The Seattle Seahawks gave wide Mike Williams one last chance to prove that he can make something of himself in the National Football League.
After Sunday WIlliams has proven its never too late.
Williams had a monster day as he caught a career high 10 passes for 123 yards receiving eb route to a win over the Chicago Bears 23-20.
Williams this preseason showed that there was the possibility he could return to his college form as USC. However, Williams having an impact this fast is mind blowing.
What it shows is that Williams has matured and is doing whatever it take to live up to his potential and be a superstar.
The fact of the matter is it doesn’t matter how talented you are you have to put time in the weight room and on the practice field.
In the end, hopefully Williams’ story will get the attention it deserves.
The Buffalo Bills do not play this Sunday as they are on their bye week.
That means Bills fans will enjoy Sunday for once.
Sunday’s so far this fall have been miserable as they have been dominated for the most part en route to a 0-5 record. The way it has been going one has to wonder if they are going to be able to win a game at all as the two easiest teams on their schedule are the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns who the Bills have trouble with.
The run defense for the most part has just been a disaster as Bills head coach Chan Gailey made a terrible decision installing Kyle Williams as the starting nose tackle. Against double teams Williams gets thrown around like a tackling dummy.
As for the offense it has actually been average with Ryan Fitzpatrick quarterbacking the Bills. In three games the Bills are averaging 198 yards per a game, which would give them a 22nd ranking in passing and their rushing rank is 26th.
Obviously, things would actually be better offensively with a legit quarterback as teams are game planning to take away the run early and once they have a big lead they allow the Bills to start running the football, which is where most of their yards are coming from.
In the end, enjoy Bills fans, because it is going to be a long season.
Head coach: Hey you okay kid? You took a pretty good hit there.
Player: Yeah I am okay.
Head coach: Okay in you go.
Time and time again that is the scene on football fields across American as some unknowingly have suffered a concussion, which are typically high school athletes that have never head of a concussion, while others straight out lie to coaches to get back in the game.
However, that is about to change thanks to a new test developed by the Army.
According to the USA Today, the Army has discovered a new blood test that can diagnose a mild concussions that can affect athletes, infants with “shaken baby syndrome” and combat troops.
The test detects unique proteins that spill into the blood stream from damaged brain cells. The test already has been conducted on people and has accurately diagnosed 34 patients.
Now, if your wondering if the National Football League will look into the test don’t worry about it as according to Pro Football Talk the NFL is already looking into it as the NFL spokesman Greg Aiello stated in an email that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and co-chairs of the Head, Neck and Spine Committee Dr. Hunt Batjer and Dr. Richard Ellenbogen met with Army general Peter Chiarelli at the Seattle Seahawks facilities.
Players will no longer be able to pawn off concussions to just getting their bells rung. Now, with the test if a person takes a good shot to the head they aren’t going to go right back in as they will soon have to go through the test before getting back on the field.
In the end, it may exposes the dangers of the game, but if it helps prevent players from playing with concussions it will be all worth while.
Many Buffalo Bills fans are skeptical that the team will turn things around anytime soon.
Well Bills fans have another reason to be.
According to the Cincinnati Enquire the Cincinnati Bengals worked out linebacker Adalius Thomas on Tuesday.
Thomas has extensive experience as he started his career with the Baltimore Ravens and then signed a free agent contract with the New England Patriots. Thomas was an impact player with the Patriots until 2008 when his sack totals started to decline.
Thomas is 33 years old and still should have some solid years of football left. The question is then what are the Bills waiting for?
The answer is that they like their current stable of starting linebackers and the potential of rookie Arthur Moats and Antonio Coleman. As for Aaron Maybin he needs to improve dramatically or he will be gone soon.
In the end, the Bills are fool for not bringing in Thomas.
When the Buffalo Bills took outside linebacker Aaron Maybin many Bills fans thought that they had their pass rusher of the future, but that has yet to come to light.
If Maybin doesn’t get things fixed soon and have some production he could be the next one to get cut by the Bills.
The Bills have made major roster moves each of the last three weeks. First, it was cutting quarterback Trent Edwards, then it was trading running back Marshawn Lynch, and on Monday it was releasing outside linebacker Chris Ellis.
Ellis played 41 snaps in the regular season opener against the Miami Dolphins, which he earned with a productive training camp, but was lack luster. That didn’t sit well with coaches as he only played in eight snaps after that.
If Maybin is going to start being productive he needs to do several things. First, learn to be quicker off the ball when the football is snapped, second perfect a couple of pass rushing moves to keep offensive tackles guessing and last work on getting separation from a offensive lineman when the ball is coming near you to make the tackle.
