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Inside The Park: Rookie Skits A Hit

Posted by Ryan Kerrigan on August 2, 2012 – 10:14 pm

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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.

One of the things that always helps break up the monotony of training camp are the rookie skits. At every level of football, it is tradition for newcomers (like freshmen or rookies) to entertain the veterans, coaches, trainers, etc.

This is typically done by getting up on stage in front of the entire team and performing a skit, singing, dancing or doing whatever comes to mind in order to entertain.

So far this year, the rookie skits have been great. The best skit might have been the first, performed by Kirk Cousins, Tom Compton and Nick Martinez. They got on stage and did impressions of some of the coaches and staff members. They were absolutely hilarious. They were spot on in their mannerisms and impressions. It was by far the best rookie skit I’ve seen during my short time in the NFL. Mr. Cousins is quite the comedian.

Adam Gettis had a good skit as well and Rob and some of the other guys were pretty funny. I’m looking forward to the skits to come but it’s going to be hard to top Cousins, Martinez, and Compton.

I think I did a solid job last year in my rookie skit. Markus White and I collaborated to reenact a scuffle that took place at practice. We got pretty solid reviews. We kinda amped everything up by making it seem like it was a scene from a boxing match so that helped us out. It was a good show; a lot of fun too.

Here’s today’s questions:

From ‘Mrs. Thomas’ on the Redskins Blog:
“How is your pass coverage coming along? Which receiver that your going to face this year worries you the most?

I feel like I’m making strides in my pass coverage. It’s something that’s just going to take a lot of practice to perfect. With the amount of great pass catchers there are in the league, it’s important that I keep progressing in my coverage ability. One receiver that stood out to me was Wes Welker. Being matched up with a guy like that is a great challenge, but that’s how you get better.

From ‘j. guerrero’ on the Redskins Blog:
“Any pregame rituals?”

I don’t have any pregame rituals, really. I usually wake up, take a shower, eat breakfast, pray and then I’m off to the game. I don’t do anything out the ordinary prior to the game.

Well that’s all I got. I’ll catch back up with you guys tomorrow.


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6 Responses to “Inside The Park: Rookie Skits A Hit”

  1. By John on Aug 3, 2012 | Reply

    How many wins do you realistically see the Redskins getting this year?

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  3. By Hannah Hendricks on Aug 3, 2012 | Reply

    Are you going to the Kenny Chesney/Tim Mcgraw concert?? It’d be a nice night off, unless you don’t like country music haha. I think it’s going to be an awesome show in an even better venue! I’m hoping to get up there myself!

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