Talking of classics and being completely different: You confirmed as much as coaching camp in July dressed like Nicolas Cage in Con-Air. Is that, in your opinion, the best motion film of all time?
That’s an excellent query. It’s arduous to say. I’ve achieved odes to 2 of my all-time favourite motion film stars within the final yr: Nic Cage and Keanu Reeves. Massive fan of John Wick and different Keanu films—clearly Level Break is one other all-time basic. I’m a fan of most issues Nic Cage, even his newest film [The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent] which is ridiculous—him taking part in him.
I had the concept when someone mentioned to me—as a praise, truly—that I appeared like Nic Cage with my hair. I mentioned, “Okay, I have to do one thing with this. Possibly it’s a Halloween costume.” After which all of it sort of got here collectively the night time earlier than coaching camp opened.
The curiosity in [my] coaching camp [fits] has change into an enormous factor now. I wore these ridiculous glasses and an Workplace shirt final yr, and I believed I wanted to up my recreation a little bit bit [this year].
Have you ever ever had any run-ins with both Nic Cage or Keanu?
No. It’s a rattling disgrace. I believe Keanu and I might be good mates. Nic, possibly—we’ll see. I’m an enormous fan of each of them and would love to fulfill them anytime.
Do you suppose guys across the league might stand to take their pregame outfits rather less critically? It looks like you might have an excellent humorousness about the entire thing.
I do! I’ve had some iconic seems to be. After we have been in Winnipeg just a few years in the past, I broke out the Canadian Tuxedo. I believe there is quite a lot of comedy within the highway journey outfits, nevertheless I don’t suppose that the fellows sporting the outfits usually imagine it’s comedy.
We went to London, and our security Adrian Amos dressed up like a banana: he had a brilliant yellow tracksuit, and beneath it, he had what appeared like a wetsuit high on. We razzed the hell out of him. He’s large into trend and has his personal go well with firm, and the massive joke is that no person’s gotten their go well with—he’s eight or 9 weeks behind on coming by with the orders.
Trend is a extremely large factor with the fellows. There’s been a loosening of the gown code, which I believe is nice. Once I first bought into the league it was quite a lot of fits—that was the requirement [for the Packers], all people needed to put on a go well with. However [former Green Bay coach] Mike [McCarthy] eased up, and [current coach] Matt [LaFleur] has actually eased up. Now, the rule is principally “don’t appear like a whole fool” and “don’t put on any open toe footwear.” Apart from that, absolutely anything goes.
I believe it’s enjoyable to see the completely different [looks]—a few of the large guys who simply put on stuff they’re not going to sweat during, and a few of the flashy guys who actually attempt to convey it every week. I like the fellows who attempt to make it appear like they’re not sporting a fanny pack by throwing it over their shoulder. There’s quite a lot of razzing occurring—should you put on a foul outfit to the airplane, you’re going to listen to about it for the primary 10 minutes of the flight, for certain.
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