Top 10 NFL Offseason Cuts

The beginning of the NFL free-agency period started with the axe swinging on some big name players in the game. The Bucs cleaned out a lot of lockers on Wednesday. Here are the Top 10 cuts thus far.

1. Marvin Harrison – WR – Colts: A certain Hall of Famer that bit the injury bug the last two seasons
2. Derrick Brooks – LB – Bucs: The heart and soul of the team and one of the catalyst for the rise of the Bucs
3. Donnie Edwards – LB – Chiefs: K.C. will probably do a lot of cleaning but Edwards was always a high performer
4. Patrick Surtain – CB – Chiefs: Once a highly sought after free-agent, Wednesday saw him a cap casualty
5. Warrick Dunn – RB – Bucs: T.B was a team that ran out of running backs last year. Wed. they cut one of their best ever.
6. Joey Galloway – WR – Bucs: The emergence of a younger Antonio Bryant made the aging physical freak expendable
7. Damon Huard – QB – Chiefs: An obvious money move but is K.C. well enough at QB to make this move?
8. Cato June – LB – Bucs: Part of the serious purging going on in T.B. The Bucs are getting young from the top down
9. Anthony Weaver – LB – Texans: Once a big part of a great Ravens’ defense. Couldn’t hold value in Houston
10. Ike Hilliard – WR – Bucs: Another cut you can blame on Antonio Bryant.

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2/26 Video of the Day: Salath Williams – WR – Bishop McDevit H.S. – Pennsylvania

Today’s video of the day comes from Pennsylvania. Wide Receiver Salath Williams out of Bishop McDevit H.S.. He’s a big 6’4″ 185lb wide receiver that runs smooth routes and comes up with big plays . Williams caught 49 passes for 899 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2008. He’s already a commit to Pittsburgh. Check out his highlight video.

2/25 Video of the Day: Antoine Tharp – DB – Coral Springs, FL

Today’s video of the day comes out of the State of Florida. Coral Springs Charter’s Antoine Tharp is one of the more underrated defensive backs in the 2010 class. In a state like Florida that is rich with talent, it’s easy to get overlooked but Tharp’s skills are not easy to pass by. The 5’10” cornerback from Coral Springs Charter is a threat in the return game, a menace in the kicking game with his blocks and a scare on defense if you are going to put the ball up in his direction. Tharp has interceptions and pass breakups all over his film. Check it out: Antoine Tharp’s highlight video.

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Jeff Luc’s Brother Sets the Record Straight

When you rise up the charts as fast as Jeff Luc has in recruiting circles, you become a candidate for the rumor mill. In Jeff Luc’s case, many have speculated on his chances of going to the University of Miami, why his family moved from the Miami to Port St. Lucie and their connection with the family of Bryan Pata, the murdered UM football player

Luc’s brother, Alex has reached out to set some things straight and inform those interested as to what the real situation is. The Luc family were Miami residents when Jeff was younger. With too much free time on his hands and plenty of negative influences around, Jeff started to drift off the path to success.

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2009 Combine 40 Times for Defensive Backs

Here are the “unofficial” and some “official” combine 40 times for the Defensive Backs from Tuesday’s NFL combine action. Official times posted later. The defensive backs seemed quite a bit less athletic than the wide receiver group. I guess that means more NFL passing records will fall in coming years.

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Player unofficial official
1 Brandon Hughes 4.36 4.50
2 Ladrius Webb 4.36 4.46
3 Chip Vaughn 4.40 4.51
4 Chris Clemons 4.40 4.41
5 Chris Owens 4.42
6 David Bruton 4.42 4.46
7 Morgan Trent 4.43
8 Vontae Davis 4.43 4.49
9 Captain Munnerlyn 4.44
10 Darius Butler 4.45
11 Bradley Fletcher 4.47
12 Bruce Johnson 4.47
13 Christopher Owens 4.47 4.51
14 Jerraud Powers 4.47
15 Patrick Chung 4.47
16 Sean Smith 4.47
17 Brandon Underwood 4.48
18 Don Carey 4.48
19 Joe Burnett 4.49
20 Keenan Lewis 4.49
21 Louis Delmas 4.49
22 Sherrod Martin 4.49
23 Stephen Hodge 4.49
24 Alphonso Smith 4.50
25 C.J Spillman 4.50 4.50
26 Dominque Johnson 4.50
27 Donald Washington 4.50
28 Glover Quin 4.52
29 Rashad Johnson 4.52
30 Malcom Jenkins 4.53
31 William Moore 4.53
32 D.J. Moore 4.54
33 Deangelo Smith 4.56
34 Marcus McClinton 4.56
35 Darcel McBath 4.57
36 Ryan Palmer 4.57
37 Victor Harris 4.57
38 Cary Harris 4.58
39 Ryan Palmer 4.58
40 Curtis Taylor 4.59
41 Derek Pegues 4.62
42 Lendy Holmes 4.71
43 Nic Harris 4.78
44 Kevin Ellison 4.82

What Colleges are NFL Quarterbacks from?

Northern Iowas Kurt Warner
Northern Iowa's Kurt Warner

We’ve all heard terms like “Quarterback U” and we’ve heard people make the assertion that if you want to play quarterback you need to go to this school or that school. Here are the facts, if you want to play quarterback in the NFL, it’s more about what you do and less about where you go to school. As the table below shows, NFL quarterbacks come from all over. In the list below, I have listed the starters for all of the NFL teams for the 2008 season. Now before you go all haywire, I went with either the individual that started the majority of the games or the quarterback that was supposed to start the season for the team.

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