Gruden says walk-through will take place at the walk-through because of impending storm and lightning.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) July 24, 2014
Gruden was happy with morning practice aside from the wet balls, which led to more drops than usual.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) July 24, 2014
Gruden calls DHall "one of the back bones of this defense." says Hall is respected around the league.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) July 24, 2014
Gruden "i had heard about DeAngelo Hall and some of the attitude that he'd had." but says "as a cornerback, you want some of that attitude."— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) July 24, 2014
"Eh, I thought they did okay," Gruden said. "We had a few mental [errors] here and there, but that's to be expected Day 1. It wasn't as crisp as I would've liked - the tempo and all that stuff. But overall, if you're watching the tape - initially, I felt that while watching it out here, I was a little disappointed in the whole thing - but going back and watching it on tape, there were some good things that everybody did."
"There obviously were some things we needed to improve on, but I'll say that after every practice," Gruden said. "But the rookies did a fine job with the reps they had. We've just got to continue to harp that some of these guys aren't going to get many reps, and when they do get reps they need to take advantage of it. That's what they have to do in order to catch our eye and make this football team."
The Running Game:
Gruden said offense had struggles in run game and protection this morning.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) July 24, 2014
Jay Gruden : says running the football against this defense is tough. "Robert was a little erratic."— Chris Russell (@Russellmania980) July 24, 2014
Robert Griffin III:
Gruden on Griffin: "Robert was a little erratic." Adds, "he'll be the first guy to tell you he needs to improve. I'll be the second guy."— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) July 24, 2014
Gruden on OLB @TMurphy_93: "There's some things that he needs to improve on," but "he's a true, football playing, grinding machine."— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 24, 2014
Gruden said DeSean Jackson has been "a fine teammate." Asked to critique him, "he looks too cool for school when he's running routes."— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) July 24, 2014
Gruden says DJackson needs to improve consistency on his get-offs in practices.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) July 24, 2014
Gruden said Griffin still working on learning Jackson's speed. Underthrew him by 10 yards once not realizing how fast he was going.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) July 24, 2014
Gruden said Jackson "is a force to be reckoned with" and that he is a "huge benefit."— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) July 24, 2014