Q&A with: Laveranues Coles

Redskins receiver Laveranues Coles and quarterback Patrick Ramsey have clicked, after only three games together. And Coles knows why that's happened, and where it can go from here.

Q: Are you surprised at how well you and Patrick have meshed after only three games?

A: It's still early in our relationship. That's the good thing about it. There's still time to develop and learn each other. With time we can get better and hopefully things will continue to go in the right direction.

Q: What happens the more you guys work together?

A: He gets a feel for you as a receiver and route-runner. That's what it boils down to, the separation from a defender. It gives him confidence to throw the ball in there and knowing you've separated from a guy. He's also learning me as a guy, do I like doing stuff at the top of my routes or do I just like breaking out of them. He knows what I like to do and what I don't like to do so far.

Q: You were with Chad Pennington with the Jets and appeared to have a future with him. Now you're with another young QB. How exciting is it to be paired with another young guy you can grow with?

A: Of course it's exciting. But we're going to take it slow. From there, the sky's the limit and I hope we get better.

Q: When did you feel you had something good with Patrick?

A: From day one. When I walked in I could tell how he watched me and tried to learn me and my movements and the way I ran routes. That's what it boils down to: the quarterback feeling comfortable with you knowing that you'll be in a certain place at a certain time. That's why our relationship started developing from day one.

Q: How do you two fit together?

A: The strength of his arm allows me to get the ball faster. It allows me to catch and run more. That's helped my game out also, just having him and the strength his arm possesses and him having a knack for where a receiver wants the ball helps me out a lot.

Q: Has it ''happened'' for you two yet, where you feel completely in sync?

A: No, it hasn't happened yet. But when it happens it'll be something special. And when it happens we won't even have to talk about it. It'll just be natural.


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