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  1. All Things Star Wars Thread

    I remember when TFA came out & @codeorama & I were discussing the novelizations of the films & everyone else here acted like they'd never heard of such a thing. Nice try but your midichlorian count is to low.
  2. All Things Star Wars Thread

    Leia's Marry Poppins scene was actually first done by Kanan on Rebels. So it was at least established though it was & still is part of the problem with TLJ. Also, Obi Won is such as badass that he kills Sith Lords & they're so pissed off about it they refuse to die.
  3. All Things Star Wars Thread

    Saw it opening night.
  4. May 23, 2018 Head Coach Jay Gruden On his early impressions of QB Alex Smith: “He’s been good. He’s got good command of the offense already. Great command in the huddle. He’s just getting a feel for the receivers, the players around him, how we call things, but overall, the first two days, I would say I’m very pleased with his quick progression and learning. I knew that wouldn’t be an issue with as much as he’s played in a similar-style system. So now it’s just a matter of him getting used to the players around him.” On the offensive line: “They were all here, pretty much, other than Trent [Williams]. Trent is rehabbing back home and Morgan [Moses] is still rehabbing. Ty Nsekhe is still rehabbing. T.J. Clemmings is still rehabbing. [Tyler] Catalina had a little tweak yesterday, so he’s out. I think everybody else should be here.” On if he is concerned about the offensive line: “No, not at all. The big thing is getting them healthy. And there’s nothing they can do about it. I mean, they’re still rehabbing from surgeries. It’s not like they’re taking time off and fishing, you know? They’re rehabbing and I have total faith in those guys and what they’re doing – the guys that are here. And I have no problem with Trent. I saw Trent squatting five- or six-hundred pounds the other day, so I think Trent is well on his way to being in good shape. So I think once camp rolls around, I think they’ll be ready to roll.” On if G Tyler Catalina suffered a long-term injury: “No, I don’t think so. He just got his feet tangled up in the turf a little bit.” On if he can envision CB Orlando Scandrick starting opposite of CB Josh Norman: “Yeah, we’re trying him out there. Without a doubt, he’s got experience there. He’s got experience at nickel. You see him at nickel. Having him here is a great benefit, not just for our defense but for Jamison [Crowder] and all out slot receivers working against a nickel with great experience. He brings great experience to the defensive back room, but he also helps the offense in the way he sees things and communicates with us, maybe things we can do better as far as attacking certain coverages.” On CB Quinton Dunbar: “When you talk about corners, you talk about measurables. He’s got the measurables. He’s got the length, he’s got the speed, now it’s just a matter of him getting comfortable with his coverages and obviously his techniques. And he’s doing a better job with that. I think James [Rowe] and Torrian [Gray] have done a great job with him, and Dunny has done a good job of really studying the game, not just bump-and-run man-to-man, but different coverages, squat techniques and deep-third techniques. All that stuff, he’s doing a much better job, more comfortable in the system.” On if there were any unexpected absences today: “I don’t know. I didn’t take roll call today… Zach Brown is moving into the area and I think he was transitioning in that.” On WR Robert Davis: “He hurt his toe yesterday. He got tangled up in the turf. Again, we want to be outside, but the outside fields don’t handle water too well, so we had to go on the turf, and turf always, for whatever reason, results in a couple tweaks here and there with toes and ankles or what have you.” On if he watched Norman on Dancing With The Stars: “I watched every episode of that, and the more I watched, the more impressed I was with his ability to learn that stuff because I know I have zero rhythm. I would be voted off the first episode. So I think the work ethic he put in, the work he put in to get ready for that show and then also fly back on redeyes and get here for practice or OTAs, I just really have a lot of admiration for what he did and what he accomplished, man, because that’s not easy. I thought he should have won the dang thing. I think he got ripped off, to be honest with you.” On if he would complain to officials about Norman finishing as a runner-up: “Yeah, I should call up there. I didn’t have a red flag. I would have thrown it. No, I just think that’s a great tribute… I think that just shows what type of competitor he is. Everything he does he tries to be successful at and that showed it on that show.” On how much he has focused on new rules regarding kickoffs and lowering the helmet: “Yeah, our special teams coach went up there with a couple other special teams coaches and they talked about possible rule changes. I don’t know what’s been officially set yet, so we’ve kind of talked about it and tinkered around with it at rookie OTAs – what the rule might possibly be – but I’ll wait and see what the official wording is of the rule. We’ll adjust. And the lowering of the helmet, I don’t know which