Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he has yet to speak with the NFL about impending suspensions for left tackle Trent Williams and tight end Fred Davis and won’t comment until he does.
Shanahan said both players watched film at Redskins Park today and that he spoke to both of them. He expects that he’ll hear from the league “within the next 24 hours.”
Shanahan said Williams had been playing well and that Davis has been making the most of his opportunity with Chris Cooley injured.
Shanahan said he doesn’t yet know if strong safety LaRon Landry (groin) will be available for this week’s game. The safety still is receiving treatment for his injury and will be evaluated Wednesday.
Shanahan said the most disappointing part of yesterday’s game was the third quarter, when Washington wasn’t able to take advantage of strong defense and separate from the Jets with effective execution on offense.
At the start of the game, the Redskins called for the same kind of short kick that cost them in the fourth quarter, Shanahan said. The difference was that kicker Graham Gano didn’t get the same clean hit on the ball on the second kick and there was no hangtime.
Shanahan said he continues to see growth in running back Roy Helu, and that he sees him gaining more yards after contact as he develops a better feel for the game.
Shanahan said quarterback Rex Grossman “didn’t play as well as he has the last couple games.” The coach said Grossman would start on Sunday.
Receiver Jabar Gaffney was shut out for the first time this season, but Shanahan praised how hard the veteran played, making blocks and running routes despite not getting the ball. He said Gaffney was open several times but was overlooked.