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  1. 4 minutes ago, Springfield said:

    That said, Disney has an impressive library based on what they currently own.  For $7 a month, it’s a great deal.

    Here's what kills me. A few weeks ago they just re-released everything MARVEL & Star Wars on DVD/BluRay/4K with the traditional new cover artwork. And now here it's available for $7 a month to stream with the extras like cut scenes. The only thing I didn't see "extra" wise was a commentary track but the only movie I looked at for "extras" was Empire.


  2. 2 hours ago, volsmet said:


    I can’t weigh in, some charlatan named @ExoDus84 is patrolling these waters. 

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    It’s odd how many goofballs run their yaps on this forum, people who offer nothing, know nothing, and are able to debate nothing competently. Chat about prospects and some e-stud has to chime in with his bs... you internet folks are a trip.

     

     

    Here's a hint.

     

    Put them on ignore. 

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  3. For Immediate Release                                                                                  

    November 7, 2019

     

    REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVE

     

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster move:

     

    The Redskins have activated the following player from the reserve/injured list: 

                RB Derrius Guice

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  4. On 10/27/2019 at 9:53 AM, CaptainJames2004 said:

    I hope this is a proper place for this. Anyway, I'd really like to adjust my name if possible. Not only is it too long and often doesn't fit on one line when I post something...but it also makes me feel like a kid if people assume the year is my DOB (it's not) lol.

     

    So, I'd love to either steal "Captain James" from it's current owner (literally never seen it used), or "CaptainJames," or "CaptainJames85"

     

    Please and thank you.

    Done


  5. For Immediate Release                                                                                  

    November 3, 2019

     

    REDSKINS SIGN SAFETY AND SPECIAL TEAMS CAPTAIN DESHAZOR EVERETT TO MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION

     

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed safety Deshazor Everett to a three-year contract extension. Full terms of the deal were not disclosed.

     

    Everett (6-0, 203) is a two-time captain for the Redskins. He was named the team’s special teams captain in 2018 and 2019. He was originally signed to the Redskins practice squad in 2015 and was promoted to the active roster on Oct. 3, 2015. He has appeared in 62 career regular season games with 11 starts, compiling 82 career tackles (51 solo), two interceptions, seven passes defensed and one forced fumble.

     

    Everett played collegiately at Texas A&M from 2011-14, where he appeared in 50 career games for the Aggies. He recorded 218 career tackles (123 solo), 26 passes defensed, five interceptions and one fumble recovery.

     

    Everett, 27, attended DeRidder H.S. in Louisiana where he was a two-time All-Louisiana selection. He was born on Feb. 22, 1992.

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  6. For Immediate Release

    October 31, 2019

     

     

    STATEMENT FROM THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS

     

    The Washington Redskins have requested that the NFL’s Management Council convene a joint committee with the NFLPA to review the medical records and the medical care given to Trent Williams. We have requested this review under the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement that provides for an independent third party review of any NFL player’s medical care. The Redskins continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our players and staff. Due to healthcare and privacy regulations, we are unable to comment further at this time. We look forward to the joint committee’s results.   


  7. 1 hour ago, SkinFanInMinn said:

    Where's the "Hi there" crew when you need them?

    Sometimes we work out I n the front lines & sometimes we work behind closed doors in private one on one with members. 
     

    For those wondering why @volsmet didn’t get a ban, it’s because of the latter & his sense of self awareness in volunteering for a matching ban. 
     

    And for the record, I would be willing to work with @desertbeagle85 to let the dog back in except for the 3 meltdown emails he sent upon being banned. Right now, we’re all out of newspaper. :)  

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  8. For Immediate Release                                                                                  

    October 30, 2019

     

    REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

     

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves:

     

    The following player reported to the team:

                T Trent Williams *

     

    The following player has been placed on the reserve/injured list:

                LB Cassanova McKinzy 

     

    The following player has been signed to the practice squad:

                DE Carroll Phillips 

     

    *The Redskins have been granted a roster exemption for Williams

     

    -REDSKINS-


  9. ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES

     

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Vikings:

     

    The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

    o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy

    o   No. 22 S Deshazor Everett

    o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson 

    o   No. 35 S Montae Nicholson 

    o   No. 40 LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 

    o   No. 67 G Wes Martin

    o   No. 85 TE Vernon Davis 

     

    No. 87 Jeremy Sprinkle is expected to start in place of No. 85 Vernon Davis at tight end.

    No. 30 Troy Apke is expected to start in place of No. 35 Montae Nicholson at safet


  10. ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES

     

    LANDOVER, Md. – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the San Francisco 49ers:

     

    The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

    o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy

    o   No. 22 S Deshazor Everett

    o   No. 24 CB Josh Norman 

    o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson 

    o   No. 40 LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 

    o   No. 67 G Wes Martin

    o   No. 85 TE Vernon Davis 

     

     

    The 49ers declared the following players as inactive:

    o   No. 3  QB C.J. Beathard 

    o   No. 19 WR Deebo Samuel

    o   No. 23 CB Ahkello Witherspoon

    o   No. 44 FB Kyle Juszczyk 

    o   No. 69 T Mike McGlinchey

    o   No. 74 T Joe Staley

    o   No. 93 DL D.J. Jones 

     

    No. 87 Jeremy Sprinkle is expected to start in place of No. 85 Vernon Davis at tight end.

    No. 38 Simeon Thomas is expected to start in place of No. 24 Josh Norman at cornerback.

     

    No. 67 Justin Skule is expected to start in place of No. 74 Joe Staley at left tackle.

    No. 60 Daniel Brunskill is expected to start in place of No. 69 Mike McGlinchey at right tackle.

    No. 41 Emmanuel Moseley is expected to start in place of No. 23 Ahkello Witherspoon at cornerback.

