Brandon Scherff received the franchise tag this year, but says he’s not really worried about his contract this year. If he does everything right, everything will fall into place. He emphasized again that he wants to spend the rest of his career in Washington.
Scherff talked about recovering from the shoulder injury/surgery that ended his season, and rehabbing this year. He has been cleared, and is looking to older players like Ryan Kerrigan for tips on maintaining his body for the long haul in the league. Scherff said both his injuries the last two years were freak injuries. He spent his quarantine in Iowa hunting and drinking Busch Light(only on Saturdays).
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Brandon Scherff said he's not worrying about his contract right now. He's said before he wants to end his career in Washington. As far as working out a long-term deal, the tag gives him another year to achieve that.— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) August 5, 2020
"If I do everything right, things will fall where they need to. I told you that I want to retire as a...member of the Washington football team." Brandon Scherff on getting to know this regime.— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) August 5, 2020
OL Coach John Matsko:
Scherff said that "it's a whole new terminology" with new offensive line coach John Matsko, but that "he's done a great job with us."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 5, 2020
Scherff is excited to learn from offensive line coach John Matsko. Matsko, who has coached with Ron Rivera at Carolina, has routinely produced Pro Bowlers and even a couple Hall of Famers.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 5, 2020
Scherff said he thinks Ron Rivera is the right guy for the job. Things are different, but he said change is good.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 5, 2020
Staying healthy/taking care of your body:
Brandon Scherff said that he hasn't changed his approach after all of his injuries. He said he told Ryan Kerrigan he respects him for how he's been able to stay on the field, and is talking to him about tips.— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) August 5, 2020
Scherff said his routine have not changed much. He shows up early for meetings and tries to keep to his diet as much as possible to stay in shape.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 5, 2020
Scherff said he's trying to take more care of his body. As a rookie, he said he showed up at 7:30 for an 8 o'clock meeting. Now he'll show up at 6 for a 9 o'clock start.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 5, 2020
Added he's trying to follow the example of Ryan Kerrigan and the other older players.
Brandon Scherff: "Busch Light was only on Saturdays."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 5, 2020
Washington G Brandon Scherff on the new Busch Light Apple: "Fruit is good for you, right?"— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) August 5, 2020
Brandon Scherff on Busch Light Apple: "Oh it's pretty good, but Busch Light regular is the go-to nowadays."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 5, 2020
That's my contribution to today.
Rehabbing his injury:
Brandon Scherff said he did rehab four-to-five days week during the offseason. Said he passed his physical immediately because of that work.— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) August 5, 2020
Dwayne Haskins Jr.:
Brandon Scherff says Dwayne Haskins is 'doing a great job' and the team is excited to watch his improvement and growth— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) August 5, 2020
Scherff said Saahdiq Charles has asked him a lot of questions this offseason. He's trying to be the best veteran leader as possible to all the young guys on the roster.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 5, 2020
Opting out of the season:
Scherff said that he did not consider opting out. He's just making sure to wear a mask and stay away from people, which Scherff said was very easy during the offseason in Iowa.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 5, 2020
Scherff did a lot of hunting during quarantine. He took care of his body and he feels refreshed after spending the offseason at his home in Iowa.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 5, 2020
Brandon Scherff said that he and Morgan Moses facetime to go over everything. Said when he's out there, he works out at Moses' house when he's here. Has a weight room, pool, the whole deal.— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) August 5, 2020
Playing in a stadium with no fans:
Scherff said it will be different playing with some or no fans, but he's not focused on that right now. He's locked in on learning the playbook and doing what the coaches ask.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) August 5, 2020
The team’s name change:
It will take time for players to get used to a different name. Brandon Scherff said his "end goal is to end up as a Redskin my whole career." Clearly, it's now Washington Football Team. But his sentiment about staying here didn't change. Also says he's not worried about it now.— John Keim (@john_keim) August 5, 2020