14 Apr 2006, 04:58pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Two stories out today about former college basketball standouts trying to make the transition to the NFL. We've already talked about Jai Lewis, but here's another article from the Washington Post. He has signed with an agent and is cramming two months of pro day preparation into two weeks (who knows, maybe LenDale's hammy will be better by then). And even though he may not get drafted, he's currently listed as a "priority free agent."
23 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2006, 5:17am by charles
13 Apr 2006, 10:58pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This explains a lot but I don't think it'll really influence White's draft position. If he was a mid-to-late first round pick with a good hammy, he's probably still a mid-to-late first round pick with a tweaked hammy. It's not like he blew out his knee or has a degenerative hip injury and is facing a grueling recovery with an uncertain future.
61 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 3:31am by The Other Vlad
13 Apr 2006, 03:49pm by Michael David Smith
We don't often talk high school football around here, but we don't often have a story this important. The fumblerooski, that wonderful trick play that gives offensive linemen the chance to score, has been banned by the National Federation of State High School Associations. The game just got a little less fun.
36 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2006, 3:19pm by Bright Blue Shorts
13 Apr 2006, 01:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson
From the AP: "The lead prosecutor in the assault case against Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor stepped aside Wednesday after defense lawyers charged that he was using his prominence in the case to promote his moonlighting work as a nightclub disc jockey."
If Sean Taylor's defense team was smart, they'd beg to keep this guy on as lead prosecutor.
15 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2006, 9:29pm by Ron Mexico
12 Apr 2006, 06:26pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Huh. I thought I heard Adam Schefter say earlier this spring that the Pats were interested in keeping Seymour, but because they re-worked his deal last August, they have to wait at least 12 months before renegotiating a new contract. Guess Schefter was wrong. Or I misunderstood. Or both. Either way, this should make Pats fans happy.
82 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2006, 1:40am by Sergio
12 Apr 2006, 11:55am by P. Ryan Wilson
After reading this you have to wonder what Stever Mariucci was doing last season. How does one of your wide receivers end up weighing 239 pounds? Rod Marinelli has taken a more serious approach, but yelling and screaming about being on time will only get you so far (like through minicamp). At some point you have to coach 'em up.
35 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2006, 4:25am by lafcadio
11 Apr 2006, 04:51pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I say let Reggie Bush sport No. 5 if he wants. But if he's going to wear a kicker's number, he should also have to wear one of those Mark Mosely facemasks too.
73 comments, Last at 02 May 2006, 7:35pm by Mr Shush
11 Apr 2006, 08:55am by P. Ryan Wilson
No word on why Matt Leinart canned agent Leigh Steinberg, but it looks like he will now hire Vince Young's uncle/middle school teacher/coach to represent him.
41 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2006, 1:08pm by JRM
10 Apr 2006, 09:39am by P. Ryan Wilson
Peter King thinks the New Orleans Saints are in the catbird's seat with the number two overall pick; doesn't blame Brett Favre for his indecision; and discovers why the Eagles' locker room doesn't smell like, well, a bunch of big, fat, sweaty Eagles.
227 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2006, 11:41pm by JRM
08 Apr 2006, 02:26pm by Michael David Smith
Five prospects have accepted invitations to attend the NFL draft: Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Vince Young, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, and Mario Williams. Most years, at least one of the players present slides further into the first round than was expected when he accepted the invitation, leading to some awkward moments. Any predictions as to who it'll be this year?
54 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2006, 11:59am by Ben
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.