Colt Brennan and Chase Daniel have to get used to not getting reps in practice

AP Note: “For the next 2 hours, 20 minutes, Colt Brennan and Chase Daniel spent a lot of time standing and watching. During the lengthy team drills at the end of practice, Daniel took all of three snaps. Brennan got maybe a dozen.”

About getting 3 reps in a 2 hour, 20 minute practice, Chase Daniel said:
“It’s definitely a big adjustment. I know that I’ve got to get ready for those three plays. Those three plays could mean my career.” (AP)

About how Colt’s and Chase’s lack of reps have them wondering what is wrong with them, Jim Zorn said:
“Remember, the reason they’re here is that they dominated when they were in college. That doesn’t mean they’re going to dominate here. And they can see it. I think it’s the most frustrating thing. I hear them mentally asking that question, ‘What is wrong with me?’ And a lot of that is just getting to know what the expectations are, then working them into their game.” (AP)

About Chase and he were Heisman finalists and now they cannot get reps in practice, Colt said:
“Chase had an unbelievable career, and I had one, too. We were both laughing because we always tell stories about when we were at the Heisman together, and now we’re fighting for reps.” (AP)

AP Note: “Brennan sent Redskins fans into a frenzy last year when he completed 68 percent of his passes during the preseason, but Zorn was quick to point out that those numbers came against backup defenses. After a 9-for-10 game, Brennan said he was told by an assistant coach that his performance was “pretty horrible when it came to technique.” ”

About how Colt has improved this year and Chase has a lot to learn like Colt has, Zorn said:
“With Colt, this year his footwork has gotten so much better and he’s feeling more comfortable. And Chase is at that same place, where I’m not even talking about his throw as much as I’m talking about what he’s doing with his feet. So he’s frustrated. But he’s got a great attitude. He actually has a pretty good ball when it comes out.” (AP)

AP Note: “Daniel made some nice throws early in Saturday’s practice, but Zorn was almost always there to offer some sort of critique afterward. Daniel also has to battle his height — he’s only 6 feet tall. At one point, he walked over to speak to former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, who is the same height.”

About how Joe Theismann encouraged him, Daniel said:
“He was saying ‘Us short guys, we can make it. We’ve just got to try harder. We’ve got to find lanes to throw to.’ He did it. I feel like I can do it.” (AP)

AP Note:”The journey could have a rough ending. Barring injury, Daniel’s chances of making the roster seem remote. Campbell and Collins aren’t going anywhere, and he’s a year behind Brennan in learning the offense. Zorn said Saturday he’s not going to keep four quarterbacks on the main roster, although there’s a small chance Daniel could earn a spot on the practice squad.”

About the importance of their preseason games, Daniel said:
“I’ve got to go out there and take every snap like it’s my last. Not only to prove people wrong, but just to prove I can play in this league. I’m a work in progress, but I’m going to learn. I’m a sponge. I’m going to take in as much information as I can and take it to the football field.” (AP)


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