PRACTICES # 2.   Posted by Front Office.Group: 0
Practice,
Mon 20 Jun 2022
at 16:43
Re: PRACTICES # 2
   The Coaches  wore  parkas, it was 28 degrees  with    the light  snow, and slush.. The Moved  with the layers, Every coach took 'hands on' but   running  routes  for  DBs to cover  during skill drills' to add more Reps  as  DBs  took turns  being  DBs  and 'WRs'.
 On Offense  the   receivers  and Backs   sloshed through the Muck, they were  soaked , before their Half  Mile was done.

   Machins  switched out  Gloves  after he dropped to passes  with  the slick  football.... Max  dropped  one  pass  and began to 'body catch' on curls  and such.

 Mik   didn't seem bothered one way or the other., Adam dropped his  first pass,  then  focused  more  on , 'putting the ball away', and didn't  drop another .. every receiver  had the  Ball whacked at, but a  Coach to make sure they Put the  Ball away.

 On defense  Call had  LBs  and DBs   whacking out   the  players and  coaches  who  acted as  WRs, to see if they could, dislodge the ball.

  Adam  and Steele  got  Reps  at throwing, Steele  half assed the  throws, no one cared, as long as the ball was in the air, it gave players  a chance to  'make a play'

  Steele   was then sent  as the 'scout' QB and  , there.. he tried a little harder, Because  Cal would be in his  face if   he threw  a 'wuss pass'

 Adam   Dropped  back  from the pistol , he would  roll one  way or the  other. His passes  were crips, and he  surprised Stalls  as he let one go down the sideline to him..stalls  didn't catch it as it squirted out of his  slick-gloved  hands, but the message was sent... don't  sleep on the  Deep balls  if Adam was in...Though he  couldn't  through the 70-80 yards Duke  and   Steel could.. 5o -60 yards in the air was nothing to laugh at.

 after  1 hour, the  teams  split   with  each Unit  on one half of the field  as they did their  walk throughs...

   For  both units, it was  the last 'teaching; they would get on field... leaving only 'adjustments ' during game , after today.
Benedict Hope.
 player, 3027 posts
Mon 20 Jun 2022
at 18:08
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Ben ignored his cold wet feet and concentrated hard on what he was supposed to be doing. Somewhere in the back of his mind he wished he'd picked a summer game... but no! Football was his real love. He chased the stray thoughts away and got on with the practice.
Heather Montomery
 player, 1298 posts
 # 12 Place Kicker
 Sexy Lesbian
Mon 20 Jun 2022
at 18:46
Re: PRACTICES # 2
 Heather did her stretches, and her exercises talking to the trainers as she did, the field was a mess she walked around to test has the footing was and waited till an area was cleared for her to try a kick or two. She was feeling very good today and her hip wasnt very sore at all, she felt ready to go and most likely able to kick a lot further than an Extra point as well.
practice
Mon 20 Jun 2022
at 19:13
Re: PRACTICES # 2
   Cal was  all over the   LBs  and DBs on the rotation... He started out   in a slow  yell. we know the field  won't be this bad  at kickoff tomorrow... This crap here  was  just  to  slap us in the face..so? we work hard, Most of you played in New York  and Buffalo, this isn't  near as bad....Now..the goddamn  rotations.... we got  an egg head in Mr  Yuto's office
  that does   analytics..we  don't care  about that..but there is one thing you can't  argue
 with,,and that's  , 'real time' actions...


 He Grabbed    Rock  and Placed him in the slot.. and Pulled  Payne over on his side of ILB..Now..standing still there is  an almost  12-13  yard  gap between these guys ..right?..a decent High school  QB  could fire  a complete pass ..BUT..when you'rte moving..and Dammit  , you better be  moving!..that hole becomes 6 yards..maybe less..and  if  a QB wants that hole, he damn well better have a great arm...great head,, and Great Line... so Move.. even if you're  wrong!!! mpove!
Rock Woodson
 player, 103 posts
 CB/PR #26
Mon 20 Jun 2022
at 20:19
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Rock played catch with some of the other DBs just to get used to the gloves. Though the real test would be when Smokey hit a few high ones to him. The CB’s hands generally swallowed up the ball when it was in range. A few ducks landed in his lap during the full team work, not that anything needed a pat on the back. Catching a routine duck was nothing particularly noteworthy.

