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Top 10 Quotes: Redskins Minicamp

With the team's minicamp and the final week of offseason workouts complete, here is a list of the best quotes from Tuesday and Wednesday, as compiled by

1. Quarterback Robert Griffin III: "I just think we're all feeling better about what we're doing, and being the second year in the offense, we know a lot more than we did last year. For me as a player you always have to be confident. Sometimes you have to put a little swag on it. It is what it is. I'm just having fun with my guys. They're giving it back to me so I appreciate it."


Check out images from the Washington Redskins' second mandatory minicamp practice on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.

  1. Quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh:** "[Robert] was in a groove yesterday. I think he just felt comfortable. He looked poised, relaxed. He was accurate. He was throwing with a good base. He was able to finish his throwing motion. He made plays down the field. He made plays checking the ball down. He had a lot of completions, got the ball out of his hands in a good rhythm. All those things add to not getting sacked, not turning the ball over, not having negative plays. I think he appreciated the day he had yesterday. I tell him after a day like that, "You screwed up now, because now we're going to expect it every day." He appreciates that."

3. Head coach Jay Gruden: "I've always said if you prepare the right way, if you do things the right way on and off the field, good things will happen eventually. We've just got to have faith and believe in one another and they will happen. We will turn the corner."

4. Defensive tackle Chris Baker: "I've been in the league for seven years now and my first four years I barely played. But you just have to keep working hard and when you get your chance just take advantage of it and sooner or later you're going to get that break. Take advantage of it."

5. Wide receivers Coach Ike Hilliard: "We have some young guys and we have to grow them up pretty fast. We were older last year with [Leonard] Hankerson and [Santana] Moss being here so getting the young guys together and get them up to speed is probably the biggest thing we have to do."

6. Defensive backs coach Perry Fewell: "I'd like to think of myself as a teacher, and I'd like to think of myself as a hands-on and I like to try and encourage these guys. But, I'm a discipline coach. I want discipline within my plays and between my players… Because I'm new, and a lot of the players are new, we can start out fresh and we can start out with the ground rules saying, 'Hey, this is how it's going to be.'"


  1. Offensive line Coach Bill Callahan:** "I've always admired what Joe Bugel has done. He had a great reputation then as he does now. He's kind of been a mentor in a lot of ways. I've watched his film, watched what he's done with his players over the years and we try to emulate that, trying to carry on that tradition here and try to live up to the standards that they established."

8. Offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio: "[Callahan] talks for two to three hours straight and doesn't take a break in between words so with that comes a lot of details, a lot of tips, a lot of things that can help us in the future. No wonder why he's had a lot of success with offensive linemen wherever he's been."

9. Running back Alfred Morris: "I just kind of watch him with the guys and he works them. He works them hard and I know sometimes is can be hard for them with them not being used to it but it'll pay off in the long run. I feel like we've been meshing very well, we've been able to get some good runs and get some solid protection and even now we still get tackled in the backfield but that's part of it so we need to just get better and not get complacent and always try to find room for improvement."

10. Defensive line coach Robb Akey: "The last impression is a lasting impression. Everybody is fighting for where they're going to be in regards to the depth chart, playing time, making the team, not making the team. So every opportunity of when they get on the field, it needs to show. To me it's critical and important the way they approach everything they do, not just the stuff on the field but the way they handle the meetings and all those things, that they attack it each day and give themselves the best opportunity so when that hand finally goes down in the dirt and that football finally gets snapped that they're going where they need to go and they're going to be proud of what they see on film."




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