NFL News and Notes: Breaking Down Stephen Hill and Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones Has improved his stock more than any other player in the pre-draft process Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

First up, recently there was a slight controversy with Giants quality control coach Kevin Gilbride Jr. because he was denied permission to interview with the Buccaneers for their quarterbacks coach. The Giants have rectified that a bit by naming Kevin Gilbride Jr. their new WR coach and promoting Sean Ryan to quarterbacks coach. The move has yet to be announced by the New York Giants.

Also in that same link Greg Schanio continues to dismantle the Rutgers previous coaching staff and getting them to join him in Tampa Bay:

We learned tonight that two more Rutgers guys are leaving to join the Bucs. Special teams coordinator Phil Galiano has accepted the assistant special teams job in Tampa and offensive grad assistant Andrew Janocko will serve in an offensive quality control role for Tampa as well.

Buffalowdown breaks down the Bills needs position by position:

Defensive End (Kyle Moore, Chris Kelsay, Shawne Merriman?, Dwan Edwards? Alex Carrington?) – Oh boy. Here’s where it starts to get ugly. As of today there’s a real chance the Bills would start Kelsay and Merriman at end. That’s a huge problem. I don’t think there’s a real solution on this roster. This will be a big priority in free agency and the draft.

In this article they look at each position and decide the severity of the  need one of the high priorities for the Bills is clearly defensive end.

Matthew Waldman of Rookie Scouting Portfolio does terrific work breaking down the nuances of the game. This week he has focused a lot on Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill and California Golden Bears WR Marvin Jones, who waldman has called “the most polished WR in this class”

There are three really well done articles to read:

Vertical Goodness-Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill and Marvin Jones: Going Deep

Stephen Hill and Marvin Jones Managing Physical Play (short)

If you want to learn more about the game of football read Waldman’s stuff on the regular.

Lombardi Ave is taking a look at the Packers 2011 draft as a part of their review and long view to team building series. Here is part three


That should be enough to take up a large chunk of your morning.


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