Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 22, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Raiders at FedEx Field. Timeline Today’s schedule: Practice 12:05; Jay Gruden and Matt Cavanaugh press conferences, open locker room after practice, approx. 1:30 Days until: —Monday night Redskins @ Chiefs (10/2) 10 —Monday night Redskins @ Eagles (10/23) 31 —Cowboys @ Redskins (10/29) 37 What they’re saying about the Redskins The Washington football team — your most persistent headache, the squad whose light hadn’t even flickered during the preseason and the first game — awoke Sunday with a kind of performance that can bring a team together, that can be called upon in difficult times
With every action comes a reaction. And with every President Trump speech or tweet comes a response. At a campaign rally Friday night for Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who don’t stand for the national anthem. He also noted the NFL’s poor TV ratings and lamented that refs are ruining the game. At least one NFL player lashed back later in the night as Redskins linebacker Zach Brown took to Twitter and told Trump to “stay in [your] place.” “… Football have nothing to do wit u smh,” Brown tweeted. Brown was a second-team All-Pro in 2016 and also made his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has been flying high after his hot start to the season, but now he might be flying a little to close to the sun. After torching the San Francisco 49ers to the tune of 149 scrimmage yards and three total touchdowns, Gurley took to the set of the Thursday Night Football crew to give a warning to the Cowboys through NFL Network analyst and Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin. “Like I said, we’re taking it game by game and just focusing on the future right now, man,” Gurley said. “Next week, we’ve got Dallas. We’ve got a little break. So we’re gonna whoop up on your ‘Boys.” What seemed like a week of relief amongst an otherwise brutal slate to start the year has