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NFL RUNNING BACKS KNOW THEIR OWN STATS

Posted by HG on May 25, 2007

Most of the athletes I’ve ever met can tell you all of their stats from damn near any game they ever played. Needless to say, I’ve never met Fred Taylor.. I found it incredibly fitting that the backs from the “U” were very up to date on themselves. Oh and Clinton, you’re a millionaire getting free shit, were you serious when you asked “you sure I can’t get two of these?”

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Posted in CLINTON PORTIS, EDGERRIN JAMES, FRED TAYLOR, NFL, RUNNING BACK TRIVIA, STATS, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, WILLIS MCGAHEE, YOUTUBE | 4 Comments »

MARINERS TO REACTIVATE JULIO MATEO

Posted by HG on May 25, 2007

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Julio Mateo will be back on the diamond for the Mariners’ triple A team in Tacoma on Friday. The reliever was suspended for 10 days and sent down to the minors after an altercation with his wife left her with stitches in her lip. Mateo wants to put the events of May 5th behind him.

“I am very happy to be back. I am very excited to be getting a second opportunity. I haven’t killed anybody. I don’t sell drugs. I’ve never done anything like that. I am proud to have a second opportunity.”

Mateo, speaking through an interpreter, also said:

“The situation in New York is an unfortunate situation between my wife and I. It’s one of those things that no one will know except for my wife and I.”

I’m pretty sure the courts will know too since Mateo has a June 15 hearing in Manhattan regarding the third degree assault charges. The Mariners don’t know when, if ever, they will bring Julio back to the bigs. The team wants to wait and see what the fan reaction will be to Mateo in the minors.

It’s important to have all of the details before passing judgement, but if Mateo is found guilty of assaulting his wife he has to be given another suspension. He shouldn’t be out for the year but 15-20 games without pay will send a nice message.

Mariners’ Mateo “proud” of second chance following domestic assault arrest. Courtesy of Slam! Sports

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MIKE WILLIAMS IS READY FOR THE RAIDERS

Posted by HG on May 25, 2007

mike-williams.jpgMike Williams is known more for his attempt at entering the NFL as a sophomore than for his actual NFL career. In two long seasons, Williams has amassed 37 catches for 449 yards, and two touchdowns. Not quite the numbers you would expect from a 10th overall draft pick.

There are a few factors that should be considered when talking about Mike’s slow start. Detroit drafted Williams in 2005 after having drafted receivers in the first round the two years prior, the team offense underwent a major makeover when Mike Martz joined the coaching staff in 2006, and he was playing for the Lions.

Williams was considered one of college football’s most dominate receivers when he was at USC. The naysayers would claim that he was the benefactor of playing with an all-star team, but I’d say he was a beast. His size and strength had NFL scouts drooling even if they questioned his speed. Once he made it to the league, Mike says there were other concerns about him.

“For some reason, I was labeled fat, lazy … a pot smoker. And that was the farthest thing from it. I really feel like, as far as the weight part of it, I was put in a position that since they didn’t have a plan for me, they could say, Well, because he doesn’t weigh 220, he’s not in shape to play … ‘ “

I won’t say that he’s in the best situation now, a sort of make or break season with a rookie quarterback and suspect offensive line, but he has to be feeling better than he did in Detroit. He gets to play for a guy he’s familiar with in Raiders head coach and former SC assistant Lane Kiffin, and he has the chance to prove that he wants to and can make it in the NFL. He should be comfortable and motivated which provides a perfect storm for rejuvenation.

Kiffin gives WR a do over. Thank you Sacramento Bee

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Posted in BUST, DETROIT LIONS, LANE KIFFIN, MIKE WILLIAMS, NFL, NFL DRAFT, OAKLAND RAIDERS | 1 Comment »