He did grab a couple wideouts to practice some bump and run in these field conditions. The uninitiated might think crappy conditions meant low scoring. But the offense always had the advantage of knowing where they were going. Slipping while reacting to a cut was a great way to get cooked.

When they moved to the D side, Rock listened closely to the instructions. Always moving generally wasn’t a problem for him, but that gap between slot and ILB might as well have been thirty yards in this slop. “You may have seen yesterday I like to freelance a bit presnap. I’ll still hit my zone, but I don’t like to stay still. That cool? Or do you have set presnap movements you like?”
practice
Mon 20 Jun 2022
at 21:30
Re: PRACTICES # 2
 Cal   walked  through the  mush..the whole of the  field was  trapped  around, with  deep holes  from footprints, to  mounds of  'splash'.

  You can do that...sure..but  don't get burned... 'freelance' is one thing., breaking  down the Machine is  another...we don't  want robots..but  we sure don't  want  fools... You know your own limitations... we'll find   those out for ourselves was we go along..This game coming up? Has a Long way in saying if we get to play  in florida, from next week  until February... think on that!

 Then he looked  at  Rock once more..Go down to the Far Endzone...Smokeys  going to  keep a  dozen or so balls  before  we go in..

...........

    Adam  Jogged  down to the other  endzone, he grabbed a  shover to help the  interns    shovel out  and  area... he marked a  spot  and they   cleared it  from there.. hile  Higgen's  spot  was cleared as he  waited.

 Fry  stood there with Eva...Two  Kicks from here..no matter  what... if you fell good..1 or two more...then we're  done..if it doesn't feel good  after the 2nd one..then we go in..

 Adam tried to  wipe off his Gloves  and  took a knee in the frozen mush, though it was only 1/4  inch  or so deep.. it was  still something  to slip on.. He  marked the  spot and  Looked up at heather.
Rock Woodson
 player, 104 posts
 CB/PR #26
Mon 20 Jun 2022
at 21:40
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Rock nodded at Coach’s response. There would be a little getting used to the other defenders. No time like the present - all the kinks needed working out before the playoffs. He stifled the urge to say anything about playing in Florida versus SoCal. Home crowd still meant a lot. Particularly to the owners’ bottom line.

When instructed, Rock easily accelerated through the muck toward the end zone and parked himself five yards deep to catch some of Smokey’s bombs.
Heather Montomery
 player, 1299 posts
 # 12 Place Kicker
 Sexy Lesbian
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 00:17
Re: PRACTICES # 2
 Heather Lined up for the first kick, the slush was bad, but this was more about how she felt not about the actual kick. Heather nodded the ball was snapped, Adam caught it and put it down and Heather went and kicked it. Her form was good, but the slush threw off the kick, and the ball sailed hard to right. Heather was upset about the kick, but she felt really good physically after the kick that was the important thing.

 Heather then lined up for the next one, she tried to get good footing in this slush. Heather nodded and the ball was snapped it was a high snap Adam grabbed and put it down but the laces where wrong, Heather ran up and went for the kick. She lost her footing in the slush and kicked the ball as she went flying into the slush. The ball wobbled up into the air and bounced off the bottom of the horizontal post, it was a horrible kick as Heather laid in the slush trying to figure out if she was alright or not.  Heather didnt even see how bad the kick was, she pulled herself up out of the slush and shook her head and waved everyone off she was good and actually she felt great even slipping and falling.

 She looked at Coach and said," Ok hold on I would like to try one more but I need my longer cleats." Heather went to the sidelines and quickly changed her cleats to another set she brought and headed back out for at least one more kick, everyone could tell Heather needed to do this.
practice
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 02:39
Re: PRACTICES # 2
 Adam stood Up  as Heather  went  Down.  Higgins  turned . Fry  and Eva started  forward... As  heather  stood up, from the  slush, Adam said...Sorry, I  caught the  snap well enough, I just had  some trouble  with the   spin

when Heather returned, Eva  asked,..you sure  you want to do this ?

................

 Smokey was Going for High and Deep keep. Mixing  spirals  with some 'end over end' Kicks  to see how well `Rock would handle the  kicks.

