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Senior Bowl Recap: Pork, Police and Prospects
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Coach Romeo Crennel
M. Lombardo/C. Bernstein
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Posted Jan 27, 2011
NFL analysts Charlie Bernstein and Michael Lombardo recap their experience at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Whether grilling Kansas City's defensive coordinator or breaking down some of the week's most memorable characters, we have some fun with an otherwise serious week.
Upon arriving in Mobile, we immediately sized up some of the draft prospects.
looks like a professional wrestler with his floppy hair and crazy demeanor. Casey Matthews was equally crazy, combining superior genes with an inferiority complex.
Romeo's Juliet is Oscar Mayer
There is no assigned seating at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, but many coaches sit in one spot for every practice. Norv Turner always sat on the west side of the field to watch the offensive linemen and receivers work out. Raheem Morris preferred the east side, where he could see the linebackers and safeties.
And Romeo Crennel? He seemed to ALWAYS be walking by the tailgating RV in front of the stadium, where fans were grilling up hotdogs. If the
Kansas City Chiefs
spend their fourth-round pick on a six-pack of hotdogs, we want credit for breaking the story. Buns are expected to be available via the supplemental draft.
weighed in at 160 pounds, 20 pounds lighter than his listed playing weight. As he took the stage at weigh-ins, Kate Moss stood up and told him to eat a freaking sandwich. Devine sat out Wednesday's pass-blocking drills as coaches were afraid linebackers would devour him like Crennel devours hotdogs.
WR Courtney Smith gave fans a reason to cheer and scouts a reason to cover their eyes. Despite a terrific build (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) he showed no ability to become a professional receiver. He has bad hands, runs sloppy routes and struggles to diagnose defenses. The only way he makes it to an NFL stadium next year is if he sneaks in inside a hotdog bun.
Coach Chan Gailey
Apparently Chan Gailey decided that since the
can't scout players worth a crap, no one else will either. That is the only way to explain why the South Team spent exactly 82.1 percent of the available practice time walking through special teams drills, giving the other scouts in attendance the chance to uncover the next
Gailey's practice also included a game clock that counted down as the practice went on. It remains unclear what the clock was used for, but a sticker on top read, “The
era.” That's not to imply Gailey is in the market for a quarterback, but after watching the South Team QBs struggle on Wednesday, he sent out a Tweet asking God, “I praise you 24/7!!! And this is how you do me!!! You expect me to learn from this??? How??? I'll never forget this!! Ever!! Tnx Tho.”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
both had their entire scouting departments at the practice field on Thursday, a day after most other scouts went back to their respective home cities. Clearly, being forced to work an extra day punished these scouts. What did they do to deserve such a punishment? Here are some theories:
1. They touted the upside of
and the durability of Cadillac Williams.
2. They were caught stealing information off the
' draft board.
3. They told their superiors their scouting reports are available to subscribers only.
4. They were in charge of keeping Tanard Jackson and
out of trouble.
5. They helped recruit
How's My Driving?
We have one thought after attending our final practice: Time to get out of Mobile, Ala., as fast as possible. Problem is, we hit traffic as soon as our tires touch the pavement on the bridge out of town.
Making matters worse is the stereotypically foreign taxi cab driver in front of us, talking on his cell phone and driving 10 mph under the speed limit. So, what do we do? We call the “How's my driving?” number on the back of his cab. Charlie may have exaggerated his complaint -- “Your cabbie almost killed us twice already!” -- but the cab, like Mobile, is now in our rearview mirror.
Karma's a Cutler
Fifteen minutes after getting a cabbie deported, Charlie is pulled over for doing 76 in a 50. The fine is $131, meaning he must sell 33 new subscriptions just to break even on this trip. Either that or he could sell 131 hotdogs to Romeo Crennel.
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