Mike Shanahan addresses the media at Redskins Park-8/3
Wed, 3 Aug 2011|
CSN Washington dot com. That He Armstrong said. But He really. Done some improvement during the offseason and said. If that He knows He could be an NFL player now He wants to be an NFL Sparky you see that goal is is his mindset and that he's been -- It was a big big change from your first year your second year you have a lot more confident you've been out there in game situations. Can you make some plays he's got a lot of confidence and his speed he's gonna work on the little things that it takes is a wide receiver to get the next level. And so the consistency. The block keen. Catching the football with things centigrade wide receivers wanna do you wanna do it different level and sure had a great first year hopefully can do that. LaRon Landry the other day as it. There's a difference maker they're very few difference makers. Do you feel like you've got enough difference makers on this team when you get everybody in or is that still a process of building -- Your roster I don't think anybody really knows until you start playing. He's at least a Super Bowl teams I've been -- for the championship teams I've been with. Lunchtime you don't know what to Begin the season in -- this season -- season. But the nucleus of your football team is made awful lot of solid players were a lot of character who worked extremely hard and they know their role. They play at a very high level regardless of what to roll list the special danger. Second team her. The other one play away from being a starter so like goes in to put a fumble came together. Attendance from how it is and I don't know who might just be sprained. -- we take X rays just in case when and so real sore Murray told me to make sure he's gonna just make sure. Does that receivers have to make especially rookies these young guys that are coming in. Was limited time in the Ortiz no mini camps and come out and try to make an impact. I usually can get a good feel wide receivers hero GA is in your offseason conditioning program. Obviously missed that so the timeline introduced a little bit thin foreground here every day and a seven on seven individual work. And trying to evaluate these guys but we've got to we've got some players out there they'll compete for some playing time compete for position and a team so. There'll be a lot of talent evaluation next few weeks. It was still. Every rep is important especially this year for these young guys -- -- And -- Five more nearly -- -- limit with the number reps and your practices and you know make some decisions quickly. Did you see what you wanted to see more today without -- that I guess a tired arm and I think we're making too big too big a deal I was a little sore one day when it was fine today. Quarterbacks are going good so -- there's only two quarterbacks for a couple days the job that he's smart guy. You know -- army be sore one day feel lover that you got to take care of all we can overwork him. I don't think it's anything special about it at all. Like John -- continue working with the first string offense because he's been here and Rex anything good -- gonna divide -- up. I'm not gonna go through rotation the Bulls ballplayers will be it will be the first unit and second. I'm excited about tomorrow you can get everybody and finally yeah. Yeah I am I'm really looking forward that can get your whole football team hair or your hope in the majority your football team. And yeah it'll be nice to have these are guys that have been out. Just standing out there and go to meetings part of the practice. That changed the way you'll over on the practice. January -- run it. Run deception not sometimes a little bit longer PGA have ninety players are in that area instead of you know 65 players so practices sometimes you have to tweak a little bit here and there because of the numbers. Home -- more team work but all along will be the same general principles. No no update you expect tomorrow. Now He will not be here tomorrow I'm hoping to get a nearby Monday. Now if you know anybody in their -- apartment they can help us I'd really appreciate anybody any connections we we need some help right now. -- Fletcher really keeps me going. Hey guys that's such a great question if I knew the answer to that. I try to get were all veteran players and you you don't find guys like London very often. But for the young guys and have passion for what they do you know he's on the label in his preparation. No stone unturned. He's got so not strong person virtually well so we've talked about some things that we look for people you know as is a better clergy got everything in. One of the reasons why he's been in the league that long he's played so consistent. No political couple days but -- got hurt his hamstring the first practice last year and what do you notice He called this season for him. Kind of put up or shut up. Played a sales thinking I can't. Make the club when you're -- playing so we get a chance and I were in this year we've got a chance to do that the first few days and we had a chance and I went into these pre season games and see how they compete for the rest of players we do have some depth to the wide receiver position. That's what you want -- that's when most NFL teams have a lot of depth to a lot of competition that's all we've got right now. Could