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Top 10 Quotes: #SkinsCamp, Week 3


With the team's third and final week of training camp complete, here's a list of the best quotes of the last seven days from Richmond, Va., as compiled by

  1. Tight end Niles Paul: [On playing in the preseason opener] "It felt amazing, I had to shake out some of the bugs. It's been a year since I've had contact, so I was a little nervous but I felt like I was starting to find a groove, then they pulled me early, but that's just part of the preseason."
  1. Running back Rob Kelley: [On his NFL debut] "It felt good. After this game, I felt more confident, like knowing I can play with those guys out there and the level, moving up from college to the NFL, and the hitting isn't harder but there are better players. I feel more confident, just being able to make plays with NFL guys, so I feel better about myself."
  1. Linebacker Martrell Spaight: [On his pregame speech] "It definitely was built up with anger and aggression, but at the same time, I'm just like that every game. It's the approach that I have every time I go into a game and I just want my teammates to play with that same fire and intensity behind them."
  1. Cornerback Josh Norman: "For a whole two weeks now it's almost been like a soap opera. Every week someone has something to say about me. We came out here, we worked, we practiced, and it's just like sheesh, what's it gonna be next, let's check on this situation. ESPN First take came out here, it's just crazy man. The aura that's been around the situations at hand has been like 'Wow.' Control the controllables, that's what I've been trying to do my best, and I've been doing that man. I've been having good support from my GM, my head coach, our president and everyone, so everybody that's hand in hand. Then you get the teammates on board with you, and everything is right, so I'm just loving the atmosphere, and we're happier because we got a good team, we really do."

The Washington Redskins offense conducted their thirteenth day of training camp practice, Sunday August 14, 2016 at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va

  1. Defensive end Ricky Jean Francois: "We're very far from what we need to be and what we want to be but that's the preseason. I understand we didn't have any joint practices against nobody else to see where we was, but that's preseason. We have three games left so as the preseason [gets] going, we're going to get better, plus we're still in camp. We ain't getting out of camp any time soon so we get to get better against each other, we get to go back home and look at tape, see what we did wrong, improve on it and just get ready for the next game."
  1. Linebacker Su'a Cravens: [On his NFL debut] "I been practicing against my teammates for the last couple months so I haven't really got to hit anybody, so the first chance I got I wanted to make a statement, try to really take a hit out on them. Luckily I got him, he tried to jump over me and I didn't think he was going to do that."
  1. Head coach Jay Gruden: "All of the outside stuff takes a backseat when it comes to playing football and sitting in the meeting rooms. Really when you're talking about the amount of time that we're together – with meetings in the morning, walkthrough, meetings in the afternoon, practice, meetings at night and bed check – there's really not a lot of time for extracurricular fun, so to speak. We did see a movie last night, which was really awesome, but for the most part it's been business as usual, man. It's been non-stop, 24/7 football. The guys have embraced it. They accept it, they want to learn and they want to do good."
  1. Wide receiver Rob Kelley: "We learned a lot in Richmond. We've done a lot and got better and went through some things that we needed to go through to get the season started and help us get on the right track. Richmond was always a building point to where we go back to Ashburn and continue to build on so we can have a good year."
  1. Defensive end Chris Baker: "I think we got closer as a team. It's always great to get away from home a little bit, bond with your teammates and I think we've grown a lot since we've been here in Richmond. We're communicating a lot better on defense and we're out here competing at a high level."
  1. Quarterback Trent Williams: "I've told my teammates that I'd like to be the San Antonio Spurs of the NFL, be super boring and maybe people at the end of the season just go, 'Wow, they really had a good year and no one really talked about it.' I don't need to promote myself. I don't need to promote what we're doing. We have plenty of people here who are very good at doing that if we play well enough. I just want to play football. I don't want to worry about anything else, and I found from playing at Michigan State and playing even before that, if you win football games, everything else takes care of itself. It's pretty simple. It's a pretty simple recipe."
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