Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker who only has one hand, wasn't invited to the NFL combine and had to petition in order to participate in it, runs a 4.38 40-yard dash. It's the fastest by a linebacker since the combine began being televised in 2003.
UCF's Shaquem Griffin lost his hand at age four, meets a fellow amuptee after a game in which he had 3 sacks, a fumble recovery, and even an interception. In April, it is widely believed that he will fulfill his dream of being drafted into the NFL.
Shaquem Griffin was born with amniotic band syndrome affecting his left hand. At age four, his mother found him in the kitchen, attempting to use a butcher's knife to self-amputate his fingers due to the pain. He is currently breaking records at the NFL combine.
Robert Mays: Joe Thomas is the best player from a draft that included Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis, Marshawn Lynch, and Darrelle Revis. He was an All-Pro nine times in 11 seasons. He is, quite simply, one of the best players in NFL history.
The legal cannabis market predicted to triple in size by 2021 and see more revenue than the NFL. Job growth this year: 20%. High-ranking Google and Apple employees are leaving their jobs to launch cannabis-focused startups. "The evolution or rollback of prohibition is inevitable."
30 for 30: Broke (2012). 60 percent of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress.
Doug Pederson went for it on 4th down 29 times during the NFL regular season and playoffs combined. On all 29 4th downs he went for, the Eagles gained 74 points and lost out on an estimated 3 points.
[Ledyard] The Colts have the fourth most cap space in the league, and they've done next to nothing. Literally nothing on offense. They have no feature RB, 1 NFL player in their WR corps, no real threat at TE, and need 3 new OL starters
Dan Orlovsky: Here’s the reality: There’s about a dozen really good to great QB’s in the NFL as a whole, and that’s consistently the case—stop kidding yourself thinking there’s 5 in this draft alone.
Lets not forget all the other times EA has screwed us over. Here's ESPN NFL 2k5, hands down the best American football game ever made. Rather than compete with 2K, EA worked out an exclusivity deal with the NFL to be the only football game.
[Schefter] It is not believed that Rodgers suffered any type of new injury against Carolina. If Rodgers didn't suffer a new injury but was placed back on IR anyway, NFL rules stipulate that the Packers would have to release him -- which nobody expects to happen
[Charles Robinson] So guess which former #NFL player went through a 90-minute throwing workout on a private Houston area practice field this morning? Colin Kaepernick. Despite having to duck security, I was able to view the whole workout. He looked good. I’ll have a little something on it soon.
TIL Terry Crews supplemented his income in the NFL by painting portraits of his teammates. In some cases, this was his primary income. He typically earned $5,000 for a two-month commission to support his whole family.