Coach Gruden: "My whole intent is to get our starting group to Arizona healthy."

Coach Jay Gruden Postgame Interview, Washington Redskins vs Denver Broncos

On QB Alex Smith and the offense:

"Yeah, he probably had some plays he wishes he had back. I pulled Trent [Williams] pretty early. My job, my goal was to get the one offense some looks and get them off the field after about three or four drives really, no matter what. I wanted to get some key backups some good work against some of their ones and thats what happened. But, my whole intent is to get our starting group to Arizona healthy and looks like thats what were on pace to do right now."

On what he saw tonight from RB Adrian Peterson:

"I saw a big guy running pretty hard really. He had a five-yard average I believe, had a couple good bounces, and, you know, the thing I like about some of his runs is they look like theyre like gains of ones [yard] and hed fall forward for a gain of three. The first run of the day I thought it was a three-yard gain and he ends up second and three. Of course we took a sack that we should never take on the next play, but I was impressed with Adrian and the way he ran."

On getting the first team game action:

"Its hard because a lot of our first teamers werent playing anyway. [Jamison] Crowder didnt play, obviously, Jordan Reed didnt play, [and] Chris Thompson didnt play. Some of our key components when it comes to timing werent on the field, so the big thing was that I really wanted to focus on the running game and trying to get Adrian some good looks and we accomplished that to some degree, but I wish we had done a little bit of a better job on the passing game today."

On if RB Adrian Peterson will play Thursday:

"Well see. Im going to check out the tape and see how hes feeling body wise and well go from there. I think Samaje [Perine] should be OK by Thursday. Well get some good looks at them and weve got some other guys to look at. Weve still got a lot of work to do as far as Thursdays concerned; were looking at players."

On preseason versus regular season game preparation:

"We just had to probably put an extra days work into it. We try to show them how were going to practice. Mainly it was about practicing with the [play] cards and how were going to do scout team to try to get a heads up on that. As far as game plan time, I would probably compare it to a Thanksgiving Day or a Thursday game kind of thing as opposed to a regular Sunday game."

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