     

    On your flip card for the Redskins, please add No. 48 RB Craig Reynolds and omit No. 89 WR Cam Sims. On Saturday, the Redskins released Sims and promoted Reynolds from the practice squad. 

     


  11. October. 16, 2019

    Interim Head Coach Bill Callahan

     

    Opening Statement:

    “Again, congratulations to the Nationals, wow. Pretty amazing. Our Director of Football Operations Paul Kelly, his son is a bat boy for the Nationals, so it was great to see him on the tube last night celebrating. So that’s pretty awesome, I had to mention that. Getting ready, just starting preparation on the Niners. Had a good day at practice just focusing on all the early-down situations, getting ready for a really talented football team in all phases. They’re pretty good running the football, as you all know they lead the league in completions and rush attempts, number one in the league. Defense is top five in all categories and special teams is solid across the ball, so we have a great challenge this weekend as the Niners come to town.”

     

    On RB Chris Thompson’s status:

    “We’ll know a little bit more about him at the end of the week. He’s down right now at practice today, but we’ll know a little bit more going forward.”

     

    On the statuses of RB Derrius Guice and RB Bryce Love:

    “Just maybe, possibly [RB Derrius] Guice could be released [back to practice] in another week or so, possibly. Then [RB Bryce] Love, we’ll just see where he’s at. He’s still in the rehabilitation process.”

     

    On why RB Adrian Peterson and QB Case Keenum were held out of practice:

    “Definitely just veteran guys, backing them down and just trying to take care of their bodies a little bit better.”

     

    On what he’s seen from the pass rush recently:

    “I thought it was good. I know we focused on it last week and you saw [LB] Montez Sweat, he had some good efforts and good [opportunities] one-on-one in the game. [LB Ryan] Kerrigan did, as well. They didn’t get the production they wanted, but you look at [DT Tim] Settle and [DT Matt] Ioannidis and [DT] Jonathan Allen – I think all of those guys have been doing a really good job. Our interior has provided more push and more production than our outside guys have, so that’s a challenge that we accept. We know we’ve got to get a little more heat on the quarterback. We’re definitely tied into that. Of course, [LB] Ryan Anderson did a pretty good job last week as well just putting heat and pressure on the quarterback.”

     

    On whether Thompson needed surgery:

    “No, just rest.”

     

    On how difficult it is to practice without your starting quarterback:

    “[QB] Dwayne [Haskins Jr.] took all the reps today and it’s invaluable for a backup to take starting reps, especially at the beginning of the week in terms of putting your plan together and laying it out there and making all the adjustments, whether it’s new communication, new formations, handling the shift-motion game. I thought he did a really good job today, so his growth is starting to show in practice and also in his preparation. He’s in earlier, he’s out later, so it’s all coming to fruition. It’s going to take a little time, but it’s good to see him take a major step today in practice.”

     

    On how to find success in the running game against a tough 49ers defense:

    “Every game is different, so how the game unfolds and how we attack the Niners, whether we do it internally or whether we throw a little bit more – it really doesn’t matter to us. We’d like to run it more and if we don’t, as long as we’re making yards and scoring points it really doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, it’s getting on the board and it is winning by any means necessary. We’ll do whatever we need to do. Of course we want to establish the run and we want to keep that identity just like everybody else around the league, but they’re good, they’re a really good challenge for our football team. They’re solid in every area, in their front, in their backend, their second-level. Their speed, quickness, explosion and pursuit to the ball is one of the best in the league right now, so they’ve done a tremendous job putting that front together. It’s interesting, a couple years ago when they were here you could just see kind of the blueprint of what they were trying to do – now, they’ve added a lot of pieces, they’ve got five first-rounders up front, the backend is tied down pretty well. They’re making plays in the backend, but their front and the way that they pursue to the ball is really impressive. They’ve done a good job, good staff, so it’ll be a great challenge for our team.”

     

    On what makes 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan’s run scheme so effective:

    “Kyle [Shanahan] knows the running game. He’s well-respected around the league for what he’s accomplished here, in Cleveland, in Atlanta and obviously in San Francisco. He’s really worked hard to establish their identity. It’s a good mixture of their wide zone game – I mean, that’s where it starts, of course they’re going to stretch the ball, they’re going to be a one-cut-runner type of team and then they’re going to mix it all up with their diversionary motions, their jet sweep motions, they add in and implement the gap schemes and the perimeter schemes, so they’re pretty diverse, pretty challenging in that respect. You don’t see a lot of teams have that much diversity in their attack and in their scheme, but they gameplan really well. They change week-to-week and you’ve got to be ready for everything. They’ve got it all.”

     

    On what 49ers defensive lineman is the main focus this week:

    “There are so many different front variations, so we’re preparing for everything. It’s difficult to say that it’s just one rusher because the minute you focus on one rusher obviously there are three more first-rounders on the other side that you have to deal with. We’ve got to have a great protection plan going into this game. Rush control is going to be important, you can see that exhibited by the way the Rams played last week, and other teams and how they’ve played them. It’s no secret that the Niners have got a good rush plan and of course the pressure plan with it is outstanding. How we matchup, that can all vary because they line up in different locations, different spots and then they change those matchups based on what they see. Hard to predict, but we’ll try to prepare for it all.”

     

    On getting the running game going on third-and-short situations:

    “First off, short-yardage situations, third-and-one to-two, they’re always balanced Run-Pass-Option downs. Third down and three-to-four, three-to-five, those are downs where you can mix it somehow, but you really gotta be outstanding to generate a five-yard run on third-and-five against the different types of pressures you can potentially see. It’s not that we’re reluctant on those downs-and-distances, we just have a lot of confidence in [QB] Case [Keenum] and our receivers. It didn’t work out as well down in Miami. I thought we could have done a better job versus the press man that we’ve gotten. We’ve gotta go back to the drawing board and work a little bit harder, be a little bit more diligent in our technique in terms of defeating man coverage and that’s no secret. That’s nothing that anybody doesn’t know in football, whether it’s our staff or their staff or our players, we just gotta do a better job being a little bit more definitive, having more definition in our route running in those situations.”

