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2010 Draft Blurb Appearences

So I did a bunch of radio work this past weekend and didn’t have time to post it (and at times, didn’t have time to get a link to it) until now.

When you get a chance, check out the following bits of audio:

Friday Night I appeared on Brian Carriveau’s Cheesehead Nation show on Blogtalkradio.com. We talked about the first few rounds of Packer picks, which I actually like quite a bit. (about 10 minutes at the front  but the ep goes much longer)

I’m at the top but stick around for the whole show as they break down some of the picks more in depth later on. It’s good stuff, and Railbird Central is a great place to go for Packer stuff.

Saturday I joined my good friend Matt Levine of The Final Score of WSTC/WNLK in Connecticut to talk some Jets and Giants as well as some general NFL Draft stuff as well. I uploaded it here so you can hear what I had to say from Radio City. (about 20 minutes long)

On Sunday I got to hoof it to the home of Sirius Satellite Radio and join Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan in Denver and Footballguys.com as well as Russ Lande, analyst for SportingNews.com’s NFL Draft Warroom and head of GMJr for three hours of 2010 NFL Draft recap.

As Cecil’s show (every Sunday on the Fan) is on in Denver, we covered a lot of Broncos (and Tim Tebow) but also hit on the Draft in general and the AFC West as a whole.

You can also get a behind the scenes look at the three of us on this episode of Blurb TV. In fact you can get a look at ALL of my experience at the 2010 NFL Draft here at Thundering Blurb or over at my channel on Viddler as well.

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Blurb TV Ep 8 – Behind the Radio Curtain

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Blurb TV – Ep 7 – Late QB talk

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Blurb TV – Ep 6 – 3rd Round Recap

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2010 NFL Draft Live Blog: Day 2

And so another day ends here at radio city Music Hall and the 2010 NFL Draft.

LOT’S of interesting things today, unfortunately most of them involving precipitous drops by players we expected to go in the first or early second who then fell into the late second or mid to late third.

Before I get into that, I wanted to tip the cap to Wake Forest cornerback Brandon Ghee the FINAL player taken in the third round AND the final guy in the green room.

They nailed 14 of the 17 players attending in the third round, and then two more in the second. Ghee had a long wait and got a nice round of applause when his name was called.

He hung in there, looked tired but also happy.

A few other thoughts, which I will add to in a video blog tomorrow. Check out the video recap of the second round HERE.

The workout warrior concern must have hit Kindle, Maryland OT Bruce Campbell and USC defensive end Everson Griffin hard as Kindle fell a round and Campbell and Griffin are still on the board.

I’m not sure what to make of Colt McCoy’s fall although we weren’t sure exactly where he’d go to begin with. Cleveland and Buffalo both needed quarterbacks and yet they were in no hurry for them.

I’ll have more from the NFL Draft tomorrow. Thanks for following, thanks for reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride so far.

Tomorrow, I’ll be working with Cecil Lammey of 104.3 the Fan, Footballguys.com and their podcast the Audible the next two days, including a recap radio show on Sunday.

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Blurb TV – Ep 5 – 2010 NFL Draft 2nd Round Recap

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2010 NFL Draft Live Blog: Day 2

I did say during his freefall that Carolina at 48 was where Clausen would probably go, but really it was the only place that made sense at that time.

It’s hard to say why Clausen fell given that several people were so high on him, at least analyst-wise. It was in some part because so many teams didn’t need a quarterback.

But I’ve started to hear a few things about Clausen not interviewing well which makes me wonder if the attitude and character concerns cropped back up.

I can’t back this up by pointing to a source – just a lot of chatter.

But given that the character thing was haunting him from the get-go, you have to wonder if, like with Crabtree last year, he did something in an interview which poisoned the well.

I wonder if, like Crabtree, it’s overblown. If that’s the case then – like Crabtree – a lot of teams are going to regret not grabbing him when he plummeted.

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2010 NFL Draft Live Blog: Day 2

As I have some time to kill prior to kicking off day two of the 2010 NFL draft, I thought I would take a look back at day one.

In so far as an ‘event’ it sure was a success. A high rating on TV, a big crowd on hand. The music, the lights, the entire energy of the evening reminded me of movie premieres I’ve been to. It was incredible and emotionally- it’s hard to describe.

I spent the day running all over, gathering audio from 14 different press conferences. I came away impressed with how well most of the guys carried themselves and really how humble they seemed. All things being equal I was surprised how grounded they were given the red carpet treatment.

So far, three day draft? Advantage: NFL.

Can I be shocked, and yet not shocked by Jimmy Clausen’s fall? This is, after all, something we had all predicted could happen. But I didn’t think it would happen.  And yet here we are.

The first pick of the second round is in play but word on the floor is the cost – and the fact that we all know the Rams are not grabbing Clausen – are making it hard to get value. I heard a theory they may take a wide receiver, which I might call a mistake. With so much DL and OL talent around, can you afford to get a guy who Bradford might not be upright long enough to throw to?

I was also surprised but not surprised by Tebow to the Broncos.  Again, it’d been played up for days (props to Wes Bunting of the National Football Post for calling it Wednesday night and Sam Farmer of the LA Times for calling it for the Bronco’s first pick, even if he was a bit early). It’s an intriguing pick but I think this might be a situation where Orton can hold the fort while Tebow works on fixing his fundementals.

Of course the muscle memory thing is the question – when push comes to shove, will Tebow revert. i figure he has several season to fix that. Orton was never the long term answer. I guess Quinn wasn’t either.

A few thoughts before we kick this off again:

Clausen will go somewhere in the first half of the second round.

Matt Maiocco is saying the 49ers are looking to move up in the second though who they are targeting is a question. Jimmy Clausen? Colt McCoy? There is some great defensive and offensive line prospects.

Also on the slip: Taylor Mays (focus), Sergio Kindle (character), Bruce Campbell (Raiders get him anyway?).

Ok kids – lots more tonight.

LETS GET IT ON

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Blurb TV – Ep 4 – A day at the Draft

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2010 NFL Draft Live Blog

So I just spent the last hour or so in the interview room chatting with guys like Jahvid Best (very funny guy)m Bryan Bulaga (smart and very funny) and Joe Haden (sharp).

It’s hard to place exactly when the draft started gliding off the rails but as expected there was plenty of movement although later than expected and a few surprises. I’ll do a more in depth detail tomorrow morning along with some video.
Thanks for coming by today – should be a quieter day interview wise tomorrow so there will be a lot more video and articles throughout the second and third round.

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