They bugged out quickly after this morning's practice, for their annual team golf tournament. So be on the lookout for back strains and sunburns tomorrow.
Every time they go off-campus for such an activity, I think of former DT Kindal Moorehead, who once injured his knee during the team bowling tournament. This was after he was bitten by a spider during his rookie training camp, and his arm swelled grotesquely because of the infection.
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I was sad when Kindal left, partly because he was good to have around in case of a thunderstorm, since he reduced your chances of being hit by lightning.
-- Talked to WR Ryne Robinson a bit for a story in tomorrow's Herald. He's on a bit of a maintenance program as he comes back from last year's knee injury, alternating days of practice.
Still, he's out there with the kids who are competing for the return jobs.
Had he stayed well last year, there's a chance they don't even keep D.J. Hackett, because Robinson was having a great camp on offense. Now, he needs to get well and stay well so he can compete with Dwayne Jarrett for the third job.
-- Took my 4-year-old son Sam with me to practice this morning. He agreed that DT Maake Kemoeatu might be the biggest person he's ever seen in person.
Sam was amazed by Kemoeatu's custom-built helmet, the largest size they make, with the pads inside shaved down to accomodate him.
"Dad," Sam observed. "His helmet doesn't even fit."