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When it’s Friday and you’re listening to Laugh Now Cry Later pic.twitter.com/FuHqmPcwf5— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 14, 2020
Training Camp Press Conference - Reuben Foster https://t.co/W2U6SSKBS6— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 14, 2020
What has motivated Reuben Foster over the past 20 months or so? The fear of "going back" to a place where "everything is going down." He's completely focused on bettering his life and being a difference maker for Washington pic.twitter.com/nZj0W2GlCI— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) August 14, 2020
Reuben Foster, on what was going through his mind as he returned to the field for the first time in two years: pic.twitter.com/ywXy9N1uv9— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 14, 2020
Foster takeaways. He is unsure of what's to come, particularly with the knee. Based on what he's been through the last year +, I get it. Mentioned the need to gain confidence in the knee and didn't make any brash claims other than to say the D "got this" even with not 100% yet.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 14, 2020
A reporter asked if Foster appreciates the game more because he could not play for so long.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 14, 2020
Foster: "I appreciate the game no matter what. I love the game no matter what. ...I feel like God just dropped me here and said, 'This is a football child.'"
Just wrapped up a Zoom call with Reuben Foster. First time we've talked to him. Said it was "real scary" to be so close to losing it all...— John Keim (@john_keim) August 14, 2020
Reuben Foster: "I've learned a lot. Just being humble, vulnerable. Understanding for a lot of things, of life. A REAL understanding of life. It's stuff that I can't really explain. It's hard to explain. I just know that my drive to get back on the field was insane."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 14, 2020
Training Camp Press Conference - Thomas Davis Sr. https://t.co/MQIHT08EFH— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 14, 2020
LB Thomas Davis said one reason he came here was to help “change the culture.”— John Keim (@john_keim) August 14, 2020
Davis called Jack Del Rio a “fiery personality.” Says he likes the consistency in approach/expectations. “You get excited about playing for him,” Davis said.— John Keim (@john_keim) August 14, 2020
Thomas Davis says Ron Rivera had to "step up" and be the face when Jerry Richardson was facing sexual harassment allegations. He thinks that helped Rivera dealing with Washington's name change and everything else.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 14, 2020
Thomas Davis on the Guice release. Thinks it sends a message to the team and around the league. "As players we have to take responsibility for our actions."— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 14, 2020
Steve Russ said Davis was the best leader he had ever seen. That comes from the leaders that Davis had when he was a younger player. He takes an approach of leading by example and not being afraid to speak up when necessary.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 14, 2020
“Why didn’t you hire Cooley! Why are you driving a knife in our hearts by showing us that you’re painting walls & removing carpet I never stepped on!”— I’m Dre (@MrDcSportsBack) August 13, 2020
A lot of the things Julie Donaldson is doing probably would have irked me as a nine-year-old. But since I’m not 9, I like how she’s advancing the brand.— Marshall (@MWharam7) August 13, 2020
“Jay Gruden finished his tenure in Washington as one of the lower-rated playcallers in the game, and this extended to his decision-making on fourth downs.”— PFF Washington (@PFF_Washington) August 14, 2020
How will Ron Rivera help the team on 4th downs? ⬇️https://t.co/QUcs9eq7L7
And Danny is suing the people who allegedly leaked Epstein-related conspiracies about him.— WASHINGTON FOOTBALL (@HogsHaven) August 14, 2020
“This is Shakespearean type stuff if Shakespeare ever cared about a team with less than 6 wins.” - @PFTCommenter https://t.co/7l1Cim1mxf
#Cowboys pass rush now features:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 13, 2020
Randy Gregory (if reinstated)
A formidable bunch for the NFC East.
On the concept of market movers I do think that the NFL would be more competitive if there was more of a hierarchy in contracts. Not that I expect that to happen but Kittle at $15M, two to three guys at $12M, a few guys at $10M and so on I think makes decision making (1/?)— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) August 13, 2020
B) finalize a contract within the confines of the current market and hope the market moves afterward. For teams with real star players they are always at a big advantage because the gaps just arent strong enough $-wise to allow teams to make up the talent difference elsewhere— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) August 13, 2020
The woman attempting to visit CB Kemah Siverand at Seattle's team hotel was wearing a Seahawks hoodie pulled up over her head, I'm told. So ... not the most elaborate plan. Or disguise.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 13, 2020
Somehow, security personnel was able to flag the hijinks on camera.
According to Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, the positive test rate as of yesterday was 0.46 percent (for players, coaches, staff being tested daily). League has conducted more than 109,000 tests so far. Very, very low numbers.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) August 12, 2020
NFL says that five on-field officials opted out of the 2020 season. Under the agreement between the league and the NFL Referees Association, they receive $30,000 apiece and have guaranteed job security for the 2021 season after their leaves of absence for this season.... https://t.co/xWz6BOOeYo— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) August 14, 2020
Per @NFLResearch, there are 22 players on the reserve/COVID-19 list right now, which marks the fewest since the first day (July 26), when six players were placed on the list. By Day 2, there were 24 players on it. Good signs right now.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 14, 2020
At least 9 NFL coaches have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a source. Coaches are at greater risk of serious outcomes but not a one has opted out. Here's why: https://t.co/mu8eubcEie— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) August 14, 2020
Anyone who bets on NFL games this season is crazy. At least, don't bet until inactives are announced and you know if the QBs passed the COVID test.— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) August 14, 2020
The UK’s first socially distanced concert is happening now in Newcastle.— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) August 12, 2020
Attendees have their own private viewing area with 6-feet of space between them.
A whole new world...pic.twitter.com/JD8UNGXJdF
It's the utter predictability of it all that's just exhausting. pic.twitter.com/9x5j94pRwk— Schooley (@Rschooley) August 12, 2020
Nothing like being clowned by a baby... pic.twitter.com/Xs8bJB6SSw— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) August 13, 2020