Jump to content

Redskins penalized by NFL for their off- season workouts


faba

Recommended Posts

skins penalized for offseason workouts

NFL.com wire reports

ASHBURN, Va. (June 9, 2005) -- The NFL has docked the Washington Redskins three days of offseason practices for conducting workouts that were too physical.

The team will lose its "organized team activities" -- essentially practices without pads -- scheduled for June 13-15.

In addition, there can be no player meetings or conditioning sessions at Redskins Park from June 10-15. Players will be allowed to report to the building only if receiving treatment for an injury.

The team's mandatory three-day minicamp begins June 17.

"It's something where we felt like we were operating the way we should," coach Joe Gibbs said. "After reviewing it, they thought our line drills were too physical. It's happened to other people. I think it's just something to deal with."

The team's offseason work came under scrutiny when the team posted highlights from its practices on its Web site. Officials from the NFL Players Association saw the footage and notified the league of possible violations of the rule forbidding "live contact drills between offensive and defensive linemen" during the offseason.

Gibbs said the Redskins will continue the Internet broadcasts, but he said he scaled back the drills at practice June 9.

"We had no one-on-one whatsoever," Gibbs said. "I'm kind of gun-shy right now until they really clarify it for us."

On another matter, Gibbs said he finally had heard from safety Sean Taylor.

After months of refusing to return the coach's phone calls, Taylor spoke to Gibbs by phone on June 8 with help from Taylor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Taylor had been the only unexcused absentee from the offseason workouts.

He has been told to stay away from Redskins Park following an arrest in Florida.

"I did talk to him, had a good talk with him, and Drew," Gibbs said. "We just kind of talked a little bit about the situation and everything and just kind of had a personal conversation. So we're hoping the issues can get cleared up to give the Sean the time to work on this."

Taylor is accused of aggravated assault with a firearm and simple battery following an incident involving a gun last week near Taylor's home in Miami. He is free on $16,500 bond with an arraignment date scheduled for June 24.

Even though anything bad that happens to Snyder is enjoyable- to me this is like micromanaging- football teams should be able to practice the way they want to in their workouts.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ASHBURN, Va. (June 9, 2005) -- The NFL has docked the Washington Redskins three days of offseason practices for conducting workouts that were too physical.

Ok, to me, this is total BS.

These guys are friggn' millionaires and get paid to play 16 games a year (unless you are the Pats) and they bitch "about workouts that were too physical"?????

Coaches should be able to run practices anytime, anyway they feel that it is in the best interest to better prepare their teams.

It's not friggn' ballet out there. :shock:

Yea and I know, the NFLPA.

blah, blah, blah.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ok, to me, this is total BS.

These guys are friggn' millionaires and get paid to play 16 games a year (unless you are the Pats) and they b!tch "about workouts that were too physical"?????

Coaches should be able to run practices anytime, anyway they feel that it is in the best interest to better prepare their teams.

It's not friggn' ballet out there. :shock:

Yea and I know, the NFLPA.

blah, blah, blah.

Could not agree more PatsfanTx- this is getting ridiculous- you should be able to run your regimen the way you want to- classic case of micromanaging by the NFL and the players union clout.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Could not agree more PatsfanTx- this is getting ridiculous- you should be able to run your regimen the way you want to- classic case of micromanaging by the NFL and the players union clout.

See faba, I 100% convinced that this crap is a direct result of the CBA.

I can just hear Gene Upshaw addressing his congregation:

"Well guys, I've got some good news and I've got some bad news. The bad news is the salary cap is still in place and we are still only getting 58% of the net. But the good news is that during OTA's the most physical thing you will have to do is pick dandilions."

The dumbass players will probably all get huge woodies thinking they took the owners to the cleaners on that one.

Total BS.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...