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What They're Saying: Washington


On facing the Patriots...

"They're the Super Bowl Champions so you know they're the standard of the league, especially their defense. All around they are just a really well coached team. They don't shoot themselves in the foot. They challenge you a lot."
- Washington Wide Receiver Terry McLaurin

'It's an opportunity to get a win against a very good team. One of the top teams in the league coming off the Super Bowl. Offensively, we have to execute at the highest level we can."
- Washington Wide Receiver Terry McLaurin

On the Patriots defense...

"The entire defense has been good, especially on third down. They wreak havoc. They get a lot of sacks, a lot of turnovers. They have a lot of great players on defense."
- Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden

"They're such a polished team. They've got veterans all across the board. They're great at playing man coverage. They're a game plan defense and we can prepare for a lot of things, but we won't know what we are going to get until we get out there. That's always a challenge. They're really good at what they do, they're disciplined and there's usually no busts on tape."
- Washington QB Colt McCoy

"A great football team and they have been for a long time. Up front they have big, strong, stout, quick guys."
- Washington G Wes Martin

On the key to stopping the Patriots offense...

"I still think stopping the run is key because Tom gets a ton of action, a ton of plays with his play-action passes. He's one of the best play-action passers in the game in my opinion, or probably the best."
- Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden

On Tom Brady...

"He looks the same to me. I don't – 42, 22, 30 – he's just been a great player for many years. It's been a treat to watch him over the years, and I've learned a lot from him actually. I've used him a lot in my teach tapes and I hate playing against him, but he has been fun to watch over the years."
- Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden

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