Redskins interim Head Coach Bill Callahan and Offensive Coordinator Kevin O'Connell spoke to the media after today's practice. There are still questions about the health of several starters heading into Sunday's home game against the Lions. Chris Thompson could be back which will change the rotation at RB. Kevin O'Connell likes the progress Dwayne Haskins Jr. and other young players are making in this offense.
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Callahan at the podium:— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 22, 2019
Daron Payne (ankle) is day-to-day. Expect AP and Jon Allen to play.
Bill Callahan calls Daron Payne day to day. He didn’t practice today.— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) November 22, 2019
Callahan says he expects Peterson and Allen to be up this weekend. Less committal on Thompson.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 22, 2019
I think if CT is out, that might change AP’s avail. Adrian’s been battling the toe, but if they need him he’ll go. The time off this week has helped too.
Running back rotation:
Also not sure how the reps will be split up between AP and Guice and CT (if he plays). Said it will be concept based, just like last week.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 22, 2019
Geron Christian Sr.:
Callahan says Geron Christian has progressed - “he’s a 2nd year player that’s ascending. The arrow is up on his play.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 22, 2019
Bill Callahan calls Geron Christian a “steady force.” Christian took 23 snaps (34%) against the Jets— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) November 22, 2019
Callahan said he isn't sure how Kelvin Harmon's role will change with Paul Richardson being back. Harmon set career-highs in catches (5), targets (6) and receiving yards (53) vs. the Jets.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 22, 2019
Detroit Lions offense:
Of the 3-6-1 Detroit Lions offense, Bill Callahan says “they have it all.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 22, 2019
Kevin O'Connell Presser
Dwayne Haskins Jr.:
Says Haskins looked more comfortable within the offense as Sunday's game went on. Also highlighted his mental toughness in response to the pressure he was under. (Jets sacked him six times). #Redskins— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 22, 2019
Kevin O’Connell says Dwayne Haskins has had a good week of practice and he’s excited to see him against the Lions— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 22, 2019
Kevin O’Connell to the podium.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) November 22, 2019
He’s “really excited” to see Dwayne go back to work Sunday. Added the Jets didn’t show anything too complicated coverage wise which allowed #7 to settle in and take some shots on their two-deep zone. Said he will look for more of that against DET.
Nucleus of young players:
O’Connell says “you can see a nucleus of young players here” as he talks about Guice, Harmon, McLaurin and Haskins among others— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 22, 2019
"You could see a nucleus of young players here, and it's fun to watch those guys."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 22, 2019
Mentioned almost all of the rookie draft picks as well as Derrius Guice and undrafted rookie Steven Sims.