ones they decided to go with, so we’ll see. I know there’s been a lot of talk about bull rushes and they’re trying to obviously protect the players, but we’ve just got to be careful.” On if he thinks kick returns might become more prevalent: “I don’t know. That’s a good question. I think without the guys getting a running start, number one, it could be. I think it’s just something… I have to see it before I can really make any judgments on it. Until I actually see it, I think the type of player on kickoff might change a little bit. You might need more speed obviously if you’re going to start from a standing start, but I don’t know. The same with kickoff returns. You’ve got to get back there. I think you’ll see less… There won’t be any offensive linemen out there. Sometimes you’ll have an offensive lineman to help the wedge, but I think for the most part, you’re going to see more speed guys. But I’ve got to wait and see how that impacts. The good thing about our kickoff team, I think having Hop [Dustin Hopkins] here, our kicker, he can do a lot of different things. He can high-hop, I mean, he can kick it high, he can pin you in a corner, he can kick it out of the end zone, so either way, we’ll be good.” On if the team will experiment with the new kickoff rules before training camp: “Yeah, we’ll do it out here first, and then we’ll work it against the Jets when they come to training camp. Then we have four preseason games to get a look at it and go from there.” On Josh Doctson and the progress of the wide receivers: “Josh has done great, man. He’s been available for us and he’s just getting that work with Alex, but he’s done a good job. He looks good. He looks more comfortable as far as his stems and routes and understanding out breaking the huddle, just like that, knowing what to do. He’s really never had a problem with that, but he just looks more comfortable. He’s got a good feel. Paul [Richardson Jr.] has done an excellent job. You could see his speed out there today. Obviously Jamison had another big day today. He’s been outstanding. Rob Davis, until his injury yesterday, had a big-time day. Mo Harris has stepped up still. He’s lining up all over the place, doing a great job. We got some young guys stepping up. So it’s fun to watch these guys compete. We’ve got a lot of good guys to choose from.” On the inside linebackers: “Our depth chart is in flux right now. We’re just going to look at guys in different spots, try to get guys reps and get the defense taught, and then we’ll start to have the competitions once we get the pads on. The big thing is just to get them taught, lined up, and Josh Harvey [-Clemons] will play in there, Shaun Dion [Hamilton], get him up to speed, [Jerod] Fernandez, free agent from NC State, we’ll get him up to speed. Obviously [Zach] Vigil is back, so we’ve got a lot of guys to choose from. Sometimes when a guy’s not here, it opens the door for other guys to get their quality reps and their quality work and we can see what they can do.” On if he’s been pleased with DL Jonathan Allen’s progress: “Yeah, we limited his reps today, and yesterday he got very little reps. He’s just slowly working back into it, but just watching him in Phase 2, watching him in individual, he looks good. He’s 100 percent, but we’re still going to try to take care of his reps and monitor how much he’s doing to make sure he’s full-go for training camp. But I’m very pleased and anxious to see him get more work.” On his assessment of the running backs: “I’ll tell you what, just today in general, you could see the competition. You could see Rob Kelley step up. Samaje Perine’s had a couple big days. Byron Marshall, I mean, he had a couple great routes today. He’s running the ball between the tackles. [Kapri] Bibbs had some big runs yesterday. Obviously, Derrius Guice has come in here and fueled the fire a little bit. He’s done an excellent job picking up what we’re trying to do, and Chris Thompson is standing back here with a hat on backwards watching. I feel really good about where our running backs are right now. Competition’s great, and it’s going to continue to be so. I think that position will be one of strength this year.” QB Alex Smith On what he looks for in OTAs: “I think for one, the one thing with this new break, you know an extended time after the season, I think it does really make you appreciate the time together, right, the time back practicing because we’re so limited now in practices. So I think every guy these last two days has enjoyed just getting back out there and losing yourself in the game, right? To be limited, it does make you miss it, and I think it makes you appreciate it, so that’s been nice. You know, we had two good days of work. You’ve got to make the most of every day. With that being said, limited time together, so you’ve got to take a step with condensed time every day. It’s been nice. Obviously no pads on, so the premium is on the skilled guys this time of year, which is fine with me as a quarterback.” On the competitiveness of S D.J. Swearinger Sr.: “I think competition this time of year is the only way… I mean, everybody is doing their own thing, right? You’ve got 32 teams all on their own with the schedule out, all trying to work towards their goals, and I think competition is the only way you’re going