Draft Profile: Patriots LB Geneo Grissom

When looking at Grissom’s tape, one name comes to mind: Mike Vrabel. Versatile, big, smart and can play tight end. Now chances are Grissom won’t be as good as Vrabel, but when you look at his tape you can definitely see quite a lot of stuff to like:· He has a good size to be both OLB and DE (6’3”, 262 lbs.)· Capable of playing on the left or right side of the field (although...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Belichick Draft Classes 5: 2009

In the year 2009, the New England Patriots were heading into a re-tooling period. The team lost franchise cornerstones in Rodney Harrison and Mike Vrabel. Along with Tedy Brushci and Richard Seymour after the draft.For a long time, the Patriots 2009 draft class was looked at as a failure. However, looking back now you have to realize that it was an overall success. Three players...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Signing Vince Wilfork is the Best Thing Houston Can Do For Louis Nix III

Sunday night the Houston Texans hosted free agent defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. The team has been rumored to be a front runner for the big man's services in large part because of his familiarity with the coaching staff having played for Bill O'Brien and Rome Crennel and played with linebackers coach Mike Vrabel. It doesn't hurt that his agent lives in Houston either.However, what...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Worst Owners In Major League Soccer Look For Title Win Sunday

On Sunday at 3:00pm (ESPN) the New England Revolution will be playing in the MLS Cup final for the fifth time since 2002. This despite having the worst owners in Major League Soccer. I won’t pretend to know a ton about the Revs or how the Krafts have done as owners to the franchise, but that article still strikes me as a lets strike at the Krafts and indirectly make the “cheap”...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Patriot Mike Vrabel Had His Super Bowl Rings Stolen By Thieves

Photo Credit: @CoachVrabel50/Twitter A few days ago, former NFL linebacker Mike Vrabel had alerted all pawnshops in the Houston area that his Super Bowl rings could possibly be coming to them. Mike Vrabel, the current linebacker coach for the Houston Texans, came home this past weekend only to find his Super Bowl rings missing. It appears that several thieves had broken into his...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel has Super Bowl rings stolen… someone is about to die

Former New England Patriot won three Super Bowl rings with the team and now they’re gone because a couple of thieves have some sort of death wish. To all the Houston area pawn shops: 3 super bowl rings are headed your way. Courtesy of the mother ******* who smashed our back door in — Mike […]
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans coach says thieves took 3 Super Bowl rings

HOUSTON (AP) Police are investigating a break in at the home of Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, who says that someone took his three Super Bowl rings he won as a player. Vrabel tweeted Saturday about the break in at his home in the Houston enclave of Bellaire. ''To all the Houston area pawn shops: 3 super bowl rings are headed your way. Courtesy of the (expletive) who smashed...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel's three Super Bowl rings stolen from Texas home

Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel had his three Super Bowl rings stolen after his Texas home was broken into, he tweeted on Saturday. Vrabel tweeted that the thieves smashed in the back door and took the memorabilia. Vrabel, whose storied playing career with the New England Patriots spanned eight seasons, played in the NFL for 14 years. After retiring from the Kansas City...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel’s Three Super Bowl Rings Stolen From His Texas Home

Three of Mike Vrabel’s most prized possessions have been stolen. The former New England Patriots linebacker took to Twitter on Saturday to report that his three Super Bowl rings were stolen out of his Texas home. Here’s the (censored) expletive-laden tweet he sent Saturday afternoon. It takes some serious guts to steal something so valuable to a man who’s so big. Vrabel, who...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel has Super Bowl rings stolen, sends angry tweet

Mike Vrabel won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, but he is currently missing the hardware that proves it. On Saturday afternoon, Vrabel sent out an angry tweet indicating that his three Super Bowl rings were stolen from his home in Houston. Vrabel, who currently works as a linebackers coach for the Houston...Read More
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Silver Bullet Points: 10.7.14

Our favorite fitness guru is taking a “bye week” of her own, so you’re stuck with me again. Hopefully our morning music will make up for it. Silverman Greatness Of The Week- JTB continues to pile up awards, this time adding the Athlon Freshman of the Week accolades to his resume following the win over the Maryland Terrapins Bye Bye Bye- Both Ohio State and Rutgers have...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots 2014: Player Most Likely To Break Out

It’s hard to look at an NFL defensive end and not say he is the best athlete in his family. But in the Jones family, Chandler might take a backseat to his brother, Jon. The latter is the current light heavyweight champion in the UFC. Which means when it comes to the holidays, you can be sure there is plenty of jousting over who is the “better” athlete and which son plays the...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeye defense hoping for 1996 redux

On the second day of Ohio State’s 2014 preseason football camp, Luke Fickell said this was the first offseason since he returned to his alma mater as a coach in 2002 that there was reason to feel bad about how the defense had finished the season. That got me thinking about another season that ended with national title hopes going up in smoke in large part because of a defensive...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans LB Coach Mike Vrabel Auctioning Off a Terrell Owens Jersey?

