Landon Collins got a chance to speak with reporters after Tuesday's open training camp practice. It's been a unique offseason, but he's just happy to be back and playing football. Practices have been intense, competitive, and up tempo.
Collins is working on getting to know the new players in the secondary. Communication has been a big issue for Washington DBs, and that is something Collins, along with the new coaching staff, are working to improve.
Training Camp Press Conference - Landon Collins https://t.co/RixQ5xcpT1— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 18, 2020
Landon Collins on the new camp: "The atmosphere is pretty good. I love how it's going so far."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 18, 2020
Landon Collins is up next. He's glad to be back on the field. It's been a unique offseason, but he likes the atmosphere and the opportunity to play.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 18, 2020
Collins said practices have had high intensity. The competition up beat, up tempo and coaches are putting them in the right situations to make plays.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 18, 2020
Landon Collins says coach Rivera is expecting a lot from the guys and is expecting them to be the best players they can be. Says he's pushing the team to their limits.— Logan Campbell (@loganncampbelll) August 18, 2020
“Great guy. Great coach. A person that’s going to ask a lot of us players and want a lot. He’s expecting a lot and wants us to be the best players we can be and that’s what he’s harping on. He’s pushing us to the limit, so that’s a good thing for us.”
Collins said Reuben Foster is intense and a "tone-setter." He knows what to do as a linebacker and is someone he can rely on.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 18, 2020
Old Redskins gear:
Landon Collins grew up a Redskins fan, so I asked him what he's doing with his old gear. He's keeping it. (Terry McLaurin said his old stuff was stashed away in a closet)— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 18, 2020
"He’s doing a great job. He’s understanding what he’s supposed to be looking at. We’re talking all the time on the back end, making sure what he sees. He’s picking my brain on my knowledge about how to play different things and playing within the defensive calls and how we’ve got to see things and see different adjustments. Just being on the same page. My biggest thing to harp on with any safety that’s next to me, and as of right now that’s him, is communication.
Communication is key between both of us because if we’re on the same page it makes everything go smooth. It makes everything easy. Our corners understand we’re on the same page, our nickels and our linebackers on the same page because we know the rotation, we know where we’re supposed to be at. It makes everything easy when somebody back there is able to talk to me and is a consistent role.”
Collins said that Troy Apke has been doing a great job. Apke and Collins were the first-team safeties today.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 18, 2020
“I never knew him personally [in the past], I watched his game. I think he is an excellent corner, especially playing in Buffalo, playing with the Eagles. He’s doing a great job. He’s put on the island all the time. And like I say, when you get on the island, you win some and you lose some. But he knows how to turn the page and continue playing and doing his job. He’s gone through a lot of injuries, but I think he’s back healthy. He’s doing a superb job out here on the field and doing what he’s supposed to do and making plays on the ball. That’s what we brought him in for.”
Collins said Jimmy Moreland has done a great job and knows what his responsibilities are. He said Moreland is "picking his brain" on things, and he likes the fact that he can have Moreland working on the field with him.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 18, 2020
Moreland has improved his instincts and play recognition. He's recognizing things before they happen, which shows the progress he's made since his rookie year.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 18, 2020
Landon Collins says it's not fun getting something stuck up your nose (COVID-19 testing) and then having to go out and practice.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 18, 2020
However, he says it has to be done in order to play & he loves playing football. @WSHFootballSI @1067theFan@LockedWFTPod
Differences from last year:
Landon Collins is up, talking about differences from last season: We are tying to keep the consistency. Jogging to the field, making a play to the ball. This coaching staff is critiquing every part of their performance. Nothing can be half done. #ALLIN— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) August 18, 2020
Collins' biggest thing is communication. He's been working with Apke, Everett and Davis in the secondary, and he wants to be on the same page with all of them.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 18, 2020