Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chicken Wings

Even though it was a long day, it was a fun one. I started the day early again -- treatment at 6:30am. It was more active than the past few days, though. I did body-weight squats and a pool workout. It's encouraging to see the progress my back has made. I even got on the field to do some pass rush drills on a pop-up bag. I worked on the swim move mostly and an inside counter move.

Kerney looked sharp today in pass-rush drills too. It's good to see him having a healthy year. After practice, he was playing some solid hair-metal on the D-Line I-Pod. He brought in some loud speakers so we can try to compete with music coming from the secondary guys. It's usually a consistent sound coming from them -- Rap and R&B. The D-Line listens to those two as well, but we tend to have a wider variety of songs playing.

Edge was in the locker room today too. He looked different than I thought he would -- no gold teeth. I've heard from some of my former teammates in Arizona that he is an incredible teammate. I'm looking forward to seeing him on the field and getting to know him in the locker room.

The end of the day was the most fun. The D-Line got together to watch Kansas City game film and Coach Quinn brought chicken wings for all of us. Kansas City has a strong veteran offensive-line. It should be a good challenge for us on Saturday.

Gotta go play with my little girl -- she's waving her hand and saying, "Da Da Da Da Da Da".

Seeing both of my girls standing at the front door smiling at me when I got home!


  1. Hair Metal Bands! AHHH! I miss the 80's! Got my ticks to Def Leppard and Poison!

    Touchdown Moment:

    My wife and youngest kids were on a road trip for the past few days. You see your family everyday and rarely think twice about not having them around. When they are gone, and you can't do anything about it, you miss them sorely! I'll tie it in to the hair band music: Cinderella: Don't know what you got, til it's gone"!

  2. Josh, Nice score on the tix to the concert -- I completely know what you mean about not having your fam around -- my girls were gone for three weeks during training camp!

  3. Chicken wings, that's the way the family chows down while watching the game. The wife has a filipina-style hot sauce that probably takes days off your life. As for "hair bands", I'm dating myself when I profess an appreciation of the Scorpions.

  4. what is a bigger pet peeve for you? a fellow d-lineman missing a gap assignment? or your drummer screwing up the beat on the final song of a big show?

    touchdown moment? hmmm. let's see. my girlfriend bought a seahawks jersey today so we can 'match' when we go to the games on sundays. small and simple, but made me smile.

  5. Nick, cool gesture by your girlfriend. To answer your question, the drummer screwing up a beat would definitely be more frustrating because there is no one to back him up. A D-lineman has the linebackers there to cover him if he messes up!