After one last morning of full practice, the Washington Redskins returned to the practice fields at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center Monday afternoon for a final walkthrough for the public before returning to Redskins Park in Ashburn.
But before stretching, taking advantage of some old school rhythm and blues music blasting through the speakers that greeted the players, an impromptu dance-off
broke out. The offense represented by running back Lache Seastrunk, the defense by lineman Chris Baker.
The short, but spirited competition was won by Baker. Then the horn blared, the music faded, and warmups began. But the smiles, and the confidence never wavered.
It was a different preseason stay for Washington in Richmond this year. A new coach, Jay Gruden, brought a different style, different schedule, but with it a renewed hope for players and fans alike. And while much of the media’s fixation remained with quarterback Robert Griffin III, 2013’s most famous knee brace was nowhere in sight.
Gruden looked back at his first stay in Richmond with satisfaction.
“I’m most glad at the way these guys have come together, played together and bought into the way we play, how fast we practice,” Gruden said Monday afternoon. “We’ve had no disciplinary things we’ve had to go through, no extracurricular fights where we’ve had to kick people out of practice. It really is a pleasant surprise how professional they have been.”
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