“My mom said I came out of the womb singing and I actually was professionally trained for about five or six years in the Italian operas, so it’s something I always do,” said Root, who first teamed up with Aaitui at a cookout held at defensive tackle
Root happily admitted that he’d love to go on one of those talent shows after the season ends and give it a whirl in front of such celebrity judges as Christina Aguilera on “The Voice” or Sharon Osborne on “AGT.” Soliai revealed that he plays the bass guitar so all that’s missing to complete the band is a drummer.
Soliai could be seen along with the other veterans in the auditorium recording the duo’s performance for posterity and he was wearing a proud smile on his face because he knew they had won. Aaitui knew from the first moment he heard Root open his mouth that they were going to be the favorites.
“I knew he had a voice and that this guy can sing,” Aaitui recalled. “I brought out the guitar because I knew that I could play and I was like, ‘Let me test this guy real quick,’ and he blew me away. Paul knew that we could sing from over at his house so that’s how we got connected for the rookie show. We just made that whole thing up before the rookie show started and people have been texting me ever since.”
Now that the five-part series is more than half way over, the players have gotten used to what to expect each week in terms of certain individuals being featured in both a positive light and a negative light. Third-year guard
One of the most talked about scenes involving Jerry was when he was shown vomiting inside the practice bubble after a rough stretch of consecutive repetitions. Offensive line coach Jim Turner was pushing him because he told the cameras earlier that he knew Jerry had All-Pro talent and it just needed to be brought out, and Jerry responded with an excellent game at the Carolina Panthers and is no running with the first-team offense.
“It’s a job and you expect them to be hard on you but I’m not worried about (the cameras capturing some of those moments),” Jerry said. “That’s part of football and everybody’s had one of those days. At the end of the day you got to have something to entertain people that are going to watch to show to keep them tuned in. It’s a TV show and you’ve got to understand that and they’re not the ones that pay me so I can’t worry about that. I think I’m progressing a lot and I’ve just got to be consistent.”
If there’s anything to be taken away from how the series as trended so far, Jerry can expect more positive camera time next week.