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So, An NFL Prospect Jumps Out Of A Pool

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 20, 2014 – 6:52 pm

Brock Coyle

Author’s Update: This is not a story about an undeserving NFL prospect. This is a post about a prospect that has not yet gotten the media spotlight he deserves, playing at an FCS school (Gil Brandt notwithstanding). The point here is that strength and agility are great skills for players to have. Jumping out of a pool is not.

The NFL Scouting Combine is all about making a favorable impression in front of 32 potential employers. That process starts months in advance and includes training with self-appointed Draft experts like Coach Tom Shaw.

These camps put the prospects under the microscope on the field, in the interview room and training to do the gauntlet of drills they will be subjected to at the Combine.

The atmosphere is dripping with competition.That means, that even in recreational times–like clowning around the pool–somebody needs to do it better than everybody else.

That was the policy of University of Montana Grizzlies linebacker Brock Coyle, who knows that it isn’t always easy for D-1 FCS prospects to stand out. Instead, they better jump out…of the pool. Watch the pure machismo, frame-by-frame: Read more »

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Combine Look Back: The Class Of 2013

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 20, 2014 – 4:54 pm



Although 40-yard dashes, broad jumps and bench press reps don’t really give us an idea of a prospect’s viability as a football player, the physical tests can give a glimpse at a man’s raw athletic potential and ability to thrive in a competitive atmosphere. Over the course of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, the Redskins blog will take a look back at how Washington’s past three draft classes fared in Indianapolis.

Prospect: CB David Amerson Read more »

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Redskins Lead Va. Senate To Victory

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 20, 2014 – 3:49 pm

(Steve Earley | The Virginian-Pilot)

(Steve Earley | The Virginian-Pilot)

Portsmouth Sen. Louise Lucas enlisted the help of her famous nephew and two of his friends to turn the tide in an annual basketball game between the Virginia Senate and the House in Richmond, Va.

According to the Virginian-Pilot, DeAngelo Hall agreed to play for his aunt’s team and represent the Senate for the second year. After suffering a defeat last year, Hall called in the cavalry and guaranteed a win before the game.

With help from David Amerson and Joshua Morgan, the Senate overcame a 19-8 halftime deficit and defeated the House, 29-27, at the Siegel Center in Richmond Tuesday, the same day Hall announced his return to the Redskins on Twitter. Read more »

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DeAngelo Hall Will Recruit Free Agents

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 20, 2014 – 10:57 am



Picture this.

DeAngelo Hall walks to the door, adjusts his tie and softly knocks. It’s a pleasure to be here. I can’t wait to tell you about a team on the rise. These mashed potatoes are phenomenal. Why yes, Mrs. Orakpo, I will have have a second piece of pie. Let me tell you why Brian should pick the Redskins. Your son will be in good hands. I’ll call you soon.

After a stellar 2013 season convinced the Redskins to re-sign Hall, the cornerback said his first order of business will be to recruit from a talented class of free agents.  Read more »

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