Gil Brandt's Blog pretty decent! for 3-29-2010

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  1. cowboyjoe

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    Shea has inside perspective on Bradford’s performance
    Posted: March 29th, 2010 | Frank Tadych | Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Oklahoma Pro Day, Sam Bradford, Terry Shea

    Sam Bradford displayed his surgically repaired shoulder was strong during Oklahoma's pro day. (Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press)
    Perhaps no one has a better take right now on Sam Bradford — other than Bradford himself — than Terry Shea.

    Shea, a veteran college and NFL coach, has been working with Bradford as his quarterback consultant leading up to Monday’s workout. Talking shortly after that workout, Shea described it this way: “Lights out.”

    Moments later, he described it this way: “Phenomenal.”

    Bradford threw 63 passes under the spotlight of NFL talent evaluators Monday, his first public workout with his surgically repaired right shoulder. Bradford began with 13 stationary throws before moving on to the scripted 50-pass portion of the workout. According to Shea, one ball hit the ground.

    “I’ve never seen a performance like this,” Shea said. “A lot of people came up to me and said it’s as good a work out as they’ve ever seen.”

    That is to be expected, as the scripted workouts showcase skills in a familiar setting. It’s meant to look good. What’s most important for Bradford — the potential top overall pick by the Rams — is answering any lingering questions surrounding the health of his shoulder.

    Shea has had a first-hand look at Bradford over the last eight weeks. He explained that Bradford underwent a rehab program at the Andrews Performance Institute (API) for two to three weeks, followed by three or four weeks of medical review in which he threw three times a week for about 20 minutes. Starting soon after the NFL Scouting Combine, Shea worked with Bradford for just more than four weeks, watching him throw 100 passes a day for five and sometimes six days a week.

    “I don’t see any shoulder issue at all,” Shea said of Monday’s workout. “He’s a tireless worker. I don’t see any glitch in his mechanics. He’s as consistent as I ever thought he would be.”

    One important nugget that came out of our conversation was that Bradford didn’t show any fatigue during the workout — a sign he was diligent in his rehab. Not only would it signal his health, but it would give NFL teams a strong indication of his work ethic.

    “I saw this almost every day,” Shea said of what scouts saw for the first time Monday. “There were some days where we were outside and the wind was a factor, but once I was with him this week in Norman, I started to see this almost every day. The more he gets into the fatigue of the drill, the stronger he gets.”

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    Carroll: Bradford ‘lit it up’
    Posted: March 29th, 2010 | Staff | Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Oklahoma Pro Day, Pete Carroll, Sam Bradford

    New Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll came away impressed after watching Sam Bradford’s workout, one Gil Brandt called the best he’d seen since Troy Aikman’s 21 years ago.

    “Just leaving OU,” Carroll wrote on his Twitter account. “Sam Bradford had a great workout at his pro day … He lit it up!”

    Seattle, which recently traded for QB Charlie Whitehurst, owns two picks in the first round, Nos. 6 and 14.

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    Bradford’s pro day workout leaves crowd in awe
    Posted: March 29th, 2010 | Gil Brandt | Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Oklahoma Pro Day, Sam Bradford, Troy Aikman

    Sam Bradford had an impressive workout. (Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press)
    NORMAN, Okla. — Sam Bradford’s workout Monday in front of representatives for all 32 NFL teams at Oklahoma’s pro day almost left me speechless. And that’s saying something.

    Bradford threw 63 passes (13 during a stationary period and 50 scripted throws) during the workout and, in my estimation, didn’t have one that was uncatchable. He moved around well, including throwing on the run out of the pocket, and went through the entire route tree. The scripted workout included three-, five- and seven-step drops, shotgun, and play-action plays, plus sprints and rollouts to both sides.

    It really was a treat to watch, and I think everyone here was in awe of Bradford’s performance. In fact, he put on the best quarterback workout by a draft prospect that I’ve seen since I watched a private workout Troy Aikman put on for us with the Cowboys in California.

    If Bradford is feeling the effects of his shoulder injury or is experiencing any weakness, there were no indications of that. He threw with velocity during the entire workout.

    He officially measured in at 6-foot-5 and 236 pounds.

    Terry Shea, a former college and NFL coach who’s working with Bradford as a quarterback consultant, told me they’ve been together for about eight weeks. Bradford has been throwing for a little more than four weeks since being cleared by doctors.

    I would imagine that two weeks from now, Bradford’s arm will be even stronger than what we saw. And it was very strong Monday.

