Chris Cooley wants to win with the Skins
Cooley, on his career goals, to 106.7 The Fan.
“People ask me how many catches or yards I have, and I really don’t know,” Cooley said. “I know when I made the Pro Bowl, that was a definite goal of mine. I wanted to be recognized as one of the best players at my position. That was a huge accomplishment for me. In terms of receptions, yardage, I just want to help the team....The only real thought, guys, is I just want to win so bad. I want to be a part of a team that wins. I haven’t really won. I didn’t have a winning season in college. Obviously we didn’t win at Utah State, to getting drafted here, and we went to the playoffs a couple years, but I just want to be a part of a team that wins.
“I’ve talked to all the guys from the ‘80s Redskins and the staff, what it’s like around this city, and what it means to the people and the fans. I want to be a part of that.I don’t care about winning for any other team. It would be so cool to build a team, to be a part of a team that hadn’t won, to win 12 games and go to the playoffs and win a Super Bowl. I mean, just an unbelievable feeling that would be. You asked me what my goals are: to win with the Redskins is my goal.”
Sav Rocca is huge
The Redskins’ new punter is 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds. That makes him both taller and heavier than Brian Orakpo. In fact, he’s heavier than 10 linebackers on Washington’s current roster. He discussed this with Fox 5’s Dave Ross.
“When I was playing football in Australia, running 20 miles a week, I was a lot lighter,” Rocca said. “I was probably at about 240. But coming over here, the running stopped — or it’s a lot less, anyway — and that’s why I’ve crept up to 265.”
Stephen Bowen has nicknames
The new defensive lineman, on his nicknames, to Dan Hellie.
“Various aliases,” he said. “First is Bo, that’s been my nickname since I can remember, since I was a little boy. Then I’ve got Steve Bo. I’ve got Bo Diggity, which is my favorite one. I got Bo Lo. I’ve got Bo Hagan (?). I mean, you pick what you want. As long as it has a Bo in it.”
Chris Cooley likes blackjack
More Cooley, on the tables, to the Junkies.
“The biggest bet ever?” he said in response to a question. “I don’t know if it’s at the Borgata, but this offseason one night I was up about $20,000 in Las Vegas and I was betting about $2,000 a hand. I felt like a baller. I left the trip with like 10.”
Cooley said he only plays once a month, which is probably good.
Jarvis Jenkins is confident
On the Redskins’ defense, to Fox 5.
“I’m ready to get this defense shooting off like it’s supposed to be,” the rookie said. “And I think we have the potential to be the No. 1 defense in the NFL. We’ve just to go out and prove it.”
He also said teammates have started calling him “Man Child,” FYI.