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Pat White to look for success in UFL

Posted on: June 27, 2011 11:57 pm
WhitePosted by Josh Katzowitz

The last time we left former Dolphins QB Pat White, he had been cut by Miami, retired from the NFL and decided he wanted to continue on with a pro baseball career within the Kansas City Royals organization.

That was about nine months ago. Now, White has a new pro sports goal. He wants to play football again, and this time, he’s going to do it in the UFL with the Virginia Destroyers.

"I'm excited about my next step," White said via the UFL website. "My blood is boiling. I guess I kind of feel like a little kid again, a kid in a candy store. Hopefully, we'll be playing for another 5-10 years. I just love to compete.

"It puts a smile on my parents' face. I'm just excited to get back out there and run around in the heat."

It will be very interesting to see how White performs in what is basically the NFL’s minor leagues. He was awesome at West Virginia -- by my estimation, he’s the most-important collegiate player ever to emerge from the Big East -- and though he was taken way too soon by the Dolphins in the 2009 draft (really, Miami, in the second round?!?), he’s obviously got the athleticism that made him such a danger when he had the ball in his hand at West Virginia.

With the Destroyers, White will play for coach Marty Schottenheimer -- who, you might recall, doesn’t want to have anything to do with Terrelle Pryor -- and he’s hoping to parlay what he learned in the NFL to success in the UFL (so that, perhaps, he might get another chance in the NFL).

"(Schottenheimer) is looking for a leader," said White. "He's looking for somebody who enjoys the game, somebody that other players see as their quarterback, and I hope I fit that description.

"It's a great opportunity. I've heard nothing but good things about coach Schottenheimer. It's a competitive league. It's new, up-and-coming, and, hopefully, we can make a name for ourselves."

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Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:45 pm

Pat White to look for success in UFL

When Marty Schottenheimer said he wasn't interested in Terrelle Pryor and that he already had a QB, he had already drafted Pat White and was probably expecting last year's starter, Chris Greisen, to return (which he did).

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 28, 2011 12:41 pm

White and Pryor: apples and compost heaps

White is a leader; Pryor is a follower.  White is a giver; Pryor is a taker.  White has guts; Pryor is a spoiled baby who folds when the going gets tough.  White can be a good QB with the right coach; Pryor can be a decent TE if he gets his head out of his bleep.  

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 10:10 am

Pat White to look for success in UFL

Speaking of Terrelle Pryor, Miami should get him to fit that dreaded wildcat scheme! What happened to the wildcat by the way? It was all the rage for about 10 minutes.

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: June 28, 2011 8:40 am

Pat White to look for success in UFL

another wvu bust who cant make it on the big show

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