Modified schedule due to weather:
Jay Gruden time.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 6, 2018
Labeled himself a "genius" for moving the practice to the morning session. Tongue and cheek, but avoiding all that afternoon rain is a good thing.
Day 10. Jay Gruden at the podium.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 6, 2018
He says the walk-throughs that are being missed/cut short aren't a big deal. He says they're on pace to get everything in as they've modified here and there, including walk-throughs at the hotel.
“I think I am pretty much a genius because if I kept it in the afternoon we’d have to miss a lot of practice because of the rain, right. That was the other part of it. We wanted to miss the afternoon rain showers and lightning. But, you know, I think it’s still a process here. These guys, I think, come in after, you know, five and a half weeks off, and you’d like to think they’re training but football shape and offseason workouts with their personal trainer are a little bit different. So you’re still going to have some dehydration issues because they’re not playing in this heat, which we’ve had. But we have had - you know it’s hard to gauge. I don’t know if we’ve had improvement in the recovery process or not, but I’d like to think we’ve had. But we still have our issues—pulled hamstrings. We’ve had a calf. We’ve had a couple other dehydration issues. We’ve had some IVs. So those issues still will arise. We just try to educate them as best we can and tell them the importance of rest, sleep and hydration.”
Jay Gruden on Josh Norman:— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 6, 2018
He’s having a great camp, and if he wasn’t having a great camp, you think I’d say that?
Trent Williams "doubtful" for Thursday at Pats, as expected. Williams told me a week ago he could play if needed. Gruden said the same. Needs reps for fine tuning.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 6, 2018
"If there was one football player who probably doesn't need to practice, it's Trent Williams"— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) August 6, 2018
- Gruden on #Redskins Pro Bowl LT
Gruden says they consider leadership by Hood and Taylor when deciding roster spots, but that specific group is full of young guys who don't need to be led as much. "If you see DaRon Payne workout, it's almost comical."— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 6, 2018
Shaun Dion Hamilton:
“Oh yeah you’re right, you know that’s something you just have to listen to your trainers and the team doctors. That’s why we have physicals and every team goes through a physical process and they give you, you know, a best case scenario on whether or not they think he can play long term and everything we had on his knee checked out that he could recover from that thing. Love his natural instincts at the linebacker position watching him on tape, his physicality, but it was matter of in that round I think the risk-reward there was well worth the risk and I think we got a good player because of it.”
This is no surprise after the Holsey injury. https://t.co/bYR9Y0R1LG— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 6, 2018
Gruden says in sub packages like nickel, Orlando Scandrick will play slot corner. Scandrick has mostly played there in camp (besides the occasional base package)— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 6, 2018
Jay Gruden expects Shawn Lauvao to go through some individual work today. Missed yesterday with ankle sprain. Said he's fine and it was minor. #Redskins— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) August 6, 2018
Gruden is asked about position battles he notices. Basically ticks off every unit, but specifically mentions RB, WR, ILB, safety, DL. #Redskins— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 6, 2018
"When the games start, the cream rises to the top."— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 6, 2018
Gruden with a great reminder that it's early. They still have a lot of data to collect before making decisions on who makes the roster and in what role. Preseason games matter A LOT. So will the Jets practices.