Washington defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio met with the media Thursday as the Commanders prepare for the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles.
Film from the Detroit loss is enough to reveal players making fundamental errors not filling gaps, not setting the edge, getting beat in both man and zone coverage on pass plays.
Del Rio knows Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has improved.
“He’s always been very competitive. I think he’s probably playing a little more polished at the position in terms of directing the offense and distributing the ball. They’ve done a great job surrounding him with playmakers, and their offensive line is very talented, and he’s a good football player. So that’s a good group.”
Del Rio spoke of his group growing and developing.
“The last couple of weeks haven’t gone exactly like we’d like. There are some really good moments in each of the ball games, and I think there’s some things that we’ll certainly learn from and do a lot better going forward. So, I like the group. The group is working really hard. I think we’ve had a good time, kind of putting it all together. I expect us to play better football.”
When asked about what he has noticed in the giving up of explosive plays, Del Rio wasn’t taking any bait this week to name names.
“Not one thing. Like I said, we acknowledge what hasn’t gone the way you’d like. I don’t think it benefits anyone to sit here and have a finger-pointing session. We take ownership, and we have moved on. We’re getting ready for the next challenge.”
When Del Rio was asked what he personally does when a play doesn’t go right, he responded, “I think you’re re-asking what I’ve already really addressed. Things that didn’t go right we’re correcting and things that go right, we acknowledge. I think either way there’s accountability and then we’re moving on. So, right now we’re preparing for the Eagles, and we don’t spend a lot of time, especially on a Thursday of game week, worrying…
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Author : Commanders Wire
Publish date : 2022-09-23 10:45:51
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