The Washington Redskins Will Finally Get Their Practice Bubble

After a week of half-speed practices on basketball courts that clearly caused them to lose to the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins are set to finally move into the 21st century with their practice field. Coach Mike Shanahan admitted as much in his Monday press conference today, setting up a two-pronged plan to move the Redskins out of the Stone Age and into the modern era of the Indoor Practice Facility.

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Step 1 will be to install a heated field, according to Shanahan. Via Mike Jones of TBD:

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↵↵"Our first plan will be getting a heated field, so when we have bad weather, we can practice outside," Shanahan said. "It's always great to practice outside, but first you've got to have a heated field so you can get traction. You can't get traction on a frozen field.  

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And then step 2 is to, you know, actually build a bubble. Via Shanahan again:

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"And the next thing we're going to get is a bubble so we can not only practice inside, but if we do have the type of snow that you can't practice outside, we'll at least be able to get a good practice in. So that'll be done." 

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It's not clear when the bubble could be built, and there's a chance that Shanahan doesn't last long enough to see it come to fruition. Then again, depending on who you ask, maybe Shanahan doesn't even get a chance to see the heated field. 

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No matter what, I have one request. When Dan Snyder finally builds the bubble, can they put an honorary basketball court in the corner to commemorate the good old days when that was all the Redskins could use to practice. 

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