Originally Posted by AsthmaField
Spin it how you want to Om, (as if it's a good thing to violate the NFLPA agreement... any team could be too physical. It's a mental mistake), but your team just lost valuble practice time. You have new players that you need to try to integrate into the system and losing a few days of OTA's isn't a good thing.
It does surprise me because the practices weren't that physical, I don't think. Still, it only adds to this nightmare of an offseason for the Redskins.
The "nightmare" off season is where you lose people who closely follow the team. I know the usual litany non-Skins fans throw out there---Sean Taylor, Pierce and Smoot, and now the ridiculous decision on the OTA thing. That's fine, if that's all someone thinks this off season has been about for the team. It fails to take into account all the work being done every day by the REST of the team and staff, now having been together a year, and what a sea change that represents compared to where they were last year at this time.
Until the team shows it on the field, they're an easy target if all one does is read the headlines. I just wish other teams were as quick to dismiss "poor Gibbs" and his team as you are. Sadly, they know better.