to get better this time of year, so you have to have that competitiveness back and forth. I think you’ve got to make each other better. You’ve got to slug it out this time of year. I mean, that’s what it’s all about.” On his development with the wide receivers: “I think it’s been really good. We’ve had great work. I think we’re ready for this. We were ready for OTAs. We got a lot in, Phase 1 and Phase 2, we got a lot of reps in, QBs and receivers working on timing, so I think we were ready to kind of introduce the defense, and this is the next step in our progression. Talking, communicating as we see things together, reacting, thinking the same way, seeing the same thing, so this certainly is the next step for us in that progression.” On if there are certain measuring points he looks for in his offseason transition to a new team: “No, I don’t think you can rely on the fact that, ‘Oh, it’s the first year here.’ Nobody cares. It’s not like in the fall, you guys are going to be like, ‘Ah, well, this is his first year here. We’ll give him a break.’ It just doesn’t work that way. Executing is executing. Good ball is good ball. I think you know the difference. Playing this long, you feel like you’ve got a good grasp on it. We’ve got to go. There has to be a sense of urgency… When we get out there and line up and play, no one’s taking it easy on you because you’ve got some new faces. It’s just not how it works, so we’ve got to get up to speed.” On being in a leadership role: “I think a lot gets made up of leadership in this league, especially with quarterbacks, and I think leadership isn’t just giving speeches and being loud and talking a lot. That’s not my definition of a leader. And, you know what, I think everybody has got it in them and everybody has a different style. I’m not just talking about quarterbacks, every guy in that huddle and I think it’s really just being yourself. I know guys respect work ethic and they respect the guys that are invested and committed, and for me, it’s really just doing that, right? Putting in the time, being myself, getting to know these guys. I think everybody is doing that. That’s the same around the league. There’s so much turnover year-to-year. Really this time of year, you have got to break those things down, get to know each other.” On the transition to a new team both on and off the field and how new players handle the transition: “I don’t know about anybody else. I can’t speak for anybody else, but for me, ball is ball. It’s fluid, right? I’m focused on football when I’m out on the football field, there’s your release. Ball is ball. I’m going out there and trying to play, trying to execute, and that hasn’t changed at all. Certainly there are some moving parts off the field, but I think any good pro can compartmentalize that stuff. It’s certainly our job. That’s what we’re getting paid to do.” On similarities in the offenses he’s run: “It’s tough to compare. I don’t totally want to get into that. Both from West Coast worlds, so it’s kind of like they are all Latin-based languages, you know, but they are not the same. There are some similarities, structure of the playbook, of how we call things, things like that. There are a lot of similarities but it’s not the same language. I guess that’s the best analogy I can make.” On the new league policy governing the National Anthem: “It’s my first time hearing of it right there out of your mouth. I have no idea. I know it’s getting a lot of attention. I’ve got nothing for you. It would be tough for me to respond at this point.” On if it is difficult having so many offensive tackles missing: “Can’t worry about it. This time of year especially, like I said, this is kind of geared toward the skilled guys on both sides of the ball and so we definitely need to take advantage of this time because we do have the advantage. I mean, this is a next-man-up game. That’s the deal, right? These guys have got to get ready in a hurry. You never know. You can’t just rely on, ‘Oh, when we just get these guys back.’ We have got to get these guys up to speed. Next man up and they have to get ready to play.” On what he has done to get on the same page as RB Chris Thompson: “I’ve watched a lot of film. Other than that, like I said, we take advantage of these reps with the guys that are out here, right? The schemes don’t change. Certainly Chris is a special player. When he gets back, we’ll have a chance to kind of dial that in. But conceptually for me, I’m just trying to go out there and execute regardless. The next-guy-in has to go win if coverage dictates that and the concept dictates that, then those guys have got to win and we have got to take advantage of that time right now.” On if he will take chances in practices to get a better feel for what his teammates are capable of: “I think most of the time you’re just trying to be the point guard out there based on the play call and the defense that you’re getting, that really dictates where the football goes. Matchups play into that, but certainly this time of year, I think there’s something to be said about pushing it a little bit. When we get to camp and real ball, you can kind of rein that in a little. I think this time of year there’s something to be said about taking some chances down the field and taking some opportunities.”
