Jay Gruden stepped up to the podium after the Redskins lost to the Cowboys 31-21 at home. The team collapsed again, and allowed Dallas to score on 5 straight drives. Gruden said penalties are killing them, and the defense has to play better with the talent they have. He also said it was too early for coaching changes...
Gruden: “no excuses to be had. Have to play better. We should be better than this.”— George Wallace (@GWallaceWTOP) September 15, 2019
Gruden time.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 15, 2019
No injuries of note.
Said no excuses on defense even with the injuries in the secondary.
Gruden: “We really should be better than this. ... We have a talented group on defense. We’re obviously not reaching them.”— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 15, 2019
Gruden on Redskins defense.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) September 15, 2019
"We got to be better than this...There's 14 games left, there's lots of football left to play."
Gruden on possible coaching changes: “No need to hit the panic button right now”— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 15, 2019
Opened the the press conference by asking Gruden about the defense.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 15, 2019
He takes a really deep breath, pauses and says clearly the staff isn’t reaching what he believes is a talented group. He says it’s too early to make changes, tho. They’ve played two great offenses.
Gruden on Norman’s performance: “I’m not going to blame Josh for this one”— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 15, 2019
Gruden says penalties "killed us" on a couple of drives.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) September 15, 2019
Veterans need to step up:
Gruden: “There’s a lot of football left. We have a lot of young and up and coming players that are exciting. We need some veterans to step up and take this team by the throat. I’m still very optimistic.”— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 15, 2019