All atwitter will be posted at the beginning of every day (at midnight in Washington, DC). The goal is to give readers a handy spot to check the Washington Football Team beat writers & bloggers, national sports journalists, and football fans to keep up on the latest news and opinions about the WFT, the NFL, and sports in general, along with a smattering of other things.
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After not having a single player named in the NFL’s Top 100, Washington is absent on this CBS Sports list as well. I can’t blame the guy who put it together either. But it’s just another example of how much better the WFT needs to be in the national eye https://t.co/ZBwzGucN1d— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) August 11, 2020
Bucket hat szn pic.twitter.com/s7F1CJ2TSP— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 12, 2020
“McLaurin generated separation at the 6th highest rate on targets of 10+ yards downfield against single coverage”— PFF Washington (@PFF_Washington) August 11, 2020
Where does Terry rank among the league’s top-25 WRs? ⬇️https://t.co/2u6DGjbcUU
“This past season he was among the top five guards in the NFL in pressure rate allowed (2.7%)”— PFF Washington (@PFF_Washington) August 11, 2020
Brandon Scherff cracks the top-10 interior OL ahead of the 2020 season ⬇️https://t.co/r1Hqe8OCKZ
Training Camp Press Conference - Ryan Kerrigan https://t.co/MXFn6R9wEI— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 11, 2020
Kerrigan on the name change: "I'm cool with the change. I think the name is kind of cool... It's cool to be part of one tradition and hopefully a new one going forward"— Logan Campbell (@loganncampbelll) August 11, 2020
Ryan Kerrigan on the mic.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 11, 2020
Weird training camp, for sure. Aug. 11 and it's still no helmets. But every team in the same spot so...
Ryan Kerrigan believes the coaching staff wants to see if he can still play. He wants to prove he can be a difference maker and make plays.— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) August 11, 2020
Kerrigan said he honed in on mobility this offseason. He's hoping that will that allow him to play longer as he enters the next phase of his career.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 11, 2020
Ryan Kerrigan on his future in Washington: "I want to be here. I've made that clear privately, I've made that clear publicly. I want to show the coaches I'm someone they can rely on."— Logan Campbell (@loganncampbelll) August 11, 2020
Kerrigan said he was bummed that his consecutive games played streak ended because it was a testament to how he took care of his body not only during the season but year-round. That said, he focused on putting that behind him because there's more to accomplish.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 11, 2020
Dwayne Haskins Jr. took the off-season to learn from some of the best receivers and QB’s is the league. He picked their brains on how he can improve. He says growing into a leader is doing just that. Learn how to get better and do better, then the respect will come.— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) August 11, 2020
Dwayne Haskins on Alex Smith: pic.twitter.com/53pQ9awD2E— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 11, 2020
Former Texans’ RB Lamar Miller and the Patriots reached agreement on a one-year deal, pending a physical, per @RosenhausSports.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 10, 2020
#Jaguars unsigned franchise player Yannick Ngakoue has parted ways with his agent, per league source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2020
Ngakoue is currently in the five-day waiting period before he's allowed to hire new representation.
For the third straight year Deshaun Watson will face a Super Bowl winning QB to start the season. He lost the first two (Tom Brady and Drew Brees). One month from today he’ll kick off the 2020 season against Patrick Mahomes— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 10, 2020
Former Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan donates kidney to brother during pandemic https://t.co/gxfKyvpHao— The Insider (@Insider) August 11, 2020
My crew is set! Excited to announce DeAngelo Hall will serve as analyst and Bram Weinstein will join as the next play-by-play voice. DeAngelo spent 10 yrs playing for Washington. Bram has been a lifelong fan. We can’t wait to bring game day to you in a NEW & EXCITING way! pic.twitter.com/awFXzD2WF3— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) August 11, 2020
The Washington Football Team officially announced its new radio broadcast team.— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) August 11, 2020
Bram Weinstein (play-by-play), DeAngelo Hall (analyst) and Julie Donaldson. pic.twitter.com/Mbc2geUQrT
This is purely speculation on my part, but given Julie Donaldson's role and some of her comments in @TheAthleticDC today, I would not be surprised if we've seen the last of Chris Cooley, Fred Smoot, and Clinton Portis as part of the in-house Washington media platform.— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) July 22, 2020
Dont say what cant be done before it even happens. Listen to smart people, demand accountability, and try for the best. So far the NFL has done well. https://t.co/v7g4unImxe— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 11, 2020
Sources: @DeionSanders is leaving NFL Network. His contract had expired, but he opted to leave.— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) August 11, 2020
I guess I’m having a hard time understanding how these university presidents can welcome tens of thousands of undergrads—who aren’t being tested at all—back to campus, and cram them in dorms and classrooms, but they can’t protect a few hundred athletes.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 10, 2020
Big disconnect there.
If the conclusion of the Pac 12 and Big Ten medical experts is to shut down and the conclusion of the SEC and Big 12 medical experts is to keep going people better be willing to talk about it in detail and on the record— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 11, 2020
Report: Heart condition possibly linked to COVID fueling Power 5 concerns https://t.co/ixX8sJ55ap— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 10, 2020
According to Dan's source, 12 of the 14 Presidents from the Big 10 have voted against having a Fall College Football season. Iowa and Nebraska were the two that have been pushing to play.— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) August 10, 2020
Ohio State coach Ryan Day was just asked on ESPN about playing in another conference if the Big Ten shuts down: "We need to look at every option. And if that's the only option, we need to explore it and see if that's something we can do."— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 10, 2020
Play College Football!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
Swinging as hard as we possibly can right now for these players!! This isn’t over! #FIGHT— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) August 10, 2020
Players: we should be paid. Ncaa: you know what, maybe it isnt safe to play.— Dontye C. Williams (@dcw5_) August 10, 2020
To counter some tweets on the timeline right now: Death is not the only potential outcome after contracting COVID-19. College athletic administrators are concerned about otherwise healthy athletes facing potential heart, lung and brain issues.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 11, 2020
Amazing how bad of a look this has been for the Big 10. How do you go from announcing a full schedule on Aug. 5 to wanting to postpone your season as soon as Aug. 8 (when the reports first came out)? The disorganization & lack of leadership are incredible.— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) August 11, 2020
If we lose the 2020 CFB season, this year’s NFL Scouting Combine will be the most important one in league history. We always preach “it’s all about the tape” but if you haven’t seen a player on grass in over a year, this event will take on a whole new meaning.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) August 10, 2020
Source: The Pac-12 has cancelled the fall football season. The league will attempt to play in spring.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 11, 2020
If you “attempt” to play football in the spring, how In the heck do you prepare for the following “regular” fall season?— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) August 11, 2020
These kids are not machines. Their bodies need rest after a football season is over, then they need to train for the following season.
What a MESS!
Nothing is more important than health & safety. I believe that. It's awful & heartbreaking for so many young players who have trained all their life, their families & the thousands in college towns that economically depend on CFB. I believe that too. Both feelings can co-exist.— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) August 11, 2020
Serious question - for college athletes isnt actually playing football more dangerous than Covid?— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 11, 2020
Do we know the long term health effects of playing football?— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 11, 2020
Good point— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 11, 2020
A source close to the AAC's decision process tells @TheAthleticCFB the American is still gathering information. A lot of people want to know why the Big Ten/Pac-12 made a move now.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) August 11, 2020
Communication between leagues has clearly been... lacking.