Photos are worth a thousand words, or so we hear. But what to say about this one featuring four of the most important names in Washington football? Why not give it a try, but in well fewer than a thousand words, please—maybe more like a dozen.
We took the picture Friday while attending the 52nd annual Redskins “Welcome Home” luncheon, where the attendees included current and former Redskins players, fans, sponsors, and a small group of sports writers and broadcasters. It is a ritual before the regular season begins—September 9 on Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles—and is hosted by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Redskins Alumni Association. This year it was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.
In brief remarks, head coach Mike Shanahan predicted that this year will be “something very special” for the team. Grant Paulsen, the Redskins beat reporter for 106.7 FM, quoted Shanahan saying the Redskins “seven game winning streak last year wouldn’t have been possible if not practicing in the bubble.”
The “bubble” is the team’s special indoor practice facility at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia. For a good look inside, we have an exclusive photo in the September issue of Washingtonian.
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