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REDSKINS HEAD COACH JAY GRUDEN

 

 

 

On LB Cassanova McKinzy’s concussion: 
“I don’t know. I don’t know if there’s a severity to concussions really. I have no anticipation when it comes
to these things.” 
 
On QB Dwayne Haskins’ first start: 
“He was good. Had good energy. Communicated the offense well to others, made some nice plays. He
hurried a couple of them and had some pressure. Overall, I thought he moved the ball and had a nice
touchdown drive. He made some nice plays. I have to check out the film, but I am happy for him for the way
he played today.”  
 
On the preseason finale affecting the final roster: 
“Well, it can. It really can. Especially, if it’s close. We have to watch the film because there are a lot of guys
that got quality work in there, but maybe haven’t gotten a lot of reps this camp. It will be fun to check them
out and see where they stand. Not just for the 53, but also for the practice squad.” 
 
On WR Steven Sims Jr.’s performance: 
“He is a little fireball. It’s fun to watch him. Every time he gets the ball in his hands, it’s exciting. He had a
good punt return and a good kickoff return. He played pretty well.”  
 
On the performance of the draft class: 
“I think Dwayne [Haskins], obviously a young quarterback coming here, he has done a good job. Obviously
[Montez] Sweat is everything that we thought he would be. Learning the defense, his size, his speed and
length, it’s hard to coach that, pretty good. Who else we got, Jimmy Moreland, the seventh. He’s been quite a
spark on defense for us, played nickel and corner for us. Cole Holcomb, the fifth, he’s been very good. He
had a hurt shoulder, took a little setback there, but we have high expectations for him. Who else we got?
Receivers, obviously Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon, very strong OTA’s and training camps. We have
to get them rolling. Pretty good draft class I think.”


On WR Cam Sims’ drops and his outcome:
“On the first one, I think the ball came out a little early and he didn’t quite get his head around. He didn’t see
it until it was up on him. The second one got in on his chest and shoulder pads and bounced out. He has to
snatch that with his hands. Overall, I thinks Sims had a strong camp. The whole receiving group, like I said,
many of times, they all bring something different to the table. It is going to be tough to narrow it down to
five or six guys – maybe seven – so we will have to wait and see.”

 

On the rotation of RB Samaje Perine and the other running backs:
“We are going to give him some touches and give him some equal reps to keep him fresh, don’t want to
overload one guy. [Running Backs Coach] Randy Jordan did a nice job with the rotation. I thought Craig
[Reynolds] did some good things and Byron [Marshall] had some good hits there at the end. Samaje moved
the pile a couple times. I think all three of them did a good job. We didn’t give them any lanes. They played
pretty good defense. Our line didn’t do a good enough job given some holes on a few occasions.”

 

On Haskins building from being a backup:
“You build on every performance you have every day. Whether it’s a practice, game, or walk through,
whatever it is you just continue to build on what you’re learning and what you’re doing. Just keep going that
is what he is going to have to do. Every game plan is going to be different. We are going to add new things
to our playbook. He is just going to have to keep learning, growing and getting better

 

 

 

REDSKINS QUARTERBACK DWAYNE HASKINS JR.

 

On how he felt about the game:
“Felt great out here today, just the atmosphere. [Going] out there, being a leader, talking to the guys, having
fun. That’s the most important thing I had today was having fun. Be a leader on and off the field and just try
to make the play.”


On what Baltimore Ravens QB Robert Griffin III said to him after the game:


“If I ever needed him for anything, just give him a call. He plays in Baltimore, so me and him have the same
offseason quarterback coach and we’ll be in touch. He thinks I’ll be really great quarterback one day. That
means a lot coming from him.”


On showing emotion after his touchdown pass:
“I’m pretty level-headed most of the time, but when I score a touchdown, I just let it go. All this just goes
into it. Calling the play, making sure the right play is called, getting the motion across, reading the defense,
throwing the right pass, making a great play on the ball. It’s all the little things that go into that play like that,
just a whole bunch of excitement because you work on that play like 10 times since Wednesday. It’s just
something you work on. You just put a whole bunch of repetitions in it and you just want to see it happen in
a game. That’s something about scoring touchdowns that makes me happy about them.”


