Aug 7, 2016, 1:03 PM EDT
RICHMOND—The Redskins get back to work today after a rare Saturday off day. Tandler will be reporting live from the field. In between watching the Olympics, the Nats, or whatever else you may be doing on this Sunday drop by here and update frequently.
–A mix of sun and clouds here at the Bon Secours training center. They’re about to get rolling, will have some reports soon.
–All three of the QBs are looking sharp in the early going. Even though they are throwing to receivers against air hitting all of their targets in the hands is not always a given.
–In one-on-one coverage, DeSean Jackson tried to get away from Kendall Fuller on a short dodge route but Fuller stuck with him and knocked Kirk Cousins’ pass away.
–Ryan Grant got a couple of steps past Will Blackmon on an intermediate route and Cousins lofted the ball right into his hands. Again, Cousins very sharp so far (and there were defenders that time).
–I’ll say it again–if Matt Jones isn’t successful this year it won’t be because he isn’t giving his opportunity this season his best shot. He is in shape, hustling, and running hard. You never know how a season will turn out but what we’ve seen so far here bodes well.
–Nice pass on the move by Colt McCoy to Maurice Harris. McCoy rolled to his right and lofted the ball to Harris, who made the catch along the sideline about 20 yards downfield.
–Mack Brown with a couple of nice runs, one up the middle and the other around right end. I’m not sure will make the 53 but there is plenty of opportunity on this team at his position.
–Nice two minute drill led by Cousins. Finished it off with a nice pass over the middle to Grant for about a 15-yard touchdown. I didn’t count but very unofficially it was six plays, 60 yards, about a minute off of the clock.
–The second team’s two-minute drive ended with a field goal from about 50 yards out.Dustin Hopkins drilled it right down the middle with plenty of distance to spare.
–Watching from the sideline, Will Blackmon wanted an intentional grounding flag when a Nate Sudfeld pass sailed well out of bounds. Unfortunately I don’t think that was intentional.
–Sudfeld is having a rough time. First Carlos Fields batted down his short pass in the flat and then Corey Crawford rejected his pass at the line. Mercifully, they blew the horn to end the session.
–One on one pass blocking. Lyndon Trail blew past Arie Kouandjio. They had them line up again and the same thing happened. To be sure, Kouandjio isn’t going to be asked to block edge rushers very often but you’d like to see more of a battle.
–The offensive players are uttering a lot of F-bombs after defenders are blowing past them. The drill does favor the defense as they kn0w it’s a pass and there is no double-team help.
–In the least shocking development of the day, Josh LeRibeus let fly an errant shotgun snap that Colt McCoy had to reach to get. He got it but it destroy the timing on the play and McCohy had to throw it out of bounds.
–Cousins rifle one to Harris one the sideline. Nice grab by the rookie.
–From bout the 10, Jackson got separation from Josh Norman in the corner of the end zone. Cousins threw a perfect pass but Jackson dropped it.
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