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Friday, January 21, 2011

WitP: Pisa, Sopoaga, Estes, Green

Pisa Tinoisamoa was held out of practice yesterday as he continues to deal with knee problems that have plagued him for much of the season.

Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune writes about what Pisa brings to the Chicago defense.
"All I know is the first lead that they ran, Pisa smacked the fullback three yards in the backfield,'' Urlacher said of teammate Pisa Tinoisamoa. "That kind of set the tone for our run defense the rest of the game.''

Tinoisamoa, who returned to the starting lineup last week for the first time since having his right knee scoped Dec. 3, didn't play a lot of snaps against the Seahawks. The Bears played a lot of nickel defense, which pulls Tinoisamoa off the field. But he tried to be disruptive when on it.
"Pisa is down hill and he plays fast,'' Urlacher said. "I love it.''
Isaac Sopoaga was inducted into the College of the Canyons Athletic Hall of Fame yesterday.

Although John Estes spent last year on injured reserve, the Jaguars are excited about his potential, according to Jaguars.com's Vic Ketchman.
Vic Ketchman: I could tell from talking with Andy that he really likes John Estes. He's a "jar on the shelf" candidate. The tackles, Kevin Haslam and Daniel Baldridge, are highly regarded by the Jaguars and Andy gushed about Brad Vierling. Those are four legitimate jar-type players.
According to BloggingtheBoys.com, the Cowboys have been talking to Alex Green, who is practicing for the East-West Shrine Game.

BigCatCountry.com has a quick report on Green from the Shrine practices.
At the running back position, Hawaii's Alex Green has been impressive. He's quick with good size and catches the football really well.
CBSSports.com has a report on Green.
The West team's top skill-position player was Hawaii running back Alex Green. He caught the ball well and showed a bit more burst and elusiveness than expected.
And Michael Schottey has one more.
The best run in 11-on-11 was by Alex Green (RB Hawaii), who ran off tackle to the left side, squeezing between a couple of poor blocks, attacking the hole and planting out of it to evade the defender. If he can continue to be that decisive, he can contribute for an NFL team.


  • At Friday, January 21, 2011 at 8:58:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    gotta love that about Green.

  • At Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:05:00 AM HST, Anonymous slenzi said…

    Go Alex! With NFL being a QB game and throwing more and more the current trend, having a back that is used to blocking, catching a swing or safety valve pass, or pulling off the screen or shovel pass ... hope the NFL scouts see it your way too. You've earned the looks from the scouts who know.

  • At Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:09:00 AM HST, Anonymous slenzi said…

    Pisa, like the pundits say, "If he's in the game, they have to know where he is and/or game plan around him." Go Pisa! Expect more nickel packages, so less playing time for Pisa.


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