On his progression through the preseason:
“I know I can play. The biggest thing is just keep progressing as far getting to the line of scrimmage, calling
the play fast and calling it right and concise, making sure the guys hear me, having great body language on
and off the field. Just making the throws, making the right reads and making the right timing. I throw to
everybody. I don’t have great timing with just one person, except for Terry [McLaurin] because I’ve known
him for a couple years now. Just keep building.”


On the difference from this game to previous games:
“Being more and more confident. knew I was starting this week so it wasn’t necessarily like an
adjustment as far as, ‘When am I going to play? What plays do I have? Who am I going to have in when I
play?’ I knew already. I knew what the game plan was as far as just for me. It just made things a little bit
easier for me as far as just going out there and having fun and being the guy I know – being a leader.”

 

On dealing with the uncertainty of knowing when he will play:
“I learned at Ohio State, sat behind JT [Barrett] and every game was an opportunity to learn and me to
keep getting better. I may not be the starter right now, but I may be one day. Just keep working on that and at
the end of the day, just keep getting better.”


On what he hoped he showed his teammates during the preseason:
“I just want to show them that they can believe in me, I can make the right reads, make the right plays. Just
try to go out there and have guys believe in me, that’s the biggest thing about being a quarterback. I feel like
I did that and I got better with that every game. Just great when you come back from scoring a touchdown
and the vets are cheering you on and the coaches are dapping you up. A lot of work goes into that so [I was]
very appreciative of that.”

 

 

 

REDSKINS LINEBACKER MONTEZ SWEAT

 

 

On how he feels looking ahead to the regular season:
“I’m just excited to actually be done with the preseason and actually excited to play a whole game.”

 

On what he learned this preseason:
“Yeah, I learned a lot. Just going through the actual practice reps and stuff like that I learned to not get too
riled up in the game because they’re going to sit you down pretty early (laughs). But yeah, it was a fun time.
I’m just excited to get rolling with the regular season.”

 

On if he knows what to expect going into Week 1:
“It’s going to be a surreal moment. I never take this stuff for granted even when I pray and walk onto the
field. But yeah, it’s definitely going to be a surreal moment.”


On if he has a sack celebration ready for his first regular season game:
“I don’t know, man (laughs). We’re going to see.”

 

 

REDSKINS WIDE RECEIVER STEVEN SIMS JR.

 

On his touchdown catch:
Simple corner route, Dwayne [Haskins] trusted me and beat my guy. Cam [Sims] was actually open before
me, so, Dwayne tried to help me out a little bit. Held the ball a little longer so I could come open and he
threw a touchdown to me.
 
On his returns: 
Just great blocking up front. The other 10 guys, they were blocking hard for me and they gave me a crease. I
just hit it.


On if he felt he did enough to make the team:
Yeah, I think I did everything I could to make the team. Right now, it's out of my hands. The film that I put
out there. I hope it was good enough for the guys upstairs to keep me around.
 
On sleeping good tonight:

Yeah, definitely going to sleep good. My son was here – eight months [old] – so first NFL game, it was fun.
I had fun, a lot of fun tonight.

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13 minutes ago, TK said:

On the rotation of RB Samaje Perine and the other running backs:
“We are going to give him some touches and give him some equal reps to keep him fresh, don’t want to
overload one guy. [Running Backs Coach] Randy Jordan did a nice job with the rotation. I thought Craig
[Reynolds] did some good things and Byron [Marshall] had some good hits there at the end. Samaje moved
the pile a couple times. I think all three of them did a good job. We didn’t give them any lanes. They played
pretty good defense. Our line didn’t do a good enough job given some holes on a few occasions.”

 

 

 

This definitely makes it sound like Perine made the team.

 

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