Ronald Darby spoke to the media today(video was not provided by the team). He grew up a fan of the Washington Redskins, and noted that when he finally gets here they’re not called that anymore. He loves being here and being a part of the team this year. Darby likes the new defense, and said it is a lot more varied than he’s used to. DBs Coach Chris Harris brings the energy that carries over to the players.
Darby said the team needs to improve their communication, something that has been said about Washington's secondary for a long time. There’s also a bigger focus on creating turnovers.
Darby said the secondary has focused on communicating and creating turnovers since being out on the field together.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 23, 2020
Communication has been brought up several times by multiple players in the secondary. Darby said the communication has been good throughout practice, and that has led to the unit's success.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 23, 2020
Ronald Darby on the communication issues in secondary last few years here & being new:— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 23, 2020
"When it comes to communicating, you've just gotta know what's going on."
Says if you don't know, you can't talk it up.
Taking care of his body after injuries previous years:
Darby said he feels great after going through a lot of "muscle strains" last season. He said he's been really taking care of his body.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 23, 2020
Darby describes WR Terry McLaurin as a "real talented" receiver who is smart, wants to learn and wants to get better.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 23, 2020
"And he's young, that's the scary thing."
Darby had some praise for Terry McLaurin. Said he's fast, talented and always willing to learn. And McLaurin is young, Darby said, so he's only going to get better.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 23, 2020
Ronald Darby speaks with the media about transitioning into this new defense pic.twitter.com/FUqN4MI7E4— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 23, 2020
Ronald Darby says Terry McLaurin is "young" and a "really talented player."— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 23, 2020
Says this defense is much more varied a little more than he's used to, which was 95% man.
"I feel like this is the perfect fit for me." @WSHFootballSI @SInow @theMMQB
Darby says this defense "can set you up to make a lot of plays," but he added that you have to have eye discipline and know when the be aggressive/know when to play it safer.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 23, 2020
DBs Coach Chris Harris:
Darby said DBs coach Chris Harris will "always bring that energy." He also likes that Harris knows exactly what the players are going through since he played in the league.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 23, 2020
Darby likes playing for a coach like Chris Harris, who has been energetic during practice. He brings that energy every day, Darby said. It looks like that energy carries over into the secondary.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 23, 2020