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RedskinsVision
06-23-2004, 12:59 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/football/nfl/06/22/bc.fbn.redskins.gibbs.ap/

Gibbs has been working his players hard in the classroom and on the field for about 12 weeks, teaching them his play book so that they can hit the ground running when training camp opens July 31. Gibbs is starting camp as late as possible to cut down on his players' wear and tear late in the season.

"Until now it's just been helmets, and the most important thing is to get those pads on and start hitting people," Gibbs said. "The good news is, when we show up, we've got a short period of time, and the players are going to be excited. Bad news is, we've got a week, and we're ready to play a game."

Gibbs announced that training camp practices will be open to the public through Aug. 12, which would give the fans more access than he had indicated previously. Fan appreciation day is Aug. 7, two days before the preseason opener in the Hall of Fame game against Denver in Canton, Ohio.

To make sure everyone stays in shape, Gibbs had each player take a strenuous treadmill test before leaving for vacation. If anyone slacks off, it will be easy to detect.

"A guy in those four weeks, he'd have to be an idiot not to be working out," Gibbs said. "You can't afford to come to camp and be out of shape."

IowaSkinsFan
06-23-2004, 01:03 AM
That a boy Joe! Expect them to prepare like professionals. The treadmill test is great stuff. This team should be ready to play when the come to camp, and it sounds as if Joe will know who isn't when they return.

Axegrinder
06-23-2004, 03:40 AM
We'll see who wants to get themselves cut and who's committed to winning!

Patrick
06-23-2004, 05:56 AM
More important is Gibbs taking some time to rest .... I'm REALLY glad to see that. Not like last time, when he and his staff spent their every waking moment at RedskinsPark. ..... I want him around for at least the length of his contract.

Have a great vacation Coach!!!

IowaSkinsFan
06-23-2004, 06:11 AM
More important is Gibbs taking some time to rest .... I'm REALLY glad to see that. Not like last time, when he and his staff spent there ever waking moment at RedskinsPark. ..... I want him around for at least the length of his contract.

Have a great vacation Coach!!!

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