"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."
I find it disgusting that people still want to rehash all of the negative shit when they interview RR, as if it is sine qua non for an RR interview. I would love to hear Saint Dantonio get grilled on the radio like RR does. I seem to remember the Saint being quite curt to a radio guy for a totally reasonable question a couple of months ago.
We might get a meltdown even better than those of Bob Knight if the Saint gets asked as many questions about the gang raid as RR has about the drama.
I think Drew and Scott Boras are smart for taking advantage of greedy owners. But with the salary cap and non-guaranteed contracts in football, these agents are not as influential agents in baseball or even basketball. Why do you think the T.O. Show graced our TV sets? Because T.O. can't get a $100 million dollar contract.
Don't hate the agent, hate the owners giving out all that crazy cash and the advertisers and networks for putting some of your least favorite athletes on our screen all the time.
Boras has notoriety for getting his clients more money than they are expected to get. His draft picks always get way above slot and set records, his free agents set the market. He's found numerous loopholes in favor of his clients, they have to change the rules because of him. Quite simply the best agent for his players interest in sports, Rosenhaus is just a media whore with connections to the Miami area football machine, his claim to fame is a fake phone call 7 years ago that Bills have said repeatedly had no effect on their pick.
I don't hate him because he is a greedy slime dick. This country is still a little bit capitalistic so get what you want, I just don't like his whole greased up act. There are plenty of agents who get lucrative deals done like Leigh Steinberg who we don't have to see on Sportcenter every week yelling into the camera.
But I was really curious as to if he really did give DW some advice on coming out. I don't live in MI so I usually come here for news before going to certain newspapers that shall remain nameless.
I don't know how that whole dance works with agents and contacting underclassmen, but Drew is his agent so I'm guessing he met him before yesterday when he announced and a good agent would have a lot of info for his client.
The potential lockout in the 2011 season is what is driving the mass entry of juniors into the draft. They are being sold by agents that if they don't get in now, they may have to wait two years.
I will simply disagree.
In order to be drafted in the first round a player has to be one of the best 32 players in the nation. In order to go in the first two rounds you need to be one of the 64 best (I know there are exceptions, but this is close to true).
With the number of underclassmen going in the draft this year I seriously think that DW will be a third rounder. Should that change his mind? I have no idea because I don't know what criteria he was using to make his choice.
All I do know is that he is leaving, so I will wish him all the best in the NFL and thank him for all his hard work over the past three seasons.
It's not necessarily being one of the 64 best--it could be being one of the best at your position--and the needs of particular teams.
NFL teams love good cornerbacks.
Larry Lage is really well-connected. You have to be when you're the top AP sports writer for the Detroit area. He's basically a walking rolodex. Not surprising he can get those kinds of guests on the show.
Nice guy, and one of the best at what he does.
I know we want to hear the coach speak more on recruiting, but they are restricted from discussing names (until they sign)--and therefore really can't discuss it that specifically. They can give numbers, I guess, but you're really not going to get much more than platitudes when it comes to RecruitTalk out of coaches for fear of breaking some goddamm rule somehwere down on page 11,398 of the NCAA Recruiting Manual.
How bout the db's, coaching, team progress etc....
The OP specifically mentioned recruitng and how that topic was lost.
Right now, the team really isn't progressing, except to find transportation home for winter break.