New shoulder pads, no longer an NFL afterthought, could save stars like Luck, Rodgers
Urban Meyer’s reaction was priceless.
The Ohio State head coach’s face was a mix of panic and confusion as he leapt away from the desk where a man he had just met was brandishing a helmet in his left hand. The man was Bob Broderick, a former New York Giants ballboy and longtime marketing consultant who is the founder of innovative shoulder pad and protective equipment company XTECH, and he had just hoisted the helmet above his head to make a point.
Broderick’s right hand was already tucked between two thin pieces of patent-protected, scientifically-designed foam and in an instant the entrepreneur was slamming the helmet, quite violently, across the desk into the padding, scattering bottled waters and other items to the floor. Broderick quickly pulled his right hand up off the desk – clearly no worse for wear – and extended it to Meyer, who shook it somewhat sheepishly, still trying to grasp how Broderick had escaped without so much as a bruise or scrape.
Chinander — who called Griffin the best practice player I’ve ever been around at any level, the NFL, college, hands down, effort-wise and making plays — insisted Griffin will have no problem at the pro level.
The thing about him is he’s already a pro in the way he conducts himself and the way he prepares, the way he eats, the way he lifts weights, trains, the way he watches film, the way he carries out his business, Chinander said. Some kids are pro talent, but you can tell they’re not going to make it. He’s already a pro in that sense.
That’s not necessarily the case.
While Foles has accepted his 2018 role as a premium insurance policy for Wentz, his preference would be running in his own offense in another locale.
I know there was some stuff going around, a possible trade, and I would love the opportunity to be a starter again , Foles told Mike Barnes of KVUE in Austin, Texas, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. I know my spot in Philly. I think I’ve shown what I can do. I’m signed for one more year and I love the team, I love the city.