Redskins Quotes From the Week
This week the Washington Redskins spent time gearing up for Monday Night Football’s rivalry match-up against the Dallas Cowboys. Below are some quotes from the week.
Robert Griffin III –
“It’s Dallas Week. We all want to beat Dallas. We know what this game means for our season. So that’s what I’ve been trying to do this week, making sure that I’m ready to go, making sure this team is ready to go and whoever plays quarterback is ready to go. That’s all I got to say. Beat Dallas.”
Bashaud Breeland – On if he had thought about playing safety or wanted to stick with the corner position in the NFL:
“I want to play corner. That’s what I think I am. I’ve got attributes to play safety, but I feel like I can be a good corner in this league.”
Jay Gruden – On covering Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant without cornerback DeAngelo Hall:
“Yeah, we’ll find out. D-Hall has always done a very admirable job against Dez Bryant. Dez is a great receiver, no question about it, so [David] Amerson, [Bashaud] Breeland, they’re going to have to step up and I don’t know if they know what they’re in for yet but we’ve covered some good receivers this year also. But Dez is a lot bigger, stronger, more physical than guys that we’ve faced so far and he’s having a great year and we know that come crunch time, if they need a play, somebody’s got to cover him. Hopefully, Breeland and Amerson will be up to the task.”
Jason Hatcher – On if there is extra excitement to now have the opportunity to sack Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo:
“It is exciting for every quarterback, man. I enjoy rushing the passer, man. That is what I do. I love it so it just happens to be my old teammate. It’s going to be great. So, every quarterback – I don’t like quarterbacks, so every quarterback, all quarterbacks are going to get rushed the same by me.”
Colt McCoy – On his touchdown pass to Pierre Garçon against the Titans:
“That kind of got us going there in the second half. “That was the first time I’ve been in the huddle with them since I’ve been here,” McCoy said of working with the starting offense. Always thoughtful choosing his words, McCoy spoke humbly about the opportunity with the Redskins and repeatedly thanked Bruce Allen and Gruden for the opportunity. McCoy also realizes his time as starter could be short lived.
I’m tight with Kirk and with Rob. We all pull for each other. We’re all hoping Rob will get healthy as soon as he can, until then I’m going to do my best.”
Pierre Garçon – On the touchdown play:
“It was just a regular call. We caught them in the right defense and Colt threw the ball, gave me the opportunity and I just (did) what I enjoy doing: running after the catch and making plays.”
Trent Murphy – On starting his first game of his career:
“It’s a great opportunity for me. My family’s excited. I’m excited. To start Monday Night Football, it’s a pretty big deal — really a dream come true. I hate it to be in this situation. I hate to have a teammate get injured. I hate to see that. But, it’s an opportunity, and I plan to make the most of it.”
Santana Moss – On the benching of Kirk Cousins:
“I feel we’re in a tough situation as a team. People are tired of what we’re going through so changes had to be made. … I understand turnovers are big and I don’t feel giving Colt [McCoy] a chance is wrong. But when you have a guy you’ve been trusting the last few years with this role and he’s coming up big for us, you just can’t turn on him because of a couple miscues.
Ryan Kerrigan – On what his role will be now that Brian Orakpo is out for the season:
“I’ve just got to step my game up. I’ve got to be more consistent and get to the quarterback more. It’s not going to change anything schematically for what I’m going to do but it’s just puts more of an emphasis on me making plays.”
Bashaud Breeland – On covering Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant:
“If you’re going to think about stopping Dez, that’s when there’s frustration. You worry about getting down the game plan, your technique, playing the team instead of Dez. He’s a good receiver, he’s got great hands, he has great ball skills. So you’ve just got to be patient with him, physical with him and he’ll be physical with you.”
Perhaps the best quote of the week came with no spoken words at all…only written ones.