     

    On his expectations are for Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky:

    “I think he has high standards and he wants to put our kids in good position, our players are in good position in the backend and we’re working hard to tie up and fix possibly a coverage or two, but other than that I thought we played really well down in Miami. Like I mentioned the other day, [CB] Quinton Dunbar played really well, Landon [Collins] played well – NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Those guys played really well in the backend and they continue to get better and if we can complement that back end with a little bit more pressure, hopefully that’ll provide some more opportunities for turnovers and picks.”

     

    On whether there was an emphasis placed on blitzing Collins last week:

    “Yeah there was. We featured his blitz ability and you saw the matchup on the [running] back in the game where he created the sack. So if we could put him in positions where he can get matched up and not have the offensive line slide to him on a pick up, that just enhances our percentages of making a play and being productive. I thought [Defensive Coordinator] Greg [Manusky] did a great job, I thought the staff did a great job preparing the team and creating those opportunities whether it was for Landon [Collins] or the defensive line up front.”

     

    On how WR Terry McLaurin’s approach compares to other rookie and veteran wide receivers:

    “I think pretty similar in terms of… I’m trying to think back on some of the guys. I’ve been around more veteran type receivers [opposed to] some of the younger guys. They’ve been all good, there’s no knock or anything like that and when you make a comparison, it's hard to judge for me. Just talking about [WR] Terry [McLaurin] individually, I go back to his make-up and his character and what he brings to the team and what he brings by example. When you’re a rookie, you don’t say a lot of things, you’re not always so vocal because you’re just learning, you’re trying to feel your way around in an NFL environment and you’re trying to really learn from the other players. For him to overcome that learning curve and take on a leadership role by example speaks volumes for his play. As he just continues to work diligently and he maintains his focus and shows continual improvement, the sky’s the limit for him. We’re just really happy for him and good to see him have the success he’s had this year and he’s really helped our offensive unit by a large stretch.”

     

    On whether Keenum will be on the injury report:

    “I don’t know. I haven’t seen one yet, I'll see it when it comes out.”

     

    On whether Keenum was held out for rest or if he was held out to give QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. an opportunity to get first-team reps:

    “Strictly for [QB] Case [Keenum]’s purposes, yes.”

     

    On the trade rumors surrounding T Trent Williams and if he wants to see some assets return to the team in a potential deal if Williams decides he will not return:

    “Well number one, I don't know anything about that conversation, the first part of your question, I don't know anything about that, so we’ll see about that, I guess. Number two, I think you’re always looking to improve your roster by any means. Whether you’re acquiring by trade or acquiring it through free agency or obviously guys off the waiver wire, we’re always looking. We’re always trying to turn it and always trying to improve the bottom of the roster and also develop the players we have here on practice squad. [We have] a number of players that are working hard, diligent in terms of upping their stock and getting their chance, just like [DB] Jeremy Reaves did this weekend. That’s really the focus as i’m concerned as a coach, just trying to get the players we have here in-house better and we’re always searching to improve each position by any way we can. I hope that answers your question.”

     

    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS HEAD COACH KYLE SHANAHAN CONFERENCE CALL

     

    On if this game is personal:

    “It’s not my first time back there, I’ve been in three buildings since. I’ve moved on with my life in many other ways and I think my family has also. I think it’s pretty easy not to make it personal – the guys who get personal with it don’t play in the game. It’s not an issue, we’ve got our team coming to play their team and we’re looking forward to that.”

     

    On what is was like working with Rams Head Coach Sean McVay and Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur:

    “Yeah, enjoyed it a lot. We were all pretty close in age. I had worked with [Packers Head Coach Matt] LaFleur and [49ers Run Game Coordinator Mike] McDaniel in Houston, met [Rams Head Coach] Sean [McVay] when we got there. We all became real good friends being there. We were all very similar in that we were young and we were eager to learn. We were always studying more stuff, and just being able to go through those four years together there were a ton of ups and downs. You start out with an offense you want to run, then you learn that you’ve got to adjust to a bunch of different personnel to be able to do that stuff and try things together and always just competing with each other on what we wanted to do. I think we all knew that we respected each other a ton. We thought each other would have good futures after there and we enjoyed our time together. At least working together and since we’ve left, we’ve all stayed pretty close.” 

     

    On if they thought they would all be head coaches in the NFL:

    “A lot has to do with luck, you’ve got to be on the right teams. You’ve got to make sure you have a good year when that happens so you get your opportunities. There’s got to be an owner that wants to hire you, so hopefully you do good on the interview and everything. When I had come, before I came [to Washington] I worked in two other buildings, and [I’d] been around a whole lot of coaches my whole life. To get there and see some of these guys, they were some of the better coaches I had been around. I didn’t deal with them being young or being friends with them. They were very good coaches who were hungry. You could tell that they were different than the average coaches and usually when it’s like that, it’s usually a matter of time before you get an opportunity but there’s a lot of good coaches in this league who haven’t gotten opportunities, all the stars have to align. You got to be on the right team on the right year, you gotta have the right reputation, and you got to do good on interviews.”

