First of all, thanks to everyone that reached out to me to offer congrats and good luck on the birth of my daughter this weekend. The wife and I appreciate it.
2012 tale of the tape for guards and centers – OCC, Blogging the Boys
Excellent work here. Worth a look from everyone, not just Cowboys fans.
Cowboys covet Chiefs’ Carr – Pro Football Weekly
All the talk prior to free agency is over which offensive lineman the Cowboys might sign. But another high-profile player at a different position could end up being the apple of their eyes. Sources have said the Cowboys would love for Chiefs CB Brandon Carr to hit the open market, so they can make a run at him. The expectation is that the Chiefs could franchise Carr and are said to be in fine cap shape, but they also have WR Dwayne Bowe to worry about. If Carr somehow makes it to March 13 unsigned, expect the Cowboys to go all in for him and worry about a high-profile guard (Carl Nicks or someone else) thereafter.
A few other nuggets about the Skins and Giants here as well.
Janoris Jenkins frank about drug issues at NFL Combine – Dan Kadar, Mocking the Draft
When Janoris Jenkins met the media at the NFL Combine Sunday, he was peppered with questions about his past drug use and getting kicked out of Florida.
To his credit, Jenkins answered every one, regardless of how touchy the subject. Jenkins admitted NFL teams have been asking him about his drug possession, the number of times he was arrested and how many tests he failed.
Jenkins was frank, saying he was arrested three times. Twice was for marijuana possession, once for a bar fight. At Florida, he had one positive drug test and vows to never smoke again.
Jenkins’ talent at the Senior Bowl was unquestioned. He can definitely play. It’ll be interesting to see if teams believe he can stay out of trouble off the field or not, which could mean the difference between being drafted at, oh say, 14th by Dallas, or if he slips out of the first round.
Stephen Jones: Cowboys talked shop with agents of Anthony Spencer, Dez Bryant, and Laurent Robinson at Combine – Clarence Hill, Cowboys Coner
A few others as well.
Redskins, Giants, and Eagles after the jump…
From Howard Eskin’s twitter account:
Eskin is of course a Philly guy, and while I might be inclined to believe this kind of nugget if he were reporting it about the Eagles, I can’t help but be skeptical that he’d get info like this instead of one of the Skins’ beat guys. But you never know. Anyway, let’s put it to a vote, just for fun (and so I can test out my new poll feature). Would you make that deal if you were the Skins?
RG3 runs a 4.38 at the Combine – Kevin Ewoldt, Hogs Haven
Good stuff here from Kevin, including an interview with Baylor’s Terence Ganoway. Kevin also has video of RG3’s 40, which has since been downgraded to a 4.41. Very impressive.
Center Will Montgomery and Redskins agree to 4 year deal – Mike Jones, The Insider
Kind of old news by now, at least to Redskins fans, but I wanted to note it anyway. Nothing special as a player, but he’s versatile and can play any of the interior OL spots. Good job by the Skins.
Griffin says meeting with Shanahan was “awesome” – Rich Tandler, Real Redskins
Griffin listed some of the quarterbacks after whom he patters his games and he surely knows that two of them, John Elway and Steve Young, played for Shanahan in Denver and San Francisco, respectively.
Hankerson surgery will cost him valuable development time – Rich Tandler, Real Redskins
Hankerson said that he will be ready for the start of training camp and that certainly is a good sign. However, he will miss the offseason activities, which are invaluable for younger players still trying to learn the game. The conditioning sessions, OTA’s and minicamp were cancelled last year, prior to Hankerson’s rookie season, due to the NFL lockout.
From Tony Pauline’s twitter account, Bart Scott changing NJ teams?
Scott’s 2012 salary is apparently fully guaranteed, so I’m not sure why exactly the Jets would cut him, unless he’s an asshat.
Brockers looking like bigger version of JPP – Clark Judge, CBS
Brockers isn’t JPP, but he’s in the same neighborhood. He has a limited résumé. He’s coming off a productive season. He has a huge upside. And his wingspan is so enormous that when he was introduced on NFL Network on Saturday afternoon, he was asked to spread his 35-inch arms.
They spanned almost 84 inches — or three inches more than Pierre-Paul.
With his arms, Pierre-Paul frazzled Brady. Brockers could do the same. Pierre-Paul had only one year of stardom at South Florida. Brockers had the same at LSU. Pierre-Paul was considered a boom-or-bust pick, and Brockers has a little of that going for him, too. Brockers plays inside and Pierre-Paul is outside, but he just might become the disruptive force that Jason Pierre-Paul is today.
Rafael Vela of Cowboys Nation notes that several sources have told him that Brockers won’t get past the Panthers at 8:
Michael Brockers: window 6-8 He’s now a solid top-10 prospect. He would make sense for the Rams if they dropped to 6 and passed on Richardson. I’ve heard from more than one source that he won’t get past Carolina at 8. The normal caveats apply, but he would make sense in Carolina blue.
Quick note: The Panthers lost the coin toss to the Fins for the 8th pick, and will pick 9th.
Report: Mario 75% chance he’s leaving – Ohm, ESPN
Up from 74.3% on Saturday.
Some thinking Mario will follow former Giants QB coach and new Tampa offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan to Florida.
RG3 to Philly? It’s pretty crazy – Brian Solomon, McNabborKolb.com
Brian rebuts my post titled “RG3 to Philly? It’s actually not that crazy.” I agree with almost everything Brian is saying here, with the exception that such a move would be an admission that the Eagles can’t win in 2012.
Vontaze Burfict blames his 2011 season on coaches – Jason Brewer, BGN
This guy is destroying himself.
WR’s looking good – Tommy Lawlor, IgglesBlitz
Tommy notes a few guys he likes, a few he doesn’t. My personal WR man crush remains Joe Adams of Arkansas.