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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

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    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



    http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/work-ethic-fuels-defensive-end-mp4oq5l-144480865.html


    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

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    RKG in caps

    Great story Joe
     
  3. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Alright, Whitney, you've worked your way back into my mock
     
  4. egn22

    egn22 Well-Known Member

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    I want this guy. period.
     
  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    He's got a little Ronnie Lott in him.
     
  6. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    I would be really happy with this pick now.
     
  7. CCBoy

    CCBoy Benched

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    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

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  9. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    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

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    i want
     
  11. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Man, is that finger ever nasty

    Looks like a cigar glued to his hand
     
  12. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a young Ed "Too Tall" Jones.
     
  13. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    Great point, thought so as well
     
  15. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Sounds like Tyron in that area.
     
  16. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    This is the type of guy you wish nothing but the best, no matter which team he lands on.
     
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know. His left arm seems a little shorter then his right arm does.

    ;)
     

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