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Thursday, September 21, 2006

September 21-- Springs out for Texans Game

Gregg Williams said after practice that Shawn Springs would not be playing against the Texans, but his hope is that the corner would be back next week..
Springs underwent an MRI today after he strained his groin, the result of the test showed no major tearing, so the team is calling the injury minor.. But they are going to downgrade him on the injury report to either doubtful or out, as of me writing this, it had no been released yet..

DT Joe Salave’a missed practice for a second straight day with a calf injury, Williams called him “probably doubtful.” The team is calling him questionable.. He remains day to day and we’ll see if he can give it a go in practice on Friday..

WR Santana Moss has been taken off the injury list, he was probable with a hip injury but returned to practice today.. RB Clinton Portis made it through a second straight day of practice with no problems.. He will wear a shoulder harness in the game but says physically he feels ready for contact again.. Portis said last week after the Vikings game that he felt like he had just started camp after the off-season with the soreness he felt in the joint.. He said he knew as of last Wednesday that he wasn’t going to play in Dallas but had held out hope that Joe Gibbs would change his mind, basically admitting to screwing with the media throughout the week..

Jon Jansen spoke about the team’s necessity to get it’s running game going for a variety of reasons, but mainly to have a chance to open up the downfield passing game which has been marred by the cover 2 umbrella tactics of the Vikings and Cowboys.. Asked however what is currently wrong with the run game, all be it without Clinton Portis, Jansen was vague saying it’s a problem here and there.. The issue essentially is that the team recognizes it needs to run the ball better, is facing defenses currently daring them to run and currently can’t do it..

Gregg Williams said he needs to re-evaluate how much he “jacks up” the intensity of his players saying he takes the penalties and issues holding teams deep in their own territory as a lack of technique.. He believes the start to the season is similar to the one of a year ago when the team suffered penalties and wasn’t able to make consistent stops.. Williams said last week though he’d never been part of a game where his defense forced that many dropped passes claiming the physical play is as good as he’s seen from any of his units and praised the play and presence of Sean Taylor for the ability to get into the opposing receiver’s heads…
Williams said Andre Carter is being double teamed 60-70 percent of the pass plays and he said he is happy with the play of the free agent end.. Overall, he believes the pass rush isn’t as bad as it may appear but of course he said the team needs to be able to get more consistent pressure..
On Adam Archuletta: Williams said this will be a year long process to get him comfortable playing within this system, but he said Archuletta has made tremendous strides in terms of communication and comfort level with his teammates and that he expects more improvement as the year progresses..


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