Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dan Snyder talks Hard Knocks, moving back to D.C.

The Washington Post hosted a panel discussion Tuesday morning featuring all of the D.C. sports owners.
It’s a nifty idea, and Dan Steinberg has a good recap of the day’s events on DC Sports Bog.  I was most interested to hear Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s views on a pair of topics.
Hard Knocks: The Redskins won’t do it, with Snyder calling it a distraction.
“My impression is when you see that Hard Knocks . . . it’s almost like you’re creating a situation where the coaches, knowing there’s a camera in that room, are acting. And as an owner, as a fan, you really want them to work, go get that work done and coach up the team and win. And I think it’s a distraction.”
The Washington Capitals appeared on HBO’s 24/7 before the Winter Classic and it was great television.  We don’t think Mike Shanahan could really rival Bruce Boudreau anyhow.
FedEx Field: The Redskins have only been in their stadium since 1997, yet a lot of D.C. residents are wondering when the team will move back into the city.
“I think that first thing is we’re probably looking at what we’re going to do with our training facility,” Snyder said via Steinberg. “We’re halfway through our life cycle of our stadium. Ultimately I don’t know where we’ll end up, but I’m very open to everything.”
13 seasons is apparently halfway through a life cycle of a stadium.

source:  PFT.com
author:  Gregg Rosenthal

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