Atlanta Falcons Need to Improve Linebacker Position

To say the Atlanta Falcons linebackers struggled in 2014 may be an understatement. Despite gaudy tackle numbers from second-year Paul Worrilow, it may have been the worst position group on the field. Yes, even worse than the defensive end position. Luckily, the Falcons have options to upgrade the position. Along with a loaded draft class there are also a number of potential free...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four Senior Bowl stars the Kansas City Chiefs should consider drafting

Now that John Dorsey and Andy Reid have two NFL Draft’s under their belt in Kansas City, the draft habits of the Kansas City Chiefs front office are finally beginning to show.Although the Senior Bowl is simply another part of the draft process, history tells us that John Dorsey and company value Senior Bowl week greatly, as the regime’s first two first round picks since arriving...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts Draft: #ManCrushMonday: Denzel Perryman

This week on Colts Draft: #ManCrushMonday we will take a look at Miami inside linebacker Denzel Perryman and why he would be a good fit with the Indianapolis Colts.Looking at the Colts roster, their inside linebacker situation does not seem so bad. D’Qwell Jackson made the Pro Bowl (as an alternate), Jerrell Freeman can be seen making plays sideline to sideline at any time, and...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Denzel Perryman Breakdown

Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami  Height: 5’11” (From Team Site) Weight: 240 lbs (From team site) Year: rSr Trait Notes:Initial Read – B-Instincts -BChange of Direction -B-Angle to Ball –B-Block Shedding –C+Run Stopping –B+Tackling -BAbility to drop into zone –C+Coverage Ability -CTotal Current Grade – B-Total Ceiling Grade – A- Initial Read and Reaction Perryman...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Mock Draft

View image | No team wants to finish a season 2-14, but unfortunately for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that is how the 2014 season ended. So you have to wonder what steps need to be taken to keep this franchises head up and to keep pressing forward. Not long after the season ended the Bucs’ brought in new offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter to the coaching staff...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: 10 Wednesday observations about the South squad

MOBILE, Ala. -- Here are 10 random observations from Day 2 at the Senior Bowl -- specifically the afternoon practice session involving the South squad, coached by Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars' staffers: 1. While the North squad has been a bastion of health and prosperity, the South team was hit by the injury bug on Tuesday. Wide receiver Devante Davis (hamstring), cornerback...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: 10 Wednesday observations about the South squad

MOBILE, Ala. -- Here are 10 random observations from Day 2 at the Senior Bowl -- specifically the afternoon practice session involving the South squad, coached by Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars' staffers: 1. While the North squad has been a bastion of health and prosperity, the South team was hit by the injury bug on Tuesday. Wide receiver Devante Davis (hamstring), cornerback...
Via Fox Sports South
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: 5 Prospects to Watch at the Senior Bowl

1. Denzel Perryman, inside linebacker, Miami. The inside linebacker out of Miami can lower the boom. In other words, he’s a big hitter. He’s great in short spaces. His height and length are red flags, but, London Fletcher wasn’t the tallest guy either. He’s not the greatest athlete, but, he’s explosive in short distances. At times he struggles to shed blocks. If Perryman...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

January 5… Part One… Defense

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last B25 and a lot has happened since our last look. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much positive news for Miami during this period. Today, we are going to start a two part series reviewing each position group and examine the Canes’ options and chances with their top targets. It’s appropriate we start on the defensive side of the ball...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Players to Watch This Offseason

After such an outrageously embarrassing season the Chicago Bears are in need of a boost at several positions. This draft can help the Bears get back to where they should be. While it’s still early in the offseason, it’s never too early to start looking ahead. A lot of what happens is going to depend on who the Head Coach and GM end up being, but this is a list of players that...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami's glory days seem further away than ever following Independence Bowl loss

Miami entered the season as the pre-season ACC Coastal Division favorite. I never understood that to be honest, but I guess the ACC Media saw something there. The schedule was always too tough, but they should have better than this. In the end, and if you’re being honest, the season was basically a disaster. The year ended on a 4 game losing streak,  a loss in the Independence...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thanks to Denzel Perryman's mentoring, Jermaine Grace poised as future Hurricanes standout

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Denzel Perryman will go down as one of the best linebackers to play for the University of Miami, finishing his senior year as a Butkus Award finalist and Associated Press All-American. So when he tells you something, you better do it if you want to follow in his footsteps. Sophomore Jermaine Grace learned that after recording just eight tackles in 11 games in...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaaya, Canes react to The U Part 2 documentary; Perryman, Walford selected AP All-Americans

UM quarterback Brad Kaaya said he couldn't keep his eyes open long enough to sit through "the Nevin Shapiro part" of The U Part 2 documentary he watched over the weekend, but he and his teammates said they saw enough of Billy Corben's ESPN 30-for-30 special to come away feeling inspired by the film. "For me, it was big motivation," said Kaaya, who on Monday was named to ESPN's Freshman...
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December 16, 2014

