Part of it, he says, is because "the offense I came from at Maryland is similar to this one. The Redskins are a big zone [blocking] team. They like to come off the ball — and run the ball. I've got to change my techniques a little bit, get my footwork the way Coach [Joe] Bugel wants it, but this offense is easier to grasp than another team's might be."
"He understood our blocking schemes and he knew what he could do and couldn't do," said Nate Newton, his longtime left guard.