Bobby Turner has been a running-back coach in the NFL for 22 seasons. In that time he has produced 16 1,000-yard rushing seasons by nine different backs. And not a one of them was a first-round draft pick.
Dan Rooney also was the driving force of a rule that opened the NFL door for minorities to be hired as head coaches and general managers. Fittingly, it was dubbed, “The Rooney Rule.” He practiced what he was preaching, hiring Mike Tomlin 2007.
Blocking also was a problem for the Detroit Lions a year ago when they finished 30th in the NFL rushing. So Detroit spent $76 million for a couple of new offensive linemen this offseason in free agency.
Former San Francisco 49ers’ star Dwight Clark is the latest football player diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. So what does this mean for him and others in the NFL? We asked an expert.
Ohio State is one of the most productive feeder program, with 77 first-round picks to its credit. Paul Warifled is one of the great receivers in NFL history but if you’re looking for linebackers OSU is the place to go.
DeMarcus Ware leaves the NFL with the 11th most sacks in history at 138 ½ but the second-most by an outside linebacker, trailing only Kevin Greene at 160. But Greene played three more seasons and 50 more games than Ware.