Some real quick football hits for your Friday afternoon:
* Related, Back From Vacation Football Bytes in case you missed them.
* Former NC State WR, Brian Clark is featured in this nice article on DenverBroncos.com.
The work ethic came from his mother. The fanaticism about tape study — which is quite palatable to the Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree — stemmed from his work with State offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, who previously spent 17 seasons on NFL sidelines from Miami to San Francisco.
“He brought to me that philosophy of turning every single page of your playbook, closing your eyes and (visualizing what happens),” Clark said. “I spend probably about an hour to two hours a day of closing my eyes and visualizing plays and putting myself in different situations.”
Trestman arrived in 2005, one year after Clark ascended up the depth chart to become State’s top receiver. But with No. 4 overall selection Philip Rivers no longer around to sling passes after smashing virtually every passing standard in the school’s ledger, Clark’s numbers didn’t quite match up to those of his predecessor, Jerricho Cotchery.
“People hear rehab and they say, ‘Oh no, he has problems,”‘ Robinson told The Associated Press in a phone interview from South Carolina. “I’m not in rehab. I’m still doing good. I’m still not drinking. I’m still working out. I’m still Koren, the cheerful, happy guy you all saw last year.”
Robinson said he didn’t check himself into a rehab facility and didn’t have a relapse. Rather, he said, he is merely attending some relapse prevention classes in preparation for the start of the grueling NFL season, which affords the Pro Bowl kick returner little time to work on maintaining his recovery.
* CBS Sportline has a great idea and pretty decent execution with this article. Any Wolfpacker, and most college football experts would argue the inclusion of Jason White over Philip Rivers for the 2nd Team. If a single Heisman Trophy is the criteria for the second team, why not give the role to Carson Palmer? He won a national championship to boot.
* Former Wolfpacker, Adrian Wilson has been named one of the NFL’s most underrated players. This connects very nicely to the comments in this link that you will enjoy.