Redskins interim Head Coach Bill Callahan and starting QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. spoke to the media today. Backup QB Case Keenum is playing Aaron Rodgers in practice this week as they prepare to face the Packers in Green Bay. OLB Ryan Kerrigan is out of the NFL's concussion protocol, and should return after missing the first game of his career last week.
Case Keenum as Aaron Rodgers:
Callahan to the podium.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 4, 2019
Case is playing Aaron Rodgers for scout team and they’ve put a huge emphasis on mixing up the cadence and mixing tempos in and out of the huddle.
Callahan at the podium. He says Case Keenum has done a “great job” of mimicking Aaron Rodgers in practice.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) December 4, 2019
Case Keenum had done a good Aaron Rodgers impression this week, according to Callahan pic.twitter.com/ipF4SzJgj0— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) December 4, 2019
Kerrigan is out of NFL concussion protocol, per Callahan.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) December 4, 2019
Seems like he's on track to return vs. Green Bay this weekend.
Ryan Kerrigan is out of concussion protocol.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) December 4, 2019
Asked about former Redskins OLB Preston Smith, Callahan said Green Bay is sending him from both sides and notes he’s even attacking from inside a bit. Smith has a career high 10.5 sacks this year.
Packers run game:
Callahan said there are a lot of similarities between what Green Bay is doing in the run and what the Rams are doing with Sean McVay.— Zach Selby (@DarDarBinx61) December 4, 2019
Callahan on OLB Nate Orchard, the newest #Redskins celebrity.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) December 4, 2019
"His growth has been extraordinary for one week."
Nate Orchard's growth has been extraordinary, Callahan said with a laugh. Still hard to imagine that he had such a tremendous impact on last Sunday's game after being with the team for about a week. #Redskins #HTTR— Zach Selby (@DarDarBinx61) December 4, 2019
Callahan said that sacks are the responsibility of everyone, not just Dwayne. So while the sacks have increased since Haskins became the starter, he's not the only one at fault. #Redskins— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) December 4, 2019
Dwayne Haskins Jr. Presser
Watch Live: Dwayne Haskins Jr. Speaks to the Media https://t.co/AHlLCLE3dK— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 4, 2019
Haskins at the podium. He said the biggest change in his progression is trusting his eyes and feet— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) December 4, 2019
Haskins said the biggest part of his growth has been setting his eyes and his feet. Then it's a matter of going through his progression and finding the open man.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) December 4, 2019
Playing in Green Bay:
Haskins on playing in Green Bay on Sunday: “I’ve played in some cold games in the Big Ten... handwarmers, soup, chicken broth, all that” will be used when trying to stay warm throughout the game.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) December 4, 2019
Haskins said one of his strong suits is the two-minute drill, and that was apparent against the Panthers.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) December 4, 2019
He had three straight first-down completions at the end of the first half and looked as confident as ever has since joining the #Redskins
Haskins said the two-game winning streak has created much more energy around the team.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) December 4, 2019