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  1. Teague does alot for us...which I don't know has been mentioned on this board. He played LT for the first 4 years of his career. So if for some reason we can't get brick at 4, and we can get mangold...we can judge how ready mangold would be for the season. If he's good to start, teague could bump out to LT and play there. Kendall does not even need to worry about playing center and can go back to his natural guard position. If we get brick...I see no need to grab mangold, we have young talent at center that need time to develop, and there are many other people availiable in later rounds at the center position. At 29 you may be able to find a steal or something solid. My choice is Lendale because he is dropping for bs reasons. He's a early first rounder dropping to the end of the first. If he can get past Carolina at 27 we should pick him up . Everyone talks about his weight being up, he is still under what he ran at for the Championship game. He reported to pro day at 247, he ran in the Rose Bowl and 255. Does anyone remember how he did then? 20 rushes for 124 averaging 6.2 yards per carry. Here's the big one for those who love their power rushers 3 Touchdowns. If you want to call him slow and weak look how he did against the Longhorns Defense on the biggest stage. He's not a flop, he's the real deal.
  2. The quarterback of my youth...I'm 21...Glenn Foley. The red headed wonder
  3. Just read the title...Trey Teague for a two year deal...says alot about what they are going to do in the draft... I am happy
  4. They have us taking brick and Manny Lawson a DE/OLB from NC State. This name is relatively new to me...thoughts? Here's the breakdown: Strengths: Is a terrific natural athlete. Is tall and has the frame to continue to add bulk. He has good upper body power and is a "weight-room warrior". Has explosive strength and speed. Has rare speed for his size. Shows explosive initial burst and acceleration when turning the corner as a pass rusher. He has good recognition skills and natural instincts vs. the run. He has great closing burst to the QB and is a powerful tackler. He has a nose for the ball and makes a lot of big plays. He is at his best in pursuit vs. the run. Has great speed and will track down ball carriers from behind. Takes good angles and is a solid open-field tackler. He is a big-time playmaker on special teams, as well. Weaknesses: Is a 'tweener DE/OLB. Is vastly undersized at the DE position. Needs to continue to add bulk. Is powerful in the upper body for his size, but he lacks overall mass and brute strength. He plays with a narrow base. Has trouble holding his ground at the POA. Needs to improve his lower body strength and play with better leverage at the POA. Needs to continue to do a better job of using his hands and upper body to stay off of blocks. Overall: Lawson played primarily on special teams and as a sub-package contributor during his true freshman and sophomore seasons (2002-'03). As a junior in 2004, Lawson moved to a fulltime starting DE role and earned second-team All-ACC honors when he finished with 50 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks. As a senior in 2005, Lawson started 11 of 12 games and finished with 58 tackles, 19.5 TFL, 10 sacks, one forced fumble and four broken up passes. He also blocked one kick in 2005, increasing his career total to seven. There are understandable questions regarding his future niche as an NFL defender but it's hard to ignore Lawson's freakish combination of size and speed. Lawson is an undersized rush end who was able to overcome his marginal size on the collegiate level by lining up wide and using his explosive upfield burst to stay off blocks as a pass rusher and run disruptor. However, he lacks the bulk, base and overall strength to hold his ground versus the run in the NFL and he won't be able to simply run around everyone like he did in college. Lawson will likely need time to either transition to a rush-linebacker position or to bulk up as a "weakside" end before he can contribute as an every-down player in the NFL. Also promising is the fact that Lawson has bulked up to 241 pounds and still was able to run the 40-yard dash in the 4.4's. On top of his playmaking potential as a defensive prospect, Lawson is a weapon as a kick blocker and cover guy on special teams, which gives him extra value. We expect Lawson to come off the board at some point during the second round of the 2006 draft.
  5. Yea but unlike Herm he actually talked with some intelligence...using proper grammar and not making reference to an adage or cliche every 10 words. I like Vilma alot and this is the second time ive seen him on espnews. He's smart and he's said for the second time he wants brick...I just hope he'll still be around
  6. If Mel Kiper said it it must be true! I would trust the information more if his hair told me than if it came from his mouth.
