Archive for May, 2012

May 24, 2012

100 Days to Kickoff Versus Kentucky

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May 14, 2012

Scruggs Participates in First Mini-Camp with Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks hosted 10 drafted rookies, another 10 signed rookie free agents, plus some 30+ players on tryouts to last weekend for their Rookie Mini-Camp.

One of those players in attendance was former University of Louisville defensive lineman Greg Scruggs, a seventh-round selection by the Seahawks in April.

In the seventh round, the Seahawks selected two defensive ends with J.R. Sweezy (6’5″, 298) from North Carolina State and Scruggs (6’3″, 285). Interestingly enough, Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach Tom Cable is actually going to convert Sweezy to offensive guard. Sweezy is just slightly undersized for a guard, but he has fantastic movement and quickness for an offensive linemen. Cable is hoping that Sweezy can adjust to playing on the other side of the line.

As far as potential goes, Scruggs might have more potential than any other seventh round pick. He is a monstrous defensive end at 285 pounds and he can rush the passer. He has length and he is rangy. He could mature into a productive member of the defense. Even though he was a seventh round selection and there are flaws in his game, his physicality and intangibles make Scruggs a rookie to keep an eye on.

Wearing number #98, Scruggs said he has done some good things, but that there is a lot to learn. He stated he is playing defensive end and some defensive tackle on passing downs. He stated its been a whirlwind learning both positions, but he said he likes where he is right now.

May 8, 2012

Cardinals Tabbed #14 in Preseason

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14. Louisville
(2011 Record: 7-6, 2012 Roughly Projected Record: 10-2)

The record will be better than the team, but the team will be really, really good, too. The defense that turned into such a powerhouse last year should be even better getting all four starters back in the secondary to go along with a loaded defensive front. Thanks to rising star QB Teddy Bridgewater, the offense should be fantastic with four starters returning to the line and a nice-looking receiving corps to work with. The schedule works out almost perfectly with Kentucky and North Carolina winnable non-conference home games and the one rough stretch of three straight road games against FIU, Southern Miss, and Pitt – with two weeks off before facing the Panthers – not that bad. Cincinnati and South Florida both have to come to Louisville, but going to Rutgers on a Thursday night to end the regular season just five days after playing UConn could be the make-or-break moment for a truly special year.