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As a rookie last season, cornerback Richard Crawford began making a name for himself in the latter part of the year by way of punt return skills and becoming a handy man when it came to turnovers.
Entering his second season, many are raving about Crawford's progress.
John Keim of the Washington Examiner is one of the many reporters at Redskins Park that has been impressed with Crawford so far, noting his intelligence and instincts.
ESPN 980 beat reporter Chris Russell says Mike Shanahan takes a strong liking for Crawford and his development as well, mentioning how he can anticipate better this year and that he's a film rat.
Keim also mentioned in his email report last Friday that Crawford often talks with former Redskins legend Darrell Green.
According to Keim, "...the two attend the same church and often talk afterward for 10 or 15 minutes about various aspects of football, focusing often on technique. They’ll talk other times as well."
"Talking technique and what he used to do; it’s really helping me,” Crawford said.
Keim also notes Crawford and Green will work together after the organized team activity sessions and mini-camp is done.
I'm not saying Crawford is the next Green, but a fan can dream, right?
He's certainly impressing so far and saying the right things, via JP Finlay of CSN Washington.
OTAs aren’t anything, its all about what you do on Sundays and how many games you win, getting that big Lombardi trophy. I’m fully confident in myself to do whatever the coaches want me to do and contribute to the team.