CANTON, Ohio – Terrell Davis’ life changed the night he nearly lost it. Speaking at his Hall-of-Fame induction Saturday night, the former Denver Broncos’ running back recalled how the death of his father was “the greatest pain I ever experienced.’’ Fourteen years old and lost in his grief, Davis dropped out of football and nearly …
Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown 3,876 career passes and squared off against the defenses of Bill Belichick, Wade Phillips and Dick LeBeau. He’s seen just about all an NFL quarterback can see on the football field.
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.