Note: Each day during the team’s training camp, Washington Redskins’ outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan will blog his insights about the team and his own life as he begins his second season in the NFL. To ask Ryan a question for the blog, you can leave a comment below, tweet your question to the Redskins’ account (@Redskins) with the hashtag #KerriganBlog, or leave a comment on the Redskins’ Facebook or Google+ pages.
Man, it’s amazing what a day off can do for you. It was another solid day of work for us and I think it can be attributed in large part to everyone feeling fresher after the day off. I know I personally I felt a lot better out there today, physically. But anyways, I’m liking the strides we’re making each day.
I feel like for the most part, we’re all getting into good football shape and getting used to wearing the pads again. It takes a little bit of time to get used to wearing the helmet again after a long offseason without a helmet.
For me personally, I’m trying to get used to playing with a visor on my helmet. I started wearing a visor during OTA’s because I got poked in the eye one day during practice and have continued wearing it ever since. I’m kinda liking it.
Wearing a visor is a bit of an adjustment because it can get water, sweat, spit, etc. on it, making it a bit harder to see. But the liquid element doesn’t put any kind of restriction on your vision which is nice. I always thought the visor was a pretty cool look on football helmets, so I think I’ll keep it for now.
On a side note, it was pretty cool seeing Wale at practice today. It’s not everyday you get to see a hip-hop star up close. Didn’t get a chance to meet him but having him there at practice was good enough for me. Thanks to Wale, as well as all of the fans that came out and supported us today.
Here’s today’s questions:
From ‘Die Hard Redskins Fan’ on the Redskins Blog:
“Does Ryan and/or all the players dread signing autographs and talking with a fan or two? See you all at camp!”
I don’t mind taking pictures/signing autographs at all. Some athletes are different and do not like it but I think that most don’t mind and are usually accommodating. I know for me personally, if I am recognized in public and people want to take a picture or get an autograph, I get a little embarrassed because of the attention. So if you ever ask to take a pic/for an autograph and I act kinda awkward or shy, don’t take it as I’m being a jerk; just know that I get a little embarrassed in those types of situations.
From ‘Chris Hill’ on the Redskins Facebook:
“Growing up…who was your favorite team?”
I was a bit of a bandwagon fan growing up. It seemed like whatever team was good that year, I would end up having that team’s jersey at Christmas time. But as I got older, I became more of a Colts fan. Growing up an hour away from Indianapolis with a grandfather who has had season tickets since the Colts came to Indy, it was hard not to be a fan. I’ve been to several games throughout the years.
Well that’s all, folks! Stay tuned tomorrow for more of my thoughts on camp.
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