Markus Golden just being a swell guy:
Pros, future pros, and soon-to-be former pros
I picture Justin Smith returning to the sea to rest, his work in the NFL done for now, waiting to return when the world needs him once again
I'm hearing this will be 49ers DT Justin Smith's last game. Retirement looming after 14 yrs. in the NFL— Alex Flanagan (@Alex_Flanagan) December 28, 2014
Chase Daniel played a good game
His numbers aren't amazing but it was a good game for the Chiefs backup quarterback making his first start since last year's Week 17 game vs. San Diego. He started off the game 9-of-9 with a couple of scoring drives and looked sharp while doing it. He also ran the read option a couple of times to pick up 16 rushing yards. He was different from Alex Smith in that he seemed to target players down the field more often, even if the ball was incomplete. Daniel seemed to attempt throws that Smith wouldn't even think about attempting. I'm not saying he's better than Smith but Daniel did play better than I thought he would.
"This is the place I want to be. As long as we can agree to something, this is where I want to be," Maclin said. "I know that both sides have made it clear that we both want to be here - they want me here, I want to be here. If everything works out, we'll get something done."
I guess the Atlanta Falcons could do worse than "one Mizzou player at every defensive position" → 2015 NFL Mock Draft: Mariota the favorite to land No. 1 in Tampa - CBSSports.com
8. Atlanta Falcons – DE Shane Ray, Missouri Time will tell if the Falcons make changes on the coaching staff, but regardless of scheme and philosophies, Atlanta needs help at pass rusher. Ray has a terrific first step that will give NFL offensive tackles trouble from day one.
"Barry, talk about yourself"
/entire Mizzou press bristles
"They want me to talk about you," sophomore linebacker Michael Scherer said to Odom, standing a few feet away, when he settled in for an interview after Friday’s practice.
"Say whatever you want," Odom said.
Odom was Missouri’s safeties coach when the Tigers were recruiting Scherer before the coach left to take the Memphis defensive coordinator job, so Scherer — and, basically, any player Missouri had in the fold or was courting in 2011 — has a baseline of understanding about their new coach.
Now we play the "will he play baseball?" waiting game