Jonathan Allen presser:
"I definitely feel the support of fans. I really don't focus on the fact that I'm from here, because this is a new environment for me, new playbook, new team. So even though I'm home, this is still a new experience for me and I'm excited. I'm loving it, just being a part of the Washington Redskins. Every day I just wake up with the mentality to just try to get better and help this team win games."
Getting the pads on:
Allen mentions that he's particularly focused on run blocking right now.— Nora Princiotti (@NoraPrinciotti) July 29, 2017
"Right now I'm just focusing on doing what the coaches are asking me to do. If that's rushing the passer, so be it. Playing the run is definitely the biggest emphasis that I feel like because you can't rush the passer without stopping the run. We're just taking it day by day. I'm not worried about the expectations of others because I feel like no one can put more expectations on me than myself. So, I mean, we're just grinding as a unit right now."
DL coach Jim Tomsula:
"Coach Tomsula is crazy. …He’s going to push you but he’s always fair.”#Redskins DL Jonathan Allen says Tomsula has helped him immensely.— Stephen Czarda (@SCzardaRedskins) July 29, 2017
“Coach Tomsula is crazy. I love him!... If it’s not about winning, he doesn’t want to hear about it.”-#Skins rookie DL Jonathan Allen— Liz Clarke (@lizclarketweet) July 29, 2017
Learning from Trent Williams and the O-Line:
"I love contact." Jonathan Allen looking forward to the physicality of the game most. https://t.co/4mMD01t5MA— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 29, 2017
"The first time in pads at the NFL level is something I've been waiting for my whole life. So I'm just excited for the opportunity and just ready to play."
"I love contact. As a defensive [lineman], everything is always hand-to-hand combat. Just the physicality of the game is what I look forward to the most."
The DLine does a lot of bonding at Topgolf, Allen says.— Nora Princiotti (@NoraPrinciotti) July 29, 2017
"When I first came in here, I definitely looked at some of the veterans and [saw] how they worked. But as a defensive line, they all took me under their wing. They all told me their experiences and what they went through. I've just all kind of been piecing it together to help get me along through my process."
"Yeah, we've had a bunch of get-togethers. Definitely have cookouts over at people's houses. Sometimes we go to TopGolf. It kind of just depends. But we definitely feel that we're a close group and try to do things together."