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Sunday, June 29, 2008
Feature stories of interest
It's always interesting who the New England Patriots draft, because they pride themselves on the draft. With Tom Brady in the fold, it's interesting that they drafted a quarterback in the third round. They took Kevin O'Connell to battle backups Matt Cassel and Matt Gutierrez. The San Diego State four-year captain scored the highest Wonderlic score at the NFL Combine. According to Patriots.com, the 6-5 O'Connell said he is looking forward to learning from both Brady and the team's young offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Bill Belichick said: "He played on a passing team in a passing league, in all honesty not behind a real good line."
An interesting story on the "NFL's Broadcast Boot Camp," which according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger: "In its second year, the Boot Camp already has a precedent of success: Twelve of last year's 20 participants earned broadcast jobs after the program, including former Giants backup quarterback Tim Hasselbeck with Sirius NFL Radio. Fifty-seven players applied for slots at this year's session, with the pool whittled down to 20 based upon playing experience, written essays and prior participation in the league's player development programs."
NFLplayers.com shares a Q&A with center Mike Flynn, an 11-year veteran with the Baltimore Ravens. Flynn, who was released by the Baltimore Ravens, attended the "NFL Broadcast Boot Camp" and shares his thoughts.
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy finds love while coaching the Packers. According to the Green Bay Press Gazette: "Following the 2007 season, he married a hometown girl he describes as 'Green Bay to the core.' By early July, they plan to be fully settled at Jessica’s reconstructed home. In early November, they’ll welcome a baby."