“The People’s Corner” Jimmy Moreland got a chance to answer questions from local reporters today. He is comfortable in Washington’s new defense under Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio. Things have slowed down this year, and he is able to trust his training and his instincts more. He’s also playing inside and outside in this defense, and learning all the responsibilities for each.
Ron Rivera always raves about Jimmy Moreland’s personality in camp, and he says he’s just a fun guy to be around. He never gets mad unless he has a bad play. He watched a lot of film from last year, and picked out plays where he could have helped the team get out of bad situations. He’s not focusing on 2019, but wants to learn from it as the team moves forward to 2020.
Moreland talked about learning from fellow DBs Landon Collins and Kendall Fuller. He also likes going up against all the different WRs Washington has on the team right now. Steven Sims Jr.’s quickness, and Cam Sims size offer up different challenges for him. He is also a big fan of DBs Coach Chris Harris who was also a late round draft pick in the NFL. He is energetic and knows the game inside and out.
Training Camp Press Conference - Jimmy Moreland https://t.co/9UipfRLGBD— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 29, 2020
Moreland said he's comfortable in the defense, but he's still learning the in's and out's of the system. Playing multiple positions helps that because he is able to learn everyone's responsibilities.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
Jimmy Moreland: "In this system, I feel comfortable. ... I'm seeing plays quite slower than they usually were."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 29, 2020
Jimmy Moreland says playing multiple positions helps him learn the defense quicker.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 29, 2020
Likes the WR's group.
Says he feels different playing inside than outside because of how many more responsibilities there are in vs. out ...."It's coming along real good now." @WSHFootballSI
Moreland said he is a fun guy to be around and likes to make everyone around him smile and laugh. Rivera has said a couple of times that Moreland is hilarious.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
Jimmy Moreland says he's a fun guy to be around.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 29, 2020
Had a baby daughter over the offseason.
Says "I didn't keep that up" last year of his fast start in camp/preseason.
"I was able to find myself inside my home" because of COVID, maturing. @WSHFootballSI
Jimmy Moreland says he’s seeing things slower. Says he watched a lot of film. Asked him about Rivera calling him “hilarious”, Moreland says “I’m a fun guy to be around. I’m never mad unless I have a bad play. I’m just a fun guy to be around, trying to have everyone laughing.”— John Keim (@john_keim) August 29, 2020
Jimmy Moreland: "I started off fast in training camp last year, but I didn't keep that up."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 29, 2020
Moreland said that last year he did not trust himself as much because he wasn't totally comfortable with his role in the defensive scheme. He says he's more comfortable this year.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 29, 2020
Moreland doesn't want to focus on 2019. "Last season is behind us, and we're looking forward to this season."— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
Learning from veterans:
Being around veterans like Landon Collins and Kendall Fuller has helped Moreland improve. He said he constantly asks them for feedback and advice.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 29, 2020
DBs Coach Chris Harris:
Moreland echoes his fellow DBs when talking about position coach Chris Harris: energetic and insightful because he's a former player.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 29, 2020
"Being around him, it's a great thing."
Jimmy Moreland says DB Coach Chris Harris is very energetic and knows the game inside and out.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 29, 2020
Example of this was Harris running over to Jeremy Reaves Friday and doing a leaping high five after a PBU.
Always hear him in practice in a variety of ways. @WSHFootballSI
Moreland and DBs coach Chris Harris have something in common: they were both late-round draft picks. Moreland said Harris is trying to focus on helping everyone in the secondary, but he knows Harris understands the challenges that come with being a late-round pick.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
Learning from the WRs:
Moreland said he likes going against all the WRs during practice because it prepares him for everything.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 29, 2020
Moreland mentioned players like Steven Sim and Cam Sims as some receivers that he likes to match up against in practice. Mentioned Steven's quickness and Cam's size present different challenges.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
Moreland says he likes facing different styles of receivers in camp. So likes facing Steven Sims because of his quickness. Likes facing Cam Sims because of his height. Forces Moreland to learn to play all types and improve techniques for different guys.— John Keim (@john_keim) August 29, 2020
Moreland said he's seen "greatness" from the defensive line. Added they could be one of the best and that he feels comfortable playing behind them.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 29, 2020
"It can be the year that we step forward and show everyone what we're about."