On Now
Coming Up
  • There are no Events to display in this category.

Phillip Buchanon And Andre Johnson Have A Long History

Posted by Matt Terl on September 15, 2010 – 5:37 pm

When Phillip Buchanon showed up at the 1998 Nike Football Camp in Miami, he wasn’t having the greatest day. “I was actually mad because I was late,” he says, “and I wanted to play receiver but they made me play defensive back.” Buchanon played just about every position at some point or another during his time at Lehigh Senior High School in Florida and excelled at most of them, but it was a guy he lined up across from at that Miami camp who got him locked into the cornerback position for the rest of his career — a tall wide receiver from Miami Senior High School who was considered one of the best in the country.

The guy’s name was Andre Johnson, and the coaches not only wanted Buchanon to play defensive back, they wanted him to cover Johnson.

“The first time I was guarding Andre,” Buchanon says, “I noticed that he was a big receiver but I did not know he was that fast. He ran a go ball on me, and I was like, ‘Aw, man, he’s big AND fast,’ so he kept me on my P’s and Q’s. That was the biggest memory from that camp.”
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in General | No Comments »

London Fletcher Fires Up The Linebackers, The 2010 Edition

Posted by Matt Terl on September 15, 2010 – 10:01 am

I tweeted this yesterday, but it seems like something that should be on the blog as well: it’s this year’s version of London Fletcher firing up the linebackers. If you’ve never seen him do this before, prepare yourself; it’s probably a better mid-morning pick-me-up than a Red Bull or a cup of coffee. And if you’ve seen it in previous years … well, he certainly hasn’t gotten any worse with practice. Plus this is your first opportunity to see them do this while wearing gold pants.


After the jump, two looks at last year’s edition. Read more »

Posted in General | No Comments »
%d bloggers like this: