During what would become one of head coach Robin Pflugrad's last practices with the Grizzlies, the coaching staff had a little fun with the punt returners with some fully loaded super soakers.
"The Super Soaker drill is all about distracting the punt returner or the kickoff returner" Pflugrad told the local media covering the practice.
Pflugrad said that they came up with the idea during a hot summer practice trying to think up ways to distract the returners. The original idea was a firehose, but luckily for the players, they settled on Super Soakers (and occasionally volleyballs) instead.
Players have mixed feelings about the drill throughout the year. Early on in fall camp they love it, but as the season wears on and temperature drops, they enjoy it a less and less.
Pflugrad is a big fan of the drill, and said that a lot of coaches that have observed the Grizzlies practice have borrowed the drill for their own use. We're sure it will get plenty more borrowers after today.