As I learned this afternoon at Redskins Park, new safety Brandon Meriweather is not a man of many words. In fact, he would rather that his actions speak for themselves, as he shared in his first interview as a member of the Washington Redskins.
Asked which safety position he’ll play in Washington, Meriweather replied:
“I dunno yet. I mean, wherever the coach puts me, that’s where I’m gonna be happy, and just try to fulfill that to the best of my abilities.”
Asked how he would describe his game and how it fits into Washington, Meriweather replied:
“‘Soon to be showcased live.’ I think that’s the best description I could give: ‘soon to be showcased live.’”
In other words, fans will have to wait until the team reconvenes in April and see how he plays, for themselves. Or where he plays. Those are big cliff-hangers for now.
But one thing that got a strong reaction out of the young safety, were the prospects of playing for defensive backs coach Raheem Morris. Morris is known for his passionate and intense coaching style, and Meriweather thinks it’s a good fit.
“I think that might be the best part of it all,” he said. ”I get to actually get a coach that’s similar to me. As in, has a lot of energy, y’know, requires the best out of everyone. I think it’s gonna be fun. I think it’s gonna be a great year.”
Watch Meriweather’s first Redskins interview, and the broadcasting debut of Redskins.comTV’s Jordan Beane: Read more »
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With both of last year’s starting safeties testing the waters of free agency, the Redskins have brought in a new face to the mix, signing former Patriots and Bears safety Brandon Meriweather.
Meriweather fills an area of need on the team, and brings the flexibility to play either strong or free safety. For his career, he has played in 75 games, with 44 starts, and posted 293 tackles, two sacks, 12 interceptions, 29 passes defended and five forced fumbles.
At the University of Miami, he was a collegiate teammate of former Redskins safety Sean Taylor and linebacker Rocky McIntosh. Read more »
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Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen made the unfortunate mistake of venturing outside during free agency. He’s a brave man.
As you well know, outside of your house is where reporters are. When something happens to your team, those reporters turn to you for comment. Ready, set, sound byte!
But Bowen played the comment game well on Tuesday night, when asked for his thoughts on Pierre Garçon becoming the newest member of the Redskins.
Insert praise, give yourself an out if the report is wrong, and welcome him to town with open arms (via CSN Washington): Read more »
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What The Team Accomplished So Far:
The Redskins came into the offseason with a wishlist of needs, part of which they can address in free agency, part of which will be addressed in the draft, and part of which will be addressed through rehab and players getting healthy.
For a passing game that ranked 14th in the NFL last year in yards per game, the Redskins found two receivers in Pierre Garçon and Joshua Morgan that can stretch the field and fight for the extra yard. It looks like the Redskins will have a fierce training camp battle for receiver again this year, as there are currently 10 receivers on the roster.
I wouldn’t presume that this will be the list of receivers that the team enters camp with, as that’s still four and a-half months away, but the team has displayed an aggressive approach to upgrade the aerial attack.
Here’s what industry expert Peter King tweeted about the moves: Read more »
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