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Taylor Heinicke Presser: “Primetime games are a lot of fun, those are the games you dream of as a kid”

Taylor Heinicke and some players answer questions after practice

Washington Commanders starting QB Taylor Heinicke spoke to the media after today’s practice. He was asked about the tie against the New York Giants before the bye week. He said he was watching the UFC this past weekend, and their was a tie/draw in the main event between Jan Błachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev for the Light Heavyweight title. He thought to himself how shitty it would be to get your ass kicked for 25 minutes and not have a winner, and then related that to Washington’s 20-20 tie. Nobody likes tie games, and Heinicke doesn’t want to experience one again.

He was asked what they can do to avoid that result as they prepare to play the Giants again. Heinicke said they need to do more of the same, but there were missed throws, like the potential TD pass to Logan Thomas early in the game. He also talked about other plays where he could have hung in the pocket more to let things develop and possibly get some more points. He said he is confident in the game plan for the rematch, and the team is confident.

Primetime games like the Sunday Night Football game that Washington got flexed into are one of the things you dream about as a kid. He is excited for the matchup at FedEx Field, but like Jon Allen and Ron Rivera, he is calling for the fans to show up. Last year’s Thursday Night Football game last year had a lot of Giants fans at FedEx Field and they want to change that for this week’s game.

Taylor Heinicke

Tie game:

Primetime game:

Fans at FedEx Field:

Daniel Jones:

Terry McLaurin shirt:

Chase Young


Trusting the process:

Envisioning his return:

Terry McLaurin

Big game:

Antonio Gibson

Fans at FedEx Field:

Logan Thomas

Big game vs the Giants:

Charles Leno, Jr.


Wes Schweitzer