Good news for the Cubs and me last night in MLB play. I close and win my small three team par play....Lester great again. I know this will not happen, but if I was the Cubs manager, I would play Hendricks om Sunday as opposed to Saturday. The reason being is that the Cubs have a game to give and the prospect of beating Kershaw on Friday night is 50/50 AT BEST. I would take Hendricks at Home (now minus Kershaw) to win game 7 on Sunday night. It's not going to happen of course, but I just hate putting up my second best pitcher against the "K" man in this scenario. Anyway, I will probably take the Under 6 (my best guess at this point) on Saturday nights game....should be a classic if you like dominant pitching.
@dMo are you adding up Vernon Davis, niles paul, Matt jones, Chris Thompson, and fat robs receiving yards as well. As far as around 170-220 yards receiving for the entire receiver Corp that sounds pretty spot on.
Ravens send the Chargers their 1st and 3rd rd picks this yr and next
Dallas sends the Jest QB Romo for their 2nd rd pick
the Bears send Miami QB Cutler for their 2nd rd pick
Miami sends QB Tanneyhill to the 49ers for their 2nd rd pick
This is my Wednesday 2012 Senior Bowl Practice Report (North). I'll note how some of the players performed in the drills, and I'll pepper in some opinions on these prospects from the leading voices in the NFL Draft community.
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2012 Senior Bowl: Wednesday North Practice Report
Audie Cole, ILB, N.C. State
Audie Cole had another really nice practice, as he stood out in the one-on-one drills. He could be making his way toward the second round.
Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall
Another up-and-down practice for Vinny Curry, who easily beat Kevin Zeitler, but then was stonewalled by Kelechi Osemele when lining up inside.
"There's a little buzz going on about him," said Mike Mayock. "He doesn't do anything great, but he does everything well. That motor is going to get him into the second round."
Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
Two cornerbacks bounced back from a rough start to this week. Alfonzo Dennard made a really nice pass break-up on Brian Quick on seven-on-sevens.
Donnie Fletcher, CB, Boston College
The other corner who rebounded was Donnie Fletcher, who hit hard and excelled in the run-blocking drill. Mike Mayock noted that onlookers like it when prospects improve off a bad start.
"Fletcher struggled Monday," Mayock said. "But I thought he came back yesterday and got a bit of a buzz when he got his hands on people."
Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
Cam Johnson has enjoyed some very good Senior Bowl practices. Mike Mayock took note of this.
"Cam Johnson is interesting," Mayock said. "I don't know where you line him up, but he's had a really good week."
Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
Mike Martin wasn't as dominant as he was Tuesday, but he still stood out with some solid performances in the one-on-ones. He's probably helped himself more than anybody at the Senior Bowl. He's listed in the third round of today's 2012 NFL Mock Draft update, but I may have to move him up next week.
Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
Another poor outing for Kellen Moore. All I'm hearing is "he's the next Tyler Palko." If you watched the Chiefs this year, you know that's not a good thing.
Chris Polk, RB, Washington
The Sun Tan Man suggested that Chris Polk has hurt himself more than any running back this week, and I couldn't agree more. Perhaps it's the weight he recently put on, but he looks really slow on the field.
Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz caught my eye when he made some nice blocks in the one-on-ones on Monday, but I didn't mention him. He stood out again today, prompting Mike Mayock to compliment him.
"Schwartz is going to force me to do some more tapework on him," Mayock said. "He's a better athlete than I thought."