In a change from the norm in most NFL training camps, it appears that Redskins vets won’t have to hang around stinky dorms with no air-conditioning as they get ready for the rigors of a tough NFL season. Reports are that Redskins coach Jim Zorn has told any vet with four or more years in the league will be allowed to go home on a daily basis during camp.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reported the story on Total Access, saying that Zorn says that it’s not really that big of a deal, and that other coaches such as former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan use to do the same thing.
Zorn tends to feel that vets respond better when they are allowed to spend nights in their own beds, and may not tire out as easy. Last season the Redskins started the year 6-2 with key wins over the Eagles and Cowboys, but then fell apart and were 2-6 in the second half of the season.
One team that went the other way on this practice was the Ravens, who use to be allowed to go home when Brian Billick was their head coach. Now that John Harbaugh is in charge, the players have to stay at the training camp facility.