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Thursday, February 19, 2009

2009 NFL Combine - Day 1

Wednesday was a travel day for me back to Indianapolis for my 19th NFL Combine. How time flies. The photo above is of the old RCA Dome which has hosted the combine during my visits and has now been torn down and a new facility has been built.

Last night I made contact with several teams and asked their opinions about me hosting a Free Agent Tryout Camp in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 6th. Tampa Bays, new General Manager Mark Dominik, Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith, Seattle Seahawks Director of Pro Scouting Will Lewis and Arizona Cardinals Special Teams Coach Kevin Spencer were all very receptive to the idea.

My goal for the next four days is to meet and talk to as many Head Coaches, Special Teams Coaches, General Managers and Directors of College and Pro Personnel and inform them of my different consulting services. I know I'll be busy.

I will also be here evaluating the kicking, punting and snapping talent which consists of the following players:

Long Snappers: Sean Griffin (Michigan) and Jacob Ingram (Hawaii)

Kickers: David Buehler (USC), Graham Gano (Floriday State Uuniversity), Jose Martinez (UTEP), Louie Sakoda (Utah) and Sam Swank (Wake Forest).

Punters: Justin Brantley (Texas A & M), Matt Fodge (Oklahoma State), Kevin Huber (U of Cincinnati), Thomas Morstead (SMU), and two late additions Tim Masthay (Kentucky) and Britton Colquitt (U of Tennessee)

I have seen some of the players already at the Senior Bowl and look forward to meeting and evaluating them here at the NFL Combine.

I will be blogging for the next four days from the NFL Combine here in Indianapolis.

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