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Snyder: Shanahan and Allen wanted more open practices

Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder Thursday praised Redskins fans who braved the stormy weather to take part in the opening camp workout, and said it was Coach Mike Shanahan and General Manager Bruce Allen's decision to open more practices to the public this season.

Speaking to ESPN 980's Larry Michael as the team's first training camp practice opened, Snyder said: "It's really not about me. it's really Shanahan and Bruce," Snyder said. "It's their philosophy of how they run training camp and what they do is open practices and I think it's fantastic."

Snyder also discussed the direction of the franchise under Shanahan. He said there is "optimism and excitement and real understanding of where we're going now," Snyder said. "So it's exciting for everybody."

Snyder expressed excitement when asked about the changes at FedEx Field, saying the video boards are "enormous" and "not only in HD but 3-D capable as well." He said the team would soon introduce some features to enhance the tailgating experience at the stadium.

At the end of the interview, Snyder was asked -- sort of -- about defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Michael referred to Shanahan's comments Wednesday about Haynesworth saying that "Mike said he's got all his eyes moving forward."

"And obviously I think that's what the team had always thought they were going to do, training camp is going to come and this is the team, isn't it?" Michael asked.

"I hope so," Snyder said. "And I think Mike will lead the way and we're in great hands."

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 29, 2010; 4:47 PM ET
Categories:  Daniel M. Snyder  
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Comments

First. Why in the world does the new screen have to be 3-d?

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

In you case it ain't a POV, it a POS. Hah!

Posted by: LittleGreenBag


Yeah, and your mother sucked my BIGbrownSACK for 50 cents and half a Tropicana Twist.

"In you case"? Well if you're going to try and post astute insults try and learn the difference from 'You' and 'Your'.

Then had the never to call someone else illiterate.

Stick to playing WOW in your mother's basement and eating all the hot pockets, fu_kboy.

Posted by: RedDMV

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

At the end of the interview, Snyder was asked -- sort of -- about defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Michael referred to Shanahan's comments Wednesday about Haynesworth saying that "Mike said he's got all his eyes moving forward."

That good. Even the ones in the back of his head. Heh, heh.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

According to LaCanfora, the Skins switched up on Haynesworth.

http://www.nfl.com/trainingcamp/story/09000d5d8195f081/article/haynesworth-cant-finish-fitness-test-in-time-status-unknown?module=HP_headlines

Clearly the dude's in shape. So cats need to get off of that.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 29, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

"In you case"? Well if you're going to try and post astute insults try and learn the difference from 'You' and 'Your'.

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 4:51 PM |

Hey, I learn my grammer at Clinton Portis School Of Talking Fly. Where you learn you jibba jabba? In a hut?

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

That good. Even the ones in the back of his head. Heh, heh.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag


Not only are you a mama basebent dwelling deuche you also are in the top 3 for lamest jacktool posting on the board. Not even close to heh, heh funny.

STFU already and go back to hiding under your mother's secreted covers.


Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

First. Why in the world does the new screen have to be 3-d?

Posted by: iH8dallas | July 29, 2010 4:50 PM |

So the Double D's poke you in the eye.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

According to LaCanfora, the Skins switched up on Haynesworth.

http://www.nfl.com/trainingcamp/story/09000d5d8195f081/article/haynesworth-cant-finish-fitness-test-in-time-status-unknown?module=HP_headlines

Clearly the dude's in shape. So cats need to get off of that.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 29, 2010 4:52 PM


This is typical JLC Redskins hate...just look at the skewed crap he put in that post:

"Haynesworth completed the first set in plenty of time, and then, as has been the case with the way the Redskins have conducted the test, he was given a several-minute break. Haynesworth went inside to use the bathroom, according to the source, and when he returned to the field, he was told he took too long and therefore had to start over."

No need for the part, "as has been the case with the way the Redskins have conducted the test". When the f*ck have the Redskins adminsitered this test before? Training camp is mere minutes old so there's no precedent for this.

"Conditioning tests -- which typically involve two series of timed back-and-forth sprints -- are routine among NFL teams before the start of training camp, although failure to pass hasn't necessarily excluded a player from participation. The Redskins had three players fail the test in 2008, but all three participated as usual in training-camp practices."

First of all, the Redskins don't have to run their test like everyone else. They can ask guys to run from Ashburn to Vienna with parachutes if they want...each coach is allowed to train up his players however the hell he sees fit.

Second of all, why the f*ck is JLC comparing THIS team to the 2008 team? I mean, really...you're putting the 2008 "Club Zorn" training camp up against Shanahan's boot camp? You're using the 2008 season that Shanahan spent not as Redskins coach, but with the Denver f-ing Broncos as the litmus test? THAT 2008?

Get a grip, dude.

All that post does is reinforce why I'm glad that cross-eyed circus midget is literally as far away from Redskins Park as possible. Nothing worse than having some B-more D-bag covering the Redskins...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | July 29, 2010 5:00 PM |

Sweet!

"Dude what does mine say?" ...
"Sweet! What does mine say?" ...

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

the public jockeying for position continues:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/29/haynesworth-shanahan-exchange-words-after-failed-conditioning-test/

guesses on where this "leak" came from?

if AH is going to be a team player, he needs to suck it up.

simple as that.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 29, 2010 5:09 PM |

Right on. He a troll just like that DB Matt Moseley. I swear to God, them trolls are all over the place, ain't they?

