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Kareem Moore making the most of his chance at free safety

Third-year free safety Kareem Moore had two interceptions in a span of three plays Monday during the morning session at Redskins Park.

Moore, who has worked with the first-team defense since organized team activities, first made a nice catch on a deep ball quarterback Donovan McNabb intended for wide receiver Joey Galloway. He then caught a ball McNabb threw to tight end Chris Cooley.

"Just trying to play the defense, to make plays," Moore said as he jogged off the field to lift weights. "Don't try to be too aggressive, man. Just when they come, just make them. You know?"

Considered the only true free safety on the roster, Moore, 25, impressed throughout the offseason program and is expected to start alongside strong safety LaRon Landry. The Redskins did not move Landry, who played free safety the past two seasons, to strong safety to open more playing time for Moore, but Moore is taking advantage of an opening, the Redskins say.

"Kareem is a true free safety," said safeties coach Steve Jackson, who is one of three holdovers from former head coach Jim Zorn's staff. "He was drafted to play free safety, and what happened was he was stuck behind LaRon. He's best suited for free, but he can play both. It was just hard to beat out LaRon."

As a rookie in 2008, Moore played in 14 games, starting one. He played in every game last season with one start. "He has tremendous range in the middle of the field and he has great ball skills," middle linebacker London Fletcher said. "He's a good interceptor of the football. Now, it's just a matter of him getting out there, getting comfortable in what we're doing and just making his calls. He has a lot talent. He's a great athlete."

By Jason Reid  |  August 2, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
 
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Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | August 2, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

For those who missed it earlier

***Notes From Today's Practice***

1st play of of 11 on 11 was a sack. This would set the tone for the rest of the day.

About 4th or 5th play McNabb his Austin in stride for a long TD. Austin got behind Rogers and Landry in a scene all too familiar for Redskin Fans.

McNabb didn't complete a lot of passes, but it's evident he's not afraid to go down field. He threw 2 TDs(bomb to Austin and a 20yarder to Davis) and 2 INTS today. McNabb did show the ability to recognize the blitz and get the ball out early.

Grossman had the best day connecting on several intermediate routes hitting Cooley and Williams for decent YAC. He also tossed a 15 yarder to Parker who most certainly would've taken it to the house. Another play Grossman eluded the rush and hit Galloway for about a 50 yard bomb. Galloway made a good diving catch.

Colt threw the first INT today. A low pass to Vickers who could not hold on and the ball popped up into Westbrooks hands. Colt doesn't have too much zip in his throws. Nothing really note worthy from him.

The run game for the most part was not too effective, but there were some good ones.

Parker got around the right corner for what probably would've been a TD. Parker was hitting the hole pretty good, when it was there. Parker had two other decent runs up the middle and cutting to the left.

Larry Johnson had the most productive day, gaining tough yardage up the middle.

CP didn't take too many reps

Torain has ability to make a few people miss and he can hit a lil bit. On one play Torain clocked a blitzing LB, knocking him to the ground.

Torain and Young were really struggling in individual blocking drills. LJ looked decent and CP-U already know!

Keiland Williams will not make the squad.

Moss and Galloway were your starters with Armstrong looking good as the 2nd/3rd option. Kyle has our WR's lining up everywhere. It seemed every WR got opportunities in the slot and out wide. Devin had a few nice catches and always seemed to get YAC.

Cooley caught a pass or two and Davis caught some passes and a TD. Davis could be seen lining up out wide as well.

O-line-Our Rookie looks good, but the D got a lot of pressure today. Again not too many running lanes open.

Our defense consistently got pressure today and from my count about 11 or 12 sacks today.

There was a lot of movement and different looks. Sometimes both OLB on one side with three D-linemen heavy on the other side. It's sight for sore eyes after watching Blaches generic D last year. I even saw a 2-4-5 nickel package out there with the two OLB standing up at the RE and LE spots.

Expect Moore to be our starting FS. He picked off Mcnabb twice today and looked superb in coverage. Even man to man on TE's.

Landry was moving around a lot and all around our secondary was blitzing. Tryon looks good too. He got an INT today on a Rex Grossmen underthrow. Barnes and Tryon were taking reps with the second team as well as Buchanon and Blackmon.

Posted by: Vicc | August 2, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm guilty of sometimes reading a thread and skipping over the comments so in case ya missed it

***Other Notes***

Bartel on a bad snap unwisely made a bad pitch to the running back for a fumbled recovered by the D.