  5. For Immediate Release May 22, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following free agent: G Isaiah Williams The Redskins waived the following player designated as injured: G Arie Kouandjio
  6. I'm telling you, that dude is a show waiting to happen.
  7. Speaking of Super Cars, check out Fastest Car on Netflix. They take 3 sleeper cars & put them up against a super car in a quarter mile drag race. This dude is in the 5th show which is the first one I watched cause its a ****ing chromed out Lambo.
  8. NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release URBAN ONE TO ACQUIRE THE TEAM 980 ROCKVILLE, Md. (May 21, 2018) – Urban One, Red Zebra Broadcasting and the Washington Redskins announced today that Urban One has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the radio station The Team 980 (WTEM 980 AM) from Red Zebra Broadcasting, pending FCC approval. In addition, Urban One has also entered into an agreement with the Washington Redskins to ensure that all Redskins games, as well as pregame and postgame programming, will remain on The Team 980. The acquisition is the first step in a collaborative effort between the Redskins and Urban One to keep The Team 980 as the fans’ premier source for radio coverage of the Washington Redskins. “We believe the future of The Team 980 is in great hands with Urban One,” said Terry Bateman, Chairman of Red Zebra Broadcasting. “We view this as an opportunity for Urban One and the Redskins to build a close partnership to continue to provide the Redskins’ fans with unparalleled access and content, keeping The Team 980 as the fans’ destination for the best Redskins coverage.” In addition to The Team 980, the Redskins game day broadcasts – including pregame, in-game and postgame programming – will air on WMAL 105.9 FM and 630 AM as a valued part of the Redskins Radio Network. “This is a tremendous opportunity for Urban One and we are especially pleased that through our acquisition, The Team 980 will continue to be locally owned. The acquisition of The Team 980 is very much in line with our strategy of super-serving our community of listeners. We have deep roots in the greater Washington, DC area and are well aware that The Team 980 has always been a fan favorite,” said Alfred C. Liggins, President and CEO of Urban One. “Red Zebra has a track record of producing great programming that engages our hometown sports fans. We look forward to working with the Washington Redskins organization to continue this tradition.” This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are based upon information available to Urban One at the time of this release. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond Urban One's control, that may cause the actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are described in Urban One's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-3 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Urban One does not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statements. About Urban One, Inc. Urban One, Inc. (www.urban1.com), formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. The Company owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a television network serving more than 59 million households, offering a broad range of original programming, classic series and movies designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. As one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, Urban One currently owns and/or operates 56 broadcast stations in 15 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Russ Parr Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Get up Morning! with Erica Campbell, DL Hughley Show, Willie Moore Jr Show, Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy, Reverend Al Sharpton Show. In addition to its radio and television broadcast assets, Urban One owns Interactive One, LLC (ionedigital.com), the largest digital resource for urban enthusiasts and Blacks, reaching millions each month through its Cassius and BHM Digital platforms. Additionally, One Solution, the Company's branded content agency and studio combines the dynamics of Urban One's holdings to provide brands with an integrated and effectively engaging marketing approach that reaches 82% of Black Americans throughout the country.
  9. Top right corner - Click on your user name --> ACCOUNT SETTINGS . It'll be over on the bottom left in the box that pops up. And yes, having it under edit profile makes a ton more sense. As far as the old threads, we kinda cleaned this area up to only feature any current issues. It's easier to keep up on this forum from the main page if only the newest topic is showing & not something that was answered years ago & just got bumped because someone replied.
  10. The new Magnum P.I. trailer looked good. Especially when they name dropped 5-0. I think it'd be really cool if CBS builds their own little "Hawaii-Verse" with 5-0 & Magnum.