     

    On how that group of coaches stayed positive through the tough times together:

    “It always helped me, I mean I can’t speak for them. Growing up the son of a coach, I always knew I wanted to be in football, but all I had to do was go off with my Dad and watch how he was and stuff. I remember he’d always grind so hard and work so much growing up. I never was like, ‘Man, I don’t know if I can do that.’ And then I turned about 20 and really realized that’s where I wanted to go and I was like, ‘I know I can work that hard. I’ll put the time in.’ You start to go into the business and you work at it real hard. I remember my Dad used to always tell me, ‘You’re going to go through a lot of ups and downs and people will judge you based off your success rate, but the main thing about football is if you just really learn what you’re doing, know how to coach players, it’s just a matter of time before good things happen.’ So, your only insurance in coaching can’t just be studying, know what you're doing and really knowing how to have a relationship, communicating with other coaches and players. Usually when you do know what you’re talking about, and can get along with people – it might not happen right way, it is a tough business – but if you stay at it and keep grinding, usually you end up getting into the right situation.” 

     

    On having early season success this year compared to the previous two seasons:

    “It’s been definitely more fun this year than the last two years. I’ve also been in this long enough to just sit here – I’m not celebrating anything yet. We’re 5-0, it’s very early. I’ve been 5-0 and finished 8-8 before, so 5-0 doesn’t guarantee anything. We’ve got a tough division, got a tough schedule ahead of us. You never know how injuries go, hopefully we’ll get some of our guys back. I hope to sit back at the end of this year and feel that way, but it’s way too early to start feeling anything like that.”

     

    On transforming the culture in San Francisco:

    “When I went on every interview, everyone asked me what type of culture I was going to bring and promote, and to me culture is based off the type of people you have there and I knew during the interview, meeting the owner and being able to get a general manager like John Lynch, we knew we had the right people with the right intentions that were in it for one thing and that was to win. We also could be really honest with where we were at, at the time which we knew we had a lot of work to do. Everything we’ve done is to try to bring the right people in, to get people who really care about football and really have one intention and that’s to make it in football and to win. When you do that, and I do think we have a bunch of good people here, the culture kind of takes care of itself. We’ve got people who live and die football and they know how to treat each other, and it’s one of the more fun groups and higher character groups that I’ve been around.”

     

    On what he learned during his time with the Redskins:

    “I just learned it’s very important to work with people that have the same intentions and you want to go in the same direction. Football is a very tough game and no matter how close you are with people, there’s adversity that faces everyone and when you lose one game, two games in a row, you know what’s going to be written and everything and [if] people live off that type of stuff, it’s very hard to survive and get through any tough times. So, you’ve got to make sure people are made of the same stuff you are, that have the same intention, same goals and they’re ready to fight and work through things and see it to the end.”

     

    On his reaction to Jay Gruden being let go and the challenge of facing a new coach:

    “Jay [Gruden] is a friend of mind, a guy that I’ve always liked and I worked with him when I started in Tampa for two years. Someone I always try to spend some time with when I see him down in [Indianapolis]. You always hurt for a fellow coach when they get let go. You know how much the coach and their family puts into that, but I thought Jay did a great job while he was there, personally. I think Jay is a hell of a coach and he’ll land on his feet and get another job. With Callahan taking over, Bill has been around for a while, another guy I have huge respect for. Never had the chance to work with him, but played against him a number of times, got to talk to him a number of times, always study him and he’s one of the more respected coaches in this league. He knows how to run the ball, he knows how to throw the ball. I know they got their first win last week and they got some good players on that team too, so I know it’s going to be a challenge this Sunday.”

     

    On Wide Receiver Terry McLaurin:

    “I mean, he’s very fast, the game’s not too big for him, he competes in all aspects of the game, that’s why we liked him too coming out of Ohio State. He’s done a really good job for them stepping in as a rookie which is rare for receivers, but you’ve got a very good football player and he’s tough and the game’s not too big. When you add his speed and play-making ability – that usually adds to a pretty consistent receiver.”

     

    On his advice to fellow coaches about working for the Redskins:

    “Just look into it, see what the situation is and who you want to work for. I mean, anytime you get opportunities you’ve got to look into it, but I’m not there and I don’t know how it is right now. That would be up to that person. I’m probably not the person they want to call on that advice.”

     

    On whether he was aware that this weekend was the Redskins Alumni Weekend:

    “No, I didn’t know. I probably wouldn’t have noticed. For you guys who know me, I’m pretty checked out of everything. I’ll be in my own little world in a little cubby studying the gameplan, I’ll come out right before pregame, call the plays, do as good as we can, go right into that locker room and get on the plane as fast as possible.”

     

    On if he has any good memories from his time with the Redskins:

    “Yeah, I have a lot of close friends from there, we liked our neighborhood. Loved having an opportunity to work with my Dad and live in the same place as my Mom and Dad for four years, which was the first time since high school, so that was cool. I have a lot of close friends from the coaching staff and a lot of players that were there. There’s a lot of players that I still keep in touch with from there – I know there’s not many left over still now, except for probably [T] Trent [Williams] – but there were a lot of relationships I had there and a lot of people that meant a lot to me.”

     


  12. For Immediate Release                                                                                  

    October 16, 2019

     

    LANDON COLLINS NAMED NFC DEFENSIVE 
    PLAYER OF THE WEEK

     

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced today that Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the team’s Week 6 win against the Miami Dolphins.

     

    The honor is the fourth of Collins’ career and his first as a member of the Redskins. It is his first selection since Week 11 of the 2017 season. He is the 37th Redskin to receive the NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor since the award’s inception in 1984. Collins becomes the first Redskin to be selected since linebacker Keenan Robinson in Week 7 of the 2014 season, and he is the first Redskins safety to receive the honor since LaRon Landry did so in Week 5 of the 2010 season. 

