If you wondered which Redskins players would be in charge of gathering up the troops for some informal lockout run-throughs, you now have your answer.
“I talked to London Fletcher.; we’re planning a workout date, at a possibility of [Ashburn’s] Briar Woods High School,” Cooley said. “We’ll get teammates, not just me and London Fletcher; we’re gonna get pads and hit. We’ll probably have 20 or 30 guys work out. It’s a mini-mini camp.”
Cooley didn’t have a date, but other players are already aware of the mini-mini camp. Brian Orakpo, for example, told Comcast SportsNet’s Chick Hernandez that he was hoping to fill the role of Jim Haslett during the session.
“I want to call the plays; I want to make sure I’m rushing all the time,” Orakpo said.
As for Cooley, he spent about an hour on 106.7 The Fan’s Mike Wise Show this week, during which he revealed that he left a car key inside Redskins Park that he wants to retrieve, despite the lockout.
“But I haven’t quite figured out how to get it,” he admitted. “I was thinking about a disguise, right? Maybe a robber’s mask. I really would like to get escorted out. I don’t know how far I’d have to take it for them to have somebody actually escort me out. It would be tremendous.
“The other idea I had that I think would be fun is to just sit outside the facility in my car and stalk coaches and just follow them around. Because I’m not the one that has to deal with [rules prohibiting contact]; they do. So just sit outside and wait for Kyle Shanahan to leave, and then follow him wherever he goes and try to talk to him about football. Hey, can I get the OTA playbook?
I mean, I’d definitely write about it if he carries out either plan. In other Cooley news, he revealed that two years ago he had to pay $90,000 in taxes, at which point he changed his withholding information, and then last year he got a $200,000 federal return. He also was read a bunch of guidelines for money conservation suggested by the NFL non-union association.
“It should be retitled the Nine-Year Old’s Handbook: a Common Guide to Life,” he said.