First Redskins 2016 OTA Breakdown – From May 26-28


Notable quotes from the first OTA:

  • Vernon Davis: “I’m very excited, I have never played with this much talent on one defense before.”
  • David Bruton: “I did not come here to be mediocre – I came here to be great!”
  • DeAngelo Hall on switching from cornerback to safety:  “It has me rejuvenated, focused, excited!”
    General Manager Scot McCloughan knows defense wins championship as he built top defenses with the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.  He’s watching closely and will not be satisfied with a 24th ranked defense.

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    Redskins Pluck The Eagles – 23 to 20


    Getting “Down and Dirty“:

    When Kirk Cousins lead our Redskins to a “come from behind” victory over the favored Philadelphia Eagles, he had to throw for almost 300 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions. He also rushed for a one yard unplanned touchdown.   The muddy ball squirted out like a greased tree frog but Kirk alertly recovered it, then drove his body hard into the line and crossed the goal line for the touchdown. 

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    Trent Murphy, An Investment Who’s Time Has Come

    Being relentless is a good quality to have when you’re a big man on the shy side of 6-6, and filled out to a compact but respectable 250 pounds. 4.72 in the 40 isn’t exactly a blazing speed for a linebacker, but it’s sufficient if you don’t miss very many tackles. Trent is coming off a late season injury in 2014 and has some lost time to make up for.

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    Is It Too Much To Ask For Players To Earn Their Pay?


    Try these two concepts on for size:

    Rookies: “Come in and if you prove yourself, I’ll take care of you.”

    Veterans: “So you want more money? EARN IT.”

    It’s called the merit system, and it works.

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