Could joint practices, such as Redskins vs. Patriots, supplant a preseason game?
In short, could a joint practice take the place of a preseason game — limiting the contact players are exposed to, yet giving coaches an alternate way of evaluating the players jockeying for roster spots? Asked about such a scenario, first-year Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said it was "far out of my decision-making capabilities." But he clearly didn’t think it would suffice. "When we’re going against New England, we’re going to have very few periods that are live — maybe one or two possibly," Gruden said of the upcoming joint practices. "Obviously, the preseason games are live, and there is tackling and all that, so I don’t envision that happening anytime soon."
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After nine days of pitting their offense against their defense, the Redskins will hold the first of four of practices with New England, leading up to the preseason game against the Patriots at FedEx Field on Thursday night.
"When you bring a different color jersey in, the intensity level automatically steps up a little bit," said Foerster, an enthusiastic proponent of the joint practices that will be held Monday through Wednesday at the Redskins’ Richmond training camp.
"We have guys out there and a coach emphasizing that those plays are big," Griffin said. "A lot of the quarterbacks making big plays in this league, a lot of them are broken plays."
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"Every rookie handles [their first training camp] differently," Gruden said Saturday. "Some rookies are basket cases, some are cool, calm and collected. Ryan Grant looks like he’s been here for ten years. He’s handled it perfectly."
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