually calling the game. But, no, I really didn’t see wholesale, dramatic changes. At this stage of the game it would be hard to do that – to completely change your run game, to completely change your protections. And also, you have got to remember, No. 8 [Bradford] just got there eight weeks ago. There’s going to be subtle changes, obviously, when you change play callers, but for the most part it’s not going to be completely drastic.” On being prepared for gimmick plays: “Oh, yeah, I think we preach that all the time. This is the National Football League, you have got to be ready for anything and everything all the time. Whether it be gimmicks, whether it be new wrinkles that they want to throw in, you have got to play the call, you have got to read your keys, and you have got to react. I think that’s not just with them, that’s every week that you have to be ready for that stuff.” On the availability of safeties Duke Ihenacho and Will Blackmon for Sunday: “Well, you know, I think the bye, getting back to that last week, I think it came at a perfect time for them because it would have been highly questionable if they would have been able to go if we would’ve had a game after the Cincinnati game. So I think the bye helped them. Duke, I think, is fine. We practiced on Monday and Duke was full-tilt. Obviously he had a great day yesterday. Will was a little… he practiced yesterday, he was fine. I think today, tomorrow will be telling a little bit. But they both practiced, they both are ready to go, and I don’t foresee them having any issues on Sunday playing.” On if Cravens could get reps in the secondary on Sunday: “You know, we always could throw Su’a in multiple places. So I think that’s a potential, absolutely.” Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay On if the absence of T Trent Williams changes play calling: “Oh, certainly. You know, Trent being as athletic and as special as he is as a player, it does alter a couple of things, but we have a lot of confidence in Ty [Nsekhe] that he’s going to step up. When he’s played, whether it be on the right or the left side, he’s done a great job for us and we’re very confident. We know this is a great rush we’re playing against but we expect good things from Ty.” On the Vikings’ front seven: “Yeah, they’re excellent. They’re excellent all around. I think both from a personnel and a schematic stand point, they present a lot of issues. They’ve got great players all across the board, really on all three levels and then I think Coach [Mike] Zimmer does an excellent job mixing it up – some of their different blitz packages when they get you in some of those obvious passing situations – so you can see why they’re one of the top defenses.” On how he would describe a Mike Zimmer defense: “Well, I think he does a great job situationally. He’s mixing up some of his coverages where they’re playing some split-safety looks, they’re playing some single-high coverages and then when they get you in those obvious passing situations, obviously he’s very infamous for the Double-A package and they do a variety of things out of that, but he’s also got some other things where they’re bringing out of some odd spacing and they present a lot of issues. I think he does a great job using his personnel and those guys are playing really hard for him as well.” On the biggest strides T Ty Nsekhe has made in his game: “I think in everything. I think Coach [Bill] Callahan is one of the most detailed coaches I’ve ever been around. And you talk about fundamentals and technique, both in the run and in the pass game, understanding angles on the run game, second-level departures, you know, just hand sets as far as pass protection goes, different types of angles based upon the timing and rhythm of the drop, so he’s done a great job just kind of absorbing all of the material and nuances, whether it be the run or the pass game from what Coach Callahan has coached him with over the last year.” On in what areas he’s seen growth from RB Robert Kelley: “Well, I think you’re still continuing to see that. Last week or a couple weeks ago against Cincinnati was really his first time that he got a bunch of carries and I think you can see he’s a strong, downhill runner, does a great job when he puts his foot in the ground leveling runs off and finishing falling forward. He’s really tough. So, he’s a mature young back too. You can see he’s just kind of got a nice way about himself where nothing is too big for him and we expect to see him just improve as the season goes along.” On preparing without WR DeSean Jackson: “Well, he’s a special player. You know, you always want you guys out there for practice if you can have them, but obviously throughout the course of the year guys are inevitably going to be banged up and it’s most important to get them as fresh as they can be for Sunday. So, with a guy like him, he’s a veteran that knows how to take care of his body and he’s able to transition if he’s able to go on Sundays, but certainly you always want your guys out there if that’s possible.” On what he saw from WR Jamison Crowder last year that led to an expanded role this year: “I think when you look at it, Scot McCloughan and their staff did a great job really evaluating him coming out of Duke. He was a really productive receiver there, where you could see they moved him around [and] used him in a variety of ways. He’s one of those guys, he’s just a great all-around football player. He’s got great awareness, great instincts, good natural hands. You can see when he gets the ball in his hands, good things happen. I think he’s continuing to get more comfortable in our system, using him majority in that slot role, where he’s got a great way about working edges on people, understanding leverages based on man coverages, where are the soft spots in zone. He’s one of those guys when you talk about those slot receivers – I think he’s playing as well as anybody around the league at that position, but that doesn’t mean that that’s all he can do. He’s a guy that also has the ability to be able to play outside and do some different things for us. I think you’ll just see him continue to grow because of the way that he approaches the game. I think that’s why he’s improved so much in year two.”
