Once the best practice and office facility in the National Football League, Redskin Park now doesn't have enough office and training space to accommodate team needs, especially the expanding weight room of strength coach Dan Riley.
"We have considered expansion plans over the past few years and it will be considered again this year," said Gerard Gabrys, Redskins senior vice president. "But there is nothing definite in the works."
Coach Joe Gibbs is serious about his search for a shoe that will give traction on glazed artifical turf. Two days after the Redskins played on that type of surface in St. Louis, Gibbs was looking at a shoe that Canadian pro players use if fields are iced over . . . Visitors have been banned from the lower level at Redskin Park as a security precaution. Last week, money was stolen from a player's locker during practice.
Mike Tice, the former Maryland quarterback and brother of Terrapins tight end John, is now starting at tight end for the Seattle Seahawks. Tice, who weighs 250 pounds, has caught four passes for his vastly improved team . . . Kansas City Chief observers say that if Coach Marv Levy returns next year, he's going to have to settle immediately on either Bill Kenney or Steve Fuller at quarterback. The unsettled situation at that position has had lasting effects on a poor-performing Chiefs' offense . . . Tampa Bay rookie Sean Farrell, the all-America from Penn State, got his first pro start at tackle last week. His assignment: block Jet's all-pro Mark Gastineau. Farrell didn't allow a sack but he admitted he was aided by quarterback Doug Williams' quick release and agility.
Cleveland Coach Sam Rutigliano compares Charles White, the former USC star and Heisman Trophy winner, to Washington's Larry Brown "although White doesn't carry the ball as much." Still, White's pro career can't match what another Trojan, Marcus Allen, has accomplished in less than a season with the Los Angeles Raiders . . . Asked how much quarterback Ken Stabler weighed after the eight-week strike layoff, New Orleans Coach Bum Phillips said: "I don't know. I ain't weighed him. I'm not planning to auction him off" . . . Starting two free agents at running back, San Francisco has yet to rush for 100 yards in any game this season. That puts too much pressure on Joe Montana's passing . . . The San Diego-Cincinnati matchup Monday night, besides being a potentially top-notch game, is important for another reason. The winner would get the home-field advantage if the two teams happen to be paired in the playoffs after finishing the regular season with the same record. And San Diego certainly doesn't want a replay of last year's frigid AFC championship game in Cincinnati.
Dan Miller, who gave Mark Moseley a strong training camp challenge, already has experienced the place kickers' revolving door. He's played for and been cut by New England before signing on with Baltimore, where no one's job is secure.