The Redskins are still months away from their first opportunity to practice in the shiny new indoor practice facility, but the bubble has already been witness to physical activity.
Part of head coach Mike Shanahan’s daily health regimen is going for a run. He can sometimes be seen running down the Loudoun County Parkway, or on the fields and trails that surround Redskins Park. He’s even given marathon advice to CSN Washington’s Ivan Carter.
But since the inflation of the new bubble on the premises, Shanahan told Redskins Nation’s Larry Michael that he has adapted his training routine to check out the indoor facility (at the 2:00 mark):
“Y’know, I run in there everyday, and the turf is finished. They’re rubberizing the track on the outside of the field, but the field looks great. It’s in perfect condition, the bubble’s fantastic.”
“Any time we have tough weather, we go right in there.”
Shanahan is a cautious coach with inclement weather, and has shown over his time in Washington that he’s willing to limit practice with the forecast in order to prevent injuries. All of the rain in 2011 limited the team’s ability to implement and practice a gameplan, but this doesn’t look to be an issue in 2012.
Reading between the lines, it sounds like players could get a taste of the bubble as soon as the OTA’s and minicamps this spring:
“It is really great in the offseason conditioning program, because the players get a chance to throw in there if it’s windy or rainy, and they get a chance to get better. So it’s a big plus for our organization.”
With the certified stamp of approval from the man in charge, this looks to be a big asset moving forward.
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