Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Day At Redskins Training Camp

I made my annual trek out to Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA to attend a training camp session. With the team moving their camp next Summer to Richmond, VA this is proably my final opportunity to do this for awhile.

Some thoughts as I shot pictures:

Quarterback Robert Griffin III is showing a lot in his first three days of practice. Per Head Coach Mike Shanahan, “Every day is a learning experience,” the coach said. "Griffin is working extremely hard to correct any mistakes he makes".

The team is counting heavily on WR Pierre Garcon, acquired in the off-season from the Colts and there are questions about who starts at RB as Tim Hightower returns from injury.

It was a very hot day. I got there about an hour before practice started, watched practice and took pictures for an hour and a half before heading home. A lot of folks brought in coolers and picnicked. Others were throwing the football around. There are plenty of merchandise and concession stands as well as vendors walking around selling cold drinks. I know players come over after practice to sign autographs but I was long gone by then.

For information about attending training camp, go to the Washington Redskins web site and you will find all the information there. Redskin Park is a quick ten minute drive from my home and I'll definitely miss this outing.

Enjoy the shots and for a larger shot and slide show, just click on any photo.

One way to stay cool

QB's Kirk Cousins, RG III, Jonathan Crompton & Rex Grossman

WR Niles Paul

Safety Jordan Bernstine

WR/KR Brandon Banks

RB Roy Helu fields a punt

Safety Jordan Bernstine during the punt return drill

WR/KR Brandon Banks

Special Teams Coach Danny Smith addresses WR Samuel Kirkland

LB Markus White participated in the punt return drill.
This didn't work out very well so he'll go back to drilling QB's

Head Coach Mike Shanahan watches practice


Head Coach Mike Shanahan addresses LB London Fletcher

Let's do this Redskins, to the Super Bowl!

QB Robert Griffin III takes over as the starter



QB's at work






Offensive Linemen ready to work












Robert Griffin III passing

QB Kirk Cousins


LB London Fletcher


Great catch!

TE Chris Cooley sequence




RB Lennon Creer hauls down a pass while LB Jonathan Goff looks on.


RB Lennon Creer from Louisiana Tech makes another catch

Yes RB Alfred Morris caught this over LB Perry Riley

Gear

QB Robert Griffin III scrambles

Scrimmage action



QB Robert Griffin III scrambles during the scrimmage


This fires me up for football season.
OL Will Montgomery (63) battles DE Jarvis Jenkins (99)

More scrimmage action

WR Pierre Garcon, a newcomer from the Colts
will be counted on heavily this season


Robert Griffin III under pressure

QB Robert Griffin III, to borrow a phrase from former
Redskins Head Coach George Allen, the future is now

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