Trent Murphy: Sacking Matt Barkley put me on the map

The most memorable play of Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy's career came in a pivotal collegiate showdown. His Stanford Cardinals were taking on the USC Trojans, and he had the opportunity to line up across from quarterback Matt Barkley. USC was ranked No. 2 in the nation that the time, and the Cardinals took them down 21-14. What Murphy remembers most about the game...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Washington Redskins

With the NFL season over it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins need rookie Murphy to manage his smarts

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The good news is that Trent Murphy has a Stanford degree. The bad news, in some respects, is that Trent Murphy has a Stanford degree. The rookie linebacker will make his first NFL start Monday night when the Washington Redskins play the Dallas Cowboys, and the challenge will be not to let his smarts hinder his instincts. ''He's a Stanford grad, so he has sometimes...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford Cardinal vs. Washington State Cougars: TV coverage, live stream, preview

Game information for Stanford vs. Washington State in Week 7: When: Friday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. ET Where: Stanford, California TV: ESPN Live stream: You can stream the game live here. Preview (from AP): For the second time in three years, Stanford is trying to wipe away a wet and windy October loss at Notre Dame and turn around its spiraling season. The Cardinal can only hope it ends...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 25 Stanford trying to refocus for Pac-12 race

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) For the second time in three years, Stanford is trying to wipe away a wet and windy October loss at Notre Dame and turn around its spiraling season. The Cardinal can only hope it ends the same way this time. In 2012, Stanford already had lost at Washington before a devastating defeat in overtime by the Fighting Irish. The Cardinal came back to win the final...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense leading the way again for No. 16 Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford started this season with all kinds of questions about how it would replace a respected coordinator and a star-laden lineup on defense. Nobody is wondering anymore. The 16th-ranked Cardinal (2-1) have two shutouts already entering Saturday's game at Washington (4-0). Stanford leads the country in scoring defense (4.3 points), total defense (204.3 yards...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Tarpley's time in Stanford spotlight arrives

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) A.J. Tarpley heard all offseason how Stanford would need to replace the production and locker room leadership linebackers Shayne Skov and Trent Murphy provided. He heard how the departures of defensive coordinator Derek Mason and inside linebackers coach David Kotulski to Vanderbilt could complicate the Cardinal's transition. And he heard how the linebackers...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford prepares for an imposing road in 2014

Burning the Nerds: Bennie Fowler of Michigan State got deep on the Stanford defense in the Rose, connecting here with quarterback Connor Cook on a 60-yard pass play (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports photo.) The Stanford Cardinal deserve full credit for winning the last two PAC-12 titles and beating the Oregon Ducks three years out of the last five, but the arrogance and elitism that emanates...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Fan Is Not Happy With Their Pick

When the Washington Redskins first pick of the draft was announced and it was Stanford’s Trent Murphy, this Skins fan was pretty upset. He said on the broadcast “What? What? MORGAN MOSES.” Guess he thought the offensive tackle from Virginia filled more of a need, can’t say I disagree. [SB Nation] The post Washington Redskins Fan Is Not Happy With Their Pick appeared first on Diehardsport.
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins draft guy at No. 47 who made list of top-10 players in 2014 class

The pick for the Washington Redskins at No. 47 is a guy the editors at cover32 LOVE. First, a quick profile. The Redskins select LB Trent Murphy out of Stanford with the 47th pick. — Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) May 10, 2014 Second, read our list from Thursday ranking the top-10 guys in this draft when it’s all said and done...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Trade Down In Round Two For Stanford LB Trent Murphy

The Redskins have traded down in the second round. Washington trading pick No.34 overall to Dallas for the Cowboys second and third round selections. Washington now has three picks tonight; Dallas second round (No. 47), Washington third round (No. 66) and Dallas third round (No. 78). Couldn't be more EXCITED to be part of the Washington Redskins!!!! LETS GET TO WORK
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers potential 2nd Round picks

The Pittsburgh Steelers surprised many when they selected Ryan Shazier last night with their first pick in this year’s draft. With the first thirty two selections made official, we take a look at some possibilities for the Steelers at the 46th overall selection. Trent Murphy – DE – Stanford After shoring up their defense by selecting Shazier, who will most likely fill the...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Third Round

Here’s the final version of our 2014 NFL Mock Draft. Joe Garcia (Twitter) 2014 NFL Mock Draft  Pick     Team            Player                           Position   School                       65.  HOU  Will Sutton    DT  Arizona State   66.  WAS  Trai Turner  OG  LSU  67.  OAK...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Picks to Make You Cringe or Smile – 2014 Edition

