FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The AFC and NFC teams split practice sessions Thursday morning. Although, the term “practice” might be misleading … it’s the slowest-moving football practice one could ever watch. There’s really no reason, though, to move faster — it is football Pro Bowl-style.
“I can only go as fast as the guys will move,” cracked AFC coach Norv Turner about his team has he boarded the team bus.
He pretty much summed it up, as the most interesting things during Pro Bowl practices take place away from the football. Aside from Chad Ochocinco practicing kickoffs (which would be great to see during the game), what caught my attention was the media horde engulfing and following Cowboys QB Tony Romo. On a field full of stars, Romo was the biggest draw for the media on his first day of practice.
I caught up with Roddy White, Mike Jenkins, Josh Cribbs and Maurice Jones-Drew as well this morning. I’m headed to the NFL PLAY 60 Community Blitz now, and will post some of what I learned from the guys when I get back. Also, be on the lookout for Steve Wyche‘s piece coming later with NFLPA president Kevin Mawae‘s take on the current state of the CBA negotiations. It’s great stuff. Blog out.
— Frank Tadych