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During the NFL Draft, many experts questioned Melvin Ingram's ability on the field due to his short arm-length of 31.5 inches for his 6-2 frame.
The San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker doesn't care what the experts think, as he says it doesn't matter about arm-length or anything like that. He thinks it's ridiculous.
“I really don’t care about that stuff,” Ingram said on NFL Network (via PFT
). “I’ve told a lot of people, short arms or long arms don’t make you a football player. If that were the case everybody with long arms would play football. Either you’re a football player or you’re not. Your arm length doesn’t make a difference.”
Ingram is right on the money here. He was able to be productive, and that's all that matters. Length or height doesn't matter. I mean, look at Drew Brees. He's short for a quarterback but he is able to be productive every season.
Good to see a guy with the right mindset.Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. He also contributes at Hoops Authority and Eight Points Nine Seconds. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.
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A near-capacity crowd was expected to join Junior Seau's former teammates and NFL opponents in celebrating his life at Qualcomm Stadium on Friday evening, the U-T San Diego reported.
A lineup of speakers will share their memories of the former San Diego Chargers linebacker at the event, hours after his family's own private funeral service.
Officials said the crowd could...
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Junior Seau has been buried in his hometown after a private funeral.
Members of Seau's family and former teammates, including LaDainian Tomlinson, were among those packing a church for the funeral, followed by burial at Eternal Hills cemetery.
Seau committed suicide on May 2 at his Oceanside home. He played parts of 20 seasons in the NFL, with the San Diego Chargers, Miami...
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(Reuters) – A crowd of 15,000 fans celebrated the life of former football star Junior Seau in a memorial on Friday at a San Diego stadium, as they cheered on his grieving family and listened to speakers describe his generosity and sense of humor.
Seau, regarded as one of the best defensive NFL players of his generation, died on May 2 at his home in Oceanside, just north of San...
The San Diego Chargers will officially retire No. 55 in honor of the late Junior Seau, Chargers president Dean Spanos announced at Friday's memorial at Qualcomm Stadium. "Junior's accomplishments on the field speak for themselves," Spanos said. "His play on the field combined with his leadership and charisma became the face of this team for more than a decade...
San Diego said goodbye to Junior Seau on Friday evening as best it could. Chargers fans cheered highlights of his greatest plays, laughed at stories of his charm and humor and cried at their shared loss.
The Chargers honored Seau by officially retiring his uniform number, 55. Team president Dean Spanos made the announcement toward the end of the "celebration of life" ceremony...
Junior Seau No. 55 San Diego Chargers Linebacker Size: 6-3, 248 lb
Birthdate: January 19th, 1969 San Diego, Ca
Place of Death: May 2nd, 2012
San Diego Chargers (1990-2002)
Miami Dolphins (2003-2005)
New England Patriots (2006-2009)
Tackles: 545 Sacks: 56.5 Forced Fumbles: 3 Interceptions: 18
- 12x Pro Bowl (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996...
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For years the Chargers would square off with draft picks, most notably Philip Rivers in 2004 and Shawne Merriman in 2005, and see which side would blink first. Often those negotiations grew contentious and that year's prized rookie would miss...
The San Diego Chargers are hosting a Celebration of Life in honor of Chargers linebacker and San Diego community icon Junior Seau tonight at Qualcomm Stadium.
San Diego said farewell to a hometown hero and legendary football player honoring the late Junior Seau, officially retiring the number 55. Seau, passed away on May 2nd from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was buried in his hometown, Oceanside, on May 11th. The San Diego Chargers honored Seau at Qualcomm Stadium with approximately 20000 fans in attendance.
Guest speakers included...
Football is a very violent game that many of us love to play and love to watch. You have to have a strong will to play the game. Football is not a game for the weak of heart, evidenced by Junior Seau the former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots linebacker. Injuries are a big part of the game. The injuries come along with the violence. Some folks play the game and never...