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Handshake Goals: How to Greet Someone Like Quinton Patton and Bruce Ellington

Torrey Smith recently brought us inside the locker room to show the world how a pair of Niners have perfected the good-morning handshake. Smith shared a video on Twitter in which two young wideouts greet each other with a choreographed routine of daps and dance moves.

According to Smith, this is a daily occurence.

Enter Quinton Patton and Bruce Ellington, who have been known to cut up a rug, or in this case, the carpet in the San Francisco 49ers locker room.

Niners 365 has reviewed the footage, slowed it down, and dissected the proper fundamentals. Your handshake game will be much better for it.

Step 1:

Walk up to your handshake partner and begin the greeting with a front-hand, back-hand, douple slapping of hands.

Step 2:

Two quick front-hand slaps.

Step 3:

Get in position for some sort of boxing-like move to set up the next critical sequence.

Step 4:

Perhaps the most challenging of all, it's time for you to come out of the initial exchanges for a reverse high-five. Impressive.

Step 5:

Drop it down low for an abbreviated "Nae Nae."

Step 6:

Point at your bro, recognize the swag.

Step 7:

Hands on the knees. Time for a breather. You've worked hard to get to this point.

Step 8:

Wiggle forward with a car-driving arm motion to set up the closing sequence.

Step 9:

"Hit them folks."

  • End scene.*
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