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Jim Zorn Training Camp Media Session

August 2, 2009 Redskins Park

Redskins Head Coach Jim Zorn

On how Antwaan Randle El has responded to the competition with the younger receivers:
"He has responded very well. These young receivers are coming after him. I think he's really more comfortable inside, and I do see our young guys improving, so that competition during preseason is going to heat up as we go on."

On how often three receivers will be on the field:
"Half the time we will see three receivers. Antwaan has always been ready for punt return, but were going to use various personnel group combinations to get him on the field. It may even be more than half the time based on our abilities to go three wide and two back on offense."

On if Antwaan Randle El will start in the preseason:
"He is our starter. It's up to the other two guys to unseat him. They are all competing. You're going to see all those guys play during the preseason because we have to find out who is going to rise up.

On Andre Carter playing more left defensive end during practices:
"It gives us an opportunity to keep Phillip Daniels on the field and move him down inside. We are trying to get rushers from both sides."

On Mike Williams:
"He's got great attitude. What I like about Mike is that he doesn't let down. He's been dehydrated because of all the weight that he's lost. We're getting fluids in him. We're getting his diet corrected so that he can get out here and have a lot of energy. I think he is loving it."

On Marques Hagans:
"He's showing up isn't he? The thing that he needs to do is just get more knowledge. He ran a wrong route today because he had never run it before; it was a clearing route and he took it too far over the middle. He really does a nice job running with the ball after the catch and he's quick. He's got a really good quick move. We're going to give him a shot in these preseason games. He learns well. He's quiet, but he's been going about his business and getting it done."

On his expectations for Santana Moss:
"He's got a full knowledge of the offense. The thing were talking about is, as he's down the field and making his move, he's now learning how to beat defenders with the patters that we have. Last year he was learning the terminology and just a route, now his learning how to run it to beat a defender. He's trying to learn if he can just cut his split down or widen his split. He's trying to learn if he can take a little time on the release or if he's got to go and just get there. Based on his knowledge of the pattern itself he's getting better and better."

On his pad drill with the quarterbacks:"I enjoy it every time I get to take a shot at those quarterbacks. We talk about no head shots, but we had some head shots today. It was the first time that a couple of those guys had done it in pads. I just want to get those guys to have a sense of the pocket collapsing or guys grabbing at them; stuff like that. We have fun doing it."

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