you talk about the development of papers and so far what -- seeing what you like. But he's got a natural ability to handle one on one which lot of guys don't have he's got some good size. He's proven that He can play. And so I'm looking forward to seeing him in game situations because. Normally guys with that type of saw -- they don't always have quick feet and He does. On the bush and Iraq is certain point when you just -- -- to fill -- the question my rocker is there a point we just give up and find somebody else are you really concerned that convinced that He. -- he's got to get -- -- just working with the visiting -- and this is nothing major. And they can't keep them there for 67 months he's got a job here in the United States. Eventually the long ago police and hoping they let him go. If not -- told -- get married to Americans. Know make it easier and a plethora. Contribute to -- Kicking competition -- -- Handle that to give one day game than the next -- the other guys. We haven't decided but you -- you see a lot of practice and you know and competing every day every -- -- charted every field goal every extra point. We had a chance to see how they -- in game situations as well and how we haven't made who made up that are we haven't decided and I'm playing time we have what we do all that you know. Decided loves. When you're gonna put on I guess the cold shoulder pads and for the first time. And made that decision I got an idea and just gonna wait to see on these veterans do you know if we have a shelves -- all of you know as the offense and defense -- line they're going full speed all the time and how these are big guys. What I want to do is -- our football team in shape to make sure they're in shape first. I'm done that so many different ways though without OTA days I feel that if we would put pins and I'm right away and practice at the intensity we do. We probably a little lost 8910 guys in the first couple days I don't wanna do that. I think we're getting better football shape and when I feel like we can have a little more contact we'll do that because it Serb positions you're gonna have to do that's about it. In terms of that then you never expect any other further ahead in terms of getting back to their football -- do you expect that are forward. It doesn't matter -- how good -- shape you're in it takes awhile to get back in football shape. Money and money you know. The lateral quickness go against people and to day basis no matter what you do in the offseason there's a difference between. Conditioning in football shape and that's what you're going through right now and they get sore. After a couple days and and stuff pucks and bodies. Break down and we're trying to build back up. Every -- -- your expectations are then what you might see on the fifth day of camp because. Are so different. I'm sure the today camp this year and if we had OTA seventeen OTAs and chance to evaluate these players -- -- big difference. Just like the fifth day of OT ace going differences were able to me a little bit more and had a chance to be on the -- little bit more and going through the walk -- and everybody knows you get a game when the games are in. They don't have idea right now playing time until have a short. Now on his development coming into here to any impact a guy like Shane Graham could have gone. Well there's normally competition -- developed kicker. And you know anytime you have a year like you know Graham had He knows that. There's going to be competition he's got to prove that He can doing game day and you know sometimes it's mental sometimes it's physical. And now we'll see him with the competition every day how He reacts to it. And we try to bring in as good -- competition as we can find. And wanted to falls and then. Right arrogant. You know I mean he's he's looking better I think what I said yesterday two or three days so we anticipate. Money was able to do some walking -- -- -- -- through this morning anticipate him doing that descent from the walk through. So two extra days someone there. Time guessing. That. The offensive and you can take it -- through a lot of a lot more close to time down industrials -- -- -- practice just to get John. -- live experience. I -- plan every day this week and this is the first day actually ran it. And I think we're -- in shape the other and the first. You know Friday and Saturday we had a schedule and I feel like we could do it then and Monday and Tuesday and today I I think a lot -- to do with the weather we love and we felt like better. And I like to put him through game situations and situations. Relate to game day. But at the same time the -- He was well -- We we it was good for us to get three drives in there and I'll do that all depends on the weather in the shape virtually. John that was the -- it really hasn't. Done a lot of support for everybody there right now everybody your football team and Jones had a lot of reps here in the first week which is always great for him. Our receivers days -- some specifically you wanted to get accomplished that group. No not -- you know I'm. Specific today because they saw a couple things that I wanted to point out from last year and my two though the DB you're likely that was tight end or running back and Dale Junior looking at drills and you try to make plays and you see it. CSN Washington dot com.