Bill Callahan is the Redskins interim Head Coach, and he got the win today. The Dolphins mounted a comeback and went for two at the end to get the win but dropped the ball. Washington gets their first win of the year, and falls behind in the race for the 1st overall pick.
Bill Callahan opens his presser saying how proud he was of the team for getting their first win— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 13, 2019
Bill Callahan's first words at his postgame presser were used to praise the efforts of his players/coaches/staff. Said "there's no quick fixes in the NFL" and he wanted "more energy" from his guys heading into today.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) October 13, 2019
"I think our practice and how we practiced this week transferred to the game."— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) October 13, 2019
Probably a line Bill Callahan thought up at 17-3.
Callahan says he was focused on rush attempts and the yardage worked out but attempts were most important— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 13, 2019
Callahan applauded the running game and tabbed the passing game as an area of improvement.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 13, 2019
Also said OC Kevin O'Connell called a "really good game."
Dolphins 2-point conversion attempt:
“Not at all, not at all.” Bill Callahan not the least bit surprised Miami went for two at the end.— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) October 13, 2019
Terry McLaurin’s 1st TD:
Callahan to the podium.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) October 13, 2019
Says the high-cut 7 route McLaurin ran when they were backed up was arguably his biggest catch. Bigger than the TD’s. Called it a “work of art.”
1st win of the season:
Bill Callahan on win number one: "It's a start for us."— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) October 13, 2019
Bill Callahan says the Redskins will keep Case Keenum as their starting QB— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 13, 2019
Bill Callahan says he saw enough from Case Keenum to stick with him. #redskins— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) October 13, 2019
Callahan said he thought the players responded really well in the second half. Coming out of halftime, #Redskins forced a three-and-out and then had a 55-yard touchdown drive.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 13, 2019
Callahan said the missed 55-yard FG "reversed the tables" and gave the Dolphins some life, which they took full advantage of in the fourth quarter.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 13, 2019
Callahan on Adrian Peterson: "He's one of the most impressive pros that I've ever been around."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 13, 2019
Peterson's stat line: 23 carries for 118 yards.
Callahan says AP has an “it factor” in practice that reminds him of guys like Ladanian Tomlinson.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) October 13, 2019
Says you can see Peterson’s competitive nature in a game like this. “He’d take the ball every time if we let him.”