     

    Collins finished the Week 6 contest against the Miami Dolphins with 12 tackles (10 solo), including one for a loss, one sack, one forced fumble and two passes defensed. Collins finished tied for second in the NFC in total tackles and was tied for first in the NFC in solo tackles. He was one-of-two players to record a forced fumble and multiple passes defensed in Week 6 and was the only player in the NFC to register a sack, a pass defensed and a forced fumble. It was Collins’ first sack since the 2016 season, and it was his sixth-career game with multiple passes defensed. Collins was one-of-12 players in the NFC this week to register multiple passes defensed, and the forced fumble was the fourth of Collins’ career.

     

    Through six games this season, Collins has registered 55 tackles (39 solo), including four for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, two passes defensed and one quarterback hit. He has started in all six games this season and has led the team in tackles twice this season. 

     

    Collins is the first Redskin this season to receive NFC Player of the Week honors. He entered 2019 having earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors three times in his career. He earned the award in Week 7 and Week 9 of the 2016 season and in Week 11 of the 2017 season as a member of the New York Giants. 

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  13. October 14, 2019

    Interim Head Coach Bill Callahan

     

     

     

     

    On if there is an injury update for RB Chris Thompson: 

    “We’re still evaluating his status, so we’ll know a little bit more on Wednesday.”

     

    On if Thompson went for an MRI:

    “He did. I believe so, yes.”

     

    On the decision to put TE Jordan Reed on IR: 

    “I think that we gave him as much time as possible to overcome his injury and at this juncture it’s going to be a little bit more prolonged. So, I think the decision to put him on IR was probably the smartest move we could make at this time for him.”

     

    On whether he anticipates Reed returning this season:

    “I don’t know, I really don’t know. I’m unsure. I think as we move along in time it will define itself.”

     

    On TE Jerome Cunningham’s injury:

    “Nothing about his status right now. He was hurt in the game, sustained a knee injury. We’ll know a little bit more later after we get the medical report here at about 3:30, so we’ll get a good handle on that.”

     

    On what he saw from QB Case Keenum on tape:

    “I thought there was a lot of opportunity out there. We left some plays out on the field, but he made some big throws – the two throws to [WR] Terry [McLaurin]. I think one of the biggest throws in the game was the deep out cut when we were backed up in the [end zone] to get us out of the hole and obviously to create a little bit of momentum and field position, so that was really impressive. He had a big throw to Terry that we didn’t clutch, but aside from that he was pretty solid. I think he would want some plays back like we talked about yesterday, but overall he can get better and I think he would be the first one to tell you that. We’re all looking to get better after yesterday. There’s a lot of things on the tape that are indicative of where are performance can improve. I shared that with the players today, as did their position coaches and coordinators, so I’m optimistic that we can go back with a focused mindset and kind of correct some of the things that we weren’t good at and prepare for a really good football team coming in here this weekend.”

     

    On what stood out from the running game:

    “I thought, by and large, the offensive line played well. They got a new coach who’s a little bit better than I am and they had no penalties for the first time, so no question that was a huge improvement and we ran the ball for over 140 yards, which was tremendous. When you go on the road and pound it and give up no sacks, no penalties and I think only one [tackle-for-loss] in the run game out of 30-something attempts – I thought that was really positive, a lot of positives came out of that, a lot of guys played well, so it was good for all of them, especially [G] Ereck Flowers [Sr.] going back down to Miami and playing in front of his family. Pretty proud of his performance, as we all were.”

     

    On CB Quinton Dunbar:

    “He was tremendous in so many areas. A guy that can come up and make two plays behind the line of scrimmage for loss. He was relentless versus their screens – he came up, he supported, he filled the alley, really impressive – and the play he made on the slant on the pick, really great anticipation, awareness, instinct, intuitiveness. He showed all those traits, but by and large he made plays not only in the backend against the passing game, but in the running game, in the screen game, the things that he prevented, the big play opportunities that he shut down early before they got going – that was really impressive. Very impressive play by ‘Q’ [CB Quinton Dunbar] yesterday.”

     

    On if his practice adjustments showed up in the game:

    “Well, every game is so different and I just thought that our players had a real focus, a good focused mindset going down into Miami. I think they understood that it was important to stay penalty-free in terms of what we wanted them to do and that is to run the ball and to utilize the run action, which we did effectively and keep us out of the long distances. I think we were only third-and-long one time, third-and-double-digits one time, which is a huge, huge improvement for us to stay out of those downs and distances because the penalties had backed us up so many times and put us in bad spots. So the goal going in was to manage the game in a different manner where we could stay more manageable. I think we had somewhere in the area of six to seven third down plays where we were under five yards or less. When you’re functioning within those parameters, it gives you a pretty good opportunity to convert because those conversion percentages are always high in the league. That was a focus and that was our intention going into the game. A little bit of a different mind shift philosophically.”

     

    On if the input from the referees in practice helped out in the game:

    “We get the information on each crew and we get information on how they’re going to call the game, basically. Let’s say for instance you have a crew that comes in and they're going to call DPI [defensive pass interference] or they’re going to call holding or they're going to be more aware of the line of scrimmage, whatever that is, whatever their fouls are high at, that’s where we try to focus our attention as we go out on the practice field. So with the officials coming to practice, we try to give them that information so that they can maintain that focus and make our players more aware of what it is we could be doing better or if we’re clean, we’re clean. Each crew is different, so last week’s game, the line of scrimmage was important to do a good job with keeping clean formationally and they do a pretty good job of that, this previous crew did and that’s where their penalties are high. Like I said, it’s different each game. So I thought we addressed that and we just try to focus on basically what they’re going to call. I don’t know if that helps you or not, but that’s what we do. And for the players’ mindset, it gives them awareness of what a crew can potentially focus in on and major in and where their calls are, where their calls are high and where they’re low and so forth.” 