   Sims  was on the 50  watching   each  end of the  field to see  how the   players in question were doing
Heather Montomery
 player, 1301 posts
 # 12 Place Kicker
 Sexy Lesbian
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 02:44
Re: PRACTICES # 2
 Heather had her game face on she looked at Eva and said, " Doc I need to do this, I feel great just a little wet. I need to try at least one more Doc ok." Heather really needed to have at least one really good kick it didn't matter if it went through, she just needed to get good footing on this slush and she hoped the cleats would help.
practice
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 02:51
Re: PRACTICES # 2
  Eva  sighed..... she  had a Frown and Looked at  Fry.

  Adam spoke up...Comon Evil-lyn.... let her kick? if it hurts? she's  done... I'd do that if i needed to...

 you're a rock head..you'd play with a broken arm...

 ..you say that, likes its a bad thing?

 she  turned back to heather...go ahead..since 'doctor' Bronk thinks you should..
Heather Montomery
 player, 1302 posts
 # 12 Place Kicker
 Sexy Lesbian
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 03:02
Re: PRACTICES # 2
 Heather smiled at Eva, and replied," Thanks Doc, I am physically fine I just need to do one more for me. I would kick with a broken arm if that counts." Heather giggled and then got ready for the next kick. Heather noticed her footing was so much better with the longer cleats she just had to make sure she had clearance to hit the ball and not hit the cleats into the turf or in this case slush.

 Heather walked over patted Adam on the shoulder and said," Thanks Adam I need to do one more I think you understand." Heather got her game face on and when everyone was ready, she lined up for her third try in this slushy shit.

 Heather lined up and then nodded to Adam, the ball was snapped, it was a very good snap and even a better catch and hold, Adam got it down fast and perfect. Heather ran up to the ball she focused on form and just let it fly. Heather hit the ball and she knew right away it was a great kick, and her footing was perfect. The ball sailed up and went perfectly right through the center of the uprights and it would have been good from a much longer distance.

 Heather was excited and she felt great but being soaked from falling into the slush she decided this was enough for today. Heather gave Adam and the long snapper high fives and then walked normally over to Eva and said," Now I am done and Doc I feel great thank you."
practice
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 03:27
Re: PRACTICES # 2
 Fry was  smiling..Eva  had a wry smile  as  her eyes darted from  Heather to   Adam and Higgins...

 welllll.. I guess it was good you kicked  again..Now  go get warmed up.... when you get to the  Hotel, Use thier   hot  tub for  about  20 Minutes, then  slap on your Tens unit... should be even better tomorrow.

 They all looked  up to the  50..Sims  gave a thumbs up   and  jerked that same  thumb to the locker room.

As the others  went  in, Adam walked towards the  50 , watching Rock shag the kicks..  Adams   things  wieghed  another  10-15 pounds from being  soaked, just like , most everyone else.
Heather Montomery
 player, 1303 posts
 # 12 Place Kicker
 Sexy Lesbian
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 03:35
Re: PRACTICES # 2
 Heather was all smiles now, she replied to Eva," Yes Doc thank you I needed that, yes Doc you dont have to say that twice. You got it Doc I will do that and it feels great today even with my little slip, my hip should be great tomorrow thanks again for everything Doc."

 Heather looked at Coach Sims, she smiled with the thumbs up and gave a nod when he motioned that thumb towards the locker rooms.  Heather then went into the locker room to get changed and warmed up.

---->>>>> To locker Room ( HC office)
Rock Woodson
 player, 105 posts
 CB/PR #26
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 04:16
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Rock clapped his hands together once he was ready, letting Smokey know to send one.

The first one was high and deep, and caught a jet stream. Rock didn't even move as he watched it clang off the left upright. The *dong* reverberated for what seemed like a minute as Smokey said something to the coaches that were watching.

The next punt was high and to Rock's right. It was also a little shorter but was coming down like it was dropping down a 7 story elevator shaft. Rock signaled for a fair catch and his hands swallowed up the slick ball with practiced ease. He drop kicked the thing back in Smokey's direction, though the pathetic end-over-end attempt just lodged itself in the slush around the thirty yardline as Rock went back to his spot.

The next one was similar to the prior one, but it was even further to Rock's right and even shorter. He made the mistake of assuming he could get to it and ended up face-planting in the muck as the ball dropped on the two and then bounced into the end zone. Normally that would be okay, but they were basically playing ten yards off of regulation. That mistake would have cost his offense. Nobody high-fived the punt returner when the offense was starting on their own 3.

