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Shanahan Stays Patient With Practice Schedule

Posted by Brian Tinsman on July 30, 2011 – 2:48 pm

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Some of the biggest news coming out of head coach Mike Shanahan’s post-practice media session, is that he will not rush to get his players in pads.

There has been a lot made about the training camp schedule (I’m certainly guilty), and when players can engage in different levels of contact and physicality.  Part of the agreement for ending the lockout was that teams would be limited to three full days without pads, which would expire for the Redskins today.

Even with the off day tomorrow, Shanahan expressed concerns for his players getting injured, and indicated that they wouldn’t be in pads any time soon.  

“We haven’t decided, but it probably won’t be this next week.  I want to keep out of pads for a while.  I can’t say the whole week, but I’m leaning that direction.”

Looks like fans will have to wait a while to hear the familiar hits of a padded practice.

Check out the full interview below:

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8 Responses to “Shanahan Stays Patient With Practice Schedule”

  1. By michael on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    I believe that to be a sound decision on Shanny’s behalf. Holding back on hitting is great because its a long enough season. Players haven’t forgotten how to hit. Look at Landry.

  2. By Jon on Jul 30, 2011 | Reply

    Where did all the links to other sites and blogs go? Kinda lame not having them.

  3. By Brian Tinsman on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    This has been a wild week, including switching from one blogging platform to another to better match the NFL. I’m not sure what the verdict is on having some of the old features back (including the links to other blogs), but it’s something that the Web department is looking into right now. I’ll pass the feedback along 🙂

  4. By B.A. on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Not sure if you guys are looking into it or not but it would be a good idea to have the header at the top of the page link back to the main page of the ‘Skins blog.

  5. By Eddiemoe on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Not sure what to make of this season, what with all the changes, the lockout etc. One thing I’ve been wishing for (seems like forever) is some more help on the O-line…in my mind we haven’t really had a competitive line in many years and still haven’t addressed that. I hope I’m wrong, but we’ll find out soon enough….hail to the Redskins

  6. By timmoe on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Im with Eddie, dude, wheres our O-line? even shanny said you build from the line up, it didnt seem like that to me this offseason, it looked like he was trying to build from the running back/wideout position

  7. By Brian Tinsman on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    I agree as well and it looks like they’re still in negotiations with options at center and right tackle. I think the athletic addition of Chris Chester does a lot for the line and sets up a decent interior to the line. Jammal Brown coming back is still a possibility. Free agents can’t practice until next Thursday, so the market is still developing

  8. By michael on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    O-Line HAS to be addressed. Artis Hicks didn’t fit but was versatile. Who know how Big Mike Williams comes back or if he even fits the system. Montgomery and Lichtensteiger improved but weren’t knocking people around much. There was one good lineman last year-face it. Anxious to see the 2nd year draftees and rookies to see if they’ll work

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