     

    On S Deshazor Everett’s injury and DB Jeremy Reaves’ impact on Sunday:

    “[S Deshazor Everett] will be out a couple weeks, but we anticipate him being back here with us pretty soon. And with that being said, [DB] Jeremy Reaves came in, we reactivated him, to the 53[-man roster] on Saturday and what an amazing job he did. He came in, stepped in as the personal punt protector, made all the calls, put everybody in the right spots, covered not only in the punt, but also in the kickoff cover and made a tackle inside the 20. That was really impressive. You’ll see him go down the field, you’ll see him cut the blockers, he’ll swerve, he’ll slip and he makes a big-time play. They were missing their top returner yesterday, but the returners that were on the field were just as good or equally better from what we have seen. So it was impressive to see him step up and step into that role. He was ready mentally with Deshazor’s injury and boom, he came in and answered the bell and really lifted our team. Not only there, but also on the defensive side, he played a few snaps on defense and you can see his pursuit, his effort and basically his close, his closure on the running game show up. So, really good to see him have a good game. I was happy for him, we all were.”

     

    On how much of a difference it makes having officials at practice versus just talking to players about penalties:

    “I don't know if it makes a difference or not. Like I said to you guys last week, it just brings a heightened awareness to the situation. And having the open lines of communication with the officials at practice and having them establish a dialogue with our players and our players with them, I think it's just a growing experience. I think we all learn and we grow from it. I think the players get a little bit of a better understanding. So just a little more conscience of it. Now that's just one game, you know? Everything’s different, next week's crew may call completely different and emphasize something different. We may play different. So I can't predict what's going to happen. I hope we don't have a number of fouls. I hope we can end up with no penalties and all that. But our numbers were considerably down compared to where they've been, especially going on the road.”

     

    On how he felt about the players’ stamina towards the end of the game:

    “Just the opposite, I felt our players’ stamina in the fourth quarter was good. I’m sure you saw the two sidelines during the course of the game, one was in the sun the entire time and one was in the shade. So, with that being said, our players played extremely hard. I didn't see any tail off. I didn't see anything slip in terms of effort, pursuit, hustle. We had no loafs. I think that was evident in the way our defense chased down the bubble screen game and their screen game. There were a number of perimeter screens that they tried to utilize and I thought our defense ran to the ball extremely well, not only from a support aspect, but from a pursuit aspect as well. It was really well done. So, [Defensive Coordinator] Greg [Manusky] did a good job. The defensive staff did a really good job in terms of not only rushing the passer, but pursuing to the ball to minimize the big play potential of the screen game.”

     

    On how WR Terry McLaurin’s football IQ has helped acclimate him to NFL:

    “I think when you look at his overall makeup, as a person, his character and then being a two-time captain at Ohio State, I think it speaks volumes for his mindset and what he's about as a player. He is focused, he is high energy, he's tuned in and nothing kind of gets by him. His performance doesn’t surprise us, but it's good to see a rookie with that type of production. It's rare that you can step into the National Football League and have the type of production that he's had so soon and so early in the season. So, yeah we're fortunate to have him and just hope it continues for him. He's having a heck of a year so far.”

     

    On why Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to move the ball against the defense:

    “[QB Ryan] Fitzpatrick has forever stepped into these situations and has excelled extremely well. There was a point in time I was sitting there watching him where he was just making up plays. It looked like he was just coordinating plays. You'd see him walk over to the slot receivers and give them a combination, you'd walked over to the single receiver and give him his route. So it seems like he was just telling them what to do based on the coverages that were out there. He would kind of freeze the pitcher and he’d walk out and possibly change a route combination, but that was going on quite a bit as you watched the game. You could see those types of things occurring. Additionally, he got rid of the ball quick. He jumped into an empty backfield set. He managed well from that aspect, so hats off to him. He's a heck of a player. He did a lot of great things, avoiding the rush, getting the ball out, distributing it pretty fast, pretty quick, and making the chunk plays in the two-minute. That was pretty impressive, that was tough on us. When you make those types of plays, they're just killers. When you're sitting in that situation and you're just trying to make a stop and then all of the sudden he makes the conversion for 15 [yards], and comes back, and scrambles, and makes another conversion. He's just smart, savvy, veteran guy that knows the ins and outs of the two-minute drill and is an experienced veteran player. And that's why he's been successful throughout his career.” 

     

    On whether he felt that practice adjustments were validated because of the game’s results:

    “Well, that and also so many of the things that we emphasized in practice last week carries over. Our theme here is that our practice preparation really just shows up in game day reality, so those clips that we take from practice carry over. For instance, Landon Collins had two sacks during the course of practice last week – one was just a ‘wow play’ that I haven’t seen in a long time – and then you see it transfer into the game, make another and slips the back in protection, makes the sack on [QB Josh] Rosen. That’s just practice carryover. Now, he’s an awfully talented player. When you look at him, he has all the traits that you want out of a premier safety, but doing it is another thing and he does it consistently. So, watching him get one-on-one with a back and making a sack, it just adds to that dimension of putting pressure on the quarterback, making him feel a little bit uncomfortable, so he did a pretty good job.”

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For Immediate Release                                                                                  

    October 14, 2019

     

    REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

     

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves:

     

    The Redskins have signed the following players to the practice squad:

                T Victor Salako

                DB Maurice Smith


  14. October 14, 2019

    Interim Head Coach Bill Callahan

     

     

     

     

    On if there is an injury update for RB Chris Thompson: 

    “We’re still evaluating his status, so we’ll know a little bit more on Wednesday.”

     

    On if Thompson went for an MRI:

    “He did. I believe so, yes.”

     

    On the decision to put TE Jordan Reed on IR: 

    “I think that we gave him as much time as possible to overcome his injury and at this juncture it’s going to be a little bit more prolonged. So, I think the decision to put him on IR was probably the smartest move we could make at this time for him.”

