Giants, Cowboys, and Redskins fans: Read this only if you have a strong stomach.
Wilson played for the Redskins, and as such, he fell into my jurisdiction during his time in DC. However, other than doing a little internet scouting, I’m embarrassed to admit I don’t know squadoosh about the guy from a film/what kind of player is he standpoint. Any Skins fans want to take a crack at an amateur scouting report on him?
This depth chart was indeed put together by the coaching staff, not a Spadaro-like employee.
No phantom knee injuries!
I think the Eagles are testing Maclin for every illness, ever, including the Plague. How long can these tests take already? What the hell is going on here?
Nice article here by Spuds. Hargrove arrived at camp right after Mike Patterson had his seizure, and I was immediately impressed with him on the field. The Eagles had also just traded Brodrick Bunkley, and lost Trevor Laws to a hip flexor, Antonio Dixon to a leg injury, and Cullen Jenkins was not yet allowed to practice. With all those guys missing, Hargrove was running with the 1’s. I was chatting with one of the Eagles beat guys, and we had roughly the following exchange:
JK – “Who’s 68? Is that Hargrove?”
Beat Reporter – (Looks at his roster sheet) “It’s not on here. Yeah, I think that’s Hargrove.”
JK – “He looks really quick. Could be a nice fit for the wide nine. I don’t know that he’s just a camp body.”
BR – “Maybe, but can you have a Super Bowl team with Anthony Hargrove as a starting DT?”
JK – “The Saints did.”
BR – “Touche.”
Anyway, don’t be surprised in the slightest when Hargrove makes this team, and contributes in the DT rotation.
(Giants, Cowboys, and Skins news after the jump)…
I only got out to Giants camp one night last week, and couldn’t see much, since they parked the media at the 20 yard line and practiced on the other side of the field. The ONE guy that I really wanted to take a look at was Will Beatty, but it was virtually impossible to see line play from our vantage point. Anyway, the one thing I could see was the receivers running their routes, and I was impressed by Victor Cruz. He actually had a couple drops the night I was there, but the athleticism is obvious. At best, he could be a decent 3 behind Manningham and Nicks if Steve Smith isn’t a go. At worst, he’s better than Derek Hagan.
I get it. Kiwi is a good player and you want to get all your good players on the field. The move also puts Kiwi in a position where the other option isn’t very good. However, it only works if the Giants ask Kiwi to do what he’s good at, and that’s getting after the QB. If they ask him to cover TEs and RBs, guys like LeSean McCoy and Jason Witten will be licking their chops. At some point, every LB is going to be in some type of coverage. Expect the Marty Mornhinwegs and Jason Garretts of the world to look to see what they can do to create mismatches with Kiwi.
Andy predicts where the Giants will finish in the NFC East. Hint – It’s after the number 2 and before the number 4.
30 carries in ’08, 116 carries in ’09, 185 carries in ’10. That equates to 331 carries for his career, or one year for a true “feature back” in an offense that likes to run the football. I expect the Cowboys to pass the hell out of the ball this season, and think Felix Jones can have success if the Cowboys use him similarly to the way Andy Reid has traditionally used guys like LeSean McCoy and Brian Westbrook. The Cowboys should look to give the ball to Felix somewhere in the range of 210-230 times, while also utilizing him in the pass game, hopefully getting 45-50 catches out of him. That’s probably the happy zone with Felix. Any less, and you’re not using him enough. Any more and he’s probably not going to hold up for the season.
Kosier playing the role of “tackle whisperer,” or “Crash Davis,” moves over next to rookie Tyron Smith.
If you’re a Cowboys fan and don’t check in on Raf regularly, you may as well just head on over a kill a few hours reading all his camp stuff. He’s banging out good content over there.
Maybe he has. I think either way he’s done in Dallas after this season. If he has a bad season, he’s gone. If he has a good season, are you going to pay him bigtime dollars when he hasn’t produced in the slightest, other than in his contract year?
“Leadership” is one of the most overrated and overused terms in sports.
Lol, “Graham on Graham crime.”
Looking forward to that first preseason game.
Where’s the third T-shirt option for Kellen Clemens?
I know… “What’s he supposed to say… We’re gonna stink this year?” Still, come on, Jammal.