J.D. McKissis is having the best training camp of his 5 year career in the NFL. He sees improvement every day, and enjoys the competition on the team. He has the patience to understand protections and allow linemen to set up combo blocks.
McKissic said he’s been labeled as a situational guy and a weapon, but he feels confident he can be an every down back. Randy Jordan has been helping him in his transition from WR to RB, and he says he finally feels the game is slowing down for him at the position. Antonio Gibson is also making the full time switch from WR to RB this year, and he says when they’re on the field together it’s going to put stress on defenses.
Training Camp Press Conference - J.D. McKissic https://t.co/VGFhDkYYGK— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 29, 2020
J.D. McKissic is on the Zoom call now. He said he has enjoyed practice and said this has been one of the best camps he has had.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
McKissic feels like he is getting better every day, and that's what makes every practice so great to him. He loves how competitive everyone is on the team.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
McKissic has been able to understand protections and letting offensive linemen make combo blocks up to the linebackers. That involves patience, and that's a big factor in why he's enjoyed this camp so much.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
J.D. McKissic feels this has been a great camp for him ..."It's about patience" and really feels he's developed all around.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 29, 2020
"In protections, I've done a great job, I think." @WSHFootballSI
JD McKissic on the Washington RB group: "We got some real dogs in that group. It's competitive."— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 29, 2020
McKissic said he has been labelled as a "situational guy," but he feels like he can play well on every down.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
J.D. McKissic says when he & Antonio Gibson are both in the game, it will "put a lot of stress on defenses."— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 29, 2020
If they go nickel, they can run it at 'em and obviously multiple alignments. @WSHFootballSI
Switching from WR to RB:
McKissic said he has leaned on RBs coach Randy Jordan on transitioning from receiver to running back. The game is starting to slow down in his fifth year, he said.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 29, 2020
J.D. McKissic says he wants to be "consistent" and prove his durability.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 29, 2020
On Antonio Gibson - he feels he has a better idea on pass pro than he did.
RB J.D. McKissic, a former Arkansas State Red Wolf, on the fan movement in Washington to rename the team Redwolves:— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) August 29, 2020
“It doesn’t matter what name they give us. ... If we change the team name to Washington Redwolves, I have no problem with that.”
Offensive Coordinator Scott Turner:
J.D. McKissic on @ScottTurner & coming to Washington "I'm excited to play in this offense and happy to be here."— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 29, 2020
Mentioned Christian McCaffrey why he feels this offense will be a good fit. @WSHFootballSI
"I see growth" - J.D. McKissic on Logan Thomas, who he was with last year in Detroit.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) August 29, 2020
Says he's getting a chance to make mistakes.