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Posted on: January 10, 2011 6:53 pm
 

BCS Championship podcast with Karlos Dansby

Posted by Will Brinson

You might think because tonight's all about our college brethren, we have nothing to contribute. You'd be wrong.

See, we got a hold of Miami Dolphins linebacker and Auburn alum Karlos Dansby to chat about the BCS title game, Jim Harbaugh's hiring (Ed. Note: the interview actually happened on Friday, so it was "breaking" at the time), Tony Sparano getting run around on by Stephen Ross, Cam Newton's NFL hopes, whether Chad Henne can be a quarterback for a playoff contender, who he thinks will win the BCS title game, and what he does when he hangs out with Charles Barkley.

Bonus: Newton and Nick Fairley make a guest "appearance" as they come walking by Dansby and screaming and whooping and whatnot. It's rather comical.

Just hit the play button below and don't forget to Subscribe via iTunes.

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Posted on: December 12, 2010 3:04 pm
 

Cam Newton discusses his potential NFL future

Posted by Will Brinson

Cam Newton cruised to the Heisman Trophy last night, thankfully avoiding a scandal in which we had to wonder whether or not we'd wrecked a young man's career without any actual proof that he did anything wrong.

But I digress, because I don't care how much people pay folks in college as long as they end up gracing the fields of the NFL, which Cam Newton will do at some point. Perhaps, even, as soon as 2011, given how much scrutiny he's under at Auburn right now. (Seriously, if you win the Heisman and maybe win the BCS Championship, you go pro. You just do. It's worth more than whatever Mississippi State was going to pay.)

He joined the crew at the mothership on The NFL Today to talk about winning the trophy and if he'd thought about the NFL and how his game would translate to the NFL.



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Posted on: November 30, 2010 11:58 am
 

Locker: 'It would be awesome' to be a Seahawk

Posted by Will Brinson

At one point, Jake Locker was like the greatest prospect to ever enter college and a surefire No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Since then, his draft stock has done a very impressive "Brady Quinn in the green room" impersonation, but, hey, having three games with more than 20 attempts and less than 75 yards passing in your senior season will do that to you.

Still, he's the top senior quarterback in the draft and, according to our NFL Draft Scout friend Chad Reuter, somewhere in a mishmash of Cam Newton and Ryan Mallett after Andrew Luck on the boards, which means he's probably a late first-round pick, depending on what teams land there. And if one of those teams happens to be the QB-needy Seattle Seahawks, well, Locker won't be totally not-stoked to play under Pete Carroll.

"I think it would be awesome," Locker said Monday when asked on 710 ESPN Seattle (via Mocking the Draft) if he'd like to play for the Seahawks. "I would have no opposition to that at all."

This is for two reasons. One, Locker would get to play in Washington for high school, college and the pros, something that's obscenely rare for NFL'ers (Julius Peppers, until jumping to the Bears, is the only one that jumps to mind, though it was pointed out on Twitter Mark Tauscher also did it with the Packers in Wisconsin).

And two, it would probably mean that he won't plummet to the second round after previously being considered such a stone-cold lock for the top spot in the draft. Unless he totally eggs the Combine, etc., in which case he could end up in a Jimmy Clausen situation where he falls just far enough for a QB-needy team to swoop him up early in the second or something.

But the point is this: Jake Locker wouldn't mind playing in Seattle. His only problem is hoping that Seattle does well enough this year in order to avoid a top-20 pick, otherwise he'll just be considered a reach.

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