Newly acquired defensive line coach Leon Lett has asked Dallas Cowboy’s owner, Jerry Jones, to move the defensive mini-camp to snow-covered Alaska. For those old school Dallas Cowboy fans, we all remember the Thanksgiving 1993 game versus the Miami Dolphins. And we all cringe when we think of Lett touching the ball, slipping on the ice/snow covered ground and Miami won on a second chance field goal. To prevent this from happening again, and to get the defense in cold weather training for the long haul this upcoming season, Lett has decided mini camp in Alaska would do the defense well.
Some defensive players are not appreciative of the “chilly” move which would result in the team having to travel to hot and sunny California afterwards for training camp. What are the player’s greatest fear? Catching a cold. One defensive player even stated in an interview that he wasn’t sure if he even owned a snow suit. But despite the lack of appropriate wardrobe, he was willing to do what was needed help the team succeed and prepare for whatever weather challenges that come their way.
Of course, the defense would be in top shape coming into the NFL 2012 season but what about the offense? Should they also get use to the cold weather for when the December and into January months roll in and they play outdoors? Lett seems to think so.
The “Big Cat” turned coach also announced an upcoming mini-camp which would focus solely on pre-touchdown celebrations. During a recent press conference, Lett demonstrated his training technique which included several awkward neck movements that essentially resulted in him looking for someone following him. While performing his “neck” streches, Lett was also overheard whispering to himself repeatedly: “Where’s the Beebe?”
Naturally, the above story is completely false and we do hope you received a good giggle out of it. Happy April Fools Day from all of us at The Landry Hat!