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Indoor Practice Facility?

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Gotta think our guys are getting tired of practicing in the Charlotte Convention Center every time it freaking rains. I think this is pretty commonplace, I know the Saints have an impressive indoor practice facility and the Falcons have one as well. Even higher level college programs have indoor practice facilities.

While certainly a more sizable investment, I think this is a better one than escalators or WI-FI in the stadium.

Panthers practiced in the convention center Tuesday, not sure about Monday, but this is already a short week.

Some interesting stats poached from a Redskins forum (cannot attest to their accuracy):

  • 13 of last 14 Super Bowl participants had their own indoor practice facility.
  • Last 8 Super Bowl winners had their own indoor practice facility.
  • Last 6 Super Bowl winners had a fixed structure indoor practice facility (not a bubble).
  • All 12 teams to make playoffs last season used their own indoor practice facility.
  • 2010 teams who practiced using their own indoor full-field training facility had a median win total of 10 (10-6 record).
  • 2010 teams who practiced outdoors had a median win total of 6 (6-10 record).
  • 2010 teams who practiced indoors at own training facility averaged 4 more wins in 2010, compared to those who did not.
  • 2010 teams who practiced outdoors and were not located in Florida or California, had the following records: 6-10 (Redskins), 6-10 (Cowboys), 5-11 (Cardinals), 4-12 (Bengals), 4-12 (Broncos), 2-14 (Panthers).

Here is a link to the Redskins thread about this if you are interested, this dude did his homework:

http://www.extremeskins.com/showthread.php?349401-NFL-teams-with-indoor-practice-facilities-averaged-4-more-wins-in-2010

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wow, that's insane!

edit: looking at the post a second time, not that impressed with the 2010 records shown, look at their QBs... but the superbowl (and playoffs) correlation is very interesting.

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Wow thts actually interesting.

Dont see many interesting threads these days.

Im for it. Where the hells our indoor practice facility!??!!!!????

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Let's make an indoor practice facility...on the moon

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Just read an article on the Patriots Indoor facility.

Its fuggin padded for reduced concussions.

Wow, I mean we dont even have a indoor facility and the Patriots have a padded one.

There may be something to this.

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wut? So to oversimplify, Jake was never the problem or John Fox? All we had to do was put a plastic bubble over the practice fields on Cedar Street and we would have brought home a Lombardi??

Get it built Danny Morrison. Do it now.

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Shouldn't cost that much to throw up a giant circus tent on the field. The clowns can stand in for when we play the Saints again.

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