    – Gil Brandt

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    Bradford’s workout ‘near flawless’
    Posted: March 29th, 2010 | Gil Brandt | Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Oklahoma, Picasso, Sam Bradford

    NORMAN, Okla. — Sam Bradford just finished his workout, and let me tell you, it was near flawless. I’m not saying he solidified his spot at the top of the draft, but he sure didn’t hurt himself. It was one of the best individual workouts I’ve seen in a long time. A real Picasso.

    I’m getting the numbers together now and will get them to you shortly.

    – Gil Brandt

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    Four receivers taking part in Bradford’s workout
    Posted: March 29th, 2010 | Gil Brandt | Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Adron Tennell, Brody Eldridge, Chris Brown, Josh Reed, Oklahoma Pro Day, Sam Bradford

    NORMAN, Okla. — Four receivers will take part in QB Sam Bradford’s scripted workout Monday in Norman.

    Josh Reed, who has spent the last eight seasons with the Buffalo Bills, as well as three of Bradford’s Sooners teammates — RB Chris Brown, TE Brody Eldridge and WR Adron Tennell — will be on the receiving end of the quarterback’s passes.

    Be sure to check back here for further updates from Norman.

    – Gil Brandt

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    Before Bradford throws, other Sooners work out
    Posted: March 29th, 2010 | Gil Brandt | Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Adron Tennell, Auston English, Brody Eldridge, Chris Brown, Cleveland Browns, Oklahoma Pro Day, Sam Bradford

    NORMAN, Okla. — While teams await quarterback Sam Bradford’s workout Monday at Oklahoma’s pro day, other Sooners players have gone through drills.

    Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren and coach Eric Mangini are on hand, as well as new Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

    A few Oklahoma players who either did not participate in all the drills at the NFL Scouting Combine, or weren’t invited to the combine at all, worked out for NFL teams.

    Running back Chris Brown, (5-10, 210) who participated at the combine, opted to go through workouts again in order to record better numbers. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 and 4.53, and he recorded a 9-foot-10 broad jump, a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump, 4.38-second short shuttle and 7.09 three-cone drill.

    Tight end Brody Eldridge (259 pounds) also participated at the combine but recorded new numbers in the 40 (4.71, 4.68), broad jump (9 feet, 4 inches), short shuttle (4.44), 7.32 three-cone drill and bench press (20 reps).

    Defensive end Auston English (6-3 1/4, 252) was not at the combine. He ran a 4.77 in the 40 and posted a 35-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump, a 4.33-second short shuttle, 7.21 three-cone drill and completed 25 bench press reps.

    Receiver Adron Tennell (195 pounds) was not at the combine and posted a times of 4.50 and 4.55 in the 40.

    Defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger measured in at 6-foot-1 3/4, 321 pounds. He did not participate in drills.

    Terry Shea, a former college and NFL coach who now does quarterback consulting work for future NFL draft prospects, will be running a scripted workout for Bradford. Bradford is expected to work out at noon ET.

    Following the pro day workouts, the scouts were treated to a boxed lunch from a famous local deli in Norman.

    – Gil Brandt

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    Niners display significant interest in QB Pulley
    Posted: March 28th, 2010 | Gil Brandt | Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Curtis Pulley, Florida A&M, LeRoy Vann

    He may not be on the level of a Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen, but Florida A&M QB Curtis Pulley possesses some qualities that the 49ers must find interesting.

    San Fancisco head coach Mike Singletary and quarterback coach Mike Johnson were both on hand to watch Pulley work out at the Rattlers’ pro day on March 18. Pulley did not do position drills, but Johnson spent an hour meeting with him, going over film and diagramming plays on the blackboard.

    The event took place outdoors on grass on a soft, spongy field — very poor conditions — with 18 team representatives in attendance.

    Pulley (6-foot-3 1/8, 189 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 and 4.56 seconds (equivalent to a 4.48 on better turf), had a 34-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump, a 4.18-second short shuttle and a 7.20-second three-cone drill.

    The other noteworthy player among the 14 prospects that participated was KR LeRoy Vann. Vann (5-8 3/8, 177) ran 4.59 and 4.62 in the 40, had a 35-inch vertical, a 9-10 broad, a 4.26 short shuttle and a 7.27 three-cone drill. Those numbers are not really a true barometer, however, due to the poor field conditions. He also did 16 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds.

    – Gil Brandt
  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    wasn't the same cast of charactors slobbering over Jamarcus Russell a few years ago?
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    could be, cant remember that far back buddy
  4. DFWJC

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    I don't see any comparison between those two players....they could not be more different. Ryan/Sanchez combo, imo.

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