Rock blew a breath out and shook his head. Water sloshed off his helmet at the movement, and he kicked the ball from where it was sitting in the end zone like a soccer player would. This time it went about 15 yards back toward Smokey. He'd get that one in a minute. Luckily the team could afford more than one ball for practicing. Smokey's next one was to Rock's left and short. The DB timed it perfectly so he snatched it out of the air on a dead run and he weaved through a few invisible defenders on his way to the sideline. That one felt good. Not an easy catch, either, and he was thinking about how to turn it into six. After tossing that ball back to Smokey, Rock made his way to the previous one he'd kicked and threw that one to the coach so he could dry it off.

Rock was back five yards deep when Smokey bombed another one high and deep. The returner took one step back, but then rushed up to the goal line. He called for a fair catch at the goal line and squatted as if the ball were falling into his arms, but the ball flew over the end line on the fly. Good to practice the phantom catch. Good to have the coaches see it was in his repertoire. Rock had returned a lot of punts in his life.

Next one was well hit by Smokey, but was a bit to Rock's right and two yards short of his spot. Another fair catch. On the plus side, he made the catch. On the minus, no return. He tried to punt it back toward Smokey, though stubbed his toe being stupid. He hobbled a little on the way back to his spot.

Punt number seven was clear across the field and driven low. Rock sensed an opportunity to grab that one on the run and dash up the sideline. Only he didn't grab the ball. Instead it slithered through his waterlogged gloves and dropped to the slush. Rock immediately fell on it, then rolled off to the side. He did twenty pushups before grabbing the ball and throwing it back in the general direction of Smokey and wandering back toward his spot.

He switched out his gloves for a dry pair before waving for another punt. Smokey finally hit one that didn't turn over, and Rock was able to again grab one on the run. He took it straight ahead. Probably one of those where he gets tackled and falls forward for a return near ten yards.

After tossing the ball back again, Rock switched spots a little more to the right. Smokey's next attempt was high, but short. Rock ran up to the landing spot while waving for the fair catch. He got to the spot a step early, was fully balanced, and caught the ball easily. That would be a plus for his side.

The next one Smokey went for one of those goofy reverse end-over-end kicks that had become all the rage with punters. The idea was to skip it back away from the goal line. Rock backed up from his five-yard 'never go behind this line' line and lined up his return. Unfortunately his brain got ahead of the rest of his body and the ball hit him in the pads and caromed off his hands and into the muck. Like the last muff, Rock dropped and did a bunch of pushups before getting ready again.

The eleventh punt was another of those goofy end-over-end jobs. But Rock was ready for the second one. It was short and just to his right. He deftly caught it on the run and sprinted for the right sideline. In a game, that had a chance at being a big return.

The DB rubbed his gloves together before the last one, and he pointed up for a high one. Smokey delivered. This one was more like 8-9 stories high before it came down in a beautiful arc about twelve yards short of where Rock had planted himself. He had mis-judged the flight from the first and got a late jump. Typically his speed allowed him to make up for that, but it was like skating out here. At the very last second he chopped his feet to slow down, but just couldn't. He awkwardly leaned back and reached up to gather the ball. He was able to bring it down to his gut, but then juggled it twice before collecting it. Without a fair-catch call, he probably would have been lit up and separated from the ball. Not a good look.

The DB jogged it back in after collecting the remaining scattered balls. "Thanks Smokey, appreciate the extra work." He looked over at the coaches. "No problem seeing the ball, but I'm guessing you don't want any heroics tomorrow."

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Lindsey Fawn Garret
 player, 432 posts
 Beat Reporter - NBC Local
 New Jack Times
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 04:39
Re: PRACTICES # 2
The cold wind sliced across Lindsey's face as soon as she stepped out into the winter air. Pulling her coat more tightly around her, she shivered as she trudged out to the sideline where Coach Sims was directing the team's practice. Despite the wetness, the bitter weather stung her lips, prompting her to stop and coat her lips with Chap Stick. After pursing her lips a few times to make sure it was on evenly, she offered the sick to Bob and then to Bill, before stuffing it back in her pocket.

It was a good thing that Lindsey opted to wear boots. the wet snow stuck to her feet, and she could feel the chill through the leather. If she was going to spend over an hour out there the next day she would have to dress accordingly. At the same time, she would also want to look nice in the owners box. The solution would be a change of clothes. She would dress to kill in the owners box, and then be more practical when she hit the sidelines. She thought it amusing that being out there was practice for her as well as the team.

