While down in Miami covering the big game, we sat down with a Hall of Famer (Tony Dorsett), a future star (Dez Bryant), an All-Pro (Ovie Mughelli), and Drew Brees’ personal trainer (Todd Durkin).
Tag: "NFL Draft"
The lack of attention being given to the MLB Draft isn’t surprising to me, and it’s indicative of a larger problem facing baseball: it’s lack of style. Where’s the flash that we’ve come to expect with the NFL and NBA drafts? Where’s that certain je ne sais quoi that gets an audience buzzing with anticipation? […]
Unlike the rest of Philadelphia, I’m not bouncing off the walls about all the talent that the Eagles got throughout the draft, especially the Eagles’ second round selection, RB LeSean McCoy. Now this is nothing personal against LeSean, but as the best pass-catching back available in the draft, his entrance clearly signals the end is […]
For a talent evaluator like myself, I start licking my chops when the NFL Draft comes around. And like me, some coaches and GM’s also thrive under the pressure, where you can simultaneously make or break a franchise with a single choice. It’s gotta be like Christmas for guys like Belichick and Andy Reid, spending […]
With the NFL Draft only days away, I’ve been surprised by the lack of conversation about players who have “character issues,” and Andre Smith running a shirtless 40 doesn’t count. Todd McShay and his finely coiffed friend, Mel Kiper, have been eerily quiet on the issue, which leads me to a personally troubling question: where […]
From athletes leaving college early for the NFL to kids becoming sexually active at alarmingly young ages, today’s youth is growing up faster than ever. And while some young people are mature enough to handle themselves as they undertake more and more responsibility (Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco), others simply break down (Vince Young, Mike Williams). […]
When I heard the news that Kerry Collins had re-signed with the Titans for another two years, I couldn’t help but think about Vince Young. As great as he was at Texas, I didn’t like it when VY decided to leave school as a junior. He looked physically prepared, but his NFL career has demonstrated […]
With his second Super Bowl championship in five years, Ben Roethlisberger has not only cemented himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks of our era, he’s also signaled a shift in how prospective NFL quarterbacks should be evaluated. Troy Aikman had a winning smile, and Tom Brady sure looks handsome in the pocket, but Big […]
Point: The Treasury Department should take notice: there’s one American who’s bracing himself for “The Great Recession,” and his name is Mark Sanchez. By declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft this morning, Sanchez is betting that he can beat out Georgia’s Matthew Stafford and be the first QB selected in the 2009 draft, likely […]