There are two things that are common with many players in the NFL: (1) they accumulate a lot of stuff over the course of their playing days and (2) many of them will end up giving coaching a try when they are done playing. Count former NFL linebacker Mike Vrabel for doing both, and before he moves down to Houston (where he coaches the linebackers) he needs help getting rid of a...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Clowney putting in extra work for position change

Houston Texans No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney is working extra hard to stay on schedule with his position change from defensive end to linebacker. Head coach Bill O'Brien had nothing but praise for the rookie as he continues to be tutored by first-year linebackers coach Mike Vrabel and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. "He's really worked hard," O'Brien told the Houston...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel Knows All About DE To OLB Learning Curve

Over the years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have drafted several players that played defensive end in college only to convert them into 3-4 outside linebackers. Mike Vrabel was one of those players and the current Houston Texans linebackers coach recently talked about how tough the transition can be from defensive end to outside linebacker in an interview with […] Mike Vrabel Knows...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Watching Old Patriots Film, ‘Trying To Mimic’ Patriots Offense

The New England Patriots had some historically productive offenses during Bill O’Brien’s five-year tenure with the team from 2007-11. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, scored just 17.2 points per game in 2013, the second-lowest average in the NFL ahead of only the Jacksonville Jaguars. So why not learn from the best? That appears to be the mindset the Texans head coach and his quarterback...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Have Best Defense On Paper Since Super Bowl-Winning Teams (Podcast)

Nine years without a Super Bowl win wouldn’t be cause for concern for most NFL teams, but Bill Belichick has made some structural changes to the New England Patriots in 2014. It appears that the days of winning with a strong offense and feeble defense are over as the Patriots head into OTAs. The Patriots’ defensive rebuild, which started in 2009 when players like Tedy Bruschi...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots need an outside linebacker

The Bill Belichick 3-4 defense was defined by the outside linebackers on the New York Giants teams of the 1980s in Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks and the early 2000s New England Patriots with Willie McGinest and Mike Vrabel. Having moved to more of a 4-3 personnel grouping after the epic collapses on defense in the playoffs following the 2009 and 2010 seasons, the Patriots fierce...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Big Ten spring football questions

Five questions to answer and issues to address as Big Ten teams -- there are 14 of them now, if that makes any sense -- take to the field at some point this month for spring football practice, even as it's very much winter across much of the conference. It will (thankfully) be August before we know it. Can Ohio State fix its defensive issues? The Buckeyes ran off 24 straight wins...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer’s wife strikes down rumor of Urban-Mike Vrabel fight

One of the more surprising and possibly overlooked coaching moves of the offseason was Mike Vrabel leaving Ohio State for the Houston Texans. Vrabel, a former linebacker with the Steelers, Patriots and Chiefs, got into coaching after retiring from the NFL in 2011. He started off under former teammate Luke Fickell’s staff and was retained […]
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans complete assistant coaching hires

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has completed his coaching staff, hiring 16 coaches led by defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, and retaining Bob Ligashesky, who took over as special teams coordinator in December. Crennel, the former Cleveland head coach who spent 2010-12 with Kansas City, signed a three-year deal to be Houston's defensive coordinator. The Texans also hired former...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cold, Dark Nights Ahead In Tuscaloosa and Columbus

Heading into the week of Thanksgiving, all was going just as plannedl for two of college football's national powers. Alabama was #1 with just the Iron Bowl and SEC championship standing between them and a trip to their third straight BCS title game. Ohio State was sitting at #3, hoping for Alabama or FSU to slip up and allow them to slide into one of the top two spots. The Buckeyes...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes hire Penn State's Johnson to coach D-line

Larry Johnson, who spent the past 18 years as an assistant at Penn State, is joining Ohio State's staff as an assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Johnson was Penn State's interim coach before James Franklin was hired for the top job on Saturday. Johnson replaces three-year Buckeyes assistant Mike Vrabel, who left his alma mater to work for former Nittany Lions coach Bill...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes hire Penn State's Johnson to coach D-line

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Larry Johnson, who spent the past 18 years as an assistant at Penn State, is joining Ohio State's staff as an assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Johnson was Penn State's interim coach before James Franklin was hired for the top job on Saturday. Johnson replaces three-year Buckeyes assistant Mike Vrabel, who left his alma mater to work for former...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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