Jay Gruden stepped up to the mic a day after the Redskins first win in over a month. The injury bug continues to hit the Redskins. Joshua Holsey is going to IR with a partial ACL tear. Danny Johnson is nursing knee and finger injuries and will likely miss Saturday's game against the Titans. Ty Nsekhe is dealing with a knee injury. Same old same old for the Redskins...
WATCH LIVE: Head Coach Jay Gruden speaks to the media Monday from Redskins Park. https://t.co/A7mecYCGsQ— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 17, 2018
Josh Holsey (partial ACL) is going on IR. Montae Nicholson has a finger sprain, Ty Nsekhe has a knee injury but they’re hopeful for this week, Gruden said.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) December 17, 2018
Asked about Ty Nsekhe’s knee, Gruden kinda moaned, “uuuuuoooooh, hopeful.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 17, 2018
Gruden to the podium in Ashburn.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 17, 2018
Holsey has a partially torn ACL. He’s going on IR. Danny Johnson has a knee issue. Out this week. Could be ready for Philly.
Ty Nsekhe has a bone bruise on his knee. TBD for this week.
Danny Johnson has a knee injury and finger dislocation. Jay Gruden said they’ll have to sign another CB if Johnson can’t go. #redskins— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) December 17, 2018
Gruden - Any win is good for the building. Any time you have a four-game losing streak there are going to be distractions.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 17, 2018
Gruden on winning after the last month: “Negativity is a very big part of pro football when you have a four game losing streak. It’s our job as players and coaches to not give in.”— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 17, 2018
Gruden on importance of special teams: “Were gonna be grinding out some games these last couple weeks.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 17, 2018
“We’re gonna be grinding out some games...special teams is gonna be a huge factor.”— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 17, 2018
Gruden says that phase becomes even more important and yesterday wasn’t good enough, specifically at the end of the first half.
New Long Snapper:
Asked about the new long snapper Andrew East, Gruden said, “he did pretty good, I guess.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 17, 2018
Coach said hard to compare to Sundberg’s velocity.
Gruden on Colt McCoy- Hes coming along good. “If anybody can get ready sooner than expected, it’s Colt McCoy.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 17, 2018
Jay Gruden said Colt McCoy recently sent a video of him running through drills. McCoy underwent surgery to repair a broken fibula on Dec. 4. It’s unclear if the veteran QB will be able to return this season but it hasn’t been ruled out, either. #Redskins pic.twitter.com/qfJaF80vTa— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) December 17, 2018
Josh Johnson relayed yesterday that Gruden said “calm down” before the game. Why?— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 17, 2018
Jay: “I saw him warming up and he threw one about 180 mph and almost killed the guy.”
Right before kickoff on Sunday, #Redskins Coach Jay Gruden sought out QB Josh Johnson for a quick chat. Johnson later said Gruden had told him, “Calm down.” Gruden added a little more to context to the convo today: pic.twitter.com/3Q7A1htsIA— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) December 17, 2018