Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mike Tomlin, Draft Ninja

Word is Tomlin and Kevin Colbert were at Michigan State's pro day and all over (previously unheard of by me) safety Trent Robinson:
The Steelers' braintrust showed up in East Lansing today to scout the Michigan State pro day, and they apparantly (sic) weren't there for DT Jerel Worthy, WR/RS Keshawn Martin or TE Brian Linthicum. According to a tweet from draft pundit Tony Paulice, Colbert and Tomlin were "all over safety Trent Robinson."
Trenton Robinson is an athletic, quick three-year starter at free safety for Michigan State who intercepted seven passes the last two seasons. He's a 5-9 3/4, 195-pounder who just turned 22 last month.
At the combine, Robinson ran a 4.52 40 with 15 bench reps and a 35-inch vertical jump. Catch him on a replay of the Big 10 championship game when he made 12 tackles against Wisconsin. I believe he's a third or fourth-round prospect.
Was it smoke for the aforementioned three players? Doubtful, since Tomlin and Colbert are not the types to waste time, but Worthy (6-2.3, 308, 5.08) and Martin (5-11.4, 188, 4.45, 39.5 vj, 6.85 3-cone) are certainly interesting prospects.
Looks like the dinner with the noodle-armed (Scott Simon's words) future backup wasn't necessarily  a smokescreen, but potentially a reconnaissance mission by none other than the baddest man to wear a coaches headset.  You're a bad man, Mike Tomlin.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Say no to Jeff Backus

You don't want this, Scott Simon.  You want the Steelers to say no to Jeff Backus.

Monday, March 12, 2012


I remember my first 90-degree vertical pushup.