Archive for February, 2010

Best shots from the NFL Scouting Combine

Butler leads way for linebackers in bench

The linebackers took part in the final workouts of the day Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, with Washington ILB Donald Butler leading the way during bench press drills.

McCoy wants a piece of Bradford in the NFL

Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy issued a foreboding message to teammate Sam Bradford if he plays against the quarterback in an NFL game: “I’ll kill Sam.”

D-linemen bring power, intensity to bench press

The defensive linemen might have just completed the most entertaining two hours of bench pressing at the NFL Scouting Combine. Sunday’s bench-a-thon was pretty amped as the prospects became competitive.

Chargers discussing trade of Cromartie to Lions

The Lions have been in discussions with the Chargers about acquiring CB Antonio Cromartie in a trade, according to a league source.

Cable: Perception on Raiders’ draft strategy not reality

Raiders coach Tom Cable insisted Sunday that his team’s draft strategy isn’t picking the fastest, strongest and biggest players, regardless of their college production.

Oklahoma’s Brown pulls up lame; Spiller, Best fly

Oklahoma RB Chris Brown limped back to the sideline following his first 40-yard dash Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. A few moments later, it was announced that Brown had suffered a strained hamstring and was “done.”

Cable says he was confident in his Raiders future

Tom Cable told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday that he never believed he wouldn’t be back as the Raiders’ coach — the team never made a statement saying he definitely would return — and he’s preparing for the 2010 season.

Florida tried to adjust Tebow’s delivery in 2008

Who’s to blame for Tim Tebow needing such a last-minute change: Florida coach Urban Meyer or the quarterback himself?

Roundup: Peppers to spice up Philadelphia?

Could the Eagles be eying Julius Peppers? What is the running back situation for the Jets? Who will be left on Arizona’s roster after March 5? Find out all the news making its way around the Web Sunday.

Tebow wows teams in interview sessions

His mechanics, delivery and arm strength might be questioned by some, but there are no doubts about Florida QB Tim Tebow‘s leadership skills.

Tate posts fastest times among second receivers

The second, and much larger, group of wide receivers has finished running 40-yard dashes for the day, with eight prospects posting unofficial sub-4.5-second times, led by Notre Dame’s Golden Tate.

How the combine gets to slow-mo

One aspect of the NFL Scouting Combine that you won’t see unless you’re in the building is the number of cameras on the field. Showing the action on television and the Internet — on NFL.com/LIVE — takes people and equipment.

Minnesota’s Decker needs second surgery on foot

The NFL Scouting Combine can be reduced to a lot of waiting for what’s next, but no one is waiting more than Minnesota’s Eric Decker. He has spent the day in various states of relaxation around the field at Lucas Oil Stadium while watching his fellow receivers work out.

Tebow displays impressive speed in 40-yard dash

Florida QB Tim Tebow ran in 4.72 seconds, the fourth-best time among the 16 quarterbacks who participated in the 40-yard dash.

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