Washington Redskins wake-up call - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The Washington Redskins will practice at 1 p.m. ET with an open locker room session for the media at 11:15 a.m. Here are three areas of interest.
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"Smart. Detailed. He has a plan," said Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris. "They give him simple reads, and he does a great job of figuring them out. You know, if you go out there and give him a great look and he knows exactly what to do with the football, he's gonna execute and get it done."
Washington Redskins safety Ryan Clark knows there's only one way a team should respond to an embarrassing loss: "You have to have some pride.&quo
"Human nature would say you’re going to be more careful," Cousins said during his weekly news conference on Thursday. "But if you do that, I think you get in more trouble than you help yourself. So it’s important in talking with the coaches, watching film from the [Giants] game to just go back and trust my reads, trust my instincts and play the game." In last week’s 45-14 loss to New York, Cousins threw four interceptions—three came in the span of four possessions in the third quarter—and lost a fumble. In the ensuing film sessions, Cousins said he asked the coaching staff to be tough on him. "You have to be brutally honest with yourself," he said. "You have to check your ego at the door when you walk into the film room and say to the coaches, ‘Let’s make sure this never happens again. However you have to coach me, be hard on me to make sure that it gets through.’"
Williams and Paul were among a handful of players whose status for the Redskins' game against Seattle on Monday still remains uncertain, though each was able to practice in some form on Thursday.
"He’s obviously a great corner but we feel like we have good receivers and we have to go out and challenge whoever the corner is," said Redskins coach Jay Gruden. "That’s why we went out and got DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon, Andre Roberts. So hopefully those guys will be up to the challenge." The Redskins will be relying on backup quarterback Kirk Cousins to get the ball to those receivers. He is coming off of a four-interception game against the Giants and Gruden said that he will need to do his part and get some help.
Just how long has Sherman known Jackson? "Since we were in elementary school, in the second or third grade," Sherman said. Sherman and Jackson were Little League teammates growing up in the Compton area of Los Angeles. DeSean’s father, Bill, was one of their coaches. Bill died of pancreatic cancer in 2009. Sherman wrote a column defending DeSean last year when he was accused of being involved in gangs. Jackson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last March and signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Redskins in April. "He’s always been always been one of the top athletes in whatever sport we were playing," Sherman said of Jackson. "A lot of people would’ve guessed he would’ve gone baseball, especially early on in the way his father was involved in baseball. He has always been a fantastic athlete."
The Redskins say it's just what they need: a prime-time matchup against the defending champs. Of course, the Seahawks tend to dominate in prime time.
Tackle Tom Compton said he'll prepare as if he'll start in place of left tackle Trent Williams. But Williams expressed optimism Tuesday that he would be available. Compton said, "I hope he's in there. He gives us the best opportunity to win."
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After throwing four interceptions in the Redskins' last game, the quarterback vowed to improve. That performance is not a reflection of who he is, Cousins said, but the limited opportunities he's had over three seasons don't lend themselves to an accurate assessment.