Jay Gruden spoke to the media today, and discussed several injuries that have made headlines. Derrius Guice is getting an MRI for his right knee. He felt soreness on the team bus after the game, and Gruden is optimistic he will be able to play this week. Adrian Peterson will be active if Guice can’t go. He talked about the many things that went wrong as the Redskins gave up a 17-0 lead to the Eagles, and went on to lose the game 32-27.
WATCH LIVE: Coach Gruden speaks to the media. https://t.co/z0QQl3wVlC— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 9, 2019
Jonathan Allen has a knee sprain and is week-to-week. Derrius Guice has knee soreness and had an MRI. Depending on the MRI, he might be able to play this week after being sore on the team bus. Caleb Brantley has foot aggravation and is day-to-day #HTTR— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) September 9, 2019
Gruden says there is still a chance Guice can play this week “for sure.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 9, 2019
Jay Gruden on Guice and other injuries. Called it "knee soreness." Said he was checked out during the game and cleared. pic.twitter.com/lp9YSxhVZ6— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 9, 2019
Jay Gruden says Derrius Guice is having MRI now. Described the injury as knee soreness but will know more after. Said the injury didn’t influence the lack of carries in the second half. #redskins pic.twitter.com/hCoD37Ki4x— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) September 9, 2019
Jay Gruden said if they have concerns about Guice’s durability it would impact whether or not they keep Peterson active.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 9, 2019
Gruden says there’s a chance Guice and Peterson could be active this week— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 9, 2019
“Adrian is well liked in the locker room. Adrian is well liked by the coaches. Adrian is well liked by everybody.”— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 9, 2019
Gruden says it wasn’t an easy decision and it could be week to week. They wanted the extra special teams depth against the Eagles.
Gruden: We have 15 games left and I expect Adrian Peterson to play and to play well.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 9, 2019
Gruden on AP. Says he could play this week for sure. Long way to go this season and wants AP around. "Who wouldn't want Adrian?"— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 9, 2019
On the miscommunication on DeSean Jackson's second TD, Gruden says "If there was a perfect play to call with a miscommunication on the backend, that was it."— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) September 9, 2019
Gruden says the inability to get off the field on 3rd down is ultimately what killed them in the 2nd half. Got out of rush lanes. Guys playing way too far off. A little of everything.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) September 9, 2019
Gruden: Stressed that the inability of the defense to get off the field on third-downs was a key to the second half. Mentioned "a lot" of things went wrong, said offensively they have to run the ball better and allow the defense to breathe.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) September 9, 2019
Said "the defense was gassed."
Gruden said the running back struggles were due in large part to the penalties, which put the #Redskins in unfavorable down-and-distance situations.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 9, 2019
Gruden has not talked to Trent Williams lately— Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) September 9, 2019
Stick with the run better:
Gruden says the Redskins have to run the ball better but adds he needs to stick with the run better too— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 9, 2019
Gruden said he’s very optimistic about Reed, but said the most important thing is getting him symptom free.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 9, 2019
Gruden on WRs "We have the weapons to get the ball to."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 9, 2019
Added it's now about pass protection and staying balanced. Said the running game needs to be better, and Gruden needs to stick with it more.