With their long practices, constant yelling from coaches and endless meetings, football training camp is hard enough. But Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach Mike Pope has decided to take things a step further, introducing two new drills that are sure to sweep the nation.
In the first drill we see All-Pro tight end Jason Witten standing shirtless, chopping his feet and catching the balls thrown to him. Simple enough. Sure, until Pope dumps a bucket of freezing cold ice water on Witten in the middle of the drill.
Hey, this season maybe a teammate will prematurely celebrate victory, run onto the field, and give Witten a Gatorade bath mid-play. Always gotta be prepared, right?
The second drill features players running a route parallel to the QB and making the catch. Again, seems simple. Except Pope required his players to wear a plastic bag over their heads for the drill. Isn’t the helmet restrictive enough?
Pope’s techniques may be unorthodox, but considering that the New York Giants won four Super Bowls during his time as a coach there, maybe he is onto something. Hopefully he’ll keep not up with more Patches O’Houlihan-esque training techniques throughout the season.