Alex Smith is not exactly playing like the perfect
Alex Smith is not exactly playing like the perfectin Wissenwertes 22.10.2019 07:54
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ASHBURN http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-john-cominsky-jersey , Va. (AP) — solution at quarterback for the Washington Redskins. The secondary is a mess. The team hardly seemed ready coming off a bye week and now faces the challenge of a short week.So what if they’re leading the NFC East?Things are not looking great for the Redskins (2-2) as they prepare to host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers (3-1) on Sunday.“We have a cloud looming over our head,” Washington coach Jay Gruden said, “with a lot of issues we need to clean up. I have faith that this veteran team will clean it up.”He decided not to hold a full practice on Wednesday, instead opting to simply put his players through a walkthrough.The Redskins did not return to the area until about 5 a.m. on Tuesday after its 43-19 shellacking against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.The problems that need correcting are everywhere.Smith threw an inexplicable interception on a fourth-and-2 play. Brees picked apart the defense, to the point that Gruden decided to bench cornerback Josh Norman coming out of halftime.“As a unit,” Norman said Wednesday, “we did not do our best.”There were third-down penalties in the early going called against defensive backs Norman, Monte Nicholson and Quinton Dunbar.Asked specifically about his QB, Gruden responded: “A lot of things happened to a lot of people in that game that weren’t very good. He’s one of them, I was one of them, we all were.”Smith acknowledged, “There’s a lot that I could do better,” but he also said that coming off such a lopsided defeat Qadree Ollison Jersey , it’s important not to dismiss it as a one-time deal.“You don’t want to be naive. You want to be real with yourself,” said Smith, whose rating of 92.9 is tied for 19th in the NFL among players who have thrown at least 80 passes this season. “Every guy has to look in the mirror and be real with themselves.”If the Redskins are going to get back above .500, by beating an opponent they’ve lost to five times in a row, they know they’ll need to put the poor performance against the Saints behind them.Gruden noted that one thing that contributed to the problems Monday was an inability to move beyond individual mistakes.“It’s always on to the next play, don’t let the last play determine your thoughts or your actions toward the next play,” the coach said. “We, actually, probably, wallowed around in our own (mess) for too long … as a whole group.”Notes: Gruden said that WR Jamison Crowder (ankle), WR Paul Richardson (shoulder, knee) and S Troy Apke (hamstring) would not have practiced had the team had a regular session. Charles Johnson had been an NFL player. That wasn’t the same as enjoying football.To get back to that point, it took a stint in the minors Marquise Brown Jersey , which opened his eyes to the things he enjoyed about the game.The former Vikings wide receiver was out of football after being cut by the Jets in the preseason last year, but had a solid stint in Orlando in the AAF, and came back to the Eagles refreshed.“I played freely, [there were] no politics involved,�? Johnson said, via Mike Kaye of NJ.com. “The best players were going to play . . . it was all about the love of the game.”After spending time on the Packers’ and Browns’ practice squads as a rookie, Johnson was solid but not spectacular for the Vikings in 2014, with 31 catches for 475 yards and two touchdowns. That was as good as it got, however, as he struggled with injuries and inconsistency, and bounced through stints with the Panthers and Jets before trying to re-establish himself in the AAF.Johnson caught 45 passes for 687 yards and five touchdowns for the vaunted Apollos, under coach Steve Spurrier. And Johnson said he was energized by Spurrier approach, and his insistence that experienced players had to earn playing time every week in practice.“On film http://www.ravensauthorizedshops.com/authentic-jaylon-ferguson-jersey , I see myself smiling,” Johnson said. “The AAF was really fun. I really miss it. I miss the guys that I played around and I miss all of the atmosphere. It was great, I thought it was going to be a really good league. Unfortunately, it folded but that’s how it is. . . .“I kind of lost that love at one point in my career in the NFL. And I found it again, so I’m just trying to enjoy it, I’m trying to be happy with everything and not worry about too much.”He’s now competing for a job in a deep receiving group with the Eagles, signing after the Eagles traded for DeSean Jackson, and before they spent a second-round pick on J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to go along with Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor.But he’s used to competing again, and enjoying his work.