In the end, it is do or die for Maybin as Bills head coach Chan Gailey isn’t going to keep a player around long if they cannot do anything.
Former National Football League agent Josh Luchs sat down with Spotrs Illustrated.
To sum it up the NCAA has a problem.
Luchs confirmed what everyone thought that was transpiring between agents and college football players. That being agents are paying college football players.
Football players aren’t as innocent as everyone thinks them and their families take advantage of this as agents now have no legal recourse to pursue to get money back like they did in the past.
The fact of the matter is that agent should be allowed to be recruited. After all high school athletes get recruited by colleges while still enrolled in high school.
Let’s face it the only reason why that the NCAA has these rules is to make sure that players stay in school as long as possible and that way the competition level will still be at a high level. That then will in turn bring in more advertising revenue to the NCAA and schools.
In the end, the NCAA and the government can make up as many rules as they want, but this will always continue.
The Buffalo Bills are the laughing stock of the National Football League and there is only one man to blame for it, and that is Bills owner Ralph Wilson.
Wilson in an interview with the Associated Press finally has maned up.
In the interview Wilson took full blame of the Bills as the draft picks were ultimately his decision. Wilson did go onto say that he is confident the plan of Bills general manager Buddy Nix and Bills head Chan Gailey.
The biggest news out of it is that their focus in the 2011 Draft will be finding a franchise quarterback. Wilson went onto back that up by saying that Nix for the next two weeks will actually be on the road scouting the top quarterbacks in college.
The problem is that if the Bills get anything lower than the first pick overall they could get leap frogged as teams now know what their intentions are.
In the end, as Wilson said it will take several years before things get turned around.
The Buffalo Bills are 0-5 and look to be heading for the first pick overall in the 2011 National Football League Draft with their defense being a disaster.
At this point the Bills have nothing to lose letting the younger players play.
The two Bills that should be inserted into the starting lineup are nose tackle Torell Troup and outside linebacker Aaron Maybin. The reason being that the Bills main concern going into the season was their ability to be able to stop the run, but with the Bills being the worst against it who cares.
Troup would be an upgrade at the nose tackle as when he was inserted last Sunday to help with the run defense, which was a little better due to this. So, just imagine how much better the Bills will be against the run with a nose tackle that doesn’t get blown off the football when the opposition offense runs the football.
Now, as for Maybin the Bills actually need him in the starting lineup as starting outside linebacker Reggie Torbor and Chris Kelsay have yet to record a single sack. The only linebacker to record one is Paul Posluszny.
In the end, with Bills owner Ralph Wilson admitting the need a quarterback it is now about getting the young talent ready for when the Bills actually get one.
The Buffalo Bills have made many questionable decisions over the last couple of months.
However, what came out Sunday left many Bills fans saying what the @?*#!
According to Fox’s Jay Glazer, via Pro Football Talk, the Bills didn’t call everyone when they traded Marshawn Lynch. The significance being that there were other teams besides the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers that wanted Lynch and were willing to part with a higher draft pick.
That right there is a damning statment on the state of the Bills. That being good teams don’t let the opportunity opportunities to get high draft picks slip by them.
The Bills could have even got a pick as high as the second round as quality players like Lynch rarely come up for trade in the middle of the season.
The one other person that is expendable and could fetch an even higher pick is wide receiver Lee Evans. Evans is a top notch wide receiver and on a contender could put that particular team over the top.
At first I felt the Bills should keep him, but wide receiver David Nelson has continued his strong play and possibly could be the heir apparent to Evans. Also, with the speed of number two wide receiver Roscoe Parrish they can now easily trade him.
In the end, the way things have gone one has to wonder if anyone else was traded would they get the highest offer out there?
The Waahington Redskins today announced Saturday that they cut wide receiver Devin Thomas who was a second round pick in the 2008 National Football League Draft.
With that many Buffalo Bills fans have just gotten their wake up call.
Many Bills fans go by the reccomendations of ESPN NFL Draft experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, along with the other so called draft experts.
The fact of the matter is that the mental side of the game, besides intelligence that is, is a huge part of a player’s success in transitioning from college to the NFL.
The greats of the game like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning during the football season can be found at their team facilities from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., which means that they have an unrelenting passion to win in the game they love. Also, as confident as they are in their own abilities they also know what their weaknesses are.
What fans should do is while also watching college games look for old interviews with the a certain player and listen for certain key phrases that give some insight into a player.
In the end, when people do this they will then get a feel for which players can make it and who cannot.