The NFL offseason for the Washington Redskins hit another milestone this week with the beginning of their Organized Team Activities (OTA’s). Despite the OTA’s being voluntary, while under the Mike Shanahan helm a near full roster is expected to participate, especially the rookies. Washington Redskins defensive end and co-host, Adam Carriker, gives his impressions on the first week of OTA’s.
“I believe things are going really well. They just finished up their first full week of practices, the team looks good. The schedule is a little bit different this year. It’s nicer because you don’t have a rookie quarterback so you can tell the coaches have a little bit more trust in the players, they know what to expect a little more and the guys are looking good to me.”
Chuck Carroll, the other co-host, has to know if there’s been any abuse to the rookies such as having them partake in food runs for the other players? Adam explains why it’s not that great of an idea to do and that everyone is more focused and civilized. Also, Adam gets in a quick shot at the media and consequently, Chuck.
After a little banter, Chuck dives into a more personal side of the OTA’s and asks Adam how he’s been doing with his rehab and what kind of activities has he been doing?
“I’m a little bit different on the aspect that I am inside rehabbing because that’s where I need to be for my rehab process. I need to be inside, I need to be working with a trainer one-on-one and just getting this thing stronger and ready to go for the season.” – Adam explains his situation during the camps.
Furthermore, Adam participates in all the meetings as a team and as a defense. He continues to mention that since the defensive line has been together for some time, the meetings can focus on working as a unit and graduating to the next level.
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