Bill Callahan answered questioned from the media today. Chris Thompson is getting an MRI for a foot injury, and Deshazor Everett is expected to miss a few weeks with an ankle injury. Jeremy Reaves stepped up this week. Landon Collins and Terry McLaurin are stepping up.
Watch Live: Interim Head Coach Bill Callahan Speaks to the Media https://t.co/2dgJ94h3EL— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 14, 2019
Callahan says Chris Thompson is still being evaluated for a foot injury. Had an MRI today.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 14, 2019
Callahan says Jordan Reed’s injury is “going to be more prolonged” so the team used the IR option. No answer on Reed’s long term future.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 14, 2019
Callahan on Keenum - He left some plays out there but he made some big throws. Highlights the play action from end zone— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 14, 2019
Callahan says Keenum left a good amount on the field. Made some huge throws, but definitely some plays he wants back. “He’d be the first to tell you that. We’re all trying to get better.”— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) October 14, 2019
Interesting note from Callahan on his use of analytics from different ref crews. Says he looks what refs call what penalties and tries to adjust week to week.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 14, 2019
Redskins limited penalties against Dolphins. This occurred after Callahan brought refs into practice last week. Said the team is aware of the penalties often called by the upcoming officials so they focused on those types of penalties with the refs at practice.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) October 14, 2019
Deshazor Everett/Jeremy Reaves:
Deshazor Everett out a couple of weeks, per Callahan. The coach praised the work of replacement Jeremy Reaves particularly on special teams.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) October 14, 2019
Callahan says Everett will be out a few weeks.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) October 14, 2019
He was really impressed with how Jeremy Reaves played in the personal punt protector role. Played well in his few snaps on defense too.
Callahan to the podium. Praised S @JR1ERA for his performance Sunday saying Reaves did “an amazing job” in making all the calls on special teams.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) October 14, 2019
Callahan says McLaurin being a two-time captain at Ohio State “speaks volume” about his mindset. He adds he’s not surprised about his success, even if it’s rare for rookies to have that production.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 14, 2019
In explaining how practice carries over to the game, Callahan said that S Landon Collins had a pair of sacks during practice last week. He then recorded his first sack of the year against the Dolphins on Sunday. #Redskins— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 14, 2019
Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick:
Callahan says the Dolphins success late in the game was really a credit to Fitzpatrick. He got rid of the ball quick. Made some really high level chunk plays.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) October 14, 2019
He said it looked like Fitz was making stuff up on the fly. Just using his experience to make stuff happen.