Dream come true
Dan Bailey fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams this off-season and, no, it wasn’t the seven-year, $22.5 million contract he received for being one of the top kickers in the NFL. Bailey’s highlight of the off-season was flying with the Navy’s famed Blue Angels at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. It was an experience of a lifetime for him as he estimated the G-force at approximately 7.3 or 7.4 and reached supersonic speeds.
New tight ends coach Mike Pope has already made his presence be felt in camp. He’s having his squad go through unique drills, and veteran Jason Witten is loving every minute of it.
Pope, 72, had the tight ends go through an end zone catches drill on Friday where one guy would hold the feet with another laid across him.
“I’ll do them as long as they throw those touchdown throws,” Witten said, smiling. “It’s unbelievable. He’s like the Godfather, I swear. It never ends. It just continues to go.
“I’m fortunate to have him come at this point in my career and teach me. There are a lot of good tight ends out there and he believes I can be the best. We’re going to work our tails off to do that.”
Jerry Jones, along with the Mayor of Oxnard, Tim Flynn, were the featured speakers during an official training camp kickoff ceremony before Saturday’s afternoon practice. A fan yelled out to Jones, “Bring us a Super Bowl!” Jones’ response: “We’ve got a lot of hard work to do and I heard, ‘Bring us a Super Bowl.’ And It starts right here in Oxnard.”
Quote of the day
“It’s good. Just a little old man pain here and there.”