ASHBURN, Va. (FNN Media) — The Washington Redskins are already getting use out of their new practice bubble.
Without any public fanfare or wide-spread media coverage, the team quietly worked out inside the newly erected dome at Redskins Park during a rainstorm last week.
So far the new facility is being met with rave reviews among players.
“The bubble is great,” defensive end Adam Carriker told me during the inaugural broadcast of our radio show, “4th and Pain.”
In years past the team needed to be bussed to an off-site facility during inclement weather during the season in order to practice. The will help alleviate that issue.
Still, there are some of the more hardcore mentality who don’t grasp the benefit of practicing out of the elements. If the game is played in the rain and show the players should practice in those conditions, right?
“Well, that’s great, but the thing is the more you do it, the more likely you are for someone to slip, pull a groin, tear a hamstring,” Carriker explained. “The main thing about being an NFL player is being in shape and being healthy. And if guys are being hurt it makes no sense to expose yourself to any more danger than you need to.”
Still not convinced? Try thinking about it in these terms.
“When the ground is frozen, when it’s snowing, you can’t get good work out of that,” the recently re-signed Nebraska product added. “Let me make you go put your fingers in a freezer for an hour and then go try and type. I mean, how’s that going to work? It’s just not going to be that effective.”
Carriker and I tackle ’4th and Pain’ each week. It’s the only pro wrestling radio show to be hosted a current NFL player. Heck, it may even be the only wrestling to show to be hosted by an NFL player current or former for all we know. We haven’t checked the history books.
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