Redskins RT Morgan Moses spoke to the media after today's training camp practice. He answered questions about fellow tackle Trent Williams, his new QB, the Redskins RBs, and more.
Morgan Moses on Trent Williams: "He runs like a deer. He runs like a guy who is supposed to play slot receiver."— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) July 31, 2018
"You know first of all the leader that he is on the field for us and off and on the field you know the things he’s done, the O-line camp we have every year and the standard that he holds the guys to on the line he has a work ethic where we come out 20 minutes before the practice starts, 20 minutes after, we’re the last people to leave the field. It’s a standard you know, it’s a standard playing offensive line being set, not just with Trent but with [Bill] Callahan (assistant head coach / offensive line coach) as well you know. He expects us, when we come out here no matter if we’re hurt, whatever it is to come out there and give it our best that day. And we keep each other in line having those standards.
We’ve obviously over the last year you know, we’ve had a lot of injuries but you know having Trent - I’ve seen Trent not practice all week and come in the game and dominate but the thing that helps him with that is because of the standards that we keep him with. When we’re at meetings if you’re not getting the reps outside on the field you need to lock in on meeting time so when you go out there you can be flawless in your game. So we hold each other to a high expectation, that’s what makes our offensive line successful.”
Returning from injury:
"I feel great, you know obviously it makes it a lot easier to get on the field when you have guys like Brandon Scherff and Trent Williams and Shawn Lauvao those guys that you know they’re waiting for you out there. During the season you know battling through the injury it makes it a lot easier to come in on Sunday and play because you know those guys hold you to that standard and offensive linemen we’re always going to play through something.
But the rehab has been great you know just polishing everything making sure you know I’m not dipping my toe in the water and just jumping in and just figuring it out and obviously going against Ryan Kerrigan every day helps out a lot because you know he’s an elite pass rusher so anytime you get that time and those moments on the field with him, you really gotta take advantage of them.”
Team Moses at the podium. Well part of it. It’s a big team! Mom’s got the rest. pic.twitter.com/rFRAQfLgYn— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) July 31, 2018
Moses says his off-day was spent driving with his wife to Charlottesville for their last pre-natal doctor's appt. Boy #3 is on the way August 7th. They've also got a daughter.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) July 31, 2018
"We're working on a semi-pro offensive line up here!"
Morgan Moses podium day. Said things like Rob Kelley is no longer "Fat Rob" and offered praise for Ryan Anderson and revealed a new Moses son is coming next week. He also talked about the left tackle who runs like a slot receiver. #Redskins @TSCRedskins @SportsCapitolDC pic.twitter.com/uL2pS7djw7— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) July 31, 2018
Morgan Moses on Alex Smith: "You can tell how much the playbook has grown because he can do it all. He's a great person, a great leader and we love him." #Redskins— George Wallace (@GWallaceWTOP) July 31, 2018
Morgan Moses says he's noticed the playbook grow considerably just because of Alex Smith's versatility as a thrower and runner, specifically with the option plays the team has been practicing.— Jake Kring-Schreifels (@jakeks19) July 31, 2018
#Redskins RT Morgan Moses is hyped for Skins RBs. Pumped up Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley. Then on Derrius Guice: "The dude talks the talk and he walks the walk, man. Plus [Chris Thompson], who I think is the best 3rd down back in the NFL when healthy..." #Redskins— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) July 31, 2018
Moses: “You can’t call him Fat Rob anymore because he’s not fat anymore”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) July 31, 2018
"I mean I think the biggest adjustment, as coming from your rookie into your second year, is the professionalism. You know, you can see when he comes into the building every day he has something he wants to work on whether it’s on the field or off the field. Is it getting stronger in the weight room, the knowledge of the game, watching the game on your iPad or whatever it is, more understanding the defense and concepts.
You can see that about him. When he walks around, you know, he instead of talking all the time, he gives you like the head nod [and] he’s on his way doing something. I think that’s a good thing for him, and I think, you know, you can tell the leadership is rubbing [off] on him – as in Ryan Kerrigan and, you know, Preston [Smith] and [Pernell] McPhee, the older guys in the room. That he’s starting to shape his way into that professionalism as a football player.”
"Aw man. I’ll tell you, when Pete first got here, man, I tell you; you would have thought he was more a special team guy. You know, when we had a lot of guys down and out, he got a lot of reps and you could see the burst that he has and the speed, he brings another aspect to the game and he works hard man. There’s not one thing you tell him to do that he’s not going to do it. You tell him to go get some water 50 yards down the field, he’s going to run and get water 50 yards down the field.
He just has that mentality, he just wants to help the team, he wants to come out and get better. And the big thing about him, after he gets reps out there, he’ll come to you and he’ll say, ‘Hey, what do you see? What can I do more? What can I use?’ You know, it might not work against us but he’s like, ‘Hey, what can I do? What do you see?’ And a guy that is willing to come off and put his pride aside and ask those questions, is a guy that’s trying to get better every day.”