Texas quarterback Colt McCoy hoped to go among the top picks in the NFL Draft, but he fell all the way to the 3rd round and the 85th pick overall where the Cleveland Browns selected him. Now he has vowed revenge on those who passed on him. Especially the Browns.
"I was initially plotting my revenge on the other 31 teams who didn't pick me, but that seemed unrealistic," said McCoy. "I mean, even if I end up starting for the Browns one day, I may never play all 31 teams in my career. So I thought I'd narrow my revenge."
So that fell to the Browns, who passed over McCoy once in the first round and then two more times in the second.
"Why should I do them any favors?" said McCoy. "They didn't want me three times. Most teams only didn't want me twice. If anything, I should be more bent on revenge against the Browns. And I am."
McCoy says he will do everything in his power to bring the Browns organization down from causing a distraction off the field to playing poorly on the field.
"If I can help it, the Browns will never win a game," said McCoy. "They'll wish they never passed on Colt McCoy three times."
But Browns head coach Eric Mangini says he isn't concerned.
"Big deal," he said. "I don't think we have a player on this roster who doesn't seem committed to making us lose. If he wants to catch our attention, he should play well."
No matter if you want to be an NFL draft pick like Dez Bryant or a retail clerk, you can't get a job without successfully getting through a job interview. So you need to know what kind of questions an interviewer will ask.
Here are the 10 most common questions that I ask in interviews.
And who am I, you ask? Only the general manager of the Miami Dolphins, routinely between the second and fourth-best team in the entire AFC East!
Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Locker, the presumed No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, will reportedly make himself available to scouts at 12 "games" this fall, both at Husky Stadium and at other venues throughout the West.
"This is a great way for Jake to sell himself to NFL teams," says NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock. "It will give scouts a much better look than the NFL combine or a single pro day does."
Locker's workouts will be held at game speed and against a full defense. Each workout will include four 15-minute sessions. The workout's organizers even plan to keep score.
"It will definitely generate attention," said draft analyst Todd McShay. "But I don't think anyone will care about all the scoreboard bells and whistles. They'll be looking more at stuff like footwork and how he works out of the pro set. I would caution him to only run plays out of NFL-style formations regardless of the situation and no matter what those around him suggest."
Six of Locker's workouts will be held in Seattle at Husky Stadium, while there will be one each in Provo, UT, Los Angeles, Tucson, Eugene, OR, Berkley, CA, and Pullman, OR.
"I can understand having workouts in Seattle, and near the Cardinals and Raiders they could all be potential NFL homes for him," said Mayock. "But the other locations are confusing. They are not NFL cities and he needs to make it easier for teams in the East to see him workout."
There has been some talk of Locker concluding his series of pre-draft activities with a high-profile workout in early January, but many are doubting that will happen.
"You don't want to get overexposed," says Mayock. "You can get to a point of diminishing returns. It's crazy enough the reports I'm hearing that he's going to allow these workout defenses to make contact with him. He needs to remember he has a future to worry about."
The Denver Broncos made Tim Tebow a surprise 25th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. Tebow and head coach Josh McDaniels say they forged a memorable bond when they met for 15 minutes at the NFL Combine in February.
Below is Tebow's quote recalling that fated face-to-face.Just like his wordsafter Florida's loss to Ole Miss in 2008, they will be preserved forever. God bless.
The Denver Broncos provided the shock of the first round of the NFL Draft, using the 25th pick of the draft to select an inspirational mascot: Tim Tebow. It's the first time a team has taken a mascot in the history of the draft.
"I just want to work hard and be a role model," said Tebow. "I want to do whatever is asked of me and just show my passion for the game of football and for this team."
The San Diego Chicken himself couldn't have said it better. And Tebow will follow through.He is expected to sell tons of merchandise, get casual fans throughout the Rockies interested in the Broncos, and also appear at numerous charity and community events.
"We didn't think there were any guaranteed star players available at No. 25 so we decided to go this route," said Broncos team president Pat Bowlen. "It was either bring in Tebow or get a dance team. We decided Tebow was the best option. The insurance premiums on even a 10-girl dance team are pretty high. And most dance teams are 12 or 16 girls. Tim is just one mascot. And, who knows maybe we can teach him to dance, too."