  7. Getting a quality starter for about 500,000 a year...i consider that a deal any day of the week
  8. Cablevision is the worst deal out of all of them...it is the most expensive and you can fully expect them to block anything that isn't promoted by the dolan family....its bull
  9. It's much better than the last one that you put up there...lendale white not even in the first round...interesting
  10. They became as soft like the tackling dummies they looked like
  11. its free and fun... to be honest i don't care who wins but it makes my day if i win more fake money
  12. stephen a. is the biggest waste of a commentator in the history of espn...ever...he does not have an intelligent bone in his body...and unless he's talking to his buddy allen iverson, he doesn't have story about the nba that involves a source. It's just "Quite frankly...blah blah blah the knicks will make the playoffs." Sit down, and shut up
  13. Long island here...but it travelled into some of queens and brooklyn to fully complete the squad...the problem was...the one with the pennington jersey had a lantern on it and it made the jersey wearing a bit difficult...but he needed to have that one since he's used to having a light on his right shoulder (in the operating room)
  14. Hermie jumped off on what parcells started...that's all...he got fortunate with pennington as he led them from 2-5 to win the division at what 9-7??? Oh yea...that's a decisive AFC East victory...I have more X and O's knowledge than Hermaphrodite
  15. Me and my friends once stole a bunch of lawn gnome characters from peoples lawns and made a football team with them...just a drunken good time which carried over to my name...also they are the most fierce mythical creatures of all the land
  16. If we start the season 2-0. 1st win on the road against the Titans...and then a swift kick in the balls to all pats fans as they come to nj and:bag: get a case of m-angina. (minor heart conditions are prevalent among nfl players these days due to the increased stress on their heart from added weight) Just like to think optimistically...otherwise my existence as a jet fan will continue to be depressing and low.
  17. Taken from espn.com "Editor's note: Former USC QB Matt Leinart will offer ESPN.com an exclusive look into his life in the days and weeks leading up to the NFL draft (April 29-30). I'm still getting over this cold. I went to the doctor and got some antibiotics on Wednesday. I still sound like crap. My cold was bad on Tuesday and Wednesday. Those were the days that I was struggling. It was hard to sleep, but I already feel a lot better now. I've been at my parents' house in Orange County. It's so nice. It's a 35-minute drive from my apartment. It gives me a chance to get out of L.A. every once in awhile, relax, and just kind of be normal. I've taken a couple days off from working out. It's nice to go home, sleep in my bed, and wake up and not have to worry about working out or anything. I like getting up and relaxing all day. I told you in my last diary that my family went to dinner with some of the Titans coaches Monday night. It was fun. We just talked and got to know each other. I'm already familiar with coach [Norm] Chow (who was my offensive coordinator at USC) and so is my family, so it was more just getting to know the other guys. Coach [Jeff] Fisher wasn't there, but I was with him earlier in the day. It was a way for the Titans to get to know me and get to know my family outside of a football setting. I just wanted to get a chance to meet [general manager] Floyd Reese. I liked Mr. Reese a lot. I thought he was a great guy. We had a chance to talk for awhile. We both got to know each other better. I spent almost three hours in a classroom-type atmosphere with Mr. Reese, coach Chow, quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson, receivers coach Ray Sherman, and a few other guys. We talked football, watched film, and went over stuff like that. They had a private workout for me on the field afterward. It was just throwing. Coach Chow ran it. It was a lot of the same throwing I did on pro day, plus some new stuff as well. It was way easier than on pro day because of the pressure. It wasn't necessarily the nerves on pro day, but there were thousands of people watching every throw and every move I made. The private workout is still intense because you have to perform, especially since the Titans are a possibility to draft me, but I was way more calm and just myself. I felt like I threw a lot better on Monday than I did on Sunday (at my pro day). It was a good day. I performed well on and off the field. Now, it's just up to what the Titans decide to do. It's not up to me anymore. If a team is going to work a player out, they're interested in drafting him. It doesn't matter whether it's me or Vince Young. It means they're in the hunt. After they work out every player and do all of their homework, it's the one that they like the most. That