Don’t worry. There’ll be plenty of time to day to talk about the unpleasant Giants game later — to continue the ongoing blog debate about the feasibility of starting Colt Brennan (I don’t see it happening), or the ESPN980 morning show’s debate about the feasibility of starting Todd Collins (marginally more believable, I guess, but I’m still skeptical), and to hear from Coach Zorn and a few of the guys and all of that.
But it was early when I got here, and still kind of quiet at Redskins Park. The players hadn’t come in for treatment yet, the coaches are sequestered in their bunker-like rooms reviewing game film, and the week hasn’t really started to slide into gear. I was downstairs for something completely unrelated when I noticed that the heat was cranked unusually high, that portable fans were scattered around, and that just about every available surface was draped with damp and drying rain gear.
“It’s one of the effects of rain on the outfitting of a professional football team,” said equipment manager Brad Berlin. “If you put Gore-Tex in the dryers, it’ll never repel water the same again. The drawers of some of the travel chests had to be left open so they could dry out also.”
Just another set of little frustrations from a day of big ones, I suppose.
(And, while I was talking to Brad, I did ask about the “21” pins that people were wearing. Apparently they were from last year and were not available to the general public, so there’s no specific way to find them now. Sorry about that.)
A few more pictures after the jump.