MOBILE, Ala. — There's a lot of water down here.
Mobile Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and lesser-known tributaries of each flow daily, but on Wednesday, those bodies of water were fed by sideways rain.
Thunderstorms forced practices for the North and South squads at the Reese's Senior Bowl to be relocated from Ladd-Peebles Stadium to South Alabama's practice facility.
The relocation meant the closure of practices to most media members and a considerable swath of NFL talent evaluators who will be provided film.
In no particular order, here are seven tweets from Day 2 at the Reese's Senior Bowl.
Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy explained the decision and expressed disappointment that media members were unable to attend.
South Alabama Head Coach Kyle Faxlanger enjoyed welcoming the NFL to campus.
'Thudder' and Lightning
Due to the closure, the Senior Bowl staff issued a detailed practice report from the North session that included quotes from Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden. The report included a "thudder" of an incompletion and Gruden describing how players from small schools are helping their stock.
Also from the North practice pool report, a descriptor of a play that kindled memories of an NBA shot-blocking legend.
Added to the mix
BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki, who participated in the East-West Shrine Game last week, has been added this week.
Raiders & Niners making a trade
Part of the benefit of NFL teams coaching the prospects is the up-close connections with players that can occur. The Vikings learned just how much they liked Harrison Smith back in 2012. In order to get another layer of exposure, the Raiders and 49ers are switching rosters on Friday (no practice will occur that day) to spend time with the other set of prospects.
Role of Tide players
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero caught up with Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban to ask his thoughts on Senior Bowl participants Isaiah Buggs, a defensive tackle, and Ross Pierschbacher, a center, who are on the South squad.