ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins will play just their second division game of the season when they host the Philadelphia Eagles in a battle of 3-6 teams this Sunday.
“We got to get a win,” cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. “We need a win bad.”
The Eagles are expected to be without Michael Vick (concussion), although head coach Andy Reid has not officially ruled him out. Just the same, the Redskins are preparing as though they’ll see rookie quarterback Nick Foles.
“You know he hadn’t seen a lot of defenses in the NFL. It’s going to be nice to get him out there and kinda break him in a little bit,” Hall said on Foles. “Ultimately, we got to do a lot of things right to win this game.”
Foles played in his first regular season NFL game last Sunday, leading a brief rally before ultimately falling to the Dallas Cowboys. He finished the afternoon 22-of-32 passing for 219 yards with a touchdown, fumble and interception.
“He does a lot of things well,” said defensive lineman Kedric Golston. “He can stand in there and see the deep routes…he’s very capable of being an NFL quarterback because he’s in this situation.”
Foles will still have a talented supporting cast around him, including DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek and LeSean McCoy, which should make life a little easier for his inaugural start.
“He’s so shifty,” Ryan Kerrigan said on McCoy. “He can take a play that’s going all the way outside to the right and bounce it all the way to the left and still get positive yards. That’s what makes him so tough is you got to be in your gap and on your assignment at all times.”
Listen here to what DeAngelo Hall, Santana Moss, Ryan Kerrigan, Alfred Morris & Kedric Golston had to say following open locker room this morning.
DeAngelo Hall Open Locker Room Audio
Santana Moss Open Locker Room Audio
Ryan Kerrigan Open Locker Room Audio
Alfred Morris Open Locker Room Audio
Kedric Golston Open Locker Room Audio