Cofield on DE @hatcher97: "He has a really unique skill set, and that's what I think makes our defense better this year than years past."— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 26, 2014
Turmoil from last year compared to this year:
Barry Cofield says it's nice to have little to no controversy at camp this year (compared to last year), just football. #RedskinsInRVA— Mitch Carr (@mitchcarrtv) July 26, 2014
Cofield: "It's definitely about football right now. We're not in the headlines, I don't see us on the @Sportscenter ticker every day."— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 26, 2014
This year's camp:
Barry Cofield says this year's camp is more physical and intense. Notes that the plan is to practice in full pads more often.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) July 26, 2014
Coming back from surgery:
Cofield, who had hernia surgery in the offseason, said he probably could have practiced in OTAs. Played it safe. Says he's 100-percent now.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) July 26, 2014
Cofield: everyone loves jay right now... But u learn about someone's character when the bullets start flying— John Keim (@john_keim) July 26, 2014
Cofield also said Gruden doesn't show bias towards offense in practice. No fudging 1st downs. No do-overs. If the 'D' wins, the 'D' wins.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) July 26, 2014
Where he ranks in the league:
Cofield when asked where he ranks among nt's: "i want to be the starting nose tackle in the super bowl"— John Keim (@john_keim) July 26, 2014
Barry Cofield on LBs taking over for London Fletcher: "You can't replace London with 1 guy - unless Ray Lewis is gonna unretire." #redskins— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) July 26, 2014
Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett:
"I think [Haslett is] more in command. I think he has more confidence," nose tackle Barry Cofield said. "He feels good about it being his defense to run. He brought us some new coaches that have bought in, and Haz has learned from those guys, and new players that have fit right in with us. It's a whole new defense. Even though it's the same [defensive] coordinator, it's a whole new defense, a whole new feel and it's gonna be a whole new product."
Cofield demurred when asked if Haslett was micromanaged too much under Shanahan. But he did admit that he sees new coach Jay Gruden "giving [Haslett] the reigns".