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Washington Football Team players talk about beating the Eagles, getting ready for the Cardinals

washington players speak to the media after today's practice

We heard from Head Coach Ron Rivera and Offensive Coordinator Scott Turner right after today's practice.

The team also made four players available to answer a few questions. Dwayne Haskins Jr. got his first season-opening win on Sunday when he led the team back from a 17-point deficit to defeat the Eagles 27-17. He said he missed not having Eagles fans to boo them and trash talk.

Haskins talked about the team's first touchdown at the end of the 1st half. He said he has the autonomy to go uptempo, but he discusses it with Turner. He's already watched the Eagles game and has started doing film prep for the Cardinals.

Dwayne Haskins Jr.:

Offensive Line:

Terry McLaurin:

Kyler Murray:

First TD:


Mobile QB:

Ohio State:

No fans in the stadium:

Getting the offense back on track:

Steven Sims Jr. got the 2nd-most snaps at WR for Washington on Sunday. He said the team was prepared for the Eagles, but the fell behind early. They came out on fire in the 2nd half. Dwayne Haskins Jr.'s half time speech was a big motivation, but it was also expected after the leadership he showed during training camp. After seeing the 8 sacks Washington's defense got on Carson Wentz, he expects to be seeing a lot of punt returns this season.

Steven Sims Jr.:

2nd half vs the Eagles:


Dwayne Haskins Jr.:

DL sacking Carson Wentz 8 times:

Chase Young had the kind of game a lot of people expected from this year's #2 overall draft pick. He's already focused in on stopping the Arizona Cardinals offense, and that means getting to QB Kyler Murray. It will take a disciplined attack to contain Murray, and Young is very aware of what can happen if he gets outside the pocket. He is also a fan of Chandler Jones, and Young says he has studied Jones in an effort to improve his game.

Chase Young:

Kyler Murray:

Chandler Jones:

Troy Apke also talked about Kyler Murray, and said he's a big threat passing and running the ball. They have a plan, and will also need to contain WR DeAndre Hopkins. Communication has been a problem in Washington's secondary for years, and it was a big thing coaches worked on this offseason. Apke said the communication, like everything else on Sunday, started off slowly, but was great once the game sped up.

Troy Apke:

Kyler Murray:


DeAndre Hopkins: