Bill Callahan talked about the Redskins sloppy 9-0 loss to the 49ers at FedEx Field today. This loss drops the Redskins to 1-6 for the season. Callahan is sticking with Case Keenum over Dwayne Haskins Jr. for this week’s Thursday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings. The passing game was terrible today, and Callahan blamed the rainy, windy weather for their lack of passing and emphasis on the run game.
Callahan said he’s proud of the way his guys competed against one of the best offenses and defenses in the NFL. #Redskins— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 20, 2019
Running the ball in bad conditions:
Callahan: “The conditions played in ... the decision to the run the ball.” He said they wanted more passing attempts, but didn’t get that opportunity— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 20, 2019
Bill Callahan at the podium. Said ultimately the conditions effected the decisions of the play calling. Redskins had 11 pass attempts compared to 26 attempts on the ground.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) October 20, 2019
Didn’t do enough:
Missed field goal:
Callahan felt the #Redskins could rebound from a missed FG on the opening drive, and he was confident his team could get back down the field. Wasn’t able to do so.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 20, 2019
4th down fail:
Callahan said he was "disappointed" in the execution on the early 4th-down mishap.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) October 20, 2019
Didn't use the weather as an excuse, saying "there was tough conditions on both sides."
Redskins coach Bill Callahan said the fourth and short handoff to Adrian Peterson was one of their best short yardage run plays this season. Callahan said it's a play they're confident in but "we didn't get it executed; that was disappointing." https://t.co/i0n1NgmLf9— John Keim (@john_keim) October 20, 2019
“I’ll take the fall on that. We need to find ways to get him the ball more.” -Callahan on McLaurin’s limited targets— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) October 20, 2019
Receiver Terry McLaurin was only targeted twice and caught one ball for 11 yards. It was a season-low in both areas. "We need to do more to get him open," Redskins coach Bill Callahan said. The Redskins only attempted 12 passes today. https://t.co/icx3iENMRG— John Keim (@john_keim) October 20, 2019
Vikings Thursday night game:
With a short week, Callahan said the #Redskins will not have much time to go over this week’s film. Tomorrow, they’ll start focusing for a road game with the Vikings on Thursday night.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 20, 2019