CP stalemated Orakpo in blocking drills

Barnes leveled LJ on a run to the left. Barnes can lay some wood.

CP, McNabb and Haynesworth were chit-chating it up on the sidelines.

Special teams practiced timing on onside kick unit and safety punt unit.

No injuries.

Posted by: Vicc | August 2, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I've been cryin for a BALLHAWK safety since we lost 21.

I hope Moore can play well in this D

We after all the turnover this year I expect similiar next year

A free small free agent signings, a big player pick up, smart trades n solid dratting

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 2, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad the Redskins have been patient with our young secondary.

Moore looks like he's starting to develop into a solid player.

Look for Landry to make plays this season. I understand some of the fans frustration with him, but dude was playing 25 yds off the line of scrimmage last year. How is he supposed to make a play from that far away? Essentially he has to gamble to make a play and when it was the wrong gamble, well we saw what happened.

The farthest I saw a defender from the line of scrimmage today was 15 maybe 17 yds off. Our defense was moving around a lot today, often stacking 8 or 9 defenders around the box and constantly shifting in/out and around the box.

Posted by: Vicc | August 2, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Just make sure you hold onto the ball once you pick it off Kareem...

Posted by: psps23 | August 2, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Hahaha that play summarized our entire season, drive for drive, play for play

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 2, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Our defense had a total of 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered and 12 sacks(that i counted) today.

Posted by: Vicc | August 2, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

No injuries.

Posted by: Vicc | August 2, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

This is refreshing normally by now we have about half a dozen hammy pulls already. The only participant with any injury problems is MK(nothin new there). Just shows what a disciplined offseaon approach and players near perfect participation in the offseason conditioning programs can do for a teams overall health. knocking on wood...

Posted by: Stu27 | August 2, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Vicc thanks for that update. That is one of the reasons I allways hated smoot....
3rd n 8 cuz is 15yds off the ball......

Haslett will put our guys in much better than vanilla blache

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 2, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Look for Landry to make plays this season. I understand some of the fans frustration with him, but dude was playing 25 yds off the line of scrimmage last year. How is he supposed to make a play from that far away?

Posted by: Vicc

He was back there to make sure we didn't get beat deep. Thing is, we got beat deep.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 2, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

"The only participant with any injury problems is MK(nothin new there)."

Er, and Haynesworth.

It's kind of a sad state of affairs when you're injured while running a fitness test.

Posted by: psps23 | August 2, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Kareem is doing well...the statement below is my only concern:

"He was drafted to play free safety, and what happened was he was stuck behind LaRon. He's best suited for free, but he can play both. It was just hard to beat out LaRon."

Don't know how much confidence I have in him since he had difficulty beating out LaRon for the starting FS spot. I hope the simple fact is that he has improved a great deal and now is truly better than LaRon at FS. Time will tell.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | August 2, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Seems to me like Portis/Davis/Austin/McNabb are going to make for a pretty good offense.

I love the offensive line.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 2, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

He was back there to make sure we didn't get beat deep. Thing is, we got beat deep.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 2, 2010 3:54 PM


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I agree

I think Blatches scheme deserves some fault. I think Landry is an instinctual player. He often gambled and it cost us big time.

Blatche was satisfied with giving up 15-20 yd catches as long as they are not tds. I disagree with giving the offense anything and believe we should attack them.

+ sometimes you have to give credit to the opposing team because they are trying to win also. we sucked

Posted by: Vicc | August 2, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, as was said earlier - do all that and then this year hold onto it tight so the play isn't on espn for the wrong reasons.

Posted by: rgm34 | August 2, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Vicc | August 2, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

This is good news, I anticipate more players stepping-up their game in the Shanahan era.
"Austin got behind Rogers and Landry in a scene all too familiar for Redskin Fans."


I am not sure if landry continues to get beaten deep, that he should start. I obviously can't make that decision, as I am not qualified to do so, however one additional big play a game against a top qb/receiver combo is a distinct possibility if he is in there.

Perhaps doughty could sub for landry on passing downs unless it is a SS blitz.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 2, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Nice to hear a report on a guy who's making a move to become a starter, rather than a guy we knew was probably going to be cut sooner or later anyway. GO KAREEM! Make some plays! Bye Colt. Go make some french-fries.

Posted by: kaasmaster | August 2, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

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