Redskins' Veterans Won't Have To Spend The Night At Camp

Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn just made himself more popular with the team’s veteran-laden roster.

According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, Zorn informed the team recently that players with four years or more in the league don’t have to spend the night at training camp in the team dormitories.

Per the report, the Redskins’ vets will be allowed to go home and remain there overnight during camp. However, they will obviously have to return on time in the morning for meetings and practice.

Zorn told La Canfora that the impetus behind the move is to try to keep the team fresher one year removed from running out of gas following a 6-2 start.

The veteran-friendly practice isn’t unprecedented around the league.

Former Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick used to let veterans spend the night at home, but John Harbaugh abolished the practice last year when he took over. 

16 responses to “Redskins' Veterans Won't Have To Spend The Night At Camp

  1. Nice job Coach. Way to create team chemistry. I guess dumbass owners hire dumbass coaches.

  2. I am happy to hear this as an eagle fan but this is a bad idea as being together in camp brings familiarity, botherhood, and togetheness which males team chemistry.

  3. Zorn will be fired by Black Monday 2010 when the Redskins don’t make the Playoffs so this “new policy” will only last for one season.
    He should never have been hired to begin with.

  4. Team dormitories? The Skins training camp is held at Redskins Park and the players are stashed in a nearby hotel. Its not like these guys were stuck in a freshman dorm somewhere.
    Not sure how this will end up. In the beginning of Gibbs Part Deux he tried something similar in regards to giving the vets some “freedoms”. If I remember correctly it didn’t work out to well and he changed things for the following year.

  5. Hey Snyder, does the word bonding mean anything to you? What about team building? Do you really think giving Haynesworth a little extra freedom is a good idea?

  6. >>>Zorn told La Canfora that the impetus behind the move is to try to keep the team fresher one year removed from running out of gas following a 6-2 start.

  7. “That statement was a made-up excuse to cover his butt for not having a playbook put together.”
    La Canfora just recently covered the Skins for the Washington Post and during his time there he didn’t hesitate to push the Skins buttons so I cannot see why now he would write anything to cover anyone’s butt that works for the Skins.
    As for Zorn rushing to put a playbook together, false. He was under the gun last year because not only did he have to teach the players his playbook, but he had to teach his coaches the playbook as well. Big difference.

  8. Display Name says:
    July 7, 2009 10:14 PM
    Zorn will be fired by Black Monday 2010 when the Redskins don’t make the Playoffs so this “new policy” will only last for one season.
    He should never have been hired to begin with.
    He was hired because nobody else wanted the job!
    Dolphin Fan says:
    July 8, 2009 7:17 AM
    Hey Snyder, does the word bonding mean anything to you? What about team building? Do you really think giving Haynesworth a little extra freedom is a good idea?
    Well, that boring stuff doesn’t sell any jerseys or put butts in seats!

  9. This could have the opposite effect. Part of training camp are curfews so players get enough rest and training tables so they eat right.
    If they are permitted to leave the facility to go “home”, who knows where they might wind up. And who knows where they will go for their meals.
    If it sounds like I think NFL players need to be treated like 12 year olds, well……that kind of has been proven to be the case, no?

  10. >>>La Canfora just recently covered the Skins for the Washington Post and during his time there he didn’t hesitate to push the Skins buttons so I cannot see why now he would write anything to cover anyone’s butt that works for the Skins.>>As for Zorn rushing to put a playbook together, false. He was under the gun last year because not only did he have to teach the players his playbook, but he had to teach his coaches the playbook as well. Big difference.http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/nfl/20080501-1247-fbn-redskins-zornsdebut.html
    Zorn had interviewed for the job of offensive coordinator – not head coach – so his plate has been unexpectedly full. He spent the weeks leading up to last weekend’s draft in all-day meetings helping to evaluate college players, postponing the completion of a play book that quarterback Jason Campbell will be anxious to read.
    “It’s installed enough for minicamp,” receivers coach Stan Hixon said. “So we’re OK.”

  11. I dont agree on this at all….Jason Campbell has not proved shit yet and he should not be included as a vet with 4 years under his belt it should be at least 5……

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