Before 2008, it wasn’t considered a surprise for Tennessee to be in the SEC title game any year.In fact, in 11 years from 1997 through 2007, Tennessee appeared in the SEC title game five times (97, 98, 01, 04 and 07) and won the title twice (97 and 98).Since their last appearance in the 2007 championship game - a 21-14 loss to soon-to-be BCS Champion LSU - the Vols have fallen...
In probably one of the funniest stories that you will read all day, Jeff Bray, the father of former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, who went undrafted and eventually signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent, told WWLS Radio that draft day was brutal for his son and that the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of two teams that said they would draft his son.
The father of Tyler Bray said his son is very excited about signing a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, but Jeff Bray couldnt mask his disappointed over the former Tennessee quarterback going undrafted when he was projected to be picked as high as the second round by some draft analysts, Jimmy Hyams of the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.
It was brutal...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, who left school after his junior season only to go undrafted, is among 13 rookie free agents who have agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bray's big arm and prototypical size at 6-foot-6, 215 pounds left many expecting him to be a mid-round choice. But his stock plummeted amid concerns about his maturity and work...
ESPNBoston reports the Chiefs signed Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray. He was perhaps the most coveted undrafted free agent after many scouts thought hed be drafted in the mid rounds.
The Chiefs have starter Alex Smith, but Bray is an intriguing developmental prospect for coach Andy Reid and if all goes well, he could develop into a starter.
Bray has a big arm, and was...
After 254 picks were announced at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, there were some surprising names omitted.
Among those shocking undrafted players were former Tennessee Volunteers Tyler Bray and Da’Rick Rogers. Both had reported off-the-field issues coming into the draft, but those were expected to drop both players a couple rounds, not completely out of...
Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition.
Kansas City, here I come?
Former Tennessee quarterback
Tyler Bray, who went underrated during this weekend's 2013 NFL Draft,
has reportedly signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent. (ESPN)
Alabama dominates the NFL Draft.
Alabama breaks the modern school record for number of players selected in the NFL Draft with...
With a new coaching staff coming to Tennessee, Tyler Bray opted to enter the NFL Draft after his junior season. After three days and seven rounds of picks the 21-year-old was left undrafted.
That changed hours after the draft completed as the Kansas City Chiefs signed Bray.
Despite having arguably the best arm strength of anyone in the draft, Bray was not one of the 11 quarterbacks...
Check out the best prospects who weren’t taken in the draft after the jump.
Da’Rick Rogers WR, Tennessee Tech
Tyler Bray QB, Tennessee
Kevin Reddick LB, North Carolina
Matt Scott QB, Arizona
Alvin Bailey OG, Arkansas
Chase Thomas LB, Stanford
Adrian Bushell CB, Louisville
Chris Faulk OT, LSU
Michael Ford RB, LSU
Zach Rogers WR, Tennessee
Cody Davis S, Texas Tech
With just days to go until the NFL Draft begins, the Steelers are one of many teams with veteran quarterbacks facing the age old dilemma of whether to consider drafting the quarterback of the future now and letting him develop or delaying the inevitable for one more season.
It’s unknown if Pittsburgh will select a gunslinger in this year’s draft, but Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh...
Tyler Bray’s early departure from Tennessee for the upcoming NFL draft left many questions as to who would lead the Volunteers’ offense in 2013.
Those questions were not answered during the annual Orange and White spring game, as neither Justin Worley nor Nathan Peterman could separate themselves from one another.
“It is wide open,” said coach Butch Jones during the...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Let the Butch Jones era for Tennessee football begin.
Actually, it began when he was hired last December to become the fourth Volunteers head coach in six seasons, inheriting a once-proud football program that has produced three-straight losing seasons for the first time in more than a century.
While Jones hit the ground running from Day 1 and has been on display...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. Nuff said.
Reach Out, I'll Be There.
Georgia head football coach Mark Richt discusses trying to reach out to potential recruits via Twitter. (The Athens Banner-Herald)
It's crazy what you could've had.
Former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray will appear on Jon Gruden's QB Camp today at 5:30 pm EDT. Volunteer fans will...
Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray heads into the NFL draft facing many of the same questions that followed him around during his college career.
If arm strength were all that mattered to NFL scouts, Bray likely would be a first-round selection. But a lack of team success and a perceived lack of maturity during his college career have made him more likely to get taken somewhere in...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2013
When preparing for the draft, there’s only so much an NFL team can gain from watching film. They already know that nearly all of the players they’re looking at are elite players that were some of the best on their team. Why then to so many draft picks fail to succeed at the next level?
In many cases, it’s a matter of character. Success at the highest level requires strong...
This year’s NFL Draft has earned a reputation for not having much elite talent, but being very deep. Quarterback is a position that is not very good at the top at all, with Geno Smith being the best out of the crop. I find it hard to believe he’s deserving of a first round pick. Will he get picked in the first round? Absolutely. But if I were a team that’s in need of a QB,...
Welcome to the Fallout - Saturday edition.
There's Battle lines being drawn.
Alabama officially names Bill Battle as its new athletic director. (al.com)
Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's spring break gets covered by TMZ.com. which I hear is like Deadspin for Hollywood, or something like that.
Few sources around bring as much coverage of Volunteer football like InsideTennessee. Check out this free article on a conversation IT had with soon-to-be NFL quarterback Tyler Bray.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley have been spotted at the Tennessee pro day on Wednesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN also reports on Twitter that the Steelers braintrust had dinner with Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray before attending his pro day.
Is there anything to get excited about here? Not really. Last year the Steelers had dinner...
Much of the talk about Tennessee heading into the NFL Draft was about their quarterback Tyler Bray. While Bray will garner some of that talk because of his position, people need to focus on his receiver, Cordarrelle Patterson. He made people take notice at the NFL Combine and help push himself up draft boards. Patterson separated himself from the rest of the receiving group with...
Just seven months after being forced out of the Tennessee program for a violation of team rules and transferring to Tennessee Tech, a source has told me says receiver Da’Rick Rogers will be returning to Tennessee to workout with former teammates Justin Hunter, Cordarelle Patterson, and Tyler Bray.
Rogers, who tested well at the NFL Combine, is looking forward to working...
The NFL Combine always grows more interesting when the skills players step on the field in day four. The quarterbacks were one of the groups everyone wanted to see and that’s because there are numerous questions surrounding each one this year.
With the Bills interested in a young quarterback, let’s take a look at which quarterback prospects stood out after day four of the NFL...
Tyler Bray had an up and down career at the University of Tennessee. But this strong armed quarterback said he has moved on and ready to make the jump to the NFL.
The Combine, for some players, can be like America: "The Land of Opportunity", where a lesser player can make a name for himself, or a poor season can be redeemed by a good 40 yard dash or an impressive interview. However, for some players, it's all about maintain expectations and doing damage control just to not "hurt" their draft value.
Here are 10...
This 6-foot-3, 180-pounder from Matthews, N.C., projects to compete for Tennessee's quarterback job now that three-year starter Tyler Bray has opted for the NFL Draft.