He is the most pure athlete I’ve been around.”. May 14, 2020 - Explore Heather Crosby's board "Tactical" on Pinterest. Let me speak some life knowledge to you,” said the veteran guard who never used to skip a skirmish. The transition was in its nascent period when McCaslin made his recruiting rounds through Texas, and to Colleyville, where he’d once led the pursuit of Myles Crosby. But any successful movie or show needs a compelling figure. Telling coaches and a trainer his hand “feels like a noodle,” Crosby was examined and told his hand was broken. From there, former Raiders tackle Donald Penn details his adjustment to the new normal, discusses quarterback Derek Carr and center Rodney Hudson on this edition of Upon Further Review. Out at the high school, several of the players challenged the makeshift SMU squad to a game. Rachel Washburn is on Facebook. Abram later walked into the Coliseum for the game wearing a large, black cowboy hat, completing his ensemble with ripped jeans tucked inside his silver, black and white cowboy boots. “Let me tell you what I learned about in counseling … just count to 10. … All that has to be based on a bit of a hunch or projection that you see in him that others don’t. Raiders.com's Eddie Paskal is joined by Logan Norton to react to the Raiders' Week 2 victory over the New Orleans Saints, discuss primetime at Allegiant Stadium and answer Raider Nation's voicemails on this edition of Upon Further Review. And then in 2014, they added a detour. This one goes to the Raiders rookies, who were a vital part of the show for the second straight week. “My name’s Alec. When he joined the defensive-end rotation as a redshirt freshman in 2016, Crosby was listed at 265 pounds. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! “That’s a different type of human.”, Undeterred, Abram later playfully took a shot at 42-year-old Patriots star Tom Brady. Woodson, who accomplished a lot wearing No. It’s a big part of the player I am today — nobody really believing in me.”. Raiders.com's Eddie Paskal is joined by punter AJ Cole and Madden ratings adjuster Andre Weingarten to discuss what goes into rating players and Cole makes his case for a higher player rating on this edition of Upon Further Review. 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He then took a breath and muttered to himself, “I gotta quit cussin’.”, Not surprisingly, as the second half began, there was Gruden barking as usual to his team: “Let’s start chewing these fat (expletives) up, c’mon!”. He’s since fluctuated between that weight and 247, which is what he played at during his final season at Eastern. From there, JT The Brick joins to discuss the launch of the new Raider Nation Radio 920AM, a 24/7 sports-talk station that will serve as the home for daily Raiders content year-round. He’s going to knock it out. Be a little bit more like me. “Wish I coulda been a d-lineman.”, Cornerback Nevin Lawson, though, set Abram straight. The self-assured safety showed no superstar is off-limits to his wisecracks. 24 in silver and black, had encouraging words for the new man donning his old number. It’s not that Woodson’s camera time wasn’t strong — it was, as he imparted knowledge to the brash rookie Abram — it’s just that he was the only Raider legend who was included in episode 2. ©2020 by the Las Vegas Raiders. 3,736 Followers, 203 Following, 90 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Rachel Washburn (@rachelfwashburn) In the 90s, with the sun beating down on the players and coaches, as well as those family members watching. Chris Creighton took over the Eastern Michigan football program ahead of the 2014 season, and he hired McCaslin away from Drake to be his defensive coordinator. A redshirt season afforded Crosby the time to bulk back up. “99 ain’t no joke,” he said of Donald. You keep doing that and you’ll become a leader of the team very quickly.”. The NFL, though, didn’t look like a possible end game until at least his third full year with the Eagles, when he claimed a starting spot up front. To that point, Crosby had been playing linebacker, but the new staff quickly put a halt to it. “I saw Maxx, knew he had just made (the move) from linebacker to defensive (end). Raiders.com's Eddie Paskal chats with defensive end Maxx Crosby on this episode of Upon Further Review. It wasn’t until late afternoon that Crosby, with Vera at his side, finally scored his face time with Eastern Michigan’s head coach. Just keep going, keep pushing.’, “I think he got himself there and he’s gonna get better. That’s what brings the best out of everybody else. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. As he did so, he also quickly put to rest any concerns that slimmed-down physique may have caused by earning Eastern Michigan’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year honor. He never received a scholarship offer from any school in Texas. We watch sports, specifically football, to get away from the real world and all of its problems. Once, while he was playing at SMU, Myles brought a group of his college teammates with him back to Colleyville. It’s a bit of a gamble, to be sure — you won’t see Crosby mentioned as a first-round option; maybe as a Day 2 possibility. No matter what comes next, it’s been a hell of a journey already. About two weeks later, Crosby verbally committed to Eastern Michigan. Beyond all that, NFL scouts might see in Crosby the same thing McCaslin did way back when: an intriguing prospect who projects to be even better than he is now. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. With controversial receiver Antonio Brown absent from camp for nearly all of the episode, the Raiders’ gregarious coach was the fail-safe focal point Tuesday night. HBO’s crew was at a distinct disadvantage with Brown out with a condition we’ll describe as “helmet-foot-and-mouth displeased.” They briefly touched on his ongoing helmet battle with the NFL as well as his still-blistered feet, neither of which the ex-Steelers star has wanted to talk about with reporters at camp. Be a little bit of a jerk,” Gruden said, while playfully punching him. Visit https://www.Raiders.com for more. “Tom Brady coulda been my daddy.”. He got a tinted shield. I’m from Green Bay,” he told Matthews. … I’m not leaving here without an offer.'”. Raiders.com's Eddie Paskal and Kyle Martin react to Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller being named to the NFL's Top 100 Players list and predict other members from the Silver and Black who could make the 2020 list on this edition of Upon Further Review. Upon seeing Rams All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald at practice, Abram wasn’t sufficiently impressed. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Richie Incognito, whose frighteningly checkered past includes too many fines, suspensions and arrests to detail in this space, was the plot-twisting star as he played the thoughtful, reasoned veteran amid the chaos of some aggressive fighting. I’ll never forget this — Maxx, him and I gave each other a hug. The plan all along, according to Creighton, was to have Crosby “lose some (weight) and rebuild it,” but he was “like skinny skinny,” Creighton says. … Love yourself first.”. So upon arriving in Lapeer months later, the family caravan halted long enough only to drop off Maxx’s younger sister, Milla, and to pick up Maxx’s friend Hunter Andrews, who also had a space reserved for him at Eastern’s event. Charles Woodson is the winner, by default. “He was not some, like, springy, fast-twitch, just dominating the deal,” Creighton says. “He’s older than my daddy,” Abram said. But, he was told, if he wanted them to slap a cast on his hand, he could continue to play. Nothing between them and the destination but highways and toll roads and whatever song came up next on the playlist: Elton John, Eminem, James Blunt, Yelawolf. All rights reserved. Now if that ain’t the picture of confidence. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. No stops, other than for gas or food. The ex-Eastern Michigan star injured his hand trying to punch the ball loose from a Rams ball carrier. We’re gonna have a bathing suit contest today after practice.”, As the coaches were heading out of a meeting, Gruden sat and wistfully said to no one in particular, “Has anyone seen my friend Antonio Brown?”, In keeping with his roughly 3-1 ratio of non-cuss words to expletives, Gruden reeled off some rapid-fire obscenities late in the first half after quarterback Mike Glennon’s second interception. ©2020 The Athletic Media Company. Some other entertaining rookie moments came during a semi-hazing incident when receiver Hunter Renfrow and Crosby were both asked to go in front of the team and sing.