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Redskins practice report, Day 4: Moses, LeRibeus get shots with 1st team

Aug 2, 2015, 6:31 PM EDT


RICHMOND— There was some cloud cover in the area provided a welcome relief from the searing heat of the past few days as the Redskins held Day 4 of their training camp practice.

—Junior Galette was still very limited, doing mostly hand placement work with an assistant coach.

—Getting veterans’ days off were Ryan Kerrigan, Trent Williams, and Kory Lichtensteiger. DeSean Jackson participated in some individual work but he sat out most of the session with a dislocated finger.

—Pre-practice stretching seems to be more thorough this year than it was in the past. Mike Clark has them doing precise exercises to stretch hamstrings, Achilles, cores, and anything else that could be strained or sprained.

—With Williams and Lichtensteiger out, Morgan Moses worked with the first team at right tackle and Josh LeRibeus was at center

—Colt McCoy, working with the second team, has had his ups and (mostly) downs in camp. But he got off to a good start today. He dropped back, had some time, and fired a pass right to Ryan Grant. McCoy later had a dart in traffic complete to Jamison Crowder.

—We almost had our first scuffle of the season as OLB Trent Murphy and OT Takoby Cofield were unhappy with each other at the end of a pass-rushing drill. They exchanged words and there would have been a physical altercation had teammates not intervened.

—Preston Smith had a tough time in those one-on-one pass rushing drills. Morgan Moses twice rode Smith outside and then Takoby Cofield drove him to the ground. He will have better days.

—Trey Williams displayed some blurry fast speed on a run off of the right end. He took a handoff, had some running room, and he was 15 yards downfield in a flash. I still think the numbers work against him

—Very good touch on a deep pass by Robert Griffin III. On a straight dropback he put just enough air under a deep pass down the sideline to Ryan Grant. He ran under the pass and it dropped into his arms about 40 yards downfield. Griffin was fairly sharp all day, although he probably would have taken a few sacks had there been contact.

  1. austrianhttrfan - Aug 2, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    …so Scherff played on the left therefor??

    • captblood3000 - Aug 3, 2015 at 11:48 AM

      Sounds like it was Takoby Cofield at left tackle, with Williams taking the day off and Moses at right tackle.

      • Rich Tandler - Aug 3, 2015 at 1:42 PM

        No, it was Moses at LT. Scherff stayed on the right side.

  2. wonderfulfaison - Aug 2, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Any observations on Speight? He is the only draft pick I haven’t heard many talk about.

    • Rich Tandler - Aug 2, 2015 at 10:00 PM

      No big mistakes, nothing spectacular. I have seen him lining up on a lot of special teams units so assuming he makes the roster that will be the big part of what he does.

  3. goback2rfk - Aug 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Excited about the up coming season. My favorite time of year is football season. Love it. Already got my tickets to the Carolina Skins game down here at Bank of America stadium. Hopefully the skins will have a decent record this year. we will see.

  4. gonavybeatarmy - Aug 2, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    It’s really good to read that Griffin has looked fairly sharp.


    Any reports on Jordan Reed’s progrrss, please? Zac Boyer in the Washington Times had a piece on Reed’s diet changes, etc. recently, but no updates on his status. If the season were to start in a week or two would he be ready to play?

    • Rich Tandler - Aug 2, 2015 at 9:57 PM

      I was in on the same group with Zac talking to Reed, I quoted him in something I wrote today (sorry, they can all run together this time of year). But the point is that he is focused on staying on the field. It struck me that he may be thinking more about staying on the field than he is on catching passes. But he’s been fine on the field, good routes, don’t think he’s dropped anything.

  5. berniebernard666 - Aug 2, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    still rooting for Robert but I am not reading ANY reports about him looking spectacular or super sharp and that is troubling. He has a private tutor, he has been given the world, the first pick in the draft was for him, the coaching staff continues to baby him and prop him up, he has great receivers, etc etc etc and yet……….

    It seems that he may simply not have the right brain configuration to make quick decisions in the pocket. Those fast twitch muscles appear to all be gathered in his legs because no fast twitch brain muscles are evident so far.

    • mr.moneylover - Aug 2, 2015 at 7:19 PM

      Was told rg3 completed 16 of 18 passes in 11 on 11 drills and he doesnt need to be sharp what he needs to do is just manage the game and throw the ball when he needs too

    • abanig - Aug 2, 2015 at 8:18 PM

      He’s been sharper than the past two off seasons. He’s also been sharper than McCoy and Cousins. Like Mr.Moneylover said 16/18 in 11 on 11 drills is good.

      No one is going to be perfect all the time. It seems to me at this point Robert is doing all that’s asked of him and is executing the offense well.

    • Trey Gregory - Aug 3, 2015 at 3:00 AM

      Almost every report I’ve read says RG3 is looking sharp and much better than in the past. Just because they didn’t put some superlative before describing him doesn’t mean he isn’t doing well. You have to be realistic about what you expect from him after the past two seasons. Solid improvement is fine with me. You don’t go from RG3 in 2014 to league MVP in one year.

  6. mr.moneylover - Aug 2, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Smh same BS from last year if you not injured you should practice injuries are part of football how can players get on the same page when they got a different guy missing practice everyday…scot m. Said today if we back down this season changes will be made and that includes jay gruden and this coaching staff…I think the only one might stay is bill C….ryan Kerrigan been getting man handle by trent Williams in practice witch I hope change cause players normally fall off when they get that big pay check hope he proves me wrong this year

    • wonderfulfaison - Aug 2, 2015 at 7:29 PM

      RK has been getting “manhadled” by Trent Williams because TW is a top 5 LT. I would be concerned if Williams was getting tore up by Kerrigan. Also many, if not all NFL clubs (be they SB caliber teams or bottom of the barrell teams) rest their veterans at times during TC. I understand you want Jay gone, and that’s cool, but the reasons you are giving don’t add up.

    • Andre Mason - Aug 2, 2015 at 7:35 PM

      Trent Williams is a big time All Star player who would man handle anyone in the league. Kerrigan will be fine.

    • bangkokben - Aug 2, 2015 at 8:01 PM

      When they head back to Ashburn, the 1st team will get all the reps. No need to get over-excited. Ryan Kerrigan has been beating the rookie like a drum. Good to see him go up against our best – can’t wait for Williams vs. Galette. Williams needs to be tested so he’s ready for some speed rushing.

    • abanig - Aug 2, 2015 at 8:14 PM

      You’d sing a different tune if they went down like Breeland

    • timwillhidetimwillhide - Aug 2, 2015 at 10:08 PM

      He usually plays on the other side against the RT that may be part of it

  7. abanig - Aug 2, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Good to hear that the new conditioning coach is having them stretch better before practice. I don’t know if I’m more excited that Leribeus and Moses seemed to play better in their chances to go with the #1’s today or disappointed that the DL and OLBs couldn’t get that much pressure on the qbs with our back ups in the game.

  8. James - Aug 2, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    Do u think skins will go after the newly released former seattle seahawk DT McDaniels n was he brought into Seattle by mcclougin??

    • Rich Tandler - Aug 3, 2015 at 5:10 AM

      I wouldn’t rule it out. McC just added a player to a position where they seemed to be set.

    • abanig - Aug 3, 2015 at 6:59 AM

      IMO being that he’s over 30 and offers zero pass rushing ability, that may keep McCloughan from wanting to sign him. Archives

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