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Coach's Corner: Gregg Williams

Every week, chats with a Redskins coach about a hot topic. This week: assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams discusses rookie defensive tackle Kedric Golston:

"Kedric has really improved with his comfort level of knowing how we want him to play and then getting used to the speed of the game. That only comes with the experience of being on the field and playing in live competition.

"He is a powerful man and he has narrowed his scope of understanding to exactly what we are asking him to do.

"[Defensive coordinator-defensive line coach] Greg Blache and [defensive line-special teams coach] Kirk Olivadotti have done a good job of using repetition to improve his technique.

"It has been nice to see him push himself through most walls that rookies hit. They hit that wall usually in late October and early November. He has been able to push right through there, because he is still improving. We've liked how solid he has been at the point of attack.

"We thought he would fit into some of the things we need to do to get younger on the defensive line. As a coach, the longer you are at a team, it becomes tougher and tougher for draft choices to make the team when you start building some depth. We were hoping he would push through when we brought him in here.

"I think it's been a good thing that since we got here, there hasn't been anyone we brought to training camp who we didn't think could not make the team.

"Week by week, Kedric is becoming more technique proficient and his understanding of situations is also improving. You try to explain that in the meeting rooms, you talk about it and you try to prepare for it in practice, but you're going to have to put him through that under stress in a ball game.

"It's a matter of, can you execute under pressure in a ball game? Kedric is becoming more relaxed in that respect in knowing how to play a situation in a game, and to come through with a big play."

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