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

According to the twitter feeds, Kelly is practicing albeit not at full speed. Galloway is lined up at #2 spot. D Thomas and M Kelly lined up with the 2nd offense. Will Robinson is at LT in absence of T Wiliams. Carriker is at RDE, Kemo NT and Gholston LDE. Alexander at OLB. No AH.

Posted by: sweetsweetlou

D Thomas on the second team? For real??? Curse you, VinnyYYYYYYYY!!!!

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | July 29, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 29, 2010 5:09 PM

Slow down young man. Why do I need to get a grip. You're hanging on to points about which I'm not concerned. Did they say he only had to do two and then make him do three? That's the issue as I see it. Who else on the team could do three 300 yd shuttles? Likely a handful at best and definitely no linemen.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 29, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

if AH is going to be a team player, he needs to suck it up.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:12 PM |

It a test of wills, ain't it. The difference between a 5 min potty break and a 6 min potty break is being in the dog house.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Like Faulk said on NFLN - if Shanny pushes too hard, Albert's going to have an "injury" that an X-ray or MRI can't detect.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 29, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 29, 2010 5:16 PM

who cares about the details of a silly workout? that's not the point here.

it's a power struggle between AH and MS, clear as day... MS is setting the standard, and AH feels impunged because he's not in charge now.

the only question is who will compromise and how.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 5:17 PM

hi beeps, agreed per above and nothing wrong with that... if the extra minute was so important to AH, he could have showed up for mandatory OTAs.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:25 PM

What is there to compromise? The coach is in control of whether and when AH practices and plays. I think Albert knew that going in that's why he reached out weeks ago. But don't set a benchmark then move the goalline because your expected outcome failed to materialize.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 29, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

lh, when I said "get a grip", I wasn't talking about you. I was talking about JLC.

More info will come out about this I'm sure...but based on what I've heard, Shanahan played it right.

Any move the Skins make is the wrong one in JLC's eyes. I thought he'd exercise some restraint and ditch the bias now that he and Vinny are both gone. Guess I was wrong...

Posted by: brownwood26 | July 29, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

AH AKA "the fat tub of goo" is at it again.

Posted by: rmcpks73 | July 29, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

AH AKA "the fat tub of goo" is at it again.

Posted by: rmcpks73 | July 29, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

the only question is who will compromise and how.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:25 PM |

Each has some chips to play. But it boils down to a mind game. If MS thinks that AH's antics have overtaken the value of his chips then he will yank him. On the other hand, AH has an idea of what MS thinks about the value of his chips and he will milk that for all it's worth. If he guesses wrong he'll be on the next bus out of town.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

hi beeps, ...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:26 PM |

Why you call me "beeps"?

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: learnedhand1 | July 29, 2010 5:38 PM

the easiest and most sensible compromise would be for AH to buy into the system, perform well, and situate himself as trade-bait next year (as moe and others here have pointed out).

Shanahan's investment in the team is more substantial and longer-term than AH, so I don't see much flexibility on his side.... there may be some behind-the-scenes good cop vs bad cop stuff w/ Haslett, but ultimately they're going to want players who follow the game plan.

my opinion is that AH's leverage declined as of today, since he is now under more substantial mandatory contract obligations that weren't in place earlier... on the other hand, management needs to figure out how to unload AH, which is no small task since everyone else in the league is acutely aware of the situation.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

guesses on where this "leak" came from?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:12 PM |

What I wants to know is why wasn't it posted on WikiLeaks?

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

"Snyder expressed excitement when asked about the changes at FedEx Field, saying the video boards are "enormous" and "not only in HD but 3-D capable as well."

I understand some of the players will resemble enormous blue kittycats.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 29, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Why you call me "beeps"?

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 5:50 PM

just an insider gesture of fondness for my least favorite pseudonym...

cheers and g'night all!

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Get a grip, dude.

All that post does is reinforce why I'm glad that cross-eyed circus midget is literally as far away from Redskins Park as possible. Nothing worse than having some B-more D-bag covering the Redskins...

Posted by: brownwood26

Dude you are a oaranoid's paranoid and a shadenfruedist's Shadenfreuder.

NOTHING worse? What if Swine Flu had been for real? That might have been worse.

But unlike the average jealous madman, you put up an entertaining rant. "Cross-eyed circus midget." Tee-hee, Just solid comedy.

DMV, one the other hand....


Posted by: TheCork | July 29, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

the only question is who will compromise and how.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 5:25 PM |

True. Bet on Mike. It's in our self-interest. If Haynesworth wins the battle of wills over the coaching staff, they lose the team. Simple as that.

Posted by: TheCork | July 29, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

True. Bet on Mike. It's in our self-interest. If Haynesworth wins the battle of wills over the coaching staff, they lose the team. Simple as that.

Posted by: TheCork | July 29, 2010 6:04 PM |

But if he channel Capt Queeg he loses the team also. Ask Major Tom about that. Martinet vs. St. Joe. It not easy being a NFL HC.

Posted by: LittleGreenBag | July 29, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan & Co. , the good hands poeple !
I'm sold. ! HAIL! !!!!!!!!

Posted by: killerskunk63 | July 29, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

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