And about those specialists – Gresh really wants me to play him in foosball, but I’ve never even played the game before. I’m not big on setting myself up for failure. I want to play something I can at least compete in because I hate losing, so I’ll have to practice a bit before I accept the challenge. But on the flip side, Gresh wouldn’t meet me on the ping-pong table, either. He knew better. Gresh is a good dude, though. He’s funny and is definitely a positive minded person. His relationship with God is great. Any time I want to talk to him about any problems I’m having in the bible or understanding anything he’s definitely the first person I’m going to go to. He’s been very helpful.
I was pretty tired after practice and meetings yesterday, so I didn’t get into too much at the hotel. I just hung out with Sidney [Rice] and [Jermaine] Kearse a little bit and then called it quits. I hopped in my hyperbaric chamber and slept in there for about an hour and a half, got in my bed and the next thing I knew it was a new day.
Today was the first practice in pads of the season. I thought we went out and practiced hard, executed the plays well. It was different because we hadn’t been in pads since our last game of last season, so it was definitely a good feeling being out there with uppers on. It was exciting because with pads on you get the feeling that you’re closer to the season and closer to some game-action.
With the pads on those guys out there were hittin’ hard today.