I did not make this headline up
The Bills have an open QB competition and will be running two scrimmages at the same time.
I thought this was intersting as Greg Roman is Harbaugh's former OC and Michigan appears to be doing the same thing. From the article:
Ryan however, intends to run practices a bit different than Bills fans have seen in the past with two offensive units and two defensive units going at the same time on two different fields at St. John Fisher.
“When we get to training camp we’ll do a lot of things on two fields,” Ryan said. “It won’t just be the offense going and the defense going, we’re going to be working on two fields. That’s how you develop young quarterbacks. We’re blessed to have guys on our staff who can really develop quarterbacks. Greg Roman, Chris Palmer and this is how they did it. You switch whoever is running with the twos on one field and then the ones are on another field. That’s how you get better. We’re going to have that.
“We have some young quarterbacks and we want to make sure that everybody gets the right amount of reps. We’ll have the exact same practice that we have on field one as field two so everybody gets the same reps. You just basically double them up.”
Wonder if Harbaugh will keep running the two sets of Os and Ds once the QB is settled.
According to Steve Lorenz, from over at 247, EJ has named michigan the new leader moving ahead of Auburn for the time being. We had been second for a long time in his recruitment behind the tigers, whom he has made many visits to. But now after a strong push from Harbaugh and crew Michigan is now the top team to beat for his services.
He made the statement this morning at a regional event in Atlanta for The Opening where there are ton of top talents going head to head
Here's a link to his hudl page: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1916407/cheyenn-robertson
And the picture of him and JH that isn't showing:
Thought this was a good little read about why a particular NFL player continues to play football, potentially risking a promising career in mathematics.
Regarding balancing playing vs. brain injury risk:
Naturally, I believe that I have a certain insight into this dilemma, due to my non-athletic pursuits. In particular, I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s in mathematics, all with a 4.0, and numerous published papers in major mathematical journals. I am a mathematical researcher in my spare time, continuing to do research in the areas of numerical linear algebra, multigrid methods, spectral graph theory and machine learning. I’m also an avid chess player, and I have aspirations of eventually being a titled player one day.
Asked Funchess about lack of TDs in '14. He revealed broken right toe and torn ligaments suffered in ND, played in pain, still not 100%— angelique (@chengelis) March 21, 2015
So he played hurt last year. That certainly explains some of the lack of production. I've never broken my toe or torn ligaments in my toe (I assume that's where the ligament tears were) but I imagine that it makes it pretty hard to run crisp routes and get up for jump balls.
UPDATE: the Detroit News has a much fuller story on this now (LINK). Main points:
- Funchess "tore a ligament, cracked some bones off and ruptured some cartilage"
- Didn't play against Miami (OH) but took a shot to play against Utah, when he reinjured the toe
- It still hurts, but he won't need surgery