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Top 10 Quotes: Redskins-Jets Practice Week 

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With the team's practice for the New York Jets complete, here's a list of the best quotes of the week, as compiled by Redskins.com, presented by GEICO:

1. Wide Receiver Terry McLaurin on the confidence of quarterback Dwayne Haskins:

“I kind of describe it as an elite shooter Ray Allen, just any type of lead scorer you can think of in the NBA being in a zone. It’s just like man, it doesn’t matter who’s in front of them, what he’s seeing is just the ball going in and I see that a lot out of [Dwayne Haskins] when he gets going.”

2. Interim head coach Bill Callahan on the Jets stout run defense:

“I think that when you look at [Jets Defensive Coordinator] Gregg Williams and the trademark of his defense, it’s in his DNA to send more than you have to block, whether it’s a seven-man box, eight-man box -- I think he’d rather prefer playing a nine-man box actually, everybody up there. That presents quite a challenge for us, and there will be opportunities in the passing game and when those opportunities come we’ve really got to take advantage of diagnosing coverage.”

3. Running back Adrian Peterson on how he has seen quarterback Dwayne Haskins take more of a leadership role:

“I’ve seen him do a great job, we’re still gonna do what we have to do as veterans, but we wanna ease him into it as well. I think he did a great job last game breaking the huddle, saying what he had to say and guys were like let’s go. That’s what he needs to step into that role and understand, you were drafted to be a franchise quarterback and with that comes a lot of responsibility.”

4. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins on what the discussion was like when interim head coach Bill Callahan named him starting quarterback for the remainder of the season:

“Being a young guy, being a rookie quarterback in the NFL, it’s going to be very challenging, but to know that [Coach Bill Callahan] supports me and wants to rally behind me and do everything possible to help me get this team to win some games. So that meant a lot.”

5. Interim head coach Bill Callahan on the Jets' dynamic safety Jamal Adams:

“Incredibly talented player, by all means, in every realm. I had a chance to meet with the team this morning and showed a number of clips of his performance over this season and what he’s done. Not only from a coverage aspect, but when he pressures, when he pulls the trigger out of nowhere, he can make the adlib play that you don’t see normal safeties make. He’s quite impressive.”

6. Quarterbacks coach Tim Rattay on the Dwayne Haskins development over the course of the season:

“I think the biggest thing is the knowledge of the offense you know, and that’s the biggest thing, it’s a much bigger volume than what he’s used to. In camp you know you get reps, but you just don’t get as many reps as you’d like and you start the season as the backup and you don’t get as many reps as you’d like so his growth in the offense has gotten better.”

7. Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky on what he improves on defense after the self-scout:

“I just think overall, pressuring the quarterback No. 1, No. 2 third down situations. We’ve got to get better, we know that. First downs, we’re pretty good. Second downs, we gotta make sure we buckle down exactly [on] second downs. [Opponents are] gaining a little too much yardage ‒ missed tackles or coverages that we did not play correctly.”

8. Running back Adrian Peterson on the return of fellow second-year running back Derrius Guice:

“It’s gonna be exciting, we were just kind of it talking about it today as we were walking off the field. Just having a guy whenever you come out, you can somewhat kind of relax because you know the guy that’s in there is gonna get the job done.”

9. Wide Receiver Terry McLaurin on potentially stepping into a leadership role as a rookie:

“I understand there’s a lot of leaders on this team and I don’t try to step on any toes in that aspect. I try to be a leader by example if that’s possible, the way I come to work, the way I prepare and perform on Sundays.”

10. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins on what it means to start his first home game:

“I’m really excited about it. I remember in high school I used to go over to the stadium and watch them play – well now I’m on the team – watching the Redskins play. So, just being able to play in front of my family, play in front of the fans that’ve been watching me since I was 15 years old means a lot to me. I just want to be able to go out there, go one play at a time and hopefully get a W.”

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