“Put him in the goal,” Belichick said. “He can’t run. I mean, he can’t run. He can’t dodge, can’t run.”
No one knows if the sixth-round pick will actually be any good in the NFL, but if his pro day is any indication, he at least has a chance to make Minnesota’s roster.
The German put up some impressive numbers at the Florida Atlantic pro day that he attended: Boehringer ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash, had a vertical of 39 inches, a 10-foot-11 broad jump, a 4.10-second short shuttle, 11.15-second 60-yard shuttle, and a 6.65-second three-cone drill. He also had 17 lifts on the bench press. As Will Brinson noted after the draft, those marks are all within the top five among all wide receivers who tested at the combine.
The absurd drama of Sam Bradford pretending to hold out after collecting an $11 million signing bonus on a two-year contract ended this week when the presumptive Eagles starting quarterback showed up for offseason training activities. There was even a brief retirement quasi-threat/rumor/report.
But the drama isn’t over yet, thanks to his agent, Tom Condon, continuing to chat about the situation publicly. Condon appeared on The Rich Eisen ShowWednesday and said (confirmed?) the Broncos were in discussions with the Eagles to trade for Bradford.
“I haven’t seen a lot of guys that are riding camels and stuff,” Schneider said. “NFL players around the desert, I haven’t seen a lot of that. But he’s been thinking about this for a while, obviously, so I think he’s very much at peace with it.”
That being said, Schneider did admit that it’s basically impossible to predict what Lynch is going to do.
“Marshawn’s one of those guys: He’s his own man,” Schneider said. “I think it was just one of those deals where he was, and this is my opinion — this doesn’t come from him. This is just a guy, his running style is just so reckless and he gives it all every time he carries it. So I think at some point that takes a little bit of a toll and he had the injury this year and really, truly it’s been his first big injury. To see him try to come back from that and everything I think that’s probably a little bit of an eye opener as well and that’s not him speaking, that’s my personal opinion.”
“We thought we had a chance to go to a really good football team and be there for a really long time. And that opportunity was there and the attempt was made,” Condon said. “It was just that when the Broncos contacted the Eagles and talked about the trade, they couldn’t agree on a price, so they drafted somebody in the first round. At that point our options are pretty limited. Our next best option is to go back and prepare for the season and then we’re back to where you’ve already said. He either goes in, plays great, he’s lights out and everybody loves him. And he either sits Carson for another year or he’s very valuable as a trade commodity.”
“He had been caught red-handed,” Caldwell’s attorney, Nicholas Matassini, told ESPN. “And by that I mean the drugs were literally found, by police, in the hands of my client, who was also tracking them on his phone.”
Not even Caldwell’s mom could believe what was happening.
“Good lord that boy was a bad criminal,” Caldwell’s mother said, “and thank Jesus for that.”