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'You run the ball, that's what you've got to do'

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'You run the ball, that's what you've got to do'

'Stingy' is a word often used to describe the Steelers defense. 

When it comes to yardage, the Steelers have allowed 92.5 rushing yards per game placing them 9th in the league and Pittsburgh ranks second overall against the pass allowing an average of 195 yards per game in their first seven contests.

Washington, however leads the league in rushing yards in both yards per game with 177.7 and cumulative mileage of 1244 yards puts the burgundy and gold first in the league for total yards.

How does rookie running back, Alfred Morris, who is just a yard shy of leading the league in rushing yards behind, Houston's Arian Foster, expect to win the rushing battle at Heinz Field?

By simply 'out rushing them' Morris said with a laugh Thursday.

A back who prides himself on his 'durability and toughness,' Morris isn't preparing for the match-up versus the 'Steel Curtain' any differently, 

"We played some of the top defenses thus far…it's always going to be a challenge, but we look forward to that challenge…it's definitely going to be a nice clash come Sunday."

As for fullback, Darrel Young? The game plan hasn't changed for him either. 

"…Same way we were preparing for Tampa, when they were the best. I mean, you run the ball that's what you gotta do…can't be afraid to not do something that you are doing well. They have to worry about stopping us, that's the way I look at it…

We just got to tackle them just like we did in pre-season last year. We just got to do it again," Young said with a wry smile.

The Redskins won that contest on the road, 16-7. One would argue it was 'just' pre-season, but the Steelers haven't seen Morris yet or that other rookie, Robert Griffin III...

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Redskins' RT Moses is taking nothing for granted

Redskins' RT Moses is taking nothing for granted

RICHMOND—A year ago Morgan Moses came to training camp here with many questions about his future. He had missed the entire offseason program after suffering a Lisfranc injury the previous season. The team had just drafted Brandon Scherff with the fifth overall pick and he was put in at right tackle. Trent Williams had the left side locked down. It looked like he might wait a while for his turn.

But things have a way of changing quickly in the NFL. A week into camp the Redskins switched things up, moving Scherff to right guard and inserting Moses into the starting job in Scherff’s former job. Moses started all 17 games and earned high marks for his performance.

This year he comes to camp atop the depth chart and with all of the first-team reps during OTAs and minicamp under his belt. That is helping him feel more comfortable in his role.

“Being able to get the OTAs in that I didn't get the year before just helped me transition,” Moses said today. “I'm still learning, I'm still a young player but you can only take one day at a time.”

Although Moses doesn’t appear to have any serious challengers for his starting job he said that he is taking nothing for granted.

“You can never get complacent,” he said. “That's the thing about the NFL. You see faces one day and they're gone the next day. You still fight for your position.”

Assuming Moses does hold on to his job, the next thing he will be fighting for is a new contract. He will be eligible to get a contract extension after the regular season ends. The Redskins have shown a pattern of locking up their best young players before they hit free agency and Moses certainly will be a candidate if he plays well.

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Stephen A. Smith and ESPN's 'First Take' are coming to Redskins camp

Stephen A. Smith and ESPN's 'First Take' are coming to Redskins camp

Because of Richmond's weather, the Redskins aren't going to want any additional heat during training camp. More will be coming their way next week, though.

Stephen A. Smith and ESPN's First Take will be filming live from the Bon Secours training center on Thursday, Aug. 4, according to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Smith and his fiery takes will be joined in Virginia by his co-host Max Kellerman, as well as former Redskins safety Ryan Clark, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at noon.

Smith, of course, has been a fixture on the program, while Kellerman just recently stepped in for Skip Bayless (if both Smith and Bayless were heading to Richmond, the players might have melted as a result of the scalding conversations the two were known to have). Perhaps Kellerman could solicit some advice from Kirk Cousins on how to succeed in a new job, since the 'Skins quarterback did so well when he was promoted in 2015.

For fans wanting to check out the show themselves, gates will be opening that day at 9:30 in the morning.

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Before football, Josh Norman and others got in a little futbol on Thursday

Before football, Josh Norman and others got in a little futbol on Thursday

To watch a group of Redskins kick around a soccer ball — not effortlessly, but definitely decently — watch the video above.

With the U.S. Men's National Team constantly looking for goal scorers, a potentially prolific trio just put their first piece of film together on Thursday: Duke Ihenacho, Logan Paulsen and Josh Norman.

On paper, a burly tight end and a pair of defensive backs don't exactly sound like an ideal fit for the pitch, but the three made it work in Richmond before they took the field for the beginning of Redskins' training camp. Thankfully, CSN's cameras were there to capture the performance.

Of the players, Ihenacho displayed the most enthusiasm but Paulsen, surprisingly, had the cleanest touch. Norman, meanwhile, came in at the end of the sequence and looked quite capable as well. Overall, for guys used to football and not futbol, it was a pretty solid showing.

Your move, Jurgen Klinsmann.

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