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Redskins practice report–Day 7

Aug 4, 2016, 3:03 PM EDT

Toler-Ross RVA 2016 USAT

The Redskins are going to get rolling here shortly for their seventh full practice of training camp. They are slated to be in full pads and the weather is nice, with temperatures in the low- to mid-eighties. I’ll start updating here soon, check back and refresh the page often.

–I don’t know if it’s a good idea for Josh LeRibeus to be walking out to the practice field at 3:07 for a 3:00 practice. Just my opinion.

–OK, to be fair, Jordan Reed and a few defensive players walked out to the field about five minutes after LeRibeus did. Still, in the precarious position that LeRibeus is in I would be the first one on the field and the last one off. Again, that’s just me.

–Rashad Ross just tried to field a punt with a football under each arm. It looked like he had it for a second but he couldn’t quite get the handle.

–Cousins practicing throwing on the run. Some of his passes are better than others. Still a skill he needs to work on.

–Matt Jones is not in pads, is watching the backs work. We should get an update on him from team PR after practice is over.

–DeSean Jackson put a quick move on Bashaud Breeland in one-on-one coverage drills and blew past him to the end zone. Cousins’ pass was on the mark but Jackson juggled it a couple of times before making the catch just prior to getting both feet down inside the end line. Should not have been that tough a catch but Jackson made it interesting.

–With Jones out Chris Thompson is the starting running back. He just popped a nice run and the defense tried to strip the ball at the end of it but he wouldn’t give it up. All of the backs are doing a good job with that.

–Robert Kelly is back at practice after missing a few days. He is looking strong on a couple of runs up the middle with the second team offense.

–Nate Sudfeld is getting a few more reps than normal here in seven on seven. He fired a nice pass to Ross on the sideline. It was the far side so I couldn’t quite see if Ross was in but it was a nick toss in any case.

–Cousins was on the run and tried to get the ball to Jamison Crowder. But CB Mariel Cooper and S Will Blackmon had the receiver sandwiched between them and Crowider couldn’t shake free.

–Both Rashad Ross and Ryan Grant made nice catches of Cousins fastballs in 11 on 11 work.

–Rookie CB Lloyd Carrington made a nice play batting away a deep pass intended for Jarvis Turner. Carrington was with him step for step and knocked the ball away at the last second.

–So with Jones out it was Thompson with the fist team at RB, Kelly with the twos, and Mack Brown with the threes. Not sure where Keith Marshall was.

–There’s Marshall, making a nice pop up the middle on a play with the ones. If you don’t get many chances you have to take advantage of what you get.

–Special situations are the theme for this phase of practice. After a two-minute drill they went with plays from deep in their own territory. On the first play of that one Cousins just overthrew Jackson on a bomb after the receiver got a step on Breeland. I like the play call even though it wasn’t successful. If you have a player like Jackson you have to take advantage of his skills.

–On a third and about three, Cousins scrambled to his left and lofted one in between the levels of coverage to Grant for a first down. He might have been sacked by Ricky Jean Francois but they let them finish out the play.

–Martrell Spaight lunged and knocked away a pass intended for Jordan Reed at the goal line. It either would have been a touchdown or a first and goal at the six inch line.

–Cousins finished off the long drive with a touchdown pass to Pierre Garçon at the left sideline in the end zone.

–McCoy threw to Vernon Davis with some nice touch, getting the ball over linebacker Terence Garvin and into the arms of the tight end for a touchdown.

That’s it for today, folks. Thanks for dropping by. Practice is at 1:00 tomorrow so we’ll see you then.

  1. redskins12thman - Aug 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    When do Redskins start tackling in practice in earnest? Will it be before they play the Falcons?

    • bangkokben - Aug 4, 2016 at 10:37 PM

      There is no point to practice tackling “in earnest” as injuries to players are more tragic than poor technique. I was watching the NFL network the other day when the Skins’ were practicing tackling. Eric Davis was totally dismissing the drill as players were allowing other players to take them down on a mat. It seemed like a “modern” way of going through the proper technique but it was definitely the opposite of old school.

      • redskins12thman - Aug 5, 2016 at 5:36 AM

        I understand with limiting tackling to situations where it helps teams, but teams need to practice all key components of the game and tackling is a key component. Football is a contact sport and players need to practice the way they’re going to play.

        NFL teams have already started tackling. Some teams have two live tackling periods in each practice.

        The Eagles coach said: “I’ve been around this game long enough to know that this is a contact sport. Injuries are a part of the game. I’m not going to shy away from the tackling or shy away from the hitting”

        There’s no excuse for missed tackles beginning September 12th.

        • bangkokben - Aug 5, 2016 at 10:06 AM

          Missed tackles are part of the game. The only way to truly practice them are the preseason games. Then, it will be interesting to see what kind of work our safeties get.

  2. redskins12thman - Aug 4, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    I believe Trent isn’t participating today too. Doc thought he was favoring the right side.

  3. lezziemcdykerson - Aug 4, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Where are all the “Jackson is missing valuable time with his team” whiners? Same old D Jax making guys looks bad. He goofs up himself.. a decade in I don’t think that’s going to change but we can hope. I like the swag but score first are my sentiments too but take the good with the bad. He’s an elite receiver and we’re lucky to have him.

    • John - Aug 5, 2016 at 1:29 PM

      Yes. So where are all the cry babies who whined incessantly that Desean absolutely had to be here for OTAs, the voluntary practices that folks felt were “mandatory” in their minds only. Looks like he’s kicking ass and taking names. Elite speed, yes but at 150 lbs soaking wet and a couple of bricks in his back pockets, its hard to expect him to do more.

      • lezziemcdykerson - Aug 5, 2016 at 3:40 PM

        154* he packed on four pounds of muscle while he was away from the team. How professional.

  4. zatoichi7 - Aug 4, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    that’s rob kelley, not kelly, and he’s my sleeper pick this year.

  5. gasngo14 - Aug 4, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    did you say kirk overthrew jackson…. lol

  6. troylok - Aug 5, 2016 at 6:15 AM

    Second time I have read about Terrance Garvin getting beat deep. I know the guy was brought in as a special teams ace but, for depth’s sake, he needs to show a little something at linebacker.

  7. renhoekk2 - Aug 5, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    I wonder if there will be all kind of videos posted and national media talking heads going crazy over DeSean Jackson catching passes against Breeland. Or is that reserved strictly for Josh Norman. Ridiculous. I’m sure Larry Fitzgerald never caught a pass against Patrick Peterson in practice, right?

  8. John - Aug 5, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Looking for Rob Kelley to be the #2 guy if they don’t sign Pierre Thomas or some other veteran back by week 2. I don’t see it happening for Marshall.

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