"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
"Hey, rook. Carry my helmet..."
I generally avoid thinking about "the Horror", as well as all things related thereto, but this was a fun story to come across in this morning's Freep (which forwards to this Fredericksburg.com story):
Kerry "Brown, a rookie offensive lineman, attended Appalachian State ... This week, Brown is among a slew of [Redskin] roster hopefuls who might as well be called hair because there is a good chance they will be cut."
I walked over and introduced myself, but when I extended my hand, I noticed his were both holding helmets.
"This one's Jon Jansen's," Brown said, referring to the Redskins' veteran tackle who is a--gulp--Michigan alum. "He came over to me and said, 'Hey, rook. Carry my helmet. Where's Appalachian State now?'"
After the morning practice, Jansen strolled into the training facility with both hands free.
"It's great to have Kerry here," Jansen said. "I don't like carrying my helmet."
Haha, didn't notice that. Nice. I too am curious how many App St players get into the pros. Despite the Horror, I still have a lot of respect for that program and wouldn't mind seeing their players do well.