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There was a time when the job of the rookie quarterback was to stand on the sideline holding a clipboard or if he did manage to make it onto the field he’d likely throw more interceptions than completions or spend the majority of his time looking up at the sky of whichever city he was in at the time. A poor outing in your rookie season is nothing to be to ashamed of, this is the NFL after all. Icons of the game such as Elway, Aikman and Peyton Manning had a combined record of 12-31 during their rookie years as their teams struggled...

On Thursday April the 26th the 2012 NFL Draft will commence, with all 32 teams looking for the next great player(s) who can take them to the Promised Land. The draft can be best described as a gamble; even the seemingly safest or best option could turn out to be one great big disappointment. So will your new Superstar player be the next Peyton Manning or the next Ryan Leaf?The truth is if it wasn’t for players such as the afore mentioned Leaf, JaMarcus Russell and Brian Bosworth the draft may not be as entertaining as it is, well...

  More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! For the past three years I’ve been litterally pestering the NFL brass about “getting into the 21st Century” because they didn’t have videos or use live streams or use social networks.  The NFL’s concern has long been the possibility of “losing control of its brand” which to me is a statement marketing people make that always goes unquestioned when it should be challenged.  When its done, I find that the person making the statement...

First of all let me get this off my head, I want to say something to all the kids who would like to play professional sports, do not join any branch of the military if you think your good enough to play professional sports. Take it from Caleb Campbell, you can’t change your mind once you join the military, it’s too late for that. Caleb Campbell should have seen this coming and he should have known that the military comes first and no one is immune to the deployment bug. The military doesn’t run it’s ship like the...

NFL EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE SQUAD PROGRAM From NFLMedia.com To enhance the development of elite football talent from around the world, NFL clubs have agreed to expand the league’s International Practice Squad Program. The action was taken at the NFL Spring Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on May 20. The initiative, which enters its fifth year in 2008, will for the first time feature 16 players joining the practice squads of NFL teams. The players will be selected and assigned to teams in the AFC North, AFC West, NFC South and NFC...

We meet the marketing people behind promoting the Oakland Raiders’ new running back Darren McFadden. We also talk to Darren’s Mom — all at the NFL Draft. ...

The San Francisco Chronicle endorsed Proposition G, which if it passes, will — in the words of the Chron offer a nonbinding but nevertheless critical public expression of support for a proposal by Miami’s Lennar Corp. to develop up to 10,000 homes, about 700,000 square feet of retail space as well as artist studios, green-tech-research facilities and more than 300 acres of parks and open space in and around the old shipyard. As part of the project, Lennar also would rebuild the Alice Griffith public housing project. The endorsement...

I’m still uploading videos from the NFL Draft. For more, visit my YouTube channel Zennie62 and our NFL Draft blog. Here we see Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long get selected “number one” by the Miami Dolphins, then meet the media in the Interview Room downstairs. This is more of a kind of behind the scenes video for those who’ve never seen the process with the media. I also included his Mom holding up his Dolphins “Number One” jersey. ...

In the 7th Round of the 2008 NFL Draft a huge cheer erupted from the small-compared-to-Day-One crowd and it was for a little-known cadet who also played football for Army. Caleb Campbell, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in that last round. As that happened I talked to Dr. Bill Chackhes who gave me the details on Campbell’s story. Caleb basically deferred going to Iraq as a officer after he is to graduate with the current Army class of 2008. The Army is allowing him to play in the NFL. Everyone was enthusiastic to meet the man...

Dr. Bill Chackhes, SBS Personality, and Managing Partner of Football Writers Online.com took time to talk with me about the 2008 NFL Draft. Bill is a 34 year NFL Draft veteran; 22 years as a credentialed media member. More about Bill here: http://www.sportsbusinesssims.com/bill-chachkes.htm ...

I am in New York City for the NFL Draft. As part of our partnership with KRON TV Channel 4, San Francisco, we created these video interviews of Oakland Raiders First Round Pick Darren McFadden. You can see more of our coverage at http://kron2008nfldraft.com Agent Ian Greengross On The Thursday Before the Draft talks about character and the chance of a holdout should the Raiders draft McFadden. Agent Greengross after the Raiders pick McFadden and McFadden Press Conference Darren McFadden Interview after press conference ...

NFL Draft Order Round-By-Round – As Of Feb 29 This is the NFL Draft selection order, which could change as we get closer to the draft itself and with trades. Tentative 2008 Round-By-Round NFL Draft Order (As of February 29, 2008)03/03/2008ROUND ONE 1- 1- 1 Miami 1- 2- 2 St. Louis 1- 3- 3 Atlanta1- 4- 4 Oakland1- 5- 5 Kansas City1- 6- 6 New York Jets 1- 7- 7 New England from San Francisco1- 8- 8 Baltimore 1- 9- 9 Cincinnati1-10-10 New Orleans1-11-11 Buffalo1-12-12 Denver1-13-13 Carolina1-14-14...

From “Sox And Dawgs” – New England Patriots free agent wide receiver Randy Moss has agreed to terms to return to the Patriots. The contract is 3 years for $27 million, with a $12 million signing bonus. It is not known at this time how much guaranteed money was added in the value of the contract. Moss came to New England in 2007 on a draft day trade with Oakland for a fourth round draft pick. He played for $3 million plus incentives under a restructured contract in which saw him catch almost 100 balls and set a NFL record...