"Hey Bob. This really sucks. Get pictures of them dealing with this slush. I want to highlight how much they're willing to endure to get ready and how tough they are doing it. Also be sure to get Heather."

As Bob filmed, Lindsey waited to catch Coach Sims eye, holding up a finger to ask him for a moment when he was ready.
practice
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 04:53
Re: PRACTICES # 2
    Smokey  gave a wave to Rock,sure, Rock Dude... I had to punt some anyway

  Adam walked  around the   40 of the side he was on, checkign where  puddles  had  formed.

   Coach   waved to   Lindsey, taking a few  steps  towards the  sidline
Heather Montomery
 player, 1304 posts
 # 12 Place Kicker
 Sexy Lesbian
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 11:01
Re: PRACTICES # 2
(semi-flex)

 Heather was absolutely soaked she walked by Lindsey and the others smiling," I hope you got that last kick Bob, you can wipe out the one I fell on though." Heather smiled as she went into the locker room.
Lindsey Fawn Garret
 player, 433 posts
 Beat Reporter - NBC Local
 New Jack Times
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 14:15
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Lindsey was delighted when Coach Sins waved her over. She moved to meet him at the sideline, rubbing her hands together and clasping them to try and keep them warm. She needed gloves. Maybe Yuto would let her take Karl or Grif to get some later.

"Hi Coach," She smiled, with a red nose and flush cheeks. Her teeth were only chattering a little. "Can I ask you some questions real quick?" With Sims' agreement she continued.

"Obviously the Titans didn't clear the field for you. Do you think this is going to have any effect on your readiness for the game tomorrow?"

"What about the players? A stunt like this feels like more like a reminder from the Titans that the Dragons are visitors here. Do you think this will get in their heads?"

"Does this make you want to hit the Titans harder or does it have no impact on your game plan?"

"I saw Heather take a bit of a spill, but she kicked fine afterwards. Is she okay and will she be starting tomorrow?"

"I'm sure the fans at home are going to see this and be pretty upset with the Titans. Is there anything you want to say to the fans?"

"Are you going to hang a hundred tomorrow?"
Benedict Hope.
 player, 3028 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 14:27
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Ben hung around to watch Heather kick. He looked worried when she fell, then cheered and applauded when she kicked a perfect one, doing an improptu Dragon Stomp.

"Well done," he said.

He saw Smokey and Rock practicing and trotted over.

"You want Smokey tosses a few to me and I try to get past you? Just don't ding me up, the Titans can try tomoeeow."

He tucked a towel in his belt.

"We can do it touch, if you like."
Rock Woodson
 player, 107 posts
 CB/PR #26
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 15:25
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Rock watched a little bit of LFG talking to coach, but his attention was brought back over to Ben. The DB smiled at the offer. "Yeah, that'd be great! I think it's all about testing the footing right now. I'll wrap if I can but I don't think either of us want to make more slush angels than we already have."

Rock offered his hand to Ben. "Don't think we've formally met. I'm Rock, and I appreciate the extra work to get ready." Rock looked over at Smokey. "You game for tossing some to Ben?"

The TE would be a different sort of challenge for Rock. The corner was close in size to most WRs, and his long arms compensated for the height difference with some of the taller receivers. But at 6'5", Ben was going to have a significant advantage in height and reach. The sort of player that was a matchup nightmare for Rock in man coverage. No time like the present to learn how to defend a guy like this.
field
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 16:02
Re: PRACTICES # 2
   Sims  smiled a  bit. It was a predatory  smile, as he answered the  questions in turn.

"Obviously the Titans didn't clear the field for you. Do you think this is going to have any effect on your readiness for the game tomorrow?"


   Well? Not covering the  field , just shows  the  NFL world, what a bush league franchise this is.... We had an event  scheduled  for  kids at our stadium , and  we  moved the  walk throughs  around...we  even let  a team use or  soccer stadium, since it  is  turf  as well...  He   waved his   had  dramatically ,As you see?  the   field is churned  up rather  badly,  It will freeze over tonight.... Game time  is supposed  to be in the  40s..but  we'll see. Their grounds crew has their work cut out for them.. the  field should have been covered...Now? as far  as  us.. I'm sure you  saw the  players working hard... Buffalo  , and New York was worse then this.. And? The Titans  hid in their dome all week? so i have to assume we have the  edge on them, Plus?  70% of our  roster  either  lived up north, or played college ball there... so...yeah..we'll be more ready then they are.

