Jay Gruden on OLB Preston Smith, who Skins have been tough on in the past when they felt he wasn't living up to his talent. He rebounded last year, but "it's a big year for him." Says he and Kerrigan setting the edge is "a pain out there" for the offense. #Redskins
Gruden on Colt McCoy and why a contract extension: "Because Colt is a great player to have here....If something happens to Alex [Smith] - knock on wood - our team is in good hands and that position is not one you want to mess around with." #Redskins
Jay Gruden is high on Josh Doctson, but that back shoulder catch he made on Josh Norman at practice yesterday? That was amazing right? "That was luck, man. He never saw that ball....In no way did he intend to catch that pass." He was half joking, but drew big laughs.
Gruden wants to see Preston Smith become a "dominant edge setter." He said Smith has all the tools "He proved he can be an excellent pass rusher," Gruden said. "Long, tough and strong. We expect great things."