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With Jesus Montero being demoted to AAA, does this help him in the long run? What is the future for this once, top ten prospect? Check out what Larry Stone had to say about the whole situation.
By Miles Liatos Sports Radio KJR
Whenever a player is suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs, they tend to come under a lot of scrutiny. Even though Gus Bradley is now head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, he still supports his former defensive end Bruce Irvin.
Bradley joined Mitch today during the 9am hour.
“Bruce is a good person. I really enjoyed coaching him,” Bradley said. “And some things like that are unfortunate, but knowing Bruce he’ll come back even stronger because of [the suspension].”
Bradley was Irvin’s defensive coordinator for the West Virginia product’s rookie year in the NFL last season. He was with the Seahawks 2009-2012.
Bradley is currently experiencing a similar situation in Jacksonville, where their top receiver Justin Blackmon has been suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Bradley said his coaching staff has been devising ways to prevent such behavior.
“You try to handle them before they happen, by educating, and that’s what most of the teams are doing right now,” he said.
Bradley and Mitch also discussed the Seahawks-Jaguars matchup in Week 3. He said it will be a special match-up for Bradley, because he wouldn’t be where he is without Seattle, but that the “Hope is that we come up there, and our players compete as hard as we can and just really stay true to who we are, and we’ll see what takes place.”
The St. Louis Rams signed an undrafted free agent who weighed in at 403 pounds recently, according to this CBSSports.com article.
Here's a video of Terrell Brown during an Ole Miss game to put his bigness into perspective.
From CBSSports.com: "Brown played in two games on the Rebels' offensive line last season and eight games in 2011 as a defensive tackle. He's a long shot to make the Rams.
But if he does, he'd easily make the list of heaviest NFL players ever. The top spot belongs to Aaron Gibson, an offensive tackle who played for the Lions, Cowboys and Bears 1999-2004. He once weighed in at 410 pounds."
By Miles Liatos Sports Radio KJR
Nothing good can come from the suspension of a top pass-rusher for a team on the verge of a historic season.
Unless Russell Wilson is the quarterback.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times addressed the team’s reaction to Bruce Irvin’s suspension on Mitch in the Morning today. Condotta said Wilson made an impression at a press conference after an OTA practice, asserting players need to take responsibility for their own decisions.
“You got the sense he knew he was talking as the leader on the team,” Condotta said. “And I think now, that when Russell Wilson does say things like that, everybody in the locker room is going to follow that … and he’s going to be the one that sets these sorts of tones the rest of the way.”
Wilson appears to be the definitive leader of the team, Condotta said, because of the way players respond to him during practice.
“One of the biggest ways you see that is when they begin every drill and you see the guy that everybody gravitates around, and it is [Wilson],” Condotta said.
Marshawn Lynch’s absence from voluntary OTAs was another topic Mitch raised. Condotta said missing Lynch during these practices will not affect the Seahawks’ season record, but it could affect the team intangibly. With the team on the verge of “Superbowl aspirations,” Lynch’s presence at practices would be preferable.
But with Wilson at quarterback, the Seahawks have everything they need.
Listen to the full interview with Bob Condotta below. Follow Bob Condotta on Twitter: @BCondotta.
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