Evan Davis Jr
How strong do you have to be to be a RB in FBS? How tough must you be to attend a school that produced Heisman trophy award winners, OJ Simpson and Marcus Allen? If that wasn’t enough, how determined do you have to be to overcome an early injury, mid–career coaching change and sanctions that will prevent you from playing in possibly 2 bowl games?
Tough as nails, stubborn as an ox and as skilled as CJ Gable.
Gable sat with me after working out with his old team. Instead of wallowing in his own distraught from the lack of media recognition, or stewing in the uncertainty with the NFL labor talks, Gable continues to go to work. He continues to practice with his former team as they prepare for their Spring game.
“I’m training everyday”, he explained after both a field and weight workout, “keeping in Keep Reading…
Richard Sherman is well educated. More educated than what his Stanford education or childhood in Compton, California would suggest. More educated than one would have to be to excel at two different positions on both sides of the ball. Even more educated than what his own articulation and diction would lead you to believe. He is educated in the rollercoaster ride of the game of football. Throughout his high school and college career, Sherman has learned how to win, lose, and become a better athlete, student and person. The evolution, growth and maturation that this young man has experienced are remarkable.
If with trials and tribulations come the opportunity for growth and learning, Sherman is standing much taller than his own athletic 6’3” height would suggest. The Stanford Cardinals went a dismal 1-11 in his freshman year, the most losses in school history. They were shut out twice, Keep Reading…
Gone are the days of the single-faceted player. The evolution of this great game of football has gone from slow and bruising, to quick and dynamic. Offensive linemen have abs and DEs can keep up with RBs. A pocket passer must know how to ”buy time”, runners have to “make somebody miss” and receivers have to “lay out”. To excel in this league means to add to this evolution by bringing yet another facet to the position and game.
Each year the Pro Bowl is decorated with athletes that kept highlight reels running and the competition sweating. Being unstoppable, unblockable or unguardable means to have at easy dispose, a litter of moves, skills and techniques, which the opposition has no answer for.
Versatility will keep a player on top. It will keep his name on an NFL jersey. It will keep pens writing and checks coming. Today’s Keep Reading…
AUSTIN, TX, MARCH 29, 2011 – When it comes to the NFL, speed is what makes coaches & owners salivate. Clocking a forty time of 4.45 at the recent NFL Combine, former Texas Longhorn CB Chykie Brown elected to have a “do over” in today’s Texas Pro Day to improve his time. Clocking times of 4.37 & 4.35 it’s safe to suffice that Chykie made the best and MORE of his “do over.” He proved he has speed to burn in his last showing in burnt orange. Additionally, Chykie was fluid and consistent on his position drills.
Chykie Brown was a 3-year starter for the Texas Longhorns and helped lead the team to the BCS Championship Game vs. No. 1 Alabama in 2010. He appeared in 47 career games, starting 29 and tallied a total of 106 tackles (71 solo), two INTs. 24 pass break-ups, four sacks, nine TFL Keep Reading…
One can’t open a magazine, skim a website or watch the daily news, and not hear of another celebrity having to “re-invent him/herself”. This usually comes after a movie that bombs, an album that does the same, or even upon release from rehab. Stars have to almost go through a “re-birth”; urging the public to forget what it already knows and accept a new direction.
Being in LA, it’s commonplace for actors, singers, talk show hosts being forced to do this, but rarely does an athlete have to. Such is the case in USC’s WR, Ronald Johnson. He went from being a highly recruited high school All-American to virtually forgotten in just 4 years. Yet, he has battled and fought through frustrations and injuries, to being a player that everyone must watch for come USC’s Pro Day and NFL Draft in April. Rojo is in the midst of re-inventing Keep Reading…