day has not come up yet. The process is still underway. I did all I could for the Titans on a one-on-one basis, on a personal basis, and letting them get to know me as a football player. Over the next couple weeks, before the draft, we'll get a better idea of what teams are looking for. As of right now, there's really no idea. Regardless of what team I go to, the transition for me to the NFL will be a little easier than some of the other guys just because of my preparation and what I've accomplished. At USC, I've gone against NFL-style defenses for five years, played with NFL-type players, and backed up Carson Palmer. My preparation will set me apart. If I were to go to Tennessee, knowing that system already, it would be a great advantage for me. The location would obviously be the opposite of how I was raised, but I think that it would be good to do something new with my life. I have a private workout with the Jets coming up on April 17 or 18. They've expressed a lot of interest as well. It's just a waiting game. If I were to go to New York, it would be a very similar setting to how I was raised in a big city -- especially the last five years being in L.A., which is a huge media market. New York is probably the biggest media market in the world. I have some good schooling on that part of it. I've been used to playing under pressure the past three years and really my whole life. I think I'd be able to handle that. While the weather may be a difference, I've been there a few times and I love the city. I just look at the positives of each. You can't really look at the negatives because I have no choice of where I go. Reporters have recently asked me about the comments I made when asked about the Jets and Joe Namath. I wasn't saying I'm the next Joe Namath. It was taken out of context. I'm not Joe Namath, I'm Matt Leinart. Joe Namath is a legend on the football field and he's a great football player. If I were to go there, I'm not trying to fill in anybody's shoes. I'm just trying to be a QB and to win football games. It's flattering to be mentioned with Joe Namath, but I haven't accomplished anything at the next level. The whole thing got taken out of context. That was how I answered the reporter's question. I went to a Billy Joel concert at the Staples Center on Wednesday. Billy Joel was rockin'. I went with my family and had a great time. I'm a huge fan. We were all waiting for "Piano Man." It was his last song. He saved the best for last. I'm going to start working out again on Saturday and Sunday. I go to Atlanta on Monday. I have an extremely busy week coming up." Just throwing it out there
  18. It looks like he basically picked out of a hat for all the picks 8 and above
  19. Yea I'm in the Army too, still homeside currently. Just to add to the long list...lots of baby wipes, and what he said about gentleman's magazines is true. You can't even send movies over that have nudity (or it is highly frowned upon). From what my buddies and my brother said when he was over there (he came back a few months ago) was little travel games and cd's/dvd's were the best, and him being a huge mets fan...loved anything we can pull up even online articles or posts from mets fan sites (although we would have to filter the stuff on here to make sure that out of the thousands of posts we could find the 20 posts that actually have some intelligent thought) I'll be thinking about anything else and will add it as I go
  20. The best option is the second one...what are we doing in this draft??? Getting quality picks and rebuilding many positions. If we aren't sure about our pick at #4 (which based on the hundreds of threads we've had, we're not), then trade down to the vikings at 17. I like that slightly better than the 2 #1's by the broncos only because of the depth within this draft class. We could pick up White at 17, Mangold at 29, and then still have 3 second round picks to grab another oliner a cb and and olb or qb. That gives us a little more flexibility. Although my pick would be brick...if he's not there, trade for quality and quantity of picks with the vikings at 17.
  21. If we get teague and pick up brick at 4...we won't need to get mangold at 29 or 35 and could trade our 29 3rd and 4th to a team like minnesota for their mid 1st pick and pick up Martins fave...Lendale White
  22. Info on Strait...in case people have had their eyes closed for the past 2 years. OVERVIEW Durability and high production are just two of this outstanding coverage cornerback's traits
  23. Dyson is already at a high level as a corner...Mangini is going to coach all of our young corners...dyson, miller, strait, coleman, washington, all of them to work together and learn to play the game in the NFL
  24. If he wins...we will all look back and say his silence was planned...if he doesn't win, we won't remember it and will probably bash 20 other mistakes over probably 50 threads
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