Let’s Define A “Truck”

According to dictionary.com a truck is defined as “any of various wheeled frames used for transporting heavy objects.”

Job well done. A great post if I do say so myself.

No, just kidding, this post is not about  a lorry -as the Brits call it- but instead it’s about the word “truck” as a verb, and more specifically the meaning it has acquired with football connotation. Most people know this term, but for those of you that don’t it is in reference to when a player (usually in possession of the ball) flattens or “runs over” his opponent – like a truck.

tim tebow hebert truck

This is not an example of somebody getting trucked

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Eric Berry – More Than Just A Great Football Player

I have recently read a large number of stories, articles, blog posts, twitter feeds, etc. saying how great of a person Eric Berry has been since arriving at the Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph – a great teammate, great to the fans, and of course a great player. Each time I’ve read something about this I swelled with Big Orange Tennessee Pride and considered posting about it. Unfortunately then I would hesitate and think that KC writers, and bloggers that are fans are, of course, going to be writing these things. However today I received an email that was forwarded to me from Bryan. I’m not exactly sure where it originated but it was a first-hand account of just how amazing Eric Berry is – and I’m talking about off the field. We already know how amazing he is one the field. The email I speak of will be copied and pasted in it’s entirety at the bottom of this post.

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Colts 2010 53-Man Roster Prediction

Thomas at the rookie camp

Kevin Thomas at the rookie camp

This was extremely difficult to try and predict. For starters nobody has any idea what’s going on with Kevin Thomas. He appeared to have suffered a season ending knee injury a few months ago, but is now on the active roster. He was recently seen at training camp in high spirits signing autographs and had no knee brace and wasn’t limping or showing any favoritism to the injured leg. He has said he’s still doing rehab and that it’s getting better and better every day. Reports like that don’t sound to me like somebody who will be missing the entire season. Actually, on the contrary, those are typically things you hear about somebody who is aiming to be ready to play by the regular season. I don’t think that’s the case with Thomas by any means but it certainly makes me optimistic enough to think that we could have him ready to go before the end of the year. Continue reading

WMD: 1998 Colts vs 2010 Rams

This segment of WMD (Weller’s Musing and Divination) came via a suggestion from Bryan, which he mentioned in this post. The suggestion was to compare the 1998 Colts team with the 2010 Rams team. The ’98 season was Peyton Manning’s rookie year with the Colts and this 2010 season is obviously going to be Sam Bradford’s rookie year with the Rams. The Colts were coming off an abysmal 3-13 season that landed them the top pick in the 98 Draft. The Rams are coming off an abysmal 1-15 season that landed them the top pick in the 10 Draft. Colts top receiver, Marvin Harrison was entering his third season and had yet to really put together a great season. Rams top receiver, Donnie Avery is entering his third season and has yet to really put together a great season. It was Colts head coach, Jim Mora’s first year with the team. It’s Rams head coach, Steve Spagnuolo’s second year with the team. The Colts star running back, Marshall Faulk, who was easily the best player on the team, was entering his fifth season and was coming off a good season in which he was able to play in three more games than he had the previous year. The Rams star running back, Steven Jackson, who is easily the best player on the team, is entering his seventh season and is coming off a great season in which he was able to play in three more games than he had the previous year. The Colts had finished dead last in the worst division in the league the previous year. The Rams finished dead last in the worst division in the league last year. Also, when all else failed the Colts had the small bright spot that was their punter, Chris Gardocki. And, when all else fails the Rams have the small bright spot that is their punter, Donnie Jones. Continue reading

Colts Wish List

With the NFL Draft being just a few days away I thought it was time to put up my annual wish list for the Colts. There are a lot of different ways that the Colts could choose to go with this year’s draft so instead of simply putting down my wish list, I’m going to list who I will be happy with (realistically) at each pick and who I’ve heard we could be picked that would make me upset. We have eight picks this year (31, 63, 94, 129, 162, 238, 240, and 246 overall) and I think our biggest needs are o-line, d-line, outside linebacker, corner and safety. That’s not to say that we will necessarily draft somebody for each of those positions, Bill Polian and Co. usually throw in a surprise or two and usually draft with a “best player available” mentality. Either way, let’s get down to it: Continue reading

Weller has a new post up on 3SIB

It’s not really much of a post, but it is really cool. Check it out by clicking here.

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New Recruiting Technique

Be original.

If that’s what the new coaching staff for Tennessee football was going for then I would think it’s safe to say that they achieved it. There are multiple reports that multiple coaches ripped off their shirts and got everyone fired up at Tennessee’s Junior Day, where more than 100 high school players were in attendance to see if they would want to be part of Tennessee’s 2010 recruiting class. I have certainly never heard of anything like this happening. Continue reading

Why I’m Excited for the 2009 Tennessee Vols Football Season

Defense.

It’s simple, I am so ridiculously excited about our defense for next year. Let me start by pointing out a few defensive players that I think we will miss next year: DB DeAngelo Willingham, LB Ellix Wilson, LB Nevin McKenzie, DL Robert Ayers, and DL Demonte Bolden. Though we will definitely notice the absence of each and every one of those players, I only see Ayers and Bolden being drafted this April. With that out of the way, I’ll go ahead and bring up the good things. Continue reading

Shaun Ellis Fined $10,000

As a followup to the piece that Classic wrote earlier, I’ve decided to give a little bit of an update on the Shaun Ellis “snow boulder” situation, as deemed by Classic. Just to bring you up to speed, here is another look at the video:

Earlier today Ellis, defensive captain of the New York Jets, was fined ten big ones for the incident. I think this is a little harsh considering it’s just some snow. Classic and I talked about this for a while last night and both of us found the video hilarious and that we didn’t think he should be fined at all for it. I believe an exact quote from that conversation would be “I would have been thrilled if it were me he hit.”

Jets head coach, Eric Mangini, had a different view on the situation all together saying that he thought the “situation in the stadium in general was not a very safe situation for anybody involved.” He went on to say “we thought that there could’ve been more done to prevent what was happening in terms of the safety from snowballs coming down.”

Ellis basically said that it was all in good fun and that there was no malicious intent. Unfortunately for Ellis, we all know what the N.F.L. stands for: the No Fun League. So even though he was just having fun, he’s going to get fined.

To learn more about the situation, I recommend reading this.

Let us know what you think about the fine in this poll:

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