Archive for May 1st, 2012

Larry Drew on Hawks Game 1 Win despite Joe Johnson’s 11-point effort: “That says a lot about the character of this team.”

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The Atlanta Hawks rode a 31-point first quarter and never looked back in their Game 1 win over the Boston Celtics, 83-74. Joe Johnson may have only had 11 points, but the Hawks never backed down even during the Celtics surge in the 4th quarter. Rajon Rondo has now been suspended ...

Coby Fleener on Joining College Teammate Andrew Luck in Indianapolis

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The Indianapolis Colts' first pick of the 2012 NFL draft was an obvious one. And with Andrew Luck officially on board, their second selection made a whole lot of sense, too. Luck's Stanford teammate, Coby Fleener, was drafted 34th overall by Indy, and now the tight end will expected to ...

Morris Claiborne: “I learned a long time ago not to put any undo pressure on yourself. Just go out and work hard.”

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The Dallas Cowboys viewed Morris Claiborne as the number two player on their draft board and essentially a long shot to be selected because he was the best defensive player in the draft.  Executive vice president Stephen Jones has now made it known that Claiborne was the only player the ...

New York Giants GM Jerry Reese Deflects Criticism of Picking David Wilson

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The New York Giants generally got decent grades for the work they did in this year's NFL Draft. That said, perhaps their most questioned pick appears to be their first one when they took Virginia Tech running back David Wilson with the 32nd and final pick of the first round ...

Aaron Rodgers on his 2005 Draft Slide, the Madden Curse and Why he’s Waiting to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Last week marked the seventh anniversary of Aaron Rodgers' infamous slide in the 2005 NFL Draft. And so who better to ask about the agonizing green room experience than the superstar Packers quarterback? Aaron Rodgers joined Darren Smith on XX 1090 in San Diego to discuss his painful draft-day experience in 2005 ...

Rex Ryan Likes the Size and Speed of the New York Jets’ Draft Class

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

As New York Jets coach Rex Ryan puts it, the NFL is a league of size and speed. And in his eyes, that seems to be exactly what he thinks the Jets got during the course of the three day NFL Draft this weekend. They got Georgia Tech receiver Stephen ...