Six secondary standouts from football’s week that was:
Corey White, CB, Saints (NFL) — In a Sunday night primetime meeting that was hyped as a guaranteed shootout between the Saints and Packers, one team actually decided to play defense. With Green Bay going for a go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, White tipped an Aaron Rodgers pass near the goal line that was intercepted by linebacker David Hawthorne. That set up a New Orleans touchdown, and they never trailed after that in a 44-23 victory. In the fourth quarter, White added an interception of his own. Continue reading
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It’s always something with the Cowboys, isn’t it? Though if I’m being honest, I think this latest “incident” qualifies more as a minor spat good for one episode of a reality TV show than a legitimate crisis that should worry America’s Team. Really, anybody who’s ever had a job they care about and an ego worth anything should be able to relate to Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne.
Two days after Dallas beat the Rams in Week 3, Claiborne — who had one interception but was also burned for two touchdowns against St. Louis — found out he was being pulled from the starting lineup in favor of Orlando Scandrick, who is coming off a drug suspension. Claiborne stormed off and left the team’s practice facility, and by the time he returned, he had racked up an estimated five figures worth of fines for missing practice and meetings. Continue reading
Forty-yard dash times and wingspan measurements are understandably important to those who make a living analyzing and evaluating defensive backfield talent, but still, the best way for a cornerback or safety to catch a scout’s attention is the ability to stick to pass-catchers like duct tape.
To develop that particular set of skills, you won’t find many teachers better than Ron Cooper, currently the DBs coach for the University of South Florida who resume also includes stints with Mississippi State, Wisconsin, LSU and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Continue reading