  11. For Immediate Release May 16, 2018 REDSKINS NAME BRIAN LAFEMINA AS PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Brian Lafemina as the team’s President of Business Operations and Chief Operating Officer. “I am thrilled to welcome Brian to the Washington Redskins,” Owner Dan Snyder said. “Brian has been one of the most highly regarded NFL executives amongst league ownership for many years because of his deep understanding of our business, his focus on partner relationships and his genuine belief that fans must be at the center of every decision we make. Brian is coming to Washington with fresh thinking and big ideas to implement, and I have full confidence that with Brian’s addition and with Bruce Allen continuing as team President, the Redskins’ success will continue to grow, both on and off the field.” In this newly created role, Lafemina will oversee all club business operations and report directly to Owner Dan Snyder. “Nothing could have prepared me more for this role than working at the NFL,” Lafemina said. “Dan first approached me about a year ago to discuss the possibility of me joining the Redskins. During that time, I was able to see first-hand his passion for the Redskins, the game of football and his deep commitment to the Washington, D.C. community. Working with Dan and Bruce to develop a new, dynamic stadium that matches the vibrancy of this organization and its fan base will be an exciting challenge and one of our top priorities. I would also be remiss if I didn’t thank everyone I have worked with at the NFL, starting with Roger Goodell.” Lafemina spent eight years at the NFL, leading Club Business Development and building the team that works to create and share best practices across all of the NFL’s 32 member clubs. During his tenure, the league saw significant growth in game day fan satisfaction, season tickets sales, suite sales, local sponsorship and media revenue. In addition, Lafemina led or played key roles in league-wide initiatives on fan experience, ticketing strategy, Super Bowl strategy, Pro Bowl strategy and stadium development. Before joining the NFL, Lafemina spent 22 years at The Madison Square Garden Company in a variety of roles, starting as an intern and working his way up to Senior Vice President of Madison Square Garden Sports, where he was responsible for managing the business operations of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. Lafemina is a 1989 graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics. He and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of three daughters. -REDSKINS-
  12. For Immediate Release May 14, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following college free agents: PLAYER POS. HT. WT. COLLEGE Vontae Diggs LB 6-2 221 Connecticut Casey Dunn C 6-4 292 Auburn Darvin Kidsy WR 6-0 180 Texas Southern The Redskins waived the following players: WR Mikah Holder C Sean Welsh (designated left squad) -REDSKINS-
  13. Or Netflix. I swear Fox & SciFi cancel the good shows & extend the crap ones.
  14. May 11, 2018 Head Coach Jay Gruden On evaluating tryout players and their chances of making the roster: “You know, we’ve got two days to look at them really. We’re trying to throw some stuff mentally at them to see how they can learn and get them out there on the field. A lot of individual work, so we can see how they move around, see what kind of speed, obviously they have quickness. We can’t do any live contact, so it’s hard to see their physicality, but we can see a lot with their movement skills and all that stuff and how they learn, how they process information. So, you know, it’s tough to get a good evaluation on all of them. But with two days of work, the coaches will get a good chance to know some of these guys and hopefully we will find a few.” On the large number of wide receivers participating today: “I think that’s an important process these next two days - see how they learn ‘cause we’re throwing quite a few plays at them, number one. And then, get a chance to see how they run around and catch the ball. Then we do some one-one-one drills against defensive backs, see if they can separate. For the most part, we just need to see which guys we are going to bring to camp – which we have a pretty good idea – but we’re hoping that some of these tryout guys might sneak in the mix also. But I like what I saw from a lot of different guys. Tomorrow will be a good test for us to see how they improve in their performance. “ On DL Daron Payne: “He put himself through individual [drills]. He looked good. Big, strong. Kind of what we thought.” On the importance of the team’s three most recent first-round picks in WR Josh Doctson, DL Jonathan Allen and DL Daron Payne: “I think it’s very important. You know, it’s a critical process as far as building football teams. Your first rounders are critical in that process. We expect a lot of things from Josh Doctson and obviously Jonathan Allen coming back from injury. But Daron Payne, throwing him in there with Jonathan will be a big plus for both those guys. They’ve played together. They know each other. They both have a similar skill set and I think they will be productive side-by-side. Obviously, keeping them healthy, we can never predict that. Josh had an unfortunate Achilles deal and then obviously Jonathan’sfoot last year. Knock on wood, hopefully we get all three of those guys healthy and they will be major contributors. “ On RB Derrius Guice: “He looked fine. Nobody tackled him, so that was a good thing [laughter]. He’s