By all reports (including the great series of camp recaps hal has going) Nate Washington is killing it in practice. It's yet another sign of just how hard the former undrafted free agent works on a daily basis to maximize his physical gifts, and that work ethic will get him major brownie points from this coaching staff.
Chuck Cecil (take that, Gramsey!) is keeping a tight lip about any changes to the defensive scheme or tendencies so far. Here's a great quote from Kearse:
"When you are dealing with Chuck Cecil you are talking about violence. Some of the young guys don't know about Chuck, but I remember,''
This week's Friday Jam is a dedication to John Hughes, who passed away yesterday at the age of 59. It's a stellar mash-up of his movies set to the Who's Teenage Wasteland. I honestly got a little choked-up at parts. That man made some effin' great movies.
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Kevin Vickerson's weight loss and stellar fill-in play last season may not be enough to earn a job thanks to a ridiculous numbers crunch on the entire defensive line unit. The same is true for highly touted undrafted free agent Mitch King. You have to love this kind of stuff from coach Washburn:
If you start counting numbers, there might be 11 guys [in camp with us on the D-line spot] who can be on somebody's 53-man roster.
On that note, here's an interview Mitch King did for theHawkEye.com.
Though there are Hall of Famers who punted, there isn't a single HOFer who was solely a punter. Here Craig Hentrich talks about why that is, and what it might take to change the line of thinking that's keeping these great players out.
Cary Williams is going a long way towards alleviating the concerns about depth at CB with his play in camp.
Peter King, you slay me:
If I were a football fan, I'd be worried about the NFL season in 2011.
Glad to see you have nothing to worry about, then.
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