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nookiebear 10-08-2009 02:45 PM

Quite a fake punt that, wasn't it?

jasonw 10-08-2009 03:25 PM

i believe they will implement an 18 game season soon..these preseason games are meaningless and lots of players get hurt in them. might as well make it worthwhile and increase the number of regular season games.

pauldrulez 10-08-2009 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by nookiebear
Quite a fake punt that, wasn't it?

Speed of the punter was amazing. The best part was 3 players jumping to block the punt, not realising where the ball was, pursuing Griffin and the Punter just blasted down the opposite side of the field.

Strathclyde Eagle 10-08-2009 08:05 PM

I think we all need to see it:


Pity they wasted it in pre season IMHO, but never mind.

Swanny32 10-08-2009 08:11 PM

I can see where you are coming from Strath what with wasting it in Pre Season but using that in the regular season, if it doesn't come off you are going to get punished a lot more than in a pre season. Quite incredible though.

pauldrulez 10-08-2009 08:37 PM

They can always do it again if they want.

Now they know they can do it, they can try it against a team who wont expect it. Lions ;)

There will be a team somewhere who can fall for it.

Strathclyde Eagle 10-08-2009 10:31 PM

Backup punter apparently. Some talk that Fisher wouldn't run that with his first choice.

Of course he might not have a backup punter for much longer given the amount of airtime he'll get. He could go to a team which doesn't see if he can kick. Like the Lions. ;)

nookiebear 10-08-2009 11:39 PM

Want more of that stuff in regular games :)

elliott 11-08-2009 02:13 AM

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Originally Posted by nookiebear
Want more of that stuff in regular games :)

it's called College Football.

You don't see stuff like that in the No Fun League.

[Except when the 1-15 Dolphins succesfully ran 2 game-winning statue of liberty plays in preseason.]

pauldrulez 11-08-2009 09:45 AM

Fumblerooskie in the friendly Pro Bowl :p

Trying to think of ones from last season, but can't really remember many

Oh, Oakland (of course) tried to run a fake field goal that failed miserably.

I remember in 07, Brady and Moss screwing around twice. Once with the fake spike against Skins (sorry nooks) and the other being against the Jags with the statue-of-liberty like play (sort of) with the fake direct snap to Faulk before the blitz and lobbed pass to Moss.

pauldrulez 11-08-2009 09:45 AM

And the Wildcat of course. ;)

pauldrulez 11-08-2009 10:14 AM

This is sort of about the Patriots, more about a player though. It's the base of an article i'm putting together for somewhere. He's someone that my friend knows and I met once on a UK visit.

Terrence Nunn was the 2nd all-time receiver for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the year 2007. He entered the 2008 NFL Draft and was undrafted like many other college players.

But, unlike a lot of the high-ranked undrafted players, Nunn never even had a visit to another team throughout all the year. He still worked out every morning, in the gym and threw the ball around with his friends every night. Even as his NFL dream looked unlikely and slipped away, he kept working out.

Until May 09, when he received a call from new personnel guy at the Patriots, Nick Caserio asking him to come in for a workout.

To cut this article short anyway, he was put on the teams 80 man Training Camp Roster and has impressed every day and has been competing for playing time with none other than Joey Galloway as the 3rd WR.

Talk about a story. Going from a player that will not be in the league ever to joining one of the best offenses in the league and fighting for a spot with a former all-pro.

He is a guy who I cannot wait to see play on Thursday. To see if the talk is true.

It's another Training Camp story anyway, i'm sure lots of teams have them.

But how does the 2nd highest receiver in Nebraska history, not get drafted, not even get a visit yet comes to a minicamp and training camp and looks like one of the best players on the field?

Anyone got any other stories (I saw that 400lb guy who dropped a lot of weight got hurt in Skins camp)

Strathclyde Eagle 11-08-2009 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by nookiebear
Want more of that stuff in regular games :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by elliott
it's called College Football.

It's a fair point. :(

College on Saturdays, NFL on Sundays. Perfect combo.

pauldrulez 11-08-2009 06:12 PM

Which is why I will be purchasing the ESPN package to go on my nice HD box in my room.

The advantages of quitting college while actually finding a decent job yet having no responsibility. :)

pauldrulez 11-08-2009 06:58 PM

Eagles camp still not good for injuries.

Hank Baskett now hurt.

That's 3 injuries in 2 days.

pauldrulez 11-08-2009 11:34 PM

Bernard Pollard - obviously the least intelligent guy this side of Hicktown

Quote:

9:45 a.m., Wednesday (Chiefs camp, River Falls, Wisc.): You're not going to believe this. It's midway through Kansas City's first of two daily practices and Matt Cassel, Tom Brady's longtime understudy now on his own in the heartland, fades back to pass. Quarterbacks in training camp are not supposed to be hit in camp, but in this pass drill, with Cassel setting up in the pocket, safety Bernard Pollard comes on a blitz.
You remember Pollard. He's the guy who tumbled/dove into Brady's planted left leg on an identical rush last September, collapsing the knee, shredding Brady's ACL and knocking him out for the season. Now, on a sun-baked field miles from anywhere in western Wisconsin, here came Pollard at the man who replaced Brady and who, ironically, became Pollard's teammate after New England traded Cassel to Kansas City in February.
What makes the play even more amazing is that Brady got hit last year when a back missed a block on the onrushing Pollard. And as I'm watching, I can't believe what I see: Again, a back (I didn't catch his number) throws an ĦOle!block, and precisely the same thing that happened a year ago happens now: Pollard thought he was going to be blocked by a running back last year against New England, got low to take on the block, wasn't blocked, and fell into Brady. Now, he thought he was going to be blocked by a running back, got low, wasn't blocked, and stumbled and tried to avoid hitting Cassel, yelling at the last moment, "Move!" It was too late. He fell hard and rolled into Cassel's left leg.
Barely.
Pollard was able to put on the brakes enough so that he only tapped Cassel's left leg. Cassel flexed it a couple of times and was fine. A couple of his offensive mates hustled in to defend him against Pollard. Words were exchanged, but that was it. No harm, no foul.
"Pretty weird," a smiling Cassel told me an hour later. "Yeah, I realized it."
I caught Pollard after lunch on campus. His eyes got wide when I asked him about the play. "I got to the sidelines after that play," Pollard said, "and I realized what happened, and I thought, -- OH MY GOD! It's like a replay.''
As I said, Cassel was fine, and held no grudge against Pollard. That's football. But it's such happenstance. How history would have been changed if Pollard tapped Brady's knee the way he tapped Cassel's. If it had happened like that, what would have happened to Cassel? Would he still be the permanent backup to Brady? Or would Cassel, whose contract expired at the end of last year, have been picked off by new Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, who was behind Cassel's drafting in the seventh round five years ago by the Patriots? My money's on the Chiefs taking him off New England's hands -- money being the key word. He parlayed his opportunity with the Patriots last year into a six-year, $63-million contract in Kansas City.
What might Cassel have gotten had he never played? Well, a parallel player to Cassel a year ago at this time -- a totally unproven backup with a little marketability -- was Brian St. Pierre, the third-stringer on Arizona who re-signed with the Cardinals this offseason: For one year and $1 million.
So, Pollard's hit was a $62-million whack, give or take a million, for Cassel. On this morning, double jeopardy almost struck. Football is a funny game.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...#ixzz0NusjIfE8

nookiebear 11-08-2009 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pauldrulez
This is sort of about the Patriots, more about a player though. It's the base of an article i'm putting together for somewhere. He's someone that my friend knows and I met once on a UK visit.

Terrence Nunn was the 2nd all-time receiver for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the year 2007. He entered the 2008 NFL Draft and was undrafted like many other college players.

But, unlike a lot of the high-ranked undrafted players, Nunn never even had a visit to another team throughout all the year. He still worked out every morning, in the gym and threw the ball around with his friends every night. Even as his NFL dream looked unlikely and slipped away, he kept working out.

Until May 09, when he received a call from new personnel guy at the Patriots, Nick Caserio asking him to come in for a workout.

To cut this article short anyway, he was put on the teams 80 man Training Camp Roster and has impressed every day and has been competing for playing time with none other than Joey Galloway as the 3rd WR.

Talk about a story. Going from a player that will not be in the league ever to joining one of the best offenses in the league and fighting for a spot with a former all-pro.

He is a guy who I cannot wait to see play on Thursday. To see if the talk is true.

It's another Training Camp story anyway, i'm sure lots of teams have them.

But how does the 2nd highest receiver in Nebraska history, not get drafted, not even get a visit yet comes to a minicamp and training camp and looks like one of the best players on the field?

Anyone got any other stories (I saw that 400lb guy who dropped a lot of weight got hurt in Skins camp)

Great story

Mike Williams is the right tackle who is with the Skins. He was actually at 450lbs but is now down to 340lbs.

He's had a tough pre-season so far, as have all the offensive line against the likes of Orakpo and Albert. The O-line is getting killed, but from what I've read, a lot of O-lines are struggling in pre-season, and it happens every year. Facing such a good D can't help :)

But the past couple of days, the rust seems to have started falling off. Williams had a good session today against Andre Carter, the line held, and Campbell threw some nice TDs.

Williams is still a long shot to be a starter, but will get a lot of playing time on Thurs against the Ravens.

I'm still rooting for the (not so) big fella :)

nookiebear 11-08-2009 11:58 PM

Another fella at Redskins camp is this wide receiver, Keith Eloi

Watch this jump :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6QAdHUSrWM

And this one, out of a swimming pool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjZOb-1nj2w

pauldrulez 12-08-2009 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nookiebear
Great story

Mike Williams is the right tackle who is with the Skins. He was actually at 450lbs but is now down to 340lbs.

He's had a tough pre-season so far, as have all the offensive line against the likes of Orakpo and Albert. The O-line is getting killed, but from what I've read, a lot of O-lines are struggling in pre-season, and it happens every year. Facing such a good D can't help :)

But the past couple of days, the rust seems to have started falling off. Williams had a good session today against Andre Carter, the line held, and Campbell threw some nice TDs.

Williams is still a long shot to be a starter, but will get a lot of playing time on Thurs against the Ravens.

I'm still rooting for the (not so) big fella :)

Without watching the youtube vids, is the pool jump guy, the one from San Diego State.

Talk about trying to find a way of being noticed.

The Pats stayed there twice and he was doing this in and out throughout the weeks. Supposedly to show himself off to Belichick, the staff and the NFL media that were there that week.

I'm really rooting for Nunn. If he can get a spot on the 53, it will be brilliant. I hope he gets picked up if he does get cut and impresses elsewhere.

IMHO, Good enough to be the 2nd WR on Jets and Dolphins.

Off Nunn, it's nice to see that every Patriots player cut so far (bar one) has ended up at the Chiefs. Maybe Pioli should do his scouting himself ;)

jlmatthews 12-08-2009 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by pauldrulez
Bernard Pollard - obviously the least intelligent guy this side of Hicktown

The next Hall of Famer from Fort Wayne ;)


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