2014 NFL Draft Some of these picks should make you smile, some should make you cringe. Based on comments by someone with 40+ years of NFL scouting experience, here are some guys that should make you jump for joy if your team drafts them and others that might cause you to lock yourself in your room for a few months. Again, the comments are not mine… Here goes: Smile-Worthy TOP PICKS...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mid round prospects the Oakland Raiders should look at

The Raiders currently hold the 7th pick in the fourth round and the 3rd pick in round three. While the first and second round choices get all of the headlines, the third and fourth rounders are just as important. Here are two players that Reggie Mckenzie could target. Jaylen Watkins, CB Florida 6’0 191 lbs 4.41 40 yard dash The older brother of Sammy Watkins, Jaylen is an underrated...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Trent Murphy 2014 NFL Draft

Trent Murphy brings old school style to the new pass happy NFL. Playing at Stanford Murphy and his Cardinals teammates played hard nosed defense along with a strong running attack. Murphy is now at the Senior Bowl and talks NFL Draft and much more.Consensus All-American... Walter Camp All-America first team... AFCA All-America first team... FWAA All-America first team... Sport...
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Mock Draft: New England Trades Down, Selects Pass Rusher

The New England Patriots have the advantage of flexibility in the 2014 NFL draft. The Patriots’ biggest needs are at tight end, defensive tackle, offensive line and pass rusher, but none of those needs are so dire that the Patriots will need to reach for a player in the first round of the draft, and if the right wide receiver starts to fall, or if they feel that a running back...
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Seahawks survive losing Chris Clemons?

Welcome to cover32′s Wednesday Seahawks mailbag. While the Seahawks remain on top of our traditional power rankings, this offseason they have been mediocre at best regarding free agency. The biggest issue has been the losses along the defensive line to the Jacksonville Seaguars. This week’s question concerns how the team can handle those losses and stay competitive. Like a literary...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Murphy Just Produces

The Packers probably aren’t in the market for yet another defensive end/outside linebacker type, but GM Ted Thompson might want to go to that well one more time if Trent Murphy is still available in the second round. I know the experts are a bit down on the former Stanford star after his underwhelming week […]
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

What kind of magic will David Shaw pull out of his hat this season at Stanford.The Cardinal lose their top defensive end, their best runner and a host of graduates. Now that appears the Pac-12 will be tighter this season with USC and Washington getting better, to go along with Oregon, Arizona and Stanford, the conference out west that not many pay attention to could be the second...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Round 2 Has Many Needs For Struggling Franchise

Continuing in this series of prospects the New York Giants should target; I move on to round 2. Based on the mock drafts and scouting reports I’ve read, these 7 players could very well be available when the Giants select in the 2nd round. Again, GM Jerry Reese could be targeting different players I have listed below once free agency is completed. However; for argument sake, I will...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Season Rewind: Pac 12 talent gap is closing

Stanford managed to shove aside their biggest threat to a Pac 12 title, Arizona State. Photo: USA Today Sports The Pac 12 made as strong a case as any we have seen over the recent years to challenge the SEC for the top spot in the conference rankings. The depth in the conference may be as deep as it has been in years, and it showed in 2013. The Pac 12 had a successful year throughout...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl Players to Watch – New York Jets

After a long week of practices and interviews, the Senior Bowl finally takes place today. This “all-star” game is nothing like the NFL version as there is a lot at stake for the Seniors who were lucky enough to get invited to the game. Although it’s a year dominated by underclassmen, there is still some great talent the Jets organization and fans should be looking at in this...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Flock to the mocks, Vol. 1

Each week, we’ll update you on what players various mock drafts have the Eagles taking in the 2014 NFL Draft. If you think we’re missing out on a good mock, let us know in the comments section below and we’ll include it for next week. Right now, here’s volume one of Flock to the Mocks. This week’s edition features 16 different mock drafts. We’ll be adding more as they...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: Day Two North Practice Notes

Day two of the Reese’s Senior Bowl practices kicked off with the North team. Thankfully their practice was free of injury and they had a nice tempo throughout practice. Here are a few notes from the South team practice: - Taj Boyd (Clemson QB) stood out today. He took the first team reps in 7 on 7 and team periods. He was able to push the ball down field despite the wind. His passes...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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