As I stepped out to go to lunch earlier this afternoon, I was greeted in the lobby by the familiar smiling face of defensive end Jarvis Jenkins.
Jenkins recently observed the six-month anniversary (Aug. 25) of his ACL tear against the Baltimore Ravens, which ended his rookie season prematurely. But before that–and even after that–he has been called one of the top offseason additions of the Shanahan era, and looked to have the makings of a dominant defensive end.
That impression was forged from the first moment of contact with the Washington-metropolitan area, in his draft day telephone press conference.
“I’m the kind of guy that does dirty work,” he told the media, matter-of-factly. “I don’t care what they make me do. If they want me to get on two knees and just sit there, I will do it. I’m all about winning games.” Read more »
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The NFL Scouting Combine has been likened to the world’s most public job interview, with each player’s success and failings on tape for millions to see.
Players project an image of fine-tuned excellence, and fans are lured into mystique of watching them perform.
The reality for those athletes is actually much different, as Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker explains in his brand new blog on ProInterviews.org. He dishes his take on the drills and interviews, and explains how some players “crumble like an old piece of bread.”
In 2007, Carriker finished up his senior season at Nebraska with 52 tackles, seven sacks and an interception. Before the draft process started, he was on many people’s radars as a top-flight defensive line prospect.
These were his measurable numbers from Combine weekend (via ESPN):
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The Redskins are still months away from their first opportunity to practice in the shiny new indoor practice facility, but the bubble has already been witness to physical activity.
Part of head coach Mike Shanahan’s daily health regimen is going for a run. He can sometimes be seen running down the Loudoun County Parkway, or on the fields and trails that surround Redskins Park. He’s even given marathon advice to CSN Washington’s Ivan Carter.
But since the inflation of the new bubble on the premises, Shanahan told Redskins Nation’s Larry Michael that he has adapted his training routine to check out the indoor facility (at the 2:00 mark): Read more »
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