All week, coaches have been keeping an eye on the weekend weather reports, because the conditions could affect whether the Seahawks practice outside or inside during the three-day minicamp that begins today.
Assistant offensive line coach Art Valero has been tasked with the weatherman duties, and — believe it or not — his latest report is guaranteed to be right.
Valero unveiled his unbeatable, yet lighthearted, forecast for today during this morning’s staff meeting. According to Valero, there’s a 33 percent chance of rain, 33 percent chance of sun and 33 percent chance of clouds for the 1:30 p.m. practice. The remaining one percent is for snow, Valero joked.
“One of those will happen,” Valero proclaimed to the staffers, who were busting up in laughter. “Not ‘if’ — they will.”
While chuckles continued to fill the room, Coach Pete Carroll cut to the chase.
“So what are you saying?” a jokingly serious Carroll asked Valero.
Replied Valero: “It’s going to be a great day!”