Washington Redskins Training Camp Recap Day 8

Richmond- After a day off the Washington Redskins returned to the practice on a beautiful fan appreciation day. In front of a large crowd, the Washington Redskins Marching Band and the Redskins Cheerleaders performed to warm the crowd up. Then the team held a competitive practice under a sweltering sun. Here are today’s notable moments.

– Josh Doctson was cleared and participated in practice today. Doctson did pass catching work and looked fluid and showed no ill effects of the shoulder injury. Doctson did not participate in full 11 on 11 team work however.

-In notable lineup concerns on offense: The starting tackles were John Kling and Ty Nsekhe. Brian Quick started for Doctson. Trent Williams ended up participating in some 11 on 11 work. Derrius Guice started as the first running back. On defense the defensive line of Matt Ioannidis, Jonathan Allen, and Phil Taylor started.

-Today was an offensive day. Both Alex Smith and Colt McCoy were able to move the ball on offense. Both quarterbacks showed good arm strength, decision making, and good mobility to stay out of harms way. The offense looked good.

-Conversely the defense did not look as good. There were communication issues between linebackers and safeties and cornerbacks and safeties. On one play cornerback Quinton Dunbar and safety Montae Nicholson ran into each other on a designed pick play from the offense. Nicholson lost Vernon Davis who caught the ball a for a 30 yard gain. On the last play of 11 on 11 in the red zone, Paul Richardson came open across the back of the end zone for a touchdown. Norman looked he was either in zone or expected inside help and the safety was not.

-The defense did make plays however. On the second play of full drill Alex Smith threw the ball to Robert Davis who was tripled covered. Josh Norman got the interception  on the play. Also the pressure on the quarterbacks was still good as they would have had a couple of sacks on the quarterback.

-The upgraded defensive line showed it’s worth in goaline situations from the one yard line. On the first play Derrius Guice was able to score. On the following three downs the defense was able to keep the offense out of the end zone. The defense does look better in this situations than in previous years.

This post will be updated.