Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Getting Closer to the Opener

A lot has happened since our last Blog so we will try to cover it all without dragging it out too long.  Friday was our last two a day (wooohoo) although I reckon the other players maybe even more excited than us specialists to see the end of two a days.

Saturday was another scrimmage which focused on some specific situations that may occur in the course of a game, such as backed up punts, 2 minute drills, different down and distance situations and even needing to kick a field goal without any timeouts left.  All in all we thought it was another step in the right direction and of course one day closer to Rhode Island.

Sunday the team went to Darien Lake amusement park for some team bonding and to get out and promote the team and the upcoming season.  It was great to relax a bit and enjoy time with the team outside of the stadium, dining hall or meeting rooms.  It was fun to see some of the big guys try and fit into the roller coaster seats and enjoy the water park. This weekend also saw us move out of the dorms into our permanent housing for the semester, which meant for us back to the house and our own beds, which is probably what players miss the most during camp.  The entire weekend was family weekend so many parents and other family members came into Buffalo for the scrimmage and some came to Darien Lake as well.

Monday we returned to a single practice however that didn’t mean we had the morning off, instead we had meetings and lifted.

Just a reminder that time is running out to get your tickets for Rhode Island and the rest of the season.