While the appearance of Dion Jordan with a big blond streak in his hair and Jordan Kovacs half orange half aqua, gets a laugh, it struck me that big Paul Soliai is actually showing his leadership by putting the rookies through this process. In a way, it is a form of initiation into the team and it's very appropriate that a team elder (Soliai) personally does the initiation.
It is the initiation that Jared Odrick and Olivier Vernon and Kheeston Randall (and all the others) have all had to go through and Big Paulie seems to take pride in doing a skillful job. In a way he is personally devoting some time to each rookie.
It also struck me as fairly symbolic that Soliai has a Samoan heritage and in a way he is subconsciously relaying a tribal custom of initiating the young new defensive warriors into the tribe, seems pretty appropriate.
When we drafted Soliai in the 4th round of the Cam Cameron draft in 2007, there were not great expectations but he (and Brandon Fields 6th round) turned out to be the draft picks that keep on giving.
Well done Paul Soliai! This right of passage is more than just a quick laugh.