What about the players? A stunt like this feels like more like a reminder from the Titans that the Dragons are visitors here. Do you think this will get in their heads?"


 he chuckled,Unless the   Titans  Bribe our  Players  with  Pizza and good Canandian Beer?... This   only adds  to the  'dislike' between  our franchises.... Fromw thw Owners  to the players...and we  still have   some business to take care of  over the   'Lissy Dragon'  thing... I still don't thing the  franchise  paid a big enough price,,,,hoefully , we  embarrass them  enough  tomorrow..

"Does this make you want to hit the Titans harder or does it have no impact on your game plan?"

  There is a ...Very..small handful of franchises in this league, that  we will treat with  any type of respect.... we will still hit hard, play  hard, for 60 minutes... our Fans have  loved  what we do..our players  contracts   depend  on that, but there  are alot more  teams we  look to grind into the turf...The Titans  are  way up on that list.

"I saw Heather take a bit of a spill, but she kicked fine afterwards. Is she okay and will she be starting tomorrow?"

Yeah? she  took a  fall.  our Tam Doctor  and head trainer have  been working   with her   all week. The main thing, there was no  break or crack in the Bone. That would have   ended  her season?  Maybe  we would have  got her back for the championship game... But she  toughed it out. You saw her  working   at whatever   treatments   they gave her, and  worked back into kicking slowly... I'll be talking to Eva  and  Tracy  tomorrow and see what their suggestion is   for  tomorrow are.

I'm sure the fans at home are going to see this and be pretty upset with the Titans. Is there anything you want to say to the fans?"

 There is  a  feral Grin  as  Sims  says, Yes... I want The  fans   to watch  for Dragon news   coming out  of this 'place' tonight..and  Make sure they tune in early Before Kickoff. If  You're a Dragon Fan, or even mildly interested  in  the team... you're going to get some excitement from this moment on...

"Are you going to hang a hundred tomorrow?"

 Sims   grins  wild he turns his head  at a gust of  wind and looks Up into the sky, as the wet  flakes  fall and the  cold wind  blows...When  we  scored  100 on the Cowboys, right out of the gate. I though... 'man, we  were so damn lucky  to get those breaks'... I had...i do...plan on scoring  every point  we can get. You can't save points  for 'next week'..why would i leave them on the table?. You got Guys  like Bronk, Hope  and  the others   who have  Bonus goals to get..and some of the  other  players who swap in and out, don't get the reps, so the Team goals help them out.... But I'll tell you this Lindsey... I hope, most, if not all the Dragon fans know this.... But i have a damn special group of players..They work hard..player Harder, and neve  quit... Buffalo?  we had to practice  at a small college  filed   and  paid the  crew there  to give us   a deent  field ..the snow  was pushign a fot deep.. the game was a nightmare. Mik ran for 150+...and we  beat them... The Giants tried to screw us  like the tians  did today..but it worked in out favor..  we used Mellon U's stadium..a college  that a certain GM and  Wide out went to, for   our snow practcies there...

 Are  we going to Hang a Hundred?  No one ever  knows.... But if we don't, it won't be the  Titans  that stop us, it will be  Mother Nature.... But...lets channel our  fans... at Game time, for those who go to the stadium back home, to watch..those  sitting in their homes, or sports bars....and  Not just  in New Jack, but all over.... chant  'Hang a Hundred'..let us hear  you in this  Cow pasture..and by god we'll do our best to do it!

  A smile ends the secession  as he says,Now I gotta get  in the locker rom, and get the diehards off the field.... You better  get in doors, before a certain wide out, wraps you in bubble wrap or something...

  When he walked away  a  round fellow in a Titans parka came out...You Guys  done!.. we got to clean this   mess off and cover the field  for  tomorrow...

  Yeah..thanks  for the Mess... Our guys back home would  leave it like this...

 The Guy held out his hands in protest,wasn't me  Coach... I have to  follow orders...

 Yeah.. I understand... Just a bit  angry right now...

 Me too!  damn  ice is  already  forming, its gonna look like crap on TV tomorrow..and  you can guess who gets blamed for that..

 Sims   gave the fellow a  whack on the shoulder and continued to the  Locker  Rooms...Winnie came  runnign Out   a coffee in one hand  and her   recorder in the other...

 Coach Sims!!!  Can I get some   time!

