this may be of some local interest
I'm not sure if this has been discussed before (and obviously please delete this thread if it has), but why does Chad Henne struggle so much in the NFL?
I just came across an article at Jaguars' blog Big Cat Country that ripped on him, talking about how easy it will be for Blake Bortles' to beat him out of the starting job:
The best case for Bortles' rookie season is for him to firmly establish himself as the starter over Henne in the preseason. It won't be hard to do.
I've been reading stuff like this for a long time now. People just rip him to shreds.
I mean, we know what he did here, but since he's been in the NFL everybody hates the guy's guts. Case in point, via Jaguars blog Big Cat Country:
Why do people act like Miami Dolphins Chad Henne never existed? He’s never been anything but below mediocre in the NFL. Even with talent.
I always thought Henne had the potential to be a franchise QB in the NFL. Can anyone who follows the NFL closely weigh in on this?
Rice has upped the ante in the world of recruiting (/s). They are recruiting J.T. Granato and hope an appeal to his kitty will sway him their way.
“As you know we’re trying to convince J.T. Rice is the place for him. I know you’d like to keep him close so he can feed you and change the litter box. Please help us to get him to choose us. Paw me if you have any questions.”
Must have done the trick, as Granato committed to Rice this week. MEOW!
Your move Bo.
During his mini-draft slide, Johnny Football apparently got bored waiting around the Green Room, and was talking to the Cleveland QB Coach. According to Coach Loggains:
“We’re sitting there and they keep showing Johnny on TV and Johnny and I are texting and he shoots me a text and he says, ‘I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to be there. I want to wreck this league together.’ “When I got that text, I forwarded it to the owner and to the head coach [Mike Pettine]. I’m like ‘this guy wants to be here. He wants to be part of it.’ As soon as that happened, Mr. Haslam said, ‘pull the trigger. We’re trading up to go get this guy.”’
Is this the first time someone has been excited to go to Ohio?
I was looking through the current HTTV backers and was surprised by some of what I saw:
Was wondering if anyone else found any interesting supports as of yet.
@umichfootball reports that Cam Gordon has signed as a free agent with the Patriots. Thomas Gordon has with the Giants.
Fitz Toussaint, Jibreel Black, Jareth Glanda & Quinton Washington have accepted invites to rookie camps with the Ravens, Steelers, Saints and Raiders respectively.
Name: Jake Pickard
Position: Tight End
Ht/Wt: 6’6" / 230 lbs. / 4.78
Location: Millburn Sr – Millburn, NJ (2015)
Offers: Louisville, Purdue, Rutgers, Virginia, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Nebraska, Syracuse, Temple
Rating: ★★★ .8067 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #1347 NAT / #44 TE (247 Composite)
Combo athlete Jake Pickard lines up as a tight end and a weakside defensive end for his high school team and does so well enough that colleges have offered him at both positions. Pickard has been in contact with Michigan for quite some time and the Wolverine coaching staff likes what he does on the offensive side of the ball.
Pickard's father is close personal friends with Brady Hoke and that relationship has kept Jake on the radar of the coaching staff for a while.
Yesterday, cornerbacks coach Roy Manning stopped in to see Jake at his high school and told him that the coaches are still monitoring what he's doing and they'd like to see him come to their camp this summer and perform in person. Pickard also said that the coaches are fond of his frame and the potential body type that he could achieve as a tight end.
Pickard told me that he'd like to attend the Michigan camp but he's not sure he'll be able to do that yet. If he does, look for him to be one of the players watched closely by the coaches to see if he's worthy of an offer.