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Redskins locker room quick takes

9/3/2014

A few things from the Washington Redskins' locker room that stood out:

  1. Bacarri Rambo said he has been working with the starters at strong safety, which is not exactly a surprise. I also talked to Rambo a little more about playing strong safety as opposed to free -- and why he's more ready to play this spot than last season. Or even from a couple weeks ago.

  2. Quarterback Robert Griffin III said he doesn't feel he has anything to prove, especially not to the outside world (which is how he should think). He also said they need to "ignore the noise."

  3. JJ Watt was a major topic Wednesday morning, as you could imagine. I'll have more on this later, but the challenge is facing an athletic, long-armed guy who gets his hands into blockers' chests quite fast. But the Redskins are well aware that the Texans' front is not just Watt and Jadeveon Clowney.

  4. Ryan Clark talked about Arian Foster having ball-security issues, not so much that he fumbles a lot but that he fights for extra yards and leaves himself vulnerable to extra defenders trying to swipe at the ball. But he knows the danger Foster poses with his cutback runs. Again, more on that later.

  5. Clark also said he doesn't care which quarterback starts for the Texans -- Ryan Fitzpatrick or Ryan Mallett. Or, for that matter, "Ryan Gosling."

  6. For what it's worth, strong safety Phillip Thomas said he'll be ready to practice in another week or so. He also said his soreness does not stem from the Lisfranc injury and isn't serious.