1. Like to discuss POLITICS? Come join us at PUNNDITS.com!
    If you like discussing politics and other related topics then your new home (hopefully) for doing just that can be found on Punndits.com! Come join us and help us grow Punndits into a wonderful and safe place to discuss politics with everyone.
    Dismiss Notice

Work ethic fuels defensive end Mercilus-'I lost a finger today

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

    28,174 Messages
    181 Likes Received
    Associated Press
    Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus led the nation in sacks after losing part of his left index finger.
    By Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel
    March 27, 2012


    Green Bay - Whitney Mercilus didn't think. He acted on impulse.

    Last summer, he noticed Illinois teammate DeJazz Woods squatting 405 pounds across the weight room. Woods crouched down and couldn't get up. Woods had a spotter but needed more help.

    Mercilus sprinted over and threw his hand into the fray. "To catch something," he said.
  2. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

    1,382 Messages
    30 Likes Received
    RKG in caps

    Great story Joe
  3. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

    10,118 Messages
    2,585 Likes Received
    Alright, Whitney, you've worked your way back into my mock
  4. egn22

    egn22 Well-Known Member

    1,516 Messages
    1,059 Likes Received
    I want this guy. period.
  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

    20,333 Messages
    6,942 Likes Received
    He's got a little Ronnie Lott in him.
  6. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

    30,268 Messages
    6,060 Likes Received
    I would be really happy with this pick now.
  7. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

    23,833 Messages
    4,491 Likes Received
    Whitney Mercilus, 6'4", 261, and with explosive dynamics and instinctive knowledge of function off the edge...mixed with heart and dedication. Works for this fan.
  8. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

    15,974 Messages
    2,736 Likes Received
  9. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

    26,542 Messages
    3,216 Likes Received
    Sounds like a good kid who wants to work as hard as possible to be as great as possible. Teams can never have too many guys like that.
  10. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

    7,475 Messages
    162 Likes Received
    i want
  11. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

    10,118 Messages
    2,585 Likes Received
    Man, is that finger ever nasty

    Looks like a cigar glued to his hand
  12. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

    4,021 Messages
    374 Likes Received
    Looks like a young Ed "Too Tall" Jones.
  13. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Well-Known Member

    651 Messages
    284 Likes Received
    He was on my short list before this article. He's now possibly at the top of that list. By the way... the upbringing and work ethic sound A LOT like Tyron's story. Seems like Garrett is drawn to that kind of perseverance.
  14. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

    10,118 Messages
    2,585 Likes Received
    Great point, thought so as well
  15. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

    8,661 Messages
    1,854 Likes Received
    Sounds like Tyron in that area.
  16. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

    2,805 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    This is the type of guy you wish nothing but the best, no matter which team he lands on.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

    40,517 Messages
    5,192 Likes Received
    I don't know. His left arm seems a little shorter then his right arm does.


Share This Page