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Redskins practice report, Day 8: Two-minue drills

Aug 1, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT


RICHMOND—Friday saw a return of some rain, mostly light, and a visit from the governor of Virginia. Here is my practice report, which is slightly abbreviated since I was unable to watch all of practice. I’m augmenting it with some tweets from my colleague Tarik El-Bashir

—Yesterday they started up practice with the full kickoff team going through its paces. Today is was the punt team. They’re getting ready for the preseason opener six days from now.

—The offense was missing a big, key player due to injury but it’s nothing serious.

—But they did get one starter back as a substitute switched sides.

—Some good action here as linebackers are in one on one coverage against running backs coming out of the backfield. Lache Seastrunk showed that he’s picking up some pass receiving skills when he outfought Will Compton, who had tight coverage, and caught the short pass. Here’s a Vine of some other action in that drill.

—One holdover from last year who really has to fight for a job is receiver Aldrick Robinson. He made some progress today.

—One skill that Redskins defensive back have seemed to lack is how to play the ball in the air. Too often there has been a defender near the receiver as the ball comes down but the defender misplays the ball and the receiver makes the catch. David Amerson had no such issues covering Jordan Reed. The pass was up for grabs down the left sideline and Amerson did a nice job of tracking the ball and knocking down the pass.

—Kirk Cousins has a head-scratcher at least once a day. Today he tried to go to Aldrick Robinson over the middle and Bacarri Rambo got an easy interception. I have no idea what Cousins was looking at.

—A fun ending to practice as the team ran the two-minute offense. Griffin would have had the play of the day when he scrambled to his right and before going out ob bound he launched a deep pass to DeSean Jackson. The receiver had a step or two on DeAngelo Hall and he hauled in the pass. But a holding flag negated the play, although it will still look nice on film.

  1. deepball1 - Aug 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    and who was the holding penalty on during the last play of the practice when RG3 hit Jackson for a deep ball?

    Would certainly like to know that since there was no need to hold. Nobody was coming after RG3 to tackle him. Would love to know the name of the knucklehead.

  2. kenlinkins - Aug 1, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Rich: Would you agree that the starters for the first preseason game are locked down unless there is a injury? How long do you think the first team O-Line will play in the first preseason game?

    • Rich Tandler - Aug 1, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      Not sure what you mean by ³locked down² but I don¹t anticipate any changes to what we¹ve been seeing.

      Gruden just told us that starters will play 1-2 series. Archives

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