things go poorly
Unexpectedly early Donovan Warren sightings in the Steelers-Eagles preseason game, sent in a few times with the Pittsburgh starters. Camera time included an appreciative pat on the bum from Coach Tomlin as he ran to the sidelines, and he shared a sack of Michael Vick with James Harrison. Pretty heady company for an undrafted rookie who didn't even get to play for the Jets in preseason last year due to early injury. Pittsburgh ahead 24-0, and with their depth on defense it says something about their opinion of Donovan that he was already playing in the first quarter, and kept in for much of the play afterwards. He's currently leading the defensive stats with less than 6 minutes to go in the game. (Just heard he made another play, but I missed it for obvious reasons.)
In other alumni news, Lamarr Woodley gets his requisite big play, plus a sidelines interview about his salary. He confesses that he gets teased because he's still a cheapskate. Larry Foote made a beautiful interception with the second team.
Is it just me or does the Michigan Drum Major (David Hines Jr.) bare a stricking resemblance to Donovan Warren?
Just saw him on BTN's Firday Night Tailgate, and did a double take.
According to this article in NJ.com, Donovan Warren will not make the New York Jets' 53-man roster.
Jets play the Giants in their first preseason game tonight. Will interesting to see how often DW sees the field and what he does. Assuming he is on the fringe this may be his best shot to do something. Darrelle Revis is still holding out so DW may get a few more snaps. Also expecting he will get a shot on special teams which will likely determine whether he has a chance to stick.
Nice to see him making plays and being noticed, even if it's practice [obligatory practice we're talkin' practice] and second team defense. As a Jets fan, I sure hope he makes the roster and helps out (especially if Revis continues his holdout).
Lots of people mention lack of elite speed and/or ankle injury prior to the combine to explain why he didn't get drafted. I think it had at least as much to do with the fact that we didn't have the luxury of showcasing his ability to play tight man defense because he had to help make up for weaknesses throughout our secondary. He did that fairly well, and I could see him helping the Jets as a nickel, dime, or safety type, and if we needed it as a primary cb.
Really wish he could help Michigan this year--and he would have been better able to showcase his skills with a now competent Woolfolk opposite him, resulting in much higher draft stock (obviously)--but as far as I'm concerned the Jets got a steal and I hope he continues to impress.
Apparently former Michigan defensive back "Don Warren" was misled by the draft board. I'm guessing this is the same Don Warren that played at UM with other similarly shortened named players: Steve Brown, Don Minor, Tom McAvoy, and "Hot" Carl Brown
I know the whole "I guess this proves he shouldn't have left" thing is getting kinda played out, but I thought I would post because apparently they interviewed him in the article and STILL got his name wrong
Or maybe he's doing the Michael Vick --> Mike Vick thing. Either way...
EDIT: Isn't "Don" usually short for "Donald". Do they think his name is "Donald Warren?"