Cortland Finnegan talked about his love for Friday night high school football with the Pensacola News Journal. Finnegan is in the area running his third annual football camp, and let me tell you, if I was paying bank for my kid to be around an NFL player for a week or two and learn what it takes to succeed in football I couldn't think of a better guy than Cortland Finnegan.
I've featured many a musician in this spot, but let me assure you, not a one of them is more underrated than Mark Knopfler. You can book that. Go beyond his work in Dire Sraits and check-out his impeccable musicianship, strong songwriting and unique singing voice. I've got two videos here: the first is Romeo and Juliet, which shows off his ability to flat-out craft a song in terms of both lyrics and music. The second video is Mark playing with one of his biggest fans, and frequent jamming buddy, the late-great Chet Atkins on There'll Be Some Changes Made.
With questions about VY's readiness to be the leader of the franchise, CJ2K's contract issues, a mass exodus of leadership and an almost complete turnover in the LB corps, I'd agree with USA Today that the Titans have more questions than most going into training camp.
Follow us through the jump to find out why you won't see Jeremy Green on ESPN anytime soon...
Paul K continues his Early Influence series with an installment on Bo Scaife and his high school coach, Butch Johnson. Scaife credits Johnson with teaching him the receiving skills that have given him a good career in the NFL.
SI's John P. Lopez takes a look at the 'Rule of 26-27-60' as a metric for predicting QB success. The idea is that if a guy scores at least a 26 on the Wonderlic, tallies at least 27 starts in college and finishes with at least a 60% completion percentage, said QB will have a greater chance of success than those who don't meet those standards. It's an interesting idea, but just by looking at the list I get the feeling that the positive examples are being cherry picked a little. This is definitely something that requires a deeper look.
Note to NFL players: if you speak, Mike Florio will find something to whine about and some reason to hate on you.
ESPN NFL analyst, and son of ex-coach Cardinals Dennis Green, Jeremy Green was arrested for child pornography, possession of narcotics and paraphernalia. Innocent until proven guilty is a great concept, but it's pretty inhuman to not get pissed about a story like that. There's simply no excuse for it, ever, at any time.
Have a great weekend!