RICHMOND – The Redskins returned to practice Saturday for the first time since Thursday’s preseason loss in Cleveland. It was more of the same and that might just be frustrating Jay Gruden.
The other revelation came from Gruden in response to a question about the competition and where it stands: It is exactly where it stood all spring and that’s the point.
“I feel the same," Gruden said. “I’m hoping that somebody takes it over. That’s what we’re hoping for, but all three of these guys are good players and they’re going to make their share of great throws and great plays. We just have to continue to monitor them and figure out who gives us the best chance at winning against Philly."
Holcomb was singled out by Gruden as someone who played well last week, so I’m guessing he gets the start on Thursday at the “Mo” linebacker spot before switching to the “Mike” (signal calling) linebacker spot with the second unit.
"I think we can improve a lot for sure,” Gruden said of the duo’s Thursday showing. “I think Flowers for his first time at guard, I think he did some pretty good things. He got beat once in pass protection, but I think he showed his power on the inside, which is good.”
“And then, Christian for his first game action after his injury last year, obviously we expect a lot better from him,” Gruden continued. “And he'll give it to us. But I think it's just getting in there the first time – he took a kick slide against Myles Garrett, that is not always easy. But I think I've been impressed with Geron since he's come back from the practice field, and I really think there's a lot of upside there. We’ve just got to continue to work with him and he's going to have ups and downs.”