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Jack Del Rio Presser: “You can’t relax until you’re on the bus”

Jack Del Rio and Terry McLaurin speak to the media after today’s practice

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Jack Del Rio’s defense has been a big improvement this season, but the Washington Football Team is still 1-1 as they prepare to head to Cleveland to face the Browns on Sunday. He said they have two impressive RBs in Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, and Cleveland is one of the most dominating rushing teams this year. He said they also have a good quarterback and receivers. Shutting down their offense will be a big task, but Del Rio’s players are looking for to the challenge.

Ron Rivera has an eye for the future, but Del Rio’s focus is on right now. Rivera has to take the longview as he looks to rebuild a 3-13 team, and a dying franchise simultaneously. Del Rio is focus on winning now, and getting the most out of his players. They have some issues to clean up, but they’re working on those issues, and continue to grow. He emphasizes that it’s a team effort to make improvements across the board, from the coaches down.

Cleveland Browns running game:

Browns offense:

Future is now:

Playing at a high level:

Cardinal’s offense:

Kyler Murray:


Team improvements:

Terry McLaurin also spoke to the media today, and talked about his growth as a wide receiver in the NFL. He has worked out of the slot more, and this will improve his ability to make plays from anywhere on the field. He said he works better against man coverage, and has been working to match his route concepts differently depending on if he’s lined up inside or outside. His biggest improvements from last year have been getting the ball in contested catches and getting yards after the catch. McLaurin led all NFL receivers last week with 84 yards.

Terry McLaurin

Working the slot:

Return to Ohio:

Getting Antonio Gibson’s 1st TD ball for him:

Improvements from last year:

Denzel Ward:

Landon Collins said the defense is really close to where they want it to be. He enjoys mentoring young players like Troy Apke and Kamren Curl. He remains friends with former New York Giants teammate Odell Beckham Jr., but on Sunday they are on opposite sides.

Landon Collins

Really close:

Odell Beckham Jr.:

Mentoring young players: