Mental Monday saw the start of another week of two a days, whilst most people count days by the usual names, players during camp break the days up into singles and doubles. It really doesn’t matter if it’s a Monday, Wednesday or Sunday players simply look at the schedule and see if it’s a single practice day or a two a day and prepare both mentally and physically so as to perform at their highest level. During the season mental Monday will be a chance to “lock back” in, in preparation for the next opponent after a lay day following the game. Since we had a lay day on Sunday it seemed appropriate to be challenged mentally on Monday.
Tuesday saw us have a modified practice in the morning followed by Media Day in the afternoon. Practice is starting to incorporate specific situations that may arise during the course of a game, like two minute drills, last second field goals as well as long 3rd down situations and two point plays.
Media day is a chance to let the media have access to all players and for the communications department to get our head shots and video board sequences done. In addition to the many photos taken by the photographers, there were also many other pictures taken by the players in the locker room and on the field, enjoying the first day in uniforms.