This morning's practice was supposed to be 90 minutes, but was cut-off at least 10 minutes early. This afternoon's practice was supposed to run from 4-6, but is instead 4-5. Fine by me--my sweat output has already been prodigious, and I foolishly left my wickaway gear at home. Jason LaCanfora even went to buy a back-up shirt, before the afternoon practice was shortened.
But this is not, repeat, not occasion to question whether the early-camp mantra of "gosh we're being so physical this summer" should be amended.
Here's Gregg Williams on the upcoming preseason non-game against Tennessee:
"This will be a real physical test for us on how physical they are, because they have a very physical training camp down there," he said, physically. "I know there's been a lot of fights in practice, that's just the way they practice every day, and our guys have to get ready to go on a physical mindset in this ballgame."
Someone tried to ask how this contrasted with the less physical Redskins, and Williams interrupted.
"Yeah we do, I would disagree with you," he said. "One of the things that we don't do, is that Joe Gibbs doesn't tolerate fighting back and forth. But what we do in this training camp here has been a lot more physical than last year's training camp, a lot more."
Fine, it's physical. But don't bother asking Williams how the coaching staff will approach the real preseason non-games, as the AP's Joseph White did.
"You know, Joe, we're not going to have coaching meetings out here among you guys," Williams said. "We're going to play as hard as we can play."
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