Washington Redskins quarterbacks threw 3 interceptions Thursday in the exhibition opener against Cleveland, then tossed at least 5 additional Saturday in the initially practice afterward. That is not specifically excellent.
The quarterback play is exactly where we commence our takeaways from the second-to-final education camp practice of 2019.
QB concerns continue
Immediately after 10 practices and an exhibition game, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden nonetheless didn’t have a greater really feel about his quarterback competitors than he did throughout offseason workouts in the spring. Practice No. 11 undoubtedly didn’t support.
“I really feel the exact same,” Gruden mentioned Saturday afternoon ahead of practice. “I’m hoping that somebody requires it more than. That is what we’re hoping for, but all 3 of these guys are very good players, and they’re going to make their share of good throws and good plays. We just have to continue to monitor them and figure out who provides us the most effective opportunity at winning against Philly [in the season opener].”
Neither Case Keenum nor Dwayne Haskins specifically shined throughout a 30-10 loss to the Browns on Thursday. Haskins flashed that huge arm and had some specific throws, but he also threw two interceptions. Keenum threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Robert Davis, but other than that completed just three of eight passes for 14 yards. Colt McCoy sat for precautionary motives as the employees continues to be cautious with his recovery from a broken leg.
“The huge factor is we’re attempting to definitely get corrected is just all the things,” Gruden mentioned of Haskins. “His fundamentals, protections and all that stuff, which will come. For his initially game, I believed he handled the stress, the noise, the cadence, the huddle. The tempo I believed was definitely very good. So there is a lot to develop on. Definitely, some correctable factors with everyone on offense.”
Turnovers had been the situation Saturday. Haskins threw 3 interceptions among group and seven-on-seven drills, to Jeremy Reaves, Deion Harris and JoJo McIntosh. McCoy was picked off by Landon Collins and Josh Norman.
The defense clearly won the day.
Offensive line can enhance
Gruden summed up the offensive line play from the loss to the Browns in the exact same manner as any individual who has watched education camp practices.
“I assume we can enhance a lot, for positive,” Gruden mentioned.
The Redskins began Thursday with the mixture of Geron Christian at left tackle and Ereck Flowers at suitable guard. Donald Penn later rotated in at left tackle and Wes Martin at guard. There’s genuine concern about the left side of the line in Trent Williams’s absence, even though the group has enhanced as camp has gone on.
The exhibition opener was Christian’s initially game because he tore his medial collateral ligament final season. Penn was signed off the street significantly less than two weeks ago, and Flowers is transitioning from tackle.
Christian mentioned it took longer than he anticipated to get into a rhythm. He desires to get off the ball more quickly.
“Really I just required to settle in a tiny bit and trust my approach,” Christian mentioned. “It’s additional so just having out there and having the really feel back. You have got a tiny jitters getting back. It is been a minute. Excited but definitely just having back out there, having the really feel, calming down and stuff.”
Gruden praised all 4 and noted Flowers was beaten in pass protection but showed his energy at guard.
The rotation remained the exact same at practice as the group, like as at quarterback, would like to have front-runners emerge sooner than later.
Linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton suffered a chest injury against the Browns Gruden mentioned he anticipated him to miss the subsequent handful of practices. His status is up in the air for Thursday’s game against the Bengals.
Quarterback Josh Woodrum tore a pectoral muscle late in the game and is out for the time getting. The group worked out Connor Cook and Jalan McClendon following practice Saturday and may well sign a single to have a fourth arm obtainable Thursday. Without the need of yet another signal caller, that would imply extended time for either or all of McCoy, Keenum and Haskins.