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Ron Rivera Presser: “Jimmy Moreland has a knack for being around the ball, it’s fun to see him play”

Ron Rivera speaks to the media after today’s practice

The Washington Football Team practiced in shells today, but the the hits kept on coming. Troy Apke and Terry McLaurin had a huge collision during today’s session. Rivera said he will remind them that they’re not in pads, and let Apke know that the offense should get the right of way in those situations. The team is still flying around and playing aggressive since Rivera’s after-practice speech on Saturday tearing down their poor practice habits.

Chase Young was doing team drills for the second day after a hip flexor kept him sidelined since the middle of last week. Rivera said the pass rush ability is obviously there, that’s why you draft defensive ends that high. The coaches are now working on helping him understand how plays are run, understand how to shut down the edges, and keep everything in front of him and inside of him.

The team is still making mental mistakes, and Rivera said players have to build up mental callouses to be prepared for game day. He praised 7th round rookie DB Kamren Curl because he doesn’t make the same mistakes in practice. He also grabbed his 2nd interception of training camp today. Rivera also loves him some Jimmy Moreland, and he’ll smile whenever he talks about him.

Dwayne Haskins Jr. ended today’s practice with a pick-six by Landon Collins on a pass to RB J.D. McKissic. Rivera pulled both of them aside after practice to discuss what went wrong on the play. Haskins needed to get the ball out faster, and put it on the outside where only his guy could get it. Rivera said Haskins is critical of himself, but has a strong desire to win, and a willingness to learn from his mistakes. He appreciated his head coaches direct approach, something Rivera said other players respect from his group of “old school” coaches.

Chase Young:

Mental mistakes:

Tempo:

Keith Ismael:

Fans in stands:

Dwayne Haskins Jr.:

Kamren Curl:

Jimmy Moreland:

Troy Apke/Terry McLaurin collision in practice:

Ronald Darby:

TEs Coach Pete Hoener:

Dwayne Haskins Jr. Pick-Six:

Versatility:

Practice at FedEx Field:

Cody Latimer: