It’s been a slow Thursday in the world of football, and we’re finding ourselves distracted. Here’s a look at several compelling and rich stories from around the league:
- We’re still waiting to get a full report on how Blaine Gabbert performed at Missouri’s Pro Day this afternoon, but we do know Gabbert went 44-for-49, with his receivers reportedly dropping at least three balls. Five head coaches were in attendance: Denver’s John Fox (along with John Elway), Rex Ryan of the Jets, Baltimore’s John Harbaugh, Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis and of course Carolina’s Ron Rivera. Every other team had at least one scout at the workout.
- The popular mock draft pick for the Dolphins has been Mark Ingram, but there’s a decent chance Miami keeps Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams (or both), so there’s no guarantee they draft a running back. The Finsiders took a look at Ryan Mallett’s history (he can’t escape that drug stigma) and asked readers if they’d be cool with the Dolphins using their No. 15 pick on the Arkansas quarterback. The majority are pro-Mallett.
- Might Al Davis fall in love with Jake Locker’s athleticism and trade back into the first round to draft the former Washington star?
- Well, it’s official: Rod Windsor is now an Arizona Rattler. Soon, NFL players who we’ve actually heard of might considering following suit and switching leagues while we endure a work stoppage.
- Exactly 95 days after a severe winter storm caused the Metrodome roof to collapse, they’ve finally begun the process of replacing it. Apparently these people went to the 9/11 Memorial school of rebuilding.
- Randy Moss to Cleveland?
- The lockout is hurting all NFL players, but it’s not hurting all of them equally.