“We got three really good quarterbacks behind us and we’re just trying to block for whoever they put behind us,” Scherff said. “That’s the goal here and we’re all trying to win as a team.”
Jay Gruden had his team in pads for the first time in camp and the run game was heavily featured. Of the reps put in with full 11-on-11 action, at least two-thirds of the snaps were handoffs. It made sense, too, as the Redskins are working to figure out the left side of their offensive line. Rookie Wes Martin has been uneven so far at left guard, and the hole at left tackle in the absence of Trent Williams is massive.
Montae Nicholson has a habit of finding a way to get physical with someone on every play, which Jeremy Sprinkle learned Saturday. Sprinkle made a catch and picked up some speed down the sideline but began slowing up near midfield. As he did that, Nicholson came over and gave him a nice little pop. He’s been tormenting offensive players with those mini collisions often so far at camp.
“Anybody who knows [Dunbar] knows that he’s capable of this, so it’s not surprising,” Reed said about Dunbar’s hat trick. “Even at Florida, he switched to corner for one spring game, and he was better than most of the corners on the team.”
Asked on Sunday to assess the receiver position, Gruden rattled off compliments for all of his wideouts including newcomer Terry McLaurin and youngster Cam Sims, but reserved this comment of confidence for Quinn: “Trey Quinn’s got the inside spot pretty much locked down.”