Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan joked with reporters yesterday that he hoped he wouldn’t find the team’s brand new indoor training facility — known by many as “the bubble” — rolling along State Road 267 after being blown away during Hurricane Sandy.
Fortunately, that actually didn’t end up happening, as long snapper Nick Sundberg reported today:
Sundberg also tweeted out the above photo of the Redskins’ practice fields, and you can see the heavy rains that moved through the area the last couple days definitely left their mark. The team doesn’t really use its AstroTurf practice field much, and if the grass ends up being too soggy tomorrow for practice, it will likely move things indoors to begin preparations for the Carolina Panthers.
Several other Redskins players took to Twitter before, during and after Hurricane Sandy to report what they were seeing, thinking and experiencing:
Offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus:
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(Coach Vince Lombardi of the Washington Redskins is drenched in rain as he watches his new charges in action against the Chicago Bears in an exhibition game in Washington, Aug. 3, 1969. A deluge of rain plagues the game, as the Redskins won 13-7. [AP Photo/Harvey Georges])
In case you weren’t aware, a strong storm is currently barreling its way towards the East Coast.
The Washington Redskins, meanwhile, safely landed home tonight after flying from Pittsburgh and their loss to the Steelers.
Hurricane Sandy is obviously on the minds of many who are preparing for the worse, including those in the D.C. area. Evem Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was asked about the storm after today’s game.
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