Hurricanes' path back to relevance begins on recruiting trail

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Less than 24 hours after the Nov. 29 loss to Pittsburgh, University of Miami head coach Al Golden and his staff went on the road to recruit what they hope are future legends of the program. As of Dec. 15, Miami's Class of 2015 ranks 21st in the nation with 20 commits. National Signing Day isn't until Feb. 4, so much can change from now until then. Despite a...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes hand out team awards at 2014 banquet

Here’s the list of awards UM handed out at its postseason banquet Friday. The Mariutto Family Scholar Athlete Award Nantambu Fentress Scout Team Players of the Year Garrett Kidd Demetrius Jackson Strength Training Athlete of the Year Phillip Dorsett Hurricane Media “Good Guy” Award Olsen Pierre Training Room Comeback Player of the Year Ryan Williams Walt Kichefski Hurricane...
Via Canes Watch
December 13, 2014

Miami Hurricanes hold their football team awards ceremony Friday at Gusman Concert Hall

From the Hurricanes: CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes held their 2014 Canes Football Awards Show on Friday night at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall located inside the Frost School of Music. Former Miami offensive lineman and current analyst on the Hurricane Sports Radio Network Don Bailey, served as the awards show’s emcee. The show opened with the top 14 plays of...
Via Eye on the U
December 13, 2014

Three Hurricanes named All-ACC first team, 13 in total honored

Thirteen University of Miami football players earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors, as voted on by the coaches and announced Wednesday morning. Junior running back Duke Johnson, senior linebacker Denzel Perryman and senior center Shane McDermott each made the first team. Johnson ranked second in the ACC with 1,520 rushing yards, and he became the program's all-time leading...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UM's Denzel Perryman finishes behind UCLA's Eric Kendricks for Butkus Award

University of Miami senior Denzel Perryman finished as the runner-up for the 2014 Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker, on Tuesday. According to the Palm Beach Post's Matt Porter, Perryman fell two points shy of UCLA's Eric Kendricks for the honor. Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha, Michigan's Jake Ryan and Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith were the other finalists. The 6-foot, 242...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami AD Blake James: Disappointed, but Hurricanes are in Al Golden’s hands

Miami Athletic Director Blake James said Monday he is disappointed over UM’s mediocre season, but reiterated that Al Golden will be the Hurricanes’ coach next season and he would not pressure Golden to make staff changes. “Al’s our coach and he’s going to be our coach next year,” said James, speaking to reporters via conference call that was ostensibly to discuss UM...
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December 08, 2014

Duke Johnson, Denzel Perryman named All-ACC

The leading rusher in Hurricanes history can add “first team All-ACC” to his lengthy resume.   UM junior running back Duke Johnson was one of two running backs named first-team All-ACC by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.   The other Hurricane named to the first team was linebacker Denzel Perryman, a senior.   Canes tight end Clive Walford, left tackle Ereck...
Via Canes Watch
December 01, 2014

Post-game video reaction to Pittsburgh loss

Post-game reaction from QB Brad Kaaya. It’s an interesting interview. Reaction from senior Shane McDermott. Denzel Perryman and Calvin Heurtelou discuss the Pittsburgh loss. — Michael Bradley The post Post-game video reaction to Pittsburgh loss appeared first on CaneInsider | Miami Hurricanes Athletics and Recruiting.
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Canes-Gators in Shreveport? Bowl possibility emerges

The Miami Hurricanes. The Florida Gators. …in Shreveport. [youtube=] That’s the latest projection from CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm, one of the nation’s respected prognosticators. After UM’s 30-13 loss at Virginia, Palm’s weekly round of bowl possibilities places the Hurricanes in the Independence Bowl, played...
Via Canes Watch
November 24, 2014

Hurricanes' Denzel Perryman named Butkus Award finalist

It seems University of Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman made the right decision coming back for his senior year. Perryman was named one of five finalists for the 2014 Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top linebacker, on Monday morning. He joins UCLA's Eric Kendricks, Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha, Michigan's Jake Ryan (Michigan) and Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith. A Preseason...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Top 5 Linebacker Prospects

While the 2015 NFL Draft is still just over 5 months away, the talents that will be entering it are deep in into the process of trying to distinguish themselves as a top talent and put themselves in the first round. Some of them came into this season with lots of hype and momentum only to disappoint, whereas others have come in and exceeded expectations to put themselves in conversation...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes players come to defense of Al Golden after bitter loss to Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A somber Al Golden offered an analysis of UM’s 30-13 loss to Virginia that felt quite familiar. He told reporters in a small interview room underneath Scott Stadium that he would make no excuses for the loss, one of the ugliest of his four-year tenure. He insisted that his team, out of the ACC Coastal race after last week’s loss to Florida State, was...
Via Canes Watch
November 23, 2014
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