  8. @codeorama I'm highly disappointed. Clicked on this expecting to find out they leaked who Snoke is &/or who Rey's daddy really is. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  9. 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.”
  10. For Immediate Release May 16, 2017 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVE LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster move: The Redskins signed the following college free agent: LB Nico Marley -REDSKINS-
  11. Picked up an Apple TV 32g at Best Buy on sale for $10 off with a promo code for a free month of Sling Orange & Blue.
  12. Netflix has 4 NEW episodes of Sherlock!
  13. Their new unlimited plan is 10 gigs on the hotspot. Luckily my older plan from the former Ntelos (regional carrier that sold out to Sprint) was true unlimited everything. I'm betting they make me sign a new contract when this one is up instead of auto renewing it for another 2 years.
  14. I don't know why but it took me forever to realize that I don't need a DVR if I can stream it on Hulu. Im actually picking up CW with the antennae. I dont think Hulu has all the streaming/broadcasting rights for AMC. They have Preacher & Fear The Walking Dead but do not have The Walking Dead or Better Call Saul. They also don't have **** from USA. I believe I saw that it's Sling that got the AMC rights for live streaming & word was that Hulu was a few months behind Sling in also having the AMC live stream. Ive also noticed that Hulu has the Blacklist spin off show that just got cancelled but they don't have the original Blacklist. They're also missing a bunch of CBS nightly shows like NCIS. The CBS stuff you can get from the CBS app for free if you catch them fast enough before they go behind their pay wall. @Bang about that cable internet- I turned mine off a few months back because I've got an unlimited hotspot LTE contract from Sprint. I've burned through over 100 gigs the first 2 weeks of a month & with 5 devices connected to it, haven't had any buffering issues while streaming or surfing teh innerwebz.
  15. Anyone tried Hulu Live or YouTube Live yet? I was leaning towards Sling until I saw that those two new options had just became available. I haven't cut the cable yet but it's getting close. I picked up a Mohu Mini Leaf package at Sam's yesterday. It's got the 50 mile with the amplifier & the mini 30 mile antenna. They had it in the store (no sale price on their website) for $39.00 while it's normally $59. BestBuy sells just the 30 mile for $39.00 & the 50 mile for $50-60. It's picking up 20 channels though it's not grabbing ABC which is in Lynchburg & about 50 miles out. Though I can get my ABC shows the next day on Hulu.
  16. Knock it off. Both of you
  17. For Immediate Release May 15, 2017 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following free agent: TE Manasseh Garner The Redskins signed the following college free agent: CB Tevin Homer The Redskins waived the following players: LB Khairi Fortt TE Wes Saxton The Redskins released the following player: CB Tharold Simon -REDSKINS-
  18. For Immediate Release May 15, 2017 BON SECOURS WASHINGTON REDSKINS TRAINING CENTER OPENS TO THE PUBLIC FOR TRAINING CAMP THURSDAY, JULY 27 Richmond training camp will feature 23 on-field open sessions to accommodate fans RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins, in partnership with the City of Richmond, Bon Secours Virginia Health System, and the Virginia Governor’s Office, announced their 2017 training camp schedule, set to take place at the world-class Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center from July 27 through August 13 in Richmond, Va. The schedule features a total of 23 public on-field sessions available to fans, highlighted by Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 5. Admission is free for all fans. Online registration will be open to Redskins fans in early June. Available parking lots provided by the City of Richmond will be announced closer to camp. Between practice sessions, fans will have the opportunity to meet Redskins alumni and cheerleaders, participate in various family-friendly activities and purchase Redskins merchandise at the Redskins Team Store retail tent. The team will host special themed days at the Training Center, off-site events, and other unique fan experiences throughout camp. Following practice, Redskins players and coaches will be available to sign autographs and take pictures, schedules permitting. All scheduled dates and practice times are subject to change. The $10 million state-of-the-art training center debuted in 2013 and features two full-size natural grass fields, a drill field, spectator areas, locker rooms and a training room. Bon Secours Virginia Health System is the main tenant of Training Center, which serves as a valuable year-round resource for the community when camp is not in session. A full-service sports medicine rehabilitation and primary care practice are provided throughout the year in addition to men’s health, fitness and educational programs. The City of Richmond in partnership with SMG manages year-round events at the venue. The fields are available for youth programming, tournaments and other events