At the end of yesterday morning's practice, I polled of a handful of players, asking them what they're most looking forward to about training camp being over and getting to return home.
Here are a few of the responses:
Michael Oher: "Mainly my bed and being able to walk around my own home and things like that."
Willis McGahee: "Owings Mills. The facility. Our own lockers. AC in the locker room. (Laughing) Things like that."
Marcus Smith: "The number one thing is sleeping in your bed everyday. That's crucial to everything. That's your rest, how you feel in the morning. Being at home is just a different comfort level."
Chris Carr: "It'll feel good to go home and be able to sleep in your own bed and get back to Owings Mills. [We can] start bunkering down and get to game-planning and seeing who's going to be on this team."
Notice a trend there?
Apparently, these guys are pumped about getting back to their beds.
Rookie defensive tackle Terrence Cody might also be ready to get home and sleep in his own bed, but it was another sleep-related topic which had Cody talking yesterday.
Cody's training camp roommate, fellow rookie defensive tackle Arthur Jones, apparently is a bit of a snorer. While Cody says that he doesn't need a lot of sleep to get by, his roomie's snoring was a little bit of an issue the last few weeks.
"We both snore, but I think he tries to go to sleep first before I do," Cody said.
Turns out, Cody and Jones weren't just roommates at camp, they're also roommates back in the Owings Mills area.
Unless the snoring is loud enough to penetrate a couple walls, however, the snoring issue shouldn't be an issue now that the two rookies are heading back home.