Small school? Seventh round? Adams doesn’t care

A word to the wise: Don’t challenge Phillip Adams to a game of old maid, or Risk, or dominoes, unless you plan to bring your A game.
“I want to win,” Adams said this week, laughing at his own expense. “My brother’s the same way, my sister. If we’re gonna do something, even if we’re playing a game of cards, man, we want to win. Me and my brother play spades all the time, and he gets mad at me because I play the wrong hand sometimes. We’re mad at each other. I’m mad at myself, too. We’re just a whole competitive family.”

September 1, 2010

Predicting Navorro Bowman’s contract

Forty-Niners rookies are supposed to report to Santa Clara tomorrow, and still no word on the top four – T Anthony Davis, G Mike Iupati, S Taylor Mays and LB Navorro Bowman – signing contracts.
Very few first-round selections have signed yet, but second- and third-rounders have been using up a lot of ink in the past 48 hours. And because of those deals, I’m predicting that Bowman, a third-round pick out of Penn State, will secure a four-year contract worth a maximum of $3.3 million, with a signing bonus of $700,000.

July 29, 2010

2010 NFL Mock Draft (pre-Combine edition)

Completely caving in to public pressure, I’ve cobbled together my first-ever February mock draft. I figured I better hurry and submit this now. After all, the 2010 NFL draft is only 10 weeks from now.   Just call this: Dumb Guy Mock Draft 1.0.   If nothing else, if will give all of you amateur draftniks an opportunity to make calm and rational critiques of my guesses. You can even…

February 10, 2010