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As Rob Kelley began feeling some pain
09-30-2019, 05:02 AM,
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As Rob Kelley began feeling some pain
in his sprained right ankle Wes Martin Washington Redskins Jersey , he thought about all the injuries his teammates were playing through. ”Everyone hurts,” Kelley said. ”So what are you going to do, keep playing or keep whining?” Kelley and the Washington Redskins have played through plenty of pain in recent weeks, so banged up that they didn’t have 46 healthy players to make active at Seattle. But after surviving being without four-fifths of their starting offensive line in an emotional 17-14 victory against the Seahawks, their top priority is returning to as close to full health as possible with the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings coming to town on Sunday. Left tackle Trent Williams continues to try to tolerate pain in his right knee, left guard Shawn Lauvao is improving with his stinger, center Spencer Long will test his sprained knee in individual drills this week and Brandon Scherff will increase his workload as he works back from a left knee injury. Considering a line of T.J. Clemmings, Arie Kouandjio, Chase Roullier, Tyler Catalina and Morgan Moses played in the Seahawks game, the Redskins are feeling pretty good about their potential at 4-4. ”It shows that we can play in this league and we are just as good as anybody else,” Kelley said. ”Just imagine what we can do when those guys get healthy.” Coach Jay Gruden believes his team ”showed flashes” early in the season. Washington ran all over the now 6-2 Los Angeles Rams on the road in Week 2 and followed that up by crushing the Oakland Raiders at home. Then the injuries piled up Wes Martin Washington Redskins Jersey , from Kelley’s ankle and the problems along the offensive line to cornerback Josh Norman’s broken rib, rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen’s Lisfranc sprain in his left foot, kicker Dustin Hopkins’ hip strain and tight end Jordan Reed’s and wide receiver Jamison Crowder’s hamstring strains. Gruden said Reed and Crowder are improving and tight end Vernon Davis should be OK after bruising a hand. Newly signed defensive lineman Arthur Jones’ shoulder dislocation could cause him to miss some time, and wide receiver Brian Quick is in the NFL’s concussion protocol. But getting back to normal along the offensive line should do wonders. ”We’re hoping that some of them come back,” Gruden said on a conference call Monday. ”It would be great to get at least one back, maybe two, maybe three would be outstanding. And I know when they are all back and healthy, we’re a little bit better offense than we are without them, that’s for sure.” The Redskins rushed for a total of 100 yards over the past two weeks behind a patchwork offensive line, and quarterback Kirk Cousins had no choice but to move around the pocket and get rid of the ball quickly. He did so in such a way that he engineered a game-winning, four-play, 70-yard drive without two of his most reliable passing targets. If Reed and Crowder can play against Minnesota Wes Martin Jersey 2019 , it will help, but Gruden’s first priority is getting back to what worked well on the ground earlier in the season. Third down back Chris Thompson has been Washington’s best offensive player, though Gruden knows he has to mix in rookie Samaje Perine with some carries. ”We need to have more success running the ball,” Gruden said. ”Hopefully the touches will come later on down the season when the weather gets worse and worse and worse and we’ll get some of our guys back offensively.” — Redskins media and fans finally had their their request granted to hear from team president Bruce Allen nearly one month after the final game of the season. It was a lengthy interview; however, the answers given by Bruce Allen left a lot to be desired. A summary of Allen’s responses at the Senior Bowl paints a picture of what the front office is feeling about the state of Washington. Obvious, optimistic, indistinct, and lastly misleading. Obvious: Bruce Allen made clear that there is a possibility that Alex Smith can come back in 2019 and contribute to the Washington Redskins. The Redskins also likes quarterback Colt McCoy, and they believe that he will be ready before the off-season programs. Bruce Allen also stated that the 2018 season was a roller coaster (for obvious reasons now) and Washington needs to find better players. When asked about the #FireBruceAllen movement, Allen stated that the fans want to win. Optimistic: The Redskins are very optimistic that Alex Smith can return from injury and contribute to the team. Jay Gruden will have the opportunity to build his staff (which he is currently doing at Redskins Park) and hopefully have a healthy team for 2019. Lastly, the Redskins goal is to “build the best sports stadium in the world and “we believe that is going to happen.”Indistinct: Allen did not state that the Redskins were looking for another quarterback, although they met with a few quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl already. Allen also stated that Greg Manusky was in the meetings with new potential defensive coordinators; however Cheap Wes Martin Jersey , it was more of a meeting of the minds in his view in an attempt to “find a winning combination of 2019.” Allen stated that in 2019 the fans would see a significant change in as a result of the new business executives to replace Brian Lafemina and his team who were shown the door less than one year into their tenure with Washington. Misleading: 7-9. Allen mentioned the record of 7-9 multiple times throughout his interview to remind the public essentially that “it is not as bad as you think, we are almost there!” Allen insists that the Redskins were close, only being two games out of “it,” Washington was a middle of the pack team over the past couple of years and need the talent to get over the hump. Allen also believes that the team had great promise that were hamstrung by late-season injuries. Lastly, he stated that he was the right person for his job because he is as passionate as the fanbase is; however, nothing to note regarding on the field success statistics during his tenure. For just over 500 days people have waited to speak to the Redskins brass and were granted the opportunity to speak with Bruce Allen for a lengthy amount of time. He exited the press conference leaving many stakeholders just as agitated as they were before him speaking. Allen did not come off as transparent or honest in any sense regarding the current reality of the team’s circumstances. The questions asked were tough and fair, no doubt about it; however, Allen gave responses that were short and once again, left a lot to be desired. He plans to speak again around the time of the combine, but lower your expectations if you are expecting a great interview from a savvy media man such as Allen.
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