...Jason Taylor's first day as a Redskin was rather uneventful, a welcomed change after the first two days in Ashburn. Taylor went against Jon Jansen one time in a nine-on-nine drill and Jansen was able to stop him.
When the two matched up again later, Jansen jumped early. That's a
five-yard loss attributable to being so antsy to get a jump on Taylor.
Later, against Todd Wade, Taylor showed why he's so good. His hands are
fantastic, making up for his slight frame. He gets his hands inside so
fast, enabling him to gain leverage – even against larger opponents.
It'll serve him well against the run, though that's still considered a
Guys like Taylor are difficult because of their quick first steps. What
happens is this: offensive linemen end up reaching too wide to contain
them, allowing Taylor to get his hands inside.
...One veteran, when asked if any young players had stood out to him,
dropped one name: Chad Rinehart. Really thinks he can develop into a
quality backup this year and step into the lineup next year. So far,
Rinehart looks pretty good in the run game. But at times he still
stands too upright in pass blocking. He's working on the left side for
the most part.
...Defensive tackle Anthony Montgomery is working extra hard on trying to
stay low. His main problem in the past is that he'll engage blockers,
then try to look over them to see where the ball, or quarterback, is.
And once he does that the opponent wins.
...H.B. Blades lit up Clinton Portis this afternoon, leading Fred Smoot
to shout out, "That's football all right!"
...Demetric Evans has stood out among the defensive linemen. He looks a
bit quicker and stronger. He's batted down passes, snuffed out screens
and gotten inside tackles. One day after knocking Jansen on his back
side, he did the same to Todd Wade today in a one-on-one drill. He's
becoming a savvy veteran.
...The coaches are thrilled with the performance of Randy Thomas and Jon
Jansen on the right side of the line. They look like they're ready to
play right away. Jansen looks a half-step slower – or still working up
to full speed -- but he insists that's not the case.
...End Chris Wilson hasn't shown much in camp. Gets stopped too easily.
Still very slight, but has not advanced as a rusher.
...Wilson got mad after a play in the one-on-one drill vs. Devin Clark.
Not sure what happened, but Wilson got mad and went after Clark. DL
coach John Palermo yelled at Wilson, "That's not him! That's not
him!" In other words, it wasn't his fault Wilson ended up on the
ground. It was Wilson's.
But this led to some barking back and forth between the lines, with
Kedric Golston yelling, "You all just had one. Just pipe down."
Apparently, the OLinemen were upset about a previous play. And one
player shouted out, about Wilson, "He called him the N word!"
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