just a ball of energy. He’s really excited to be here. He’s willing to learn. He’s first in the meeting, got his playbook open and just soaking in all the knowledge. We sent him in here a little bit early to get with Chad [Englehart] and our strength staff to get him a couple good days of weightlifting and try to get on par with the rest of the guys so when we start OTAs he’ll have his feet under him. A lot of these guys who have been – these draft picks – they’ve been traveling around so much, we don’t want to overload them out there and have them pull something. So, we got them some good individual work, sent Daron [Payne], Shaun Dion Hamilton, and obviously Derrius in the weight room to get the with the strength staff.” On S Fish Smithson’s presence at rookie minicamp: “I think it’s a chance for him to just get some more reps and go through the process again. These young guys who get an opportunity to go through this, it’s not a punishment for them, it’s actually an opportunity for them to get on the field, listen to the coverages again and go through it and perform and separate themselves from the rest of the guys. Fish showed up, and obviously [Ondre] Pipkins did a great job today. All those guys that were invited to come back to the rookie minicamp all looked well.” On the players from Alabama and why they work well with the Redskins: “Well, they have a lot of good players. I think they’ve had 18 or 20 of them drafted in the last few years. They get the top high school guys, and they turn into top pro guys a lot of the time. They’ve been to three national championship games and won two, so that’s not all coaching, that’s some playing. They have very skilled players on their team across the board – offensive line, defensive line, linebacker, secondary. They’re well-coached. So when they come from Alabama, usually they’re ready to roll from a mental standpoint. They know how to work. They know the grind of long seasons because they usually play two playoff games. I know Coach [Nick] Saban and those coaches up there work them hard throughout the year. They have a good understanding of what football is all about. Great passion for the game and that’s been the case so far with the Alabama guys we’ve brought in here.” On if he was surprised S Quin Blanding was available following the draft: “Absolutely. We were glad he was there. We ended up getting [Troy] Apke in the fourth round so we kind of were done with the safety position in the draft, but we knew we had to bring a couple more in for free agency and we’re glad that he was there. I thought he had a draftable grade on him for sure. He was very productive at Virginia and showed up in the Senior Bowl. So he’s got a great chance to stick around.” On if there is an update on G Arie Kouandjio: “There’s not really an update. We’re going to get a second opinion on him, check out his quad, his quad tendon, see what happened.” On reports that Kouandjio suffered a torn quad: “That’s the first report. You know, we haven’t got the official MRIs back and all that stuff. That was the fear. But anytime you have an injury like that, we’ve got to get it all checked out and make sure that what you think it is is actually a fact. Right now we don’t know for sure.” On if G Shawn Lauvao signed prior to Kouandjio’s injury: “Yeah.” On if he recalls undrafted players that stood out in previous rookie minicamps: “We’ve had a few, you know? Rob Kelley and Maurice Harris, we’ve had a few guys that have come through these workouts. You’re just looking for guys that obviously produce with the opportunities that they have. You’re looking for a skillset that you think would fit in well with what you’re trying to do offensively, defensively, or even special teams. You know, if you see a big receiver that can run, put him in some special teams drills. If we think he has a chance to be a flyer or something like that, bring him to camp and then see if they produce throughout training camp. This is just step one in the process. A very important process to try to make sure we’re bringing the right guys to training camp, get them through OTAs first and then to get them to training camp for the competition because competition is king. We’re looking for the right guys to push the guys already on our roster and make a battle out of it.” On if he would like CB Greg Stroman to take pressure off of WR Jamison Crowder as a punt returner: “I think it’s important to have another guy that can do it. Last year, we kind of did a poor job of having a guy who could do it, and that’s my fault. DeAngelo Hall did one game, but we need another guy that can do it. Having Trey Quinn and Greg will be a big benefit. There’s some other guys out here we’re going to look at as far as opportunity to return some kicks, so we’ll see. But Greg will get an opportunity to do that and take some pressure off of Jamison, but still, we anticipate Jamison being the return guy.” On when Kouandjio is getting his second opinion: “He should be doing it now, I hope. Yeah.” On if tryout players are considered after the coaches discuss which players caught their attention: “That’s exactly how it comes about, quite frankly. We study the film today and then obviously tomorrow we’ll go through it, and all the position coaches and coordinators, we’ll get together. And the scouting staff, they’ll evaluate also. We’ll all get together and go through each individual player and see if they have a chance to come in here and compete.”
  15. Third rounds picks take a while to sign.