Linebacker Devin Lloyd told Jim Rome on his radio show that the players were initially suspicious when the schedule was changed, but they were thrilled when they found out what was really going on.
“We definitely had an inkling,” Lloyd said. “But when he said it was paintball, everyone was ecstatic. And that was a great time.”
Lloyd said that the outing was a great way to build team camaraderie and have some fun outside of football.
“A lot of it had to do with team camaraderie, building relationships outside of football,” Lloyd said. “And I think that only strengthened our relationship even more.”
The players tried a few different strategies during the outing. In the first game, they played conservatively, but they lost. In the next three games, they played more aggressively, and they won all three.
“So the first game, we were kind of playing conservative,” Lloyd said. “A lot of guys were back and we kind of tried to attack the sides. And we lost, so we realized that didn’t work. So the next three games that we played were just hinging, we were aggressive. We had guys surrounding the perimeters and everyone was just hunting, everyone was attacking and we figured out that was what we were the best at.”
Overall, the players had a great time at the paintball outing. It was a fun way to bond as a team and get some exercise.