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Jack Del Rio Presser: Jamin Davis has to play better, he didn’t play very well last week

Jack Del Rio, Scott Turner, and players speak to the media after practice

Thursday is coordinators day for the Washington Commanders and Head Coach Ron Rivera gets a break from questions. Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio was up first after the injury report revealed Cole Holcomb is dealing with a quad injury that limited him in practice today.

Del Rio praised Darrick Forrest for his first career start in place of injured Kam Curl. He said the moment wasn’t too big for the young safety, and that he came up big for the team. Del Rio was asked if he was surprised by Forrest’s performance, but said the team has worked all offseason to prepare players for moments like this, and that the 2nd year safety is off to a good start. Del Rio is proud of Forrest for taking advantage of his opportunity.

Pride wasn’t a feeling Del Rio felt when watching another second-year player. His comments about Jamin Davis are going to get all the headlines todayv(here included), and he acknowledged that he gave the media some quotes to run with, but he was just trying to be honest. Del Rio said Davis’s performance was just so-so and he has to play better. The defensive coordinator said that Davis didn’t play well vs the Jaguars, and they expected more from him after watching him in practice and the preseason this year. Davis covering slot WR Christian Kirk was a bad matchup, and not something Del Rio wants to let happen going forward.

Jack Del Rio

Injury report:

Cole Holcomb:

Darrick Forrest:

Four guys rushing as one:

“Yeah, pleased with the effort and energy that’s gone into that. Preparing to rush as a unit, as opposed to individual contractors. That’s been an emphasis for us throughout the offseason. They’re putting in the work, they’re playing off each other. They’re playing fast, they’re really working at it. It was a really good start. I think the effectiveness of the rush was much stronger than the sack total would indicate. Love the way they got after it.”

D’Andre Swift:

Pass rush vs the Jaguars:

Jamin Davis:

Daron Payne:

Scott Turner

Diamond formation:

Week 1:

Cleaning up the turnovers:

Carson Wentz:

Jahan Dotson

Touchdown balls:

Left plays on the field:

Cole Holcomb

Injury update:

Jamin Davis

Jack Del Rio’s comments:

Practice Updates

Brian Robinson

Wes Schweitzer

Side field

Tennis ball drills

TE drills