Former Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason says he never authorized a documentary film maker to release an inflammatory recording of disgraced former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Gleason, who has ALS, says he feels “deflated and disappointed” over the release of the audio, which film maker Sean Pamphilon got through access he gained through his work on a project…
With the eigth pick of the 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft, the Miami Dolphins (chosen by were gonna need a bigger boat) select…
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
No quarterback in their right mind would sign with the Miami Dolphins. After they threw Brandon Marshall to the curb, they lost any chance at Manning, Flynn, or Smith. Ryan Tannehill’s probably off the board by now, so they’ll be stuck with Matt Moore this year, unless they draft someone in the second round. The least they could do for whoever starts there is draft Kendall Wright.
With Wright, he’ll have another option to throw to. Plus, Wright is an excellent kick returner, something the Dolphins have been missing since Ted Ginn’s departure. And most importantly, if Wright pans out, then they’ll be paving the road for a franchise quarterback. It’s ridiculously early for him, but Michael Floyd and Justin Blackmon are off the board.
Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.
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|Pick||Team||Selection||Team Representative||Approval Rating|
|1||Indianapolis Colts||QB Andrew Luck – Stanford||Legatron Morstead||77%|
|2||Washington Redskins||QB Robert Griffin III – Baylor||VAsaintsfan||78%|
|3||Minnesota Vikings||OT Matt Kalil – USC||Hans Petersen||69%|
|4||Cleveland Browns||RB Trent Richardson – Alabama||Fan since the Aints||81%|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||CB Morris Claiborne – LSU||Alex Swift||50%|
|6||St. Louis Rams||WR Justin Blackmon – Oklahoma St.||GRIZZ|
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||WR Michael Floyd – Notre Dame||AcquiredPanic|
|8||Miami Dolphins||WR Kendall Wright – Baylor||were gonna need a bigger boat|
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Warning: This video is not suitable for work, or young or sensitive ears. Are bounties a legitimate part of football at any level? An audiotape released Thursday takes listeners inside a professional locker room to hear former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams tell his players what he wants from them in the most explicit and … (more)
We knew that the Gregg Williams story was bound to get emotional at some point. Whenever you have proof that a coach told his own players to intentionally injure their opponents, reactions are going to come as swift and hard as a Jonathan Vilma blindside hit. A new factor in this case is the reaction by former Saints player Steve Gleason, who facilitated the entry of documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon into the Saints’ daily preparation for football — including the team meeting before their divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers in which Williams told his defenders to go after 49ers players in several interesting and profane ways .
Gleason, who played defensive back for the Saints from 2000 through 2006, is suffering from ALS and responded to Pamphilon ’s proposal that a film be made of Gleason’s life as he fights the disease.
[ Related: Mike Silver on the NFL's culture change ] On Thursday, Gleason released a statement on NOLA.com , which reads in part:
In the spring of 2011, Sean Pamphilon approached me, and we agreed to collaborate to further document my family’s journey.
I have a unique relationship with the Saints and the City of New Orleans. The Saints have been incredibly open and supportive of me and my family during my disease progression. From my perspective, the Saints have helped begin to shift the paradigm of how an NFL team should treat its players after retirement.
Since my retirement, and specifically this year, the Saints have opened their doors and included me in countless team functions. I included Sean Pamphilon in some of these activities, because I felt my relationship with the Saints was an integral part of my overall journey. The Saints trusted me and gave us unlimited access in filming, and I, in turn, trusted Sean Pamphilon.
Sean Pamphilon and I have an agreement that all recordings ultimately belong to me and my family. Nothing can be released without my explicit approval. I did not authorize the public release of any recordings.
A multitude of feelings have passed through me. I feel deflated and disappointed. I feel frustrated and distracted. Nevertheless, these feelings will pass, and I will continue steadfast in my mission.
It’s a difficult situation for Gleason, for the Saints, and for Pamphilon. As Gleason wrote, the Saints have been very supportive of his efforts to live the best life possible. Pamphilon apparently acquired the audio that busted the Williams story wide open through ethical means, but the release of that audio has become far more complex. If Gleason has that release agreement in writing, Pamphilon is in more than a bit of trouble, but certainly not as much trouble as the Saints are currently experiencing.
The release of the audio, and Mike Silver’s corresponding story for Yahoo.com on the subject, most certainly hindered the prospects for the three Saints employees in appeal hearings the same day — head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis, and assistant coach Joe Vitt were each trying to get their suspensions reduced at the pleasure of the NFL.