 Sims  just waved her off...Sorry Winnie,,, Busses  leave in 20..I have to make sure  everyone is ready to Go....Next time...

  Bob and Bills    looked at Lindsey...That means us  as well, unless you want to  walk back to the Hotel in this crap...


 Winnie  Looked at  Lindsey and stomped her  foot in  the  slush,, it didn't splash much as it was hardening... Noises  were  coming from the Home end of the  building as   small tractors  were  being  warmed  up to plow  and   some people  were in the  bleachers  cleaning off    the  muck, knowing  full well they have to do it again tomorrow.

 ..YOU  BITCH!..you waited Until  I left to come down here.. I could have  got  some  questions in too!

 Bill  chuckled...Alright? Lady? You'll forgive  me  for not having  worked with  'high priced talent' before...But you didn't even look at the damn field when we  were in the Booth..and Now you're mad because  she took the  chance to come  down here to see if she  could get some  questions answered.. I don't know where you worked before you got in the  big time.. but you don't seem like a 'news hound'

 she sneered at  Bill.....well it  wasn't   Podcasting!

 Bill smiled,That's for sure..did they have TV  back when you started?

 Winnie     gave a  shirt screech and stomped through the Much , back towards  the  stairs  that lead to the press box.

 Sims  waved  Ben , Rock and Smokey in... heather  was in with Higgens  and the two medical folks.

 Adam was  walking with Hebner.. and Pointing to something on the  filed, and Hebner  would   writr on his  clipboard, then cover it up until Adam stopped again and Pointed...

 Sims yelled for them to get into the  locker room.. Adam nodded and waved, but   he and hebner  went down to the  other  Endzone, before   they  would Both turn and head back to the lockerroom.
Lindsey Fawn Garret
 player, 434 posts
 Beat Reporter - NBC Local
 New Jack Times
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 16:39
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Lindsey thanked Coach Sims after he excused himself. But when the grounds keeper came out, she paid very close attention. That little exchange was going to make it into her daily. To protect the keeper from reprisal, she wouldn't state the circumstances or describe the keeper, but an anonymous source will have confirmed that the Titans ordered the field to remain slushy and unkept. If she did it right, hopefully this poor guy wouldn't lose his job.

Bob was right. Coach calling in the players meant they had to be ready to board the bus. But for Winnie, Lindsey was more than happy to spare an extra moment. Being called a bitch by Winnie felt like a compliment. Not that Winnie meant it in any endearing way, from the mouth of a pissed off shrew, it felt like winning medal.

"I didn't wait for you to leave, dear. I went when the moment was right. Coach Sims will allow only a few questions at exactly the right time. You're the one who decided coffee was more important than the schedule."

After Bill schooled her for the second time that day, Lindsey dded, "I'm not working against you, Winnie. I would have loved to hear your questions. I'm sure they would have been... enlightening? Oh, by the way, you spilled some coffee on your coat. Just there. You should clean that before it stains."

Lindsey looked over at Bill and Bob. "Why are all the lady reporters such witches?" She raised a frozen finger in thought. "Don't answer that. I'm pretty sure they are saying the same exact thing - or worse - about me. Let's run by the Locker Rooms maybe catch a player for a couple questions as they head out to the buses."

Lindsey, Bill, and Bob to Locker room >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Benedict Hope.
 player, 3029 posts
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 17:23
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Ben held his hand out.

"I'm Ben Hope, great to meet you properly. Let's do this."

He ran around like a puppy chasing sticks while Smokey threw and Rock tried to impede him.

Eventually Sims signalled to them to go to the locker room. He waved in reply and helped gather up the practice balls before running inside.

-> Locker room
Rock Woodson
 player, 108 posts
 CB/PR #26
Tue 21 Jun 2022
at 17:27
Re: PRACTICES # 2
Rock had a dumb smile on his face while doing a bit of post-practice work with Ben. The TE seemed to have an infectious way of reminding people that this is a game and you should have fun with it. So Rock did.

A few times he got a nice wrap, a few times Ben slipped the coverage, and a couple times Rock's cleats slipped right out from underneath him. That would be good to remember.

At the end, he again thanked his teammates who probably needed the extra reps way less than Rock did. "Thanks again, Smokey. And Ben - appreciate the extra reps." Like the TE, Rock helped gather up any remaining Dragons' stuff on the field and made his way to the locker room.

--> Locker Rooms