Archive for the ‘2011 NFL Draft’ Category

Ravens Rookies: Big Plays

Rookies: Making Big Plays How important is the draft and evaluating talent? Just take a look at the Ravens rookies this year, most have been positive. Three rookies had big plays in Sunday’s contest versus the Bengals. DE Pernell McPhee (5th Round Pick) a crucial sack on fourth down to end the Bengals drive, giving Baltimore […]

Rams 2011 Draft Early Review

The Rams added veteran tackle Mark LeVoir to their roster Tuesday. This by itself is not a bad move; it’s even about as good as a midseason waiver wire move gets. LeVoir’s a former Ram and played for Josh McDaniels in New England. Couldn’t have been a much better fit out there. The Rams definitely […]

Bears rookie safety Conte to see field soon?

“We have to improve at safety, getting in position to make some of those plays,” he said. “We can’t continue to give up big plays. My emphasis, has been on that as much as anything.” Bears coach Lovie Smith dropping the cold hard truth about the team’s disappointing play at the safety position. Which begs […]

Developing Is Drafting

Alternately titled, “Drafting is Developing”… There’s been a lot of talk recently about the Rams terrible draft record from the year 2000 to now.  The Rams have had a few solid picks in the 1st round, but have swung and missed on late round picks.  There is a lot of talk about how the Rams […]

Ryan Kerrigan named Defensive Rookie of the Month

Reports are coming in this morning that Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, their first round pick in the 2011 draft from Purdue University, has been named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month for September. From Pro Football Talk: The NFL defensive rookie of the month is Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. The 16th overall pick […]

Atlanta Falcons Watch: Hoping For A Top 10 2012 Draft Pick

By now, Cleveland Browns (and Atlanta Falcons) fans are all aware of just what Atlanta gave-up to grab their prized Draft Pick – Julio Jones, WR, Alabama. Incase you don’t know, here’s a recap: Atlanta Falcons Received: Cleveland’s 2011 1st Round Draft Pick (#6, selected Julio Jones, WR) Cleveland Browns Received: Atlanta’s 2011 1st Round […]

Rookie Watch: ‘The Phenom’ McPhee

Rookie Watch: ‘The Phenom’ Pernell McPhee Somewhat lost in the discussion in the Ravens win over the Pittsburgh Steelers is the rookie from Mississippi State, defensive end Pernell McPhee. McPhee, a fifth round selection for the Ravens this year, came on strong in preseason and in each of those contests he seemed to be in on […]

Jaguars First-Round Pick QB Blaine Gabbert to Be Teams Thrid-String QB

Jaguars first round draft pick Blaine Gabbert will start the season as the team’s third quarterback, behind starter David Garrard as well as backup Luke McCown. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio announced that the veteran McCown will initially be Garrard’s primary backup under center. “It’s a bigger deal to the people on the outside,” said […]