I was going to hold off on writing an NFL combine recap until Monday. But here I am, stuck for a while at Chicago‘s Midway. I see my flight has been delayed THREE hours. I’m not scheduled to arrive back in the Bay Area around 2 a.m., so thank goodness there’s a Harry Caray’s next to my gate.
Prior to coming to the NFL scouting combine here in Indianapolis, new 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye sent faxes to Shaun Hill and Alex Smith. (Hmmm, sounds to me as if Smith just might be back on the team next season.)
An NFL employee led us down the concourse and into the elevator. We were not blindfolded, but it seems as if that would’ve been an appropriate safeguard.
The spread offense, which has become so prevalent in the college ranks, is having quite an impact on the college game, too.
One of the best draft prospects from the Bay Area colleges is San Jose State defensive Jarron Gilbert, who was the WAC’s co-defensive player of the year with 22 tackles for loss.
There is news from the combine this morning that could impact the 49ers’ pick at No. 10.
Niners general manager Scot McCloughan discusses the situations at quarterback, running back and offensive line during his session with the media.
In the second part of Mike Singletary’s Q&A, he said he wants to look in the eyes of the draft prospects and get to know them. * * *
I just completed typing up the transcript of Mike Singletary’s meeting with the press today. There’s a lot of stuff, so I’m breaking it up into two parts.
Today is the day that I’ll try to become a photon.
Coach Mike Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan are scheduled to meet with the media tomorrow. Today, Raiders coach Tom Cable was at the podium for a Q&A session.
The market for unrestricted free agents is shrinking by the minute.
The depth might not be as good as a year ago, but the top of the class of draft-eligible offensive tackles is very strong again.
It’s an eight-block walk from my Indianapolis hotel to Lucas Oil Stadium, site of the NFL scouting combine. I’ll be telling my grandchildren about the time I walked to work in the snow (though I was not barefoot).
I just arrived at my downtown Indianapolis hotel and now I’m trying to catch up on the NFL events of the day . . .
It’s off to Indianapolis for four days of fun from the NFL scouting combine.