that generate revenue and exposure for the City of Richmond throughout the year. During the team's stay in Richmond and throughout the 2016 calendar year, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation youth programs impacted more than 14,000 children in the Richmond community. Events and activities included a Mom's Football 101 Clinic, a $58,000 sports equipment donation to local non-profits, expansion of the 2016 - 2017 Redskins Read Program, Coaches in the Classroom and more. For more information on the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center or Redskins training camp, please or For detailed information on Richmond sites, attractions, hotels and more, visit 2017 BON SECOURS WASHINGTON REDSKINS TRAINING CENTER FAN SCHEDULE The practices sessions listed below are open to the public free of charge; practice dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest training camp information, please visit ***DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PRACTICE SESSIONS CAN BE CANCELED WITHOUT NOTICE*** Thursday, July 27 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Practice Friday, July 28 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Practice Saturday, July 29 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Practice Monday, July 31 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Practice Tuesday, Aug. 1 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Practice Wednesday, Aug. 2 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Special Teams Practice Thursday, Aug. 3 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Practice Saturday, Aug. 5 ^ 1:30 p.m. Practice Sunday, Aug. 6 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Practice Monday, Aug. 7 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Practice Tuesday, Aug. 8 1:35 p.m. Practice Saturday, Aug. 12 1:35 p.m. Practice Sunday, Aug. 13 10:35 a.m. Walk through 3:00 p.m. Practice ^ Fan Appreciation Day · Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during practice, overlooking the practice fields. No bleachers are available on-site. Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center visitors can walk around designated areas outside the practice fields to watch their favorite players. · For security purposes, all visitors and bags entering the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center grounds are subject to search by team security. · The City of Richmond will offer a variety of parking options for Redskins fans during training camp. Available parking lots provided by the City of Richmond will be announced closer to camp. · The following items are prohibited at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center: alcohol and illegal drugs, weapons, firearms, glass bottles, video cameras and animals (except for certified guide dogs assisting disabled guests). · Food and beverages will be available for fans to purchase on-site. -REDSKINS-
  19. So where's Adam Cole BEY BEY going to end up after Bullet Club just kicked him out & replaced him with the Villain at the end of his match War of the Worlds? I think I'd heard his contract was up with ROH. He's got NXT interest but he's also said he'd like to an angle with Kenny Omega for control of Bullet Club.
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  21. For Immediate Release May 11, 2017 REDSKINS SIGN NINE 2017 DRAFT PICKS LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following draft picks: ROUND (PICK) PLAYER SCHOOL 1 (17) DL Jonathan Allen Alabama 2 (49) LB Ryan Anderson Alabama 4 (114) RB Samaje Perine Oklahoma 4 (123) S Montae Nicholson Michigan State 5 (154) TE Jeremy Sprinkle Arkansas 6 (199) C Chase Roullier Wyoming 6 (209) WR Robert Davis Georgia State 7 (230) LB Josh Harvey-Clemons Louisville 7 (235) CB Joshua Holsey Auburn -REDSKINS-
  22. May 13, 2017 Head Coach Jay Gruden On his first impressions of the rookies: "I was impressed with them all, even the tryout guys that came in here. They had to learn on the fly. The first day, we were throwing a lot of stuff at them offensively and defensively and they picked it up well and competed. As far as our draft picks are concerned, I’m satisfied. I’m happy with them. They have a long way to go, without a doubt. They know they have a lot of work ahead of them. They’re behind. They have to catch up, but I like the way they worked, I liked the way they practiced and I like their athletic ability.” On why practice was cut short: "We’re down defensive linemen. We only had four interior defensive linemen. We lost two of them today, so I had to cut it off. I didn’t want to wear those guys down.” On the defensive linemen: "We had a guy pull his groin and another tryout guy left.” On what he saw from DL Jonathan Allen: "I think he’s got great football knowledge, number one. Number two, he has great hands and his feet are good. So I think he’s got all the tools to be a great defensive lineman, without a doubt. I think there are some things he can clean up as all of these young guys have issues they need to clean up. As far as skill set is concerned, Jonathan has everything you’re looking for in a defensive lineman.” On RB Samaje Perine: “You see him out there running around – were