Archive for July, 2010

Sergio Kindle Fall Takes A Twist And Turn

University of Texas coach Mack Brown told reporters Wednesday, July 28, that Baltimore Ravens rookie linebacker Sergio Kindle (head) may have fallen down two flights of stairs due to narcolepsy, reports NationalFootballPost.com’s Aaron Wilson, citing OrangeBloods.com.  There were reports prior to the 2010 NFL Draft that Kindle suffers from narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder (ADD).  Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and director of college scouting Eric DeCosta appeared amused when asked about the reports.  DeCosta added, “If it was a concern, we probably wouldn’t have drafted him.”

Franek’s Take:
This situation is anything but amusing for the Ravens.  Kindle, the first pick for the Ravens (taken 43rd overall), was supposed to add youth to an aging linebacker corps (mainly Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs).  That notion will have to be put on hold after Kindle fractured his skull during his fall and his recovery time is

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Lunch Bucket Squad: Trevor Harris, Jaguars

The first annual Lunch Bucket Squad was introduced this prior to the 2010 NFL Draft. Its mandate is to shed some light on players who won’t be household names from the early going. Players like Kurt Warner, who went undrafted back in 1994 then bounced around NFL Europe and stocked groceries before finally earning his place as one greats.

Trevor Harris was the choice at quarterback for the Lunch Bucket Squad. The NFL Draft Bible caught up with Harris and asked him to go back and talk about the draft and how OTA’s went as training camp nears.

When it comes to the playbook Harris joked that it was “a little bit thicker than Edinboro” while adding, “I’m in my playbook right now…between meals, reading.”

Harris set record after record while at Division II Edinboro, getting looks from every NFL team while working

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Browns New Indentity | Hardesty Turns Heads

According to Tony Grossi of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns’ rookie running back Montario Hardesty was “one of the stars of the team” during the offseason.  As of now he is competing for a starting job, but he will have to be very impressive to knock veteran Jerome Harrison out of the starting spot, at least to start the year, after he was one of the lone bright spots outside of offensive lineman Joe Thomas on offense last season.  

With that being said, if Hardesty can impress during training camp the Browns will likely utilize the dual-back system with Hardesty being the bruiser and the smaller Harrison moving into the third down role.  Hardesty’s biggest nemesis has been injuries, so if he can stay healthy and show he can be the durable, hit absorbing back he was last season with Tennessee he is in line

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Player Profile: Ryan Mallett (Updated)

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Player Profile: Anthony Allen (Updated)

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Player Profile: Allen Bailey (Updated)

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Player Profile: Nate Solder (Updated)

Prospect Update: Click here for the latest news on Colorado OT Nate Solder

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Player Profile: Lee Ziemba (Updated)

Prospect Update: Click here for the latest news on Auburn OT Lee Ziemba

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Player Profile: Manti Te’o (Updated)

Prospect Update: Click here for the latest news on Notre Dame MLB Manti Te’o

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Boise State Named WAC Favorite

SALT LAKE CITY – Defending WAC champion Boise State has been named the favorite in the 2010 Western Athletic Conference football coaches poll announced today at the league’s football preview being held in Salt Lake City.  It’s the second straight year that Boise State has been picked to win the WAC by the coaches.  Nevada was picked second for the second consecutive year, while Fresno State finished third.

Boise State finished last season with a 14-0 record, winning the WAC regular season title with a perfect 8-0 mark for the sixth time since 2002.  The Broncos capped their perfect season with a 17-10 victory over TCU in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and enter the 2010 season tied with Alabama for the longest active winning streak in the nation at 14 in a row.  Boise State returns the 2009 WAC Offensive Player of the Year in junior quarterback

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