Aug 8, 2016, 3:04 PM EDT
RICHMOND—Follow along here as Tandler reports on the Redskins’ practice at the Bon Secours Training Center here in Richmond. Check back and refresh often to see the latest updates.
–We have a little rain coming down in Richmond. That won’t be enough to keep them off of the field but it may make it difficult for me to use my iPad by the field. I’ll still update it live from the CSN tent but they may not be instant and they may come in groups of three or four.
–The rain is picking up but practice rolls on. I think there is concern about rain tomorrow cancelling practice so they will do whatever they can to get today’s session in.
–You can tell the difference between Nate Sudfeld and the other two QBs by looking at their feet. Cousins and McCoy are relatively smooth and sure with their footwork. Sudfeld seems to be thinking through every step plus his height (6-6) makes it hard to be smooth. This is to be expected with a rookie quarterback.
–While the corners are going one-on-one against the receivers, the safeties and linebackers cover the tight ends and running backs on the other end of the field. The offense just missed a few chances. Niles Paul got behind Martrell Spaight but he couldn’t quite make a one-handed catch. Matt Jones beat Preston Smith in the end zone but the pass was use too long.
–For the first time in training camp they brought out the 40-second play clock. They are playing a game in a few days and they have to get used to getting in and out of the huddle.
–I would like to see Matt Jones get passes in the open field a little more often. At his size he is a mismatch against any defensive backs and he has a good first move that can lose a linebacker.
–Jordan Reed made a nice one-handed catch of a Cousins pass over the middle. Reed only got half a step on Duke Ihenacho but that was all he needed.
–Arie Kouandjio is having a tough go of it in one-on-one pass protection. He’s getting beaten both on strength and quickness. Right now he has nothing to hang his hat on.
–Morgan Moses, on the other hand, did an excellent job. He stayed in proper form against Preston Smith a couple of time and the defender had nowhere to go.
–Kirk Cousins keeps trying to draw the defense offside with the hard count but they aren’t budging. It’s still predictable.
–It looked like both DeAngelo Hall and Bashaud Breeland would knock down Cousins’ deep pass to DeSean Jackson. But neither defender could get a hand on it and Jackson grabbed it with nothing but green grass in between him and the goal line.
That’s it from Richmond today. Thanks for dropping by, we’ll see you tomorrow at 1:30, weather permitting.
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