But the Broncos think Tebow is more than just someone who fires up the fans they want him to make an impact on the field, too.
"I definitely think Tebow will help us on the field," said Broncos cornerback and team leader Champ Bailey. "Anything that get fans more into the game, gets them cheering louder that energy is passed down to us players. He can be like our new Barrel Man."
Head coach Josh McDaniels says he can't wait to get Tebow out on the field to see what he can do.
"I am so excited about this pick," he said. "Can you imagine it? Tebow dropping back to throw? That hilarious motion of his? Launching tee-shirts wildly into the crowd? It's going to be so awesome. And so funny. He will be an instant crowd favorite. Would I have liked a player who can come right in and play? Sure. But we play for the fans, and this pick is all for them."
The NFL Draft is tonight. Why not make it more of an event than just watching a bunch of guys have their names called?
Play NFL Draft BINGO! All the cool kids are doing it.
Here are the rules:
1. If you don't know how to play bingo, I'm not sure how you figured out how to access the Internet.
My god. I wish this was a joke. But you know that new throwing motion of Tim Tebow's? Well, it was doing well at first. But I guess like an organ transplant, after a while it didn't take and now it's it's just it's horrible. Just horrible.
NFL Commissioner RogerGoodellheld a press conference Wednesday to reiterate his strict stance on violations of the NFL conduct policy, adding emphasis on making sure players do not "get caught up in dumbass fucked up bullshit."
After recent incidents involving NFL players Ben Roethlisberger, Santonio Holmes, and Antonio Cromartie,Goodellsaid he felt it was important to remind the league about possible suspensions and even expulsions for involvement in behavior that could be construed as "ridiculously stupid," "fucking mindless," and "just straight up dumb."
"As a member of the NFL, you are held to a higher standard and expected to conduct yourself in a way that is responsible and represents the league in positive way," saidGoodell. "Don't be a fucking moron. Use your goddamn brain."
Goodellcontinued by adding that no action by a member of the NFL should make people shake their heads in disgust, slap their foreheads, or want to call their local sports radio show to go on a swear-filled rant.
Despite recent allegations, a report from CBS Sportssays arrests, major citations, meat-headed fuck-ups for NFL players are down by nearly 50-percent in the past year compared to the year beforeGoodellimplemented his policy in April 2007.
According to the report, 28% of player arrests are DUIs, 22% involves fighting and disorderly conduct, and the other 50% are the stupidest fucking bullshit that even a two-year-old would know not to do.
When asked to address the sexual assault allegations against Ben Roethlisberger,Goodellsaid, "The issue is [Roethlisberger] has had a pattern of poor behavior, and I will take it into consideration when deciding on a punishment. Every player in the league, every coach, and every associate most be held accountable in upholding these standards."
AddedGoodell: "Just doing be a fucking twat, okay?"
The casualties are still being tallied from an early-morning attack on the New York Jets' draft war room, but at least 25 scouts and personnel staff members are dead, and the team's draft plans are in tatters.
"It's complete chaos down there," said NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock. "There are bodies and blood everywhere. Limbs blown off. People screaming. They don't know even know if they want to pick Jared Odrick or Terrence Cody anymore. They could draft a running back."
Survivors say the attack likely would have killed many more, but scores of employees dived behind head coach Rex Ryan and were protected from the blast. No group has taken credit for the attack, but it is presumed that the New England Patriots are responsible.
With the draft just around the corner, the team is desperately trying to pull together in time to bring in another strong class. Ryan picked through the still smoldering war room this afternoon, looking for scouting tapes and player profiles that could be salvaged.
"Goddammit!" he yelled, kicking aside a severed arm still clutching a clipboard. "Where's our file on Jahvid Best?"
The team says it will wait to bury, or even recover, the bodies of its dead until after the three-day draft is over. The families of the fallen understand.
"It's what Pete would have wanted," said Cheryl McClintock, wife of the team's chief Big Ten scout, Pete McClintock. "The attack is in the past. These draft picks are the future. He loved football so much, which is why me and the kids only saw him a week or two out of the year. I know his dying wish would have been to still hold the draft. And also to draft Jared Odrick. That kid has a great motor."