Schilling does well at Combine

Submitted by Ziff72 on February 27th, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Well it's a pretty blah day but I saw that Schilling put up one of the best bench press numbers for the OL (30), but more importantly beat Boren (28).  He also had one of the best agility times in the 20 yd shuttle and did ok in the 40yd dash.  No shocker that Schilling dusted Boren in the 40 where Boren had one of the worst times at the combine.  I guess Boren really doesn't like running.  

For some reason Schilling can't jump very well Boren beat him there. Boo.






February 27th, 2011 at 12:02 PM ^

     all I care about is that Boren flames out, doesn't play on Sundays, and has to spend the rest of his life in that state down south.  those who whine will never be champions.


February 27th, 2011 at 12:25 PM ^

Would be nice to see Schilling picked up by the Lions. I loved the guy and would like to continue to root for him on Sundays. Although, I do feel bad wishing the Lions on him.


February 27th, 2011 at 12:45 PM ^

1. Can always use a good lineman.

2. I am all about how we have been rebuilding but don't forget all the problems we have. We have terrible ownership for a sports team and it's shown. Just because we won the last 3 games I'm not going to forget the past 10 years. On top of this our division has become extremely competitive and we have the largest holes. A reasonable projection next year for this team is 8-8. Unless of course you are one of those calling for Lions in the playoffs next year...


February 27th, 2011 at 7:28 PM ^

1. Who says/Who knows if Schilling will be good?

2. If you had watched the Lions this year you would know that they should have won 8 games and your calling for 8 next year? The 2 other games that absolutely should have won is the Jets and Bears game (week 1 - infamous Calvin play). Stafford doesn't go down against the Jets, they win. No doubt. Next season I believe they play the whole NFC West, there's a few wins there. (NFCW is garbage) I think they win at least 9 games next season, probably more. They're one corner (Alphonso Smith is a nickel corner not a starter imo), one/two LBs away from Playoffs imo. Could they use an upgrade at OL? Sure but it's not their #1 need. And don't say, "Well look at Stafford. He keeps getting hurt.", yeah, well..most of the injuries are Stafford's fault. (The only exception is probably week 1 last season) The Jets game was his fault. The Cleveland game last year was a freak injury. The Bears game where he tweaked his knee wasn't the O-Lines fault. He was scramblin' and tweaked it.

3. Quit being a downer.


February 27th, 2011 at 7:55 PM ^

1. OL is a very hard position to project and a lot flame out. Who knows if he is going to be good? If we don't know if a player is going to be good we can't draft them? Why use any draft pick then? Based on his career at Michigan I love the guy and think he's a solid player. My god I suggest we draft a player everyone likes in the mid-rounds and we develop him.

2. Yes, we were screwed in the Bears game. Jets game... we jumped offside 2 plays in a row  and extended their game winning drive. Jets game we gave away but it’s still a losing effort. Secondly, how can you project an entire game with one injury? Who says he does not throw 2 picks in the next quarter if healthy? You can not generalize an entire game because of that injury. With Stafford I question him as a player all around. The guy has 2 great complete games in 2 years and every Lions fan is saying he's a pro bowler. Do I want him to be a pro bowler? Yes. Do we  really know if he will be? No. Do I want the Lions to do great? Obviously. Sorry I am keeping my expectations reasonable when looking at this teams history.

3. Right back at ya. Sorry you had to jump on me for wanting the Lions to use a mid-round pick on a Wolverine.



February 27th, 2011 at 12:46 PM ^

Rich Eisen thinks Boren is slow.


Okay, so he actually beat Eisen's time, but it was only 3/4 of a second faster.  Eisen's a 42 year old desk jockey.  COME ON, MAN!


February 27th, 2011 at 12:48 PM ^

They can't let anyone touch Stafford.  It would be cool to have Schilling but they need starters up front.

I haven't seen an exact number for SS on Mel Kiper's list but he has him in 4th or 5th currently.  Another site had him in 130's and Boren in 80's, but after the combine I think that will change.

Who cares that he can't jump high, how many O-lineman are jumping up to make blocks?  Don't think that will hurt.




February 27th, 2011 at 1:52 PM ^

Boren is good at getting in front of people and pushing them around provided they don't, you know, have any real moves or agility- it works in the Big Ten/college but I suspect he'll be exposed in the pros when almost everyone is far more athletic.  I mean, Brandon Graham manhandled him two years ago, and almost every team has a player or two like Graham on the front line, or at least a reasonable facsimile.  It will be interesting to see how some of the old RR OL do in the pros - athletic linemen are more important than behemouths.  



February 27th, 2011 at 6:41 PM ^

Thanks for posting that link.  I have been surprised at the lack of specifics on ESPN or as compared to the site you linked to. 

Looks like Schilling had the #2 bench and #2 40-time for Offensive Guards.  Go Blue!


February 27th, 2011 at 11:44 PM ^

Steve has been training with some of the top prospects at Athletes Performance in AZ. I'm also there rehabbing the dreaded sports hernia injury ... but enough about me. Anyhow, I've had a chance to see the pretty intense program there, working on all sorts of physical skills, as well as prepping them for the interviews, wonderlick test, etc. Those guys, including Schilling work their a$$es off while there. 

Good to see he was willing to put in the hard work. Hope it pays off.