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Jay Gruden Presser: "We have to be able to run the ball better.”

Jay Gruden speaks to reporters in Ashburn after practice

NFL: Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

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“I don’t know. I think it all comes down to his body and how he feels. When you have an injured knee like he had and some of the injuries he had, I think that takes a toll on a big, giant man, and he’s a big man. I think his weight is where he likes it, but I think he feels confident in his legs and his strength, where he can go out and do his job successfully. People handle injuries differently. Some people take longer to recover. They recover, but then they’ve got to get their bodies back into playing shape. I think he’s in great shape right now. I think he’s got great confidence in his recovered injuries and he’s in a good spot, mentally and physically.”

Samaje Perine pass protection:

“We’ll see. I think out in practice is a little bit different. The thing about playing another team is the Green Bay Packers are going to have a totally different blitz package than the Baltimore Ravens. The Cincinnati Bengals will possess a whole new package the following week. How we adjust, how we plan and how he adjusts to each different protection is going to be how successful he can be as a running back in the NFL. Chris Thompson obviously is as good as anybody, but we’ve got to get another guy to be able to step up and do that. And that’s hard. We change protections at the line of scrimmage like that. You have to block that guy from that guy to that guy to you over there, and they have to adjust – not only adjust to the right person, but adjust and get their body in the right spot and then finish the block.”

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