The Redskins do not expect any interruptions in their preparation for next week’s game against the Panthers due to Hurricane Sandy, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.
The team returned from Pittsburgh following Sunday’s loss to the Steelers and players were asked to show up at Redskins Park at the usual time Monday for film review and meetings.
Earlier in the day, quarterback Robert Griffin III tweeted, "Hurricane....???? And what am i doing???? At Work nonetheless."
“We had the players come in at the normal time today, at 12:30, except we cut things a little bit short for obvious reasons,” Shanahan said via conference call with reporters.
Shanahan normally meets with the media each Monday at 3 p.m. at the team’s headquarters in Ashburn, Va., but this week’s news conference was conducted over the phone because of the rapidly deteriorating weather conditions in the metropolitan area.
Tuesday is a day off in the NFL, and that won’t change tomorrow. Shanahan said he doesn’t anticipate any issues with Wednesday’s practice – the first of the new week – because Sandy is expected to have passed by then.
“Our plans are to practice normally as we would on Wednesday, unless there’s some type of setback in between,” he said.
Asked about the Redskins’ practice bubble and whether there was any concern about its structural integrity during the storm, Shanahan cracked: “I’m hoping that when I come to work tomorrow morning, it’s still up. With 70 mile per hour winds, I'm just hoping it’s still there when I wake up and it’s not somewhere on [highway] 267.”