you impressed? [Reporter answers yes] Yeah, so was I. I like guys who come in here and love football and he does. He’s a very smart guy. You can tell that he’s going to be a very hard worker and, of course, he runs hard. You can’t see that in shorts, obviously, but you could see that his pad level is always down, he’s got good vision, he’s got good feet in the hole and he caught the ball well.” On having new coaches on defense: “It’s going to be a challenge. Anytime you have a new defensive staff, I don’t care how experienced you are, it’s your job to get the team to gel. The secondary, linebackers, defensive line, they’ve got to play together as one and that’s a challenge. I think from a talent standpoint, we feel like we’ve done a good job in the offseason addressing some of our needs with the draft and free agency. We lost a couple of good players, but we feel like we replaced them and upgraded our team with depth, which is very good. I think we have a lot of depth on our defense right now as opposed to previous years, so it’s going to be their job and it’s a great challenge, that’s the challenge of all coaches is to get your team to gel defensively and play together. I feel like the talent is there for them to work with.” On CB Marrio Norman, brother of CB Josh Norman, trying out this weekend: “You would think one would be enough… [laughter]. But, you know, he’s got a skillset. I’ll tell you what, he’s a good player. He’s played in a couple different leagues and runs around out there good. Josh has been touting him pretty hard for the last year and a half, so we wanted to give him a shot and give him a look. We gave him a look and we’ll discuss his future here today.” On the timelines for CB Fabian Moreau and S Montae Nicholson: “Not really an update on their timeline. We’re just going to play it by ear, let them rehab and get them back. Right now for them it’s about getting mental reps. Trying to learn our system, learning the secondary, the corner spot, obviously the safety spot, very, very important. They’re behind, like I said, so they just have to pick it up on a chalkboard so when they’re ready to go, they can participate. But it will be a while. I’m hoping maybe training camp, maybe later. It might be the regular season. We don’t know yet.” On if the meetings this week can help Moreau and Nicholson: “Oh, yeah. That’s the only chance they have. You have to learn it mentally before you go out and do it physically. You’d like to let them learn and participate, but the best they can do is just learn it. That’s half the battle.” On LB Ryan Anderson: “He’s got great strength. What you see on tape at Alabama, you can see it kind of transfer here with how hard he works, his work ethic. He’s heavy right now. He’s 260-plus pounds. He’s a big man. He’s got to get in football shape, but I don’t think he’s far away at all. The type of guy he is, he’ll work his tail off and get in shape. All of these guys, they have been off really since the combine. So they are all a little bit behind. Our guys have been in here working, running and lifting. We’ll get him in here. Get him in the building and get him to work. But he’s an impressive guy, strong-minded guy, physical and a good add.” On an ideal weight for Anderson: “I don’t know. I’ll let Chad Englehart [decide]. We’ll talk obviously with Ryan and come up with a target weight. It’s the first time we’ve seen him since the combine. So we’ll decide that later. It’s not like he’s grossly overweight. He’s fine. All of these guys, all of these rookies come in and they’re not necessarily in football shape. We don’t expect them to be. They all have to keep working.” On the process of evaluating and deciding which players to add to the roster: “Right now, we’re right around 90 [players], so if we want to sign one of these tryout guys, we’ll probably have to make a move. That could happen as early as next week. Maybe one or two or three spots, we’ll see. It’s also good to have these guys, get them in front of us so if something does happen with injuries later on, we can pluck one of these guys if they’re still available. It’s a good exercise for us. It’s good for us as coaches to get out there, practice before OTAs start in a couple of weeks. It was good for everybody to see these guys and get them to work.” On CB Joshua Holsey’s return from multiple ACL injuries in college: “Watching him move around, it doesn’t look like he was hurt at all. He’s really quick in and out of breaks. He’s a competitor, you can see that. He likes to talk a little bit, as do I, so it’s a good match. We have a lot of fun with him. I think he’s going to be a good candidate for this football team. I know he ran around well in special teams drills, so we’ll see how it goes, but I was impressed with Holsey.” On a reported trade proposal with the 49ers during the draft: “That’s news to me. I’m not sure where he got that; he wasn’t in our draft room. I never heard the phone ring, but even if it did, I don’t a second and a third and a fourth would be good enough for the 17th pick in the draft, personally. But Bruce would’ve had to make that call and he never said that he was offered that.”
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