Re: Alfonzo Dennard
posted at 5/1/2012 3:20 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Alfonzo Dennard
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Alfonzo Dennard : Let's hope it does work out because he is talented. I remember watching a Nebraska game 2 years ago to check out Prince A. and thought to myself "who is their other corner, he's good." It was Dennard on the other side. If he does mess up BB will dump him without a second thought just like he did with Haynesworth. I haven't heard of Dennard being a problem in the locker room which is a good sign. Just has to tone it down a bit as far as temper.
Posted by PatsNut5480[/QUOTE]
Amuka- I'll heed your advice- Prince "A" was my absolute #1 Cornerback in Last Year's Draft... The G-Men got grand theft able to swipe him at Pick 19 or so... He was IR'ed most of '11-'12, his 1st & rookie year. You guys will see that how talented Prince "A" actually is this season... Same brand of play with Dennard (before trailing off w/ his injury, and further dropping with this incident)- For some reason, these mountain midwest schools (Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska) are churnin' out some REALLY good Secondary Players. They play TOUGH press pass-coverage, and have no fear to lay the wood on people. Ya want INTs, equally interspersed with totally blown pass-coverage, and absolutely ZERO feeling that you even need to help anywhere else on the field or in any run support whatsoever...? Then draft a Corner from the South or Southeast (UCF, USF, Texas, many from U of F, some Alabama schools, etc).
Dennard's lone fallback is that straight true 40 speed... WhoTH cares? The skill-sets he DOES possess WILL trump, and inevitably WILL prove as the higher things that'll churn out a more successful DB at the end of the day (Instincts, Awareness, Tough-mindedness, Play Recognition, Hard-charging in all aspects of your game rather than just 1 or 2, etc.).
He's a steal... Either Dennard was injured, and getting beef from a drunk bar patron knowing that Dennard was gonna be a Professional Football Player in a couple weeks time, And while Jones was steppin' up to the guy giving him sh#t, some p!g came in and made matters worse...inevitably arresting not the actual precursing in-the-wrong party of the entire incident, but the very impassioned guy who was up in arms.
That probably never happens though...
OR: He's on drugs. Senior Bowl play, Weak Combine, 1st Round-2nd Rd skill trickling off in these past few months, and this Bowl fight + Cop thing. ZERO issues in 3 other years- Nebraska's a GOOD school, Dennard was a GOOD lockerroom guy, good student on and off the field. Dennard ain't no a dvmmy- So either cops are sc#m (this goes without saying), and Dennard was dealin' with a lingering injury half this year (which he still was gonna play on, draftablity-wise), OR he's goin' through some very recognizable side effects of some earliest stages of a drug sinking it's fuller and fuller grips into your life.
Being in NE and playing for the no-nonsense NE Patriots is as good an opportunity as anywhere to have the best opportunity to hopefully correct either of these ills. And the guy WAS a 1st-2nd Rd talent which cost NE a 7th rder...7th Round Draft slots are worthless (in fact, I just few a 3 or 4 of 'em in the garbage when I was vacuuming the house an hour earlier...I think my cat's chewing on 1, too).