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Jay Gruden answers questions from the media

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Jay Gruden answered questions the day after the Redskins lost their home opener to the Cowboys 31-21. He says the defense has to play better, despite the numerous injuries that are piling up. Quinton Dunbar's knee injury sounds like it could keep him off the field a little longer. Jonathan Allen and Colt McCoy are expected to practice this week.

Jay Gruden Presser

Watch Live: Coach Jay Gruden speaks to the media.

Posted by Washington Redskins on Monday, September 16, 2019

Stopping the run:

Pass rush not there:

Defense isn't playing well enough:

Vanilla coverage:

Injury updates:

Aaron Colvin:

"That’s thing, it depends how quickly he picks everything up. That’s another reason why we have to be a little bit more standard. We got him, signed him on Friday afternoon after practice. He had two days [and] he’s our fourth corner. [CB] Simeon [Thomas] was our fifth corner, who we just got off the Seattle practice squad. So, can’t be too exotic with those cats. Hopefully with another week of practice we’ll get all those guys ready to go, get those [other] guys healthy and we’ll do some more things.”

Morgan Moses’ performance in the first two weeks and wearing a knee brace:

“He’s a little sore, but he’s ok. I think overall Morgan [Moses] did some good things in the game. There was a couple stunts that we missed -- an inside move that he missed and a T-T-E, or nose, stunt that he didn’t come off on late. He’s playing decent football, i wouldn’t say he’s playing poorly. And I’d say [G Brandon] Scherff is playing pretty good as well except for the one holding call that he had that he kinda stumped and I don’t know if it was a holding knock or not. Those guys, we’re count on those guys to play well and hey will play a lot better. I think [G Ereck] Flowers [Jr.] again played pretty well again. And [T Donald] Penn battled his tail off and [C] Chase [Roullier] is doing a good job at center. I think just getting those guys in unison, keeping them on the field hopefully playing together will be key, critical for that unit and hopefully will help a lot in the pass game Jordan [Reed] will help a lot in the passing game as well. We gotta run the ball a little bit better as well.”

Run game:

Colt McCoy:

Jonathan Allen:

Derrius Guice:

Optimistic:

Adrian Peterson: