Redskins coaches dialed up the intensity at training camp practice today, going off script with the offense and calling in most plays from the sidelines.
The results were mixed, but the defense shined at times, creating turnovers and forcing confusion in the backfield.
Head coach Mike Shanahan explained to the media after practice that a lot of the mistakes seen on offense today were a product of youthful inexperience on offense.
Shanahan expects his offense to adjust to this style in preparation for next week's first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.
One of the standout performers today was rookie defensive back
Crawford flashes impressive speed--which could make him an asset in the return game--and is unafraid to cover receivers or tight ends.
Crawford made an uncontested interception during one-on-one drills, staying with a play even after receiver
Later in practice, receiver
Another player that looked good in the secondary was recently-activated safety
While he probably should have had a pair of interceptions to his name, he showed that his left calf had no lingering concerns as he flew around the ball.
On offense, the play of the day likely went to running back Roy Helu Jr., who streaked up the sidelines out of the backfield. He caught a
Fan Appreciation Day is tomorrow at Redskins Park, and practice will be conducted at noon in front of what is expected to be record numbers.
Parking lots open at 8 a.m., gates open at 9 a.m., and activities for fans will be conducted throughout the day. See you there!