Randy Jordan got the rare chance to talk to reporters today. He was asked about Antonio Gibson’s 20 yard run against the Eagles that could have broken for a huge TD. Gibson said yesterday that he should have cut inside, but instead got tripped up when he ran into Terry McLaurin. Jordan said he just tried to do a little bit too much on that run, but plays like that he wants to see go all the way. Gibson has a tremendous skillset, great size, and the ability to kick it into the next gear when he needs to. Jordan said he is still working on his anticipation and patience.
Jordan was asked what makes a good goal line RB, and what makes Peyton Barber good for those last few yards. He said Barber has great pad level, and was able to get in for two scores last week. Jordan said there’s always one defender that you’re not going to be able to block, and pad level, along with ball security, is key at the goal line.
Jordan emphasized that this is a young group of running backs who are very energetic. They want to know the why of everything, and it’s been fun coaching them. He was asked about Bryce Love who was inactive for the first NFL game he was on the roster. Love is on track to help later in the season, and he is humble and hard-working.
Press Conference - Randy Jordan https://t.co/69UzhohXRi— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 18, 2020
RBs coach Randy Jordan talking to the local media now. Said that Antonio Gibson tried to do "a little too much" on his 20-yard run. If he just stayed inside, Jordan thought his speed would have allowed him to break free.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 18, 2020
Jordan said Gibson has taken all the things he has learned from meetings and practice into the game. He has that burst to get to the second and third level.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 18, 2020
Jordan said that rookie RB Antonio Gibson took everything from practice and Zoom meetings and implemented them Week 1.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 18, 2020
As a runner, Jordan believes Gibson has good vision, burst and power. Gibson is continuing to work on his anticipation and his patience.
RBs coach Randy Jordan on @WashingtonNFL rookie Antonio Gibson: "He's got a tremendous skillset."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 18, 2020
Said it's only a matter of time before that skillset translates into production.
Jordan was pleased with Peyton Barber's pad level during his two touchdown runs. That allowed him to break through the line for the scores.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 18, 2020
Randy Jordan is up addressing the media. At the goal line, he said there is always at least one defender they can't block. That's why stresses pad level to his RBs so they can run that defender over.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 18, 2020
Jordan said the biggest thing with the running game is continuing to gel with the offensive line in terms of reads, cuts and angles. Jordan also wants to see his RBs start turning decent runs into big-time plays.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 18, 2020
RB coach Randy Jordan says Bryce Love is "on track.... Humble and hard working." Thinks Bryce will help down the line.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 18, 2020
Young RB group:
RBs coach Randy Jordan on the running back group: "They're young and energetic. They want to know the why. It's been fun to coach those guys." Jordan preaches to the group to be humble and hardworking by telling them "you're only as good as your last touch."— Logan Campbell (@loganncampbelll) September 18, 2020
Wes Martin spoke to the media after his rough outing vs the Eagles last week and reporters seemed to go easy on him. He was asked about the Arizona Cardinals defensive line, and said they are big, stout, and talented across the board. It was weird playing a game without fans in the stadium last week, and it was eerily quiet. Martin was not surprised at Washington’s defense creating turnovers to give the offense opportunities. Working with OL Coach John Matsko has been a great experience.
Wes Martin is addressing the media. He said Arizona's defensive line is big and stout and talented across the board.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 18, 2020
No fans in the stadium:
Martin said it was very quiet during Sunday's game, almost eerily quiet. You could every little thing, he said, and they tried to stay alert about that on the offensive line so they didn't tip their hand.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 18, 2020
Defense creating turnovers:
Martin said it wasn't a surprise to see the defense create turnovers and provided a great opportunity to score points.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 18, 2020
OL Coach John Matsko:
Martin said working with John Matsko has been a great experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge. He's seen every look, he's seen every play and he's able to relay that to the offensive line.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 18, 2020
We had Wes Martin on Zoom and I almost botched it by not asking him about this. Got a chance too, though, and he said we won't be seeing him take over the role of QB anytime soon. Did admit he likes getting the opportunity to show off his athleticism https://t.co/YcE1TCl6kw— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) September 18, 2020