     

    On whether he anticipates Reed returning this season:

    “I don’t know, I really don’t know. I’m unsure. I think as we move along in time it will define itself.”

     

    On TE Jerome Cunningham’s injury:

    “Nothing about his status right now. He was hurt in the game, sustained a knee injury. We’ll know a little bit more later after we get the medical report here at about 3:30, so we’ll get a good handle on that.”

     

    On what he saw from QB Case Keenum on tape:

    “I thought there was a lot of opportunity out there. We left some plays out on the field, but he made some big throws – the two throws to [WR] Terry [McLaurin]. I think one of the biggest throws in the game was the deep out cut when we were backed up in the [end zone] to get us out of the hole and obviously to create a little bit of momentum and field position, so that was really impressive. He had a big throw to Terry that we didn’t clutch, but aside from that he was pretty solid. I think he would want some plays back like we talked about yesterday, but overall he can get better and I think he would be the first one to tell you that. We’re all looking to get better after yesterday. There’s a lot of things on the tape that are indicative of where are performance can improve. I shared that with the players today, as did their position coaches and coordinators, so I’m optimistic that we can go back with a focused mindset and kind of correct some of the things that we weren’t good at and prepare for a really good football team coming in here this weekend.”

     

    On what stood out from the running game:

    “I thought, by and large, the offensive line played well. They got a new coach who’s a little bit better than I am and they had no penalties for the first time, so no question that was a huge improvement and we ran the ball for over 140 yards, which was tremendous. When you go on the road and pound it and give up no sacks, no penalties and I think only one [tackle-for-loss] in the run game out of 30-something attempts – I thought that was really positive, a lot of positives came out of that, a lot of guys played well, so it was good for all of them, especially [G] Ereck Flowers [Sr.] going back down to Miami and playing in front of his family. Pretty proud of his performance, as we all were.”

     

    On CB Quinton Dunbar:

    “He was tremendous in so many areas. A guy that can come up and make two plays behind the line of scrimmage for loss. He was relentless versus their screens – he came up, he supported, he filled the alley, really impressive – and the play he made on the slant on the pick, really great anticipation, awareness, instinct, intuitiveness. He showed all those traits, but by and large he made plays not only in the backend against the passing game, but in the running game, in the screen game, the things that he prevented, the big play opportunities that he shut down early before they got going – that was really impressive. Very impressive play by ‘Q’ [CB Quinton Dunbar] yesterday.”

     

    On if his practice adjustments showed up in the game:

    “Well, every game is so different and I just thought that our players had a real focus, a good focused mindset going down into Miami. I think they understood that it was important to stay penalty-free in terms of what we wanted them to do and that is to run the ball and to utilize the run action, which we did effectively and keep us out of the long distances. I think we were only third-and-long one time, third-and-double-digits one time, which is a huge, huge improvement for us to stay out of those downs and distances because the penalties had backed us up so many times and put us in bad spots. So the goal going in was to manage the game in a different manner where we could stay more manageable. I think we had somewhere in the area of six to seven third down plays where we were under five yards or less. When you’re functioning within those parameters, it gives you a pretty good opportunity to convert because those conversion percentages are always high in the league. That was a focus and that was our intention going into the game. A little bit of a different mind shift philosophically.”

     

    On if the input from the referees in practice helped out in the game:

    “We get the information on each crew and we get information on how they’re going to call the game, basically. Let’s say for instance you have a crew that comes in and they're going to call DPI [defensive pass interference] or they’re going to call holding or they're going to be more aware of the line of scrimmage, whatever that is, whatever their fouls are high at, that’s where we try to focus our attention as we go out on the practice field. So with the officials coming to practice, we try to give them that information so that they can maintain that focus and make our players more aware of what it is we could be doing better or if we’re clean, we’re clean. Each crew is different, so last week’s game, the line of scrimmage was important to do a good job with keeping clean formationally and they do a pretty good job of that, this previous crew did and that’s where their penalties are high. Like I said, it’s different each game. So I thought we addressed that and we just try to focus on basically what they’re going to call. I don’t know if that helps you or not, but that’s what we do. And for the players’ mindset, it gives them awareness of what a crew can potentially focus in on and major in and where their calls are, where their calls are high and where they’re low and so forth.” 

     

    On S Deshazor Everett’s injury and DB Jeremy Reaves’ impact on Sunday:

    “[S Deshazor Everett] will be out a couple weeks, but we anticipate him being back here with us pretty soon. And with that being said, [DB] Jeremy Reaves came in, we reactivated him, to the 53[-man roster] on Saturday and what an amazing job he did. He came in, stepped in as the personal punt protector, made all the calls, put everybody in the right spots, covered not only in the punt, but also in the kickoff cover and made a tackle inside the 20. That was really impressive. You’ll see him go down the field, you’ll see him cut the blockers, he’ll swerve, he’ll slip and he makes a big-time play. They were missing their top returner yesterday, but the returners that were on the field were just as good or equally better from what we have seen. So it was impressive to see him step up and step into that role. He was ready mentally with Deshazor’s injury and boom, he came in and answered the bell and really lifted our team. Not only there, but also on the defensive side, he played a few snaps on defense and you can see his pursuit, his effort and basically his close, his closure on the running game show up. So, really good to see him have a good game. I was happy for him, we all were.”

     

    On how much of a difference it makes having officials at practice versus just talking to players about penalties:

    “I don't know if it makes a difference or not. Like I said to you guys last week, it just brings a heightened awareness to the situation. And having the open lines of communication with the officials at practice and having them establish a dialogue with our players and our players with them, I think it's just a growing experience. I think we all learn and we grow from it. I think the players get a little bit of a better understanding. So just a little more conscience of it. Now that's just one game, you know? Everything’s different, next week's crew may call completely different and emphasize something different. We may play different. So I can't predict what's going to happen. I hope we don't have a number of fouls. I hope we can end up with no penalties and all that. But our numbers were considerably down compared to where they've been, especially going on the road.”

     

    On how he felt about the players’ stamina towards the end of the game:

    “Just the opposite, I felt our players’ stamina in the fourth quarter was good. I’m sure you saw the two sidelines during the course of the game, one was in the sun the entire time and one was in the shade. So, with that being said, our players played extremely hard. I didn't see any tail off. I didn't see anything slip in terms of effort, pursuit, hustle. We had no loafs. I think that was evident in the way our defense chased down the bubble screen game and their screen game. There were a number of perimeter screens that they tried to utilize and I thought our defense ran to the ball extremely well, not only from a support aspect, but from a pursuit aspect as well. It was really well done. So, [Defensive Coordinator] Greg [Manusky] did a good job. The defensive staff did a really good job in terms of not only rushing the passer, but pursuing to the ball to minimize the big play potential of the screen game.”

     

    On how WR Terry McLaurin’s football IQ has helped acclimate him to NFL:

    “I think when you look at his overall makeup, as a person, his character and then being a two-time captain at Ohio State, I think it speaks volumes for his mindset and what he's about as a player. He is focused, he is high energy, he's tuned in and nothing kind of gets by him. His performance doesn’t surprise us, but it's good to see a rookie with that type of production. It's rare that you can step into the National Football League and have the type of production that he's had so soon and so early in the season. So, yeah we're fortunate to have him and just hope it continues for him. He's having a heck of a year so far.”

     

    On why Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to move the ball against the defense:

    “[QB Ryan] Fitzpatrick has forever stepped into these situations and has excelled extremely well. There was a point in time I was sitting there watching him where he was just making up plays. It looked like he was just coordinating plays. You'd see him walk over to the slot receivers and give them a combination, you'd walked over to the single receiver and give him his route. So it seems like he was just telling them what to do based on the coverages that were out there. He would kind of freeze the pitcher and he’d walk out and possibly change a route combination, but that was going on quite a bit as you watched the game. You could see those types of things occurring. Additionally, he got rid of the ball quick. He jumped into an empty backfield set. He managed well from that aspect, so hats off to him. He's a heck of a player. He did a lot of great things, avoiding the rush, getting the ball out, distributing it pretty fast, pretty quick, and making the chunk plays in the two-minute. That was pretty impressive, that was tough on us. When you make those types of plays, they're just killers. When you're sitting in that situation and you're just trying to make a stop and then all of the sudden he makes the conversion for 15 [yards], and comes back, and scrambles, and makes another conversion. He's just smart, savvy, veteran guy that knows the ins and outs of the two-minute drill and is an experienced veteran player. And that's why he's been successful throughout his career.” 

     

    On whether he felt that practice adjustments were validated because of the game’s results:

    “Well, that and also so many of the things that we emphasized in practice last week carries over. Our theme here is that our practice preparation really just shows up in game day reality, so those clips that we take from practice carry over. For instance, Landon Collins had two sacks during the course of practice last week – one was just a ‘wow play’ that I haven’t seen in a long time – and then you see it transfer into the game, make another and slips the back in protection, makes the sack on [QB Josh] Rosen. That’s just practice carryover. Now, he’s an awfully talented player. When you look at him, he has all the traits that you want out of a premier safety, but doing it is another thing and he does it consistently. So, watching him get one-on-one with a back and making a sack, it just adds to that dimension of putting pressure on the quarterback, making him feel a little bit uncomfortable, so he did a pretty good job.”

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For Immediate Release                                                                                  

    October 14, 2019

     

    REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

     

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves:

     

    The Redskins have signed the following players to the practice squad:

                T Victor Salako

                DB Maurice Smith


  15. For Immediate Release                                                                                  

    October 14, 2019

     

    REDSKINS TO HONOR CHRIS SAMUELS WITH INDUCTION INTO TEAM’S RING OF FAME ON OCTOBER 20TH

     

    ASHBURN, Va. – Former Redskins tackle Chris Samuels will be inducted into the Ring of Fame on Oct. 20 when the Redskins face the San Francisco 49ers at FedexField. He will be the 51st member of the Ring of Fame and will join London Fletcher as the two Redskins to be honored in 2019.  

     

    Chris Samuels was selected by the Redskins with the No. 3 overall pick in 2000 NFL Draft. He went on to play all 10 seasons of his career in Washington. Samuels started at left tackle in all 141 regular season games in which he appeared in as a Redskin and also started in the three postseason contests that the Redskins appeared in during his tenure with the team.

     

    During his 10 year career with the Redskins, Samuels was widely regarded as one of the game’s premier left tackles. He was selected to six Pro Bowls in 10 seasons and his six Pro Bowl appearances as a Redskin ranks sixth most in franchise history, trailing only Chris Hanburger, Charley Taylor, Darrell Green, Ken Houston and Trent Williams. Samuels four consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2005-08 are tied for the fifth longest streak in franchise history, trailing only Ken Houston, Trent Williams, Len Hauss and Chris Hanburger. In his rookie season with the Redskins in 2000, he was selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.

     

    “When Mr. Snyder called me and told me that I was getting inducted into the Ring of Fame, I was excited because there were so many great Redskins before me – guys like Darrell Green, John Riggins and all of those guys,” said Samuels. “Just to be among those guys right now and in that position is just truly great. It is an honor and a blessing. I love the Redskins organization and the fans and it is just a great deal for me to be inducted in.”

     

    More information about the Ring of Fame and its 50 current members can be found online by accessing https://www.redskins.com/news/history-ring-of-fame-table.