LIVE: Coach Rivera speaks to media following practice https://t.co/vH26IXao81— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 8, 2021
Dyami Brown, Cam Sims and Scherff are OUT for Sunday.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) October 8, 2021
Curits Samuel (groin) is "questionable" for Sunday but Ron Rivera said he's headed in the right direction.
Ron Rivera said Curtis Samuel is trending in the right direction.— John Keim (@john_keim) October 8, 2021
Rivera said DeAndre Carter will get more time. "He'll be interesting to watch," Rivera said. Likes his skillset and how it fits what they want to do.
Rivera said they're bringing back a few of their training staff interns with Ryan Vermillion on leave. Bubba Tyer is also helping out, but as a volunteer.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 8, 2021
Rivera said he likes how Saahdig Charles has been developing. "Shown a lot of good position flex."— John Keim (@john_keim) October 8, 2021
Ron Rivera was asked about what he thought of Heinicke being a backup in the XFL— John Keim (@john_keim) October 8, 2021
Then he said: "Coaching is an inexact science sometimes. We're not all the best evaluators and we make mistakes too. Maybe Taylor didn't show something and that's too bad."
William Jackson III:
Ron Rivera on William Jackson III : "I think he's still developing." Adds "He has such a good skillset" but just needs to get more comfy with what they are asking him to do at times in zone. "He works at it so hard."— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) October 8, 2021
Ron Rivera still sees some "tentativeness" from William Jackson III when he's in zone. Agrees with what WJ3 said Thursday about still facing a "learning curve" in this defense. Ron still believes in the corner's skill set and thinks more comfort will equal more results— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) October 8, 2021
Rivera said you can see how Jameis Winston is developing under Sean Payton: "He's got a tremendous skill set in terms of mobility as a quarterback. ... The thing that concerns me" is his deep ball.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 8, 2021
Adam Humphries appreciates how Taylor Heinicke stays true to who he is no matter the situation. He’s gonna take his shots, run around yet stay calm too. Humphries finds that quality especially key in clutch situations when things are getting tight pic.twitter.com/0fbMq0Vzot— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) October 8, 2021
Adam Humphries notes that Terry McLaurin is really good at tracking the ball. Says McLauirn's daily consumption of carrot juice probably helps the vision. pic.twitter.com/XeLAbmkWPe— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) October 8, 2021
Every stadium is different:
Fun little side note from Adam Humphries: He says each NFL stadium has different sight lines, much like NBA arenas do. That's why it's important for him to get out early in warmups and track the ball then, lets him see where the sun is/where the lights are/etc— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) October 8, 2021
Asked Gibson how much pain he was in compared to the toe last year, he said toe was worse. https://t.co/oLPa5TS7vy— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 8, 2021
Antonio Gibson said he has a stress fracture in his shin, but sense is that it's a minor one. Was classified as a bruised shin pre-Atlanta. Gibson also said he really doesn't have any pain and they sits out to give him a rest. Not anything serious. Sense is that he'll play Sun— John Keim (@john_keim) October 8, 2021
Gibson on how he's rehabbing his shin injury/stress fracture: "It's been rest and a splint that I've got on my shin right here. I wear it almost every day for like four hours."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 8, 2021
Antonio Gibson feels like he could be used more as a receiver and admits that he "misses it" at times. He's not complaining and understands he's had some drops at RB, but it was an interesting comment— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) October 8, 2021