by Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – As day three of free agency blurs into the fourth – and the Redskins continue targeting players on the open market – perhaps it’s worth inspecting what those players are actually looking at when they arrive for their visits at Redskins Park.


For some color commentary, let’s go to 106.7 The Fan host – and former Redskin – Lavar Arrington, who was reflecting Thursday upon a recent trip to Baltimore, and the Ravens facilities he witnessed, and comparing his findings to what potential Redskins suitors may be taking in at headquarters in Ashburn, Va.

After all, first impressions are essential.

Note to readers: This conversation occurred prior to Hatcher signing.

“Let me tell you something: the Redskins … they should be ashamed of themselves,” Arrington said.

Here’s more from Lavar:

I went into that indoor facility [in Baltimore]; I said, ‘No wonder Ray [Lewis’] ass played so long and didn’t want to go nowhere.’

Everybody loved coming to play for the Ravens. Now I know why! Holy crap! That place was gorgeous!

I’m gonna tell you like this: first thing you see when you come up to Redskins Park is a little cheap security checkpoint. It’s the cheapest security checkpoint. Just clear it out – it’s an eyesore. Or make it better. It’s ugly. It looks cheap.

Then you pull in … now you see the bubble to the left. A bubble. You got a bubble. I get it. I don’t have a problem with a bubble.

I don’t have a problem with a bubble, but [the Ravens] have an indoor facility.

Then you look a little bit beyond that, what do you see out in the distance? Trailers. Trailers … where all the media and stuff are put. Trailers.

“You think maybe they get to Ashburn, and they realize that the team they just came from, perhaps had nicer facilities?” co-host Chad Dukes asked.

“Perhaps they had a nicer situation,” Arrington said. “Perhaps maybe they made the wrong decision.”

Listen in the audio clip above.


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