On Thursday after practice, the assistant coaches met with the media. Wide receivers coach John Perry answered questions about training camp, his fellow assistants and more. You can listen to the interview HERE.
DD: What's your one, "must-pack" item for training camp?
Perry: Toothpaste. I need that. Bad breath is not good.
DD: When you were a wide receiver at the University of New Hampshire, what was your best football trait?
Perry: Just catching the ball. My hands.
DD: What's your most-improved football trait this offseason?
Perry: Being able to communicate and listen to guys in the room. After a year away, you get a guy with experience like (DeAndre) Hopkins, it's more of a conversation than it is (me giving) a direction.
DD: Which fellow assistant coach gets you most pumped up?
Perry: (Running backs) Coach (Danny) Barrett's done a great job coming in here. He really has some high energy offensively.
DD: Which teammate calms you down the most?
Perry: Dev is even-keel. (Offensive line coach) Mike Devlin. He's even-keel all the time, because he understands from a player's perspective. From a long-time player's coach perspective. He's seen it all. He's that steadying force for all of us.
DD: What do you eat for breakfast at camp?
Perry: I get an omelette with sausage, ham and cheese, every morning. They're delicious here at The Greenbrier.
DD: What's the best part of camp?
Perry: Just working with the guys. What makes it so good is we just don't have the lag time. We go from the meeting rooms, and in 30 seconds you're on the field. We can really master our time and our schedule.
DD: Which assistant has the best hair on the staff?
Perry: (Tight ends coach) Timmy Kelly will change up his look. His whole facial hair as well as his hair. He came back with the baby face this fall camp, so I guess Timmy Kelly.
DD: Which assistant coach is the best dresser?
Perry: (QB coach) Sean Ryan. He comes with the suit. He's got the tailored suits. I guess that goes with the quarterback mentality.
DD: Who's your favorite retired NFL player?
Perry: (Former New England Patriot WR) Stanley Morgan. I used to love watching Stanley Morgan growing up. It was fun for me then. The amazing catches he used to make are very similar to what Hopkins does now.
DD: Do you send postcards from camp, and if you do, who gets them?
Perry: I would have to send it to my wife, and ironically I just found this out this morning because I don't unpack my bag when I'm here, but she actually put a postcard in MY bag.
Check out some of the best shots from Thursday's practice at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.