For Green Bay Packers players, getting to Organized Team Activities should be no problem. They could drive, fly, take public transportation, taxi/Uber or maybe even walk. But, what if all of those options are off the table? The next best alternative, ask for help on Twitter.
Packers defensive back Davon House did exactly that when he was traveling back from Austin and rain caused him to miss his connecting flight.
When it rains, it pours.
Not only did the defensive back miss his connecting flight, but he was also informed there were no cars available to rent. Therefore, driving himself was out of the question.
While waiting to get back to Green Bay, House took to Twitter for any Cheeseheads willing to give him a ride to Packers News.
When House landed in Minnesota, Mike went to pick him up and Chad came for the ride. According to Chad’s twitter, they arrived safely in Green Bay around 3 a.m., but the journey didn’t end there.
When arriving, House showed them the Packers locker room, took photos with them and signed cleats and gloves for the two die-hard fans.
Mike and Chad quickly became heroes in the eyes of many for their kind gesture.
Interestingly enough, House isn’t the only Packer to be caught in this situation. Former linebacker A.J. Hawk once took a $1,000 cab from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport to make it to OTAs.
The Packers re-signed House to a one-year deal in March. He spent the last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In 2015, he set career highs in interceptions (four), pass deflections (23) and tackles (49), while starting all 16 games. Last season, House started just four games, but appeared in all 16.
House, will make an immediate impact in the Packers secondary. He is familiar with Dom Capers’ defensive scheme and will bring veteran leadership to a very young unit.
"“It tells you about his commitment, both from our fans and Davon, head coach Mike McCarthy said before Tuesday’s practice. “He knows the importance of it. I think Davon showed the importance of being here.”"
If one thing is for certain, he is motivated to be on the field and that’s clear with his return to OTAs.