Saints select S Vinnie Sunseri and LB Ronald Powell in 5th round

The Saints have now made four consecutive picks on defense after investing their first round move up in Brandin Cooks. In the 5th round the addition was two SEC defenders. First it was safety Vinnie Sunseri of Alabama and two picks later they followed with linebacker Ronald Powell of Florida. Sunseri is a guy I’ve watched a good bit that is tough as nails and high character. He’s...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints go to the SEC well twice in the fifth round

With two fifth round picks within three spots of each other the Saints had the opportunity to add depth and boy did they do that. First at 167 overall they added safety Vinnie Sunseri from Alabama. Sunseri has an extremely high football IQ and is very fundamentally sound. At Alabama he was a field general for Nick Saban’s defense and in Rob Ryan’s scheme expect Sunseri to fill...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunseri Encourages Injured Jackson

Some eyebrows were lifted Monday when Alabama Coach Nick Saban said, “We are confident Eddie Jackson will make a full recovery and be ready to go this fall.” That timetable doesn’t surprise Vinnie Sunseri, who suffered a similar injury halfway through the 2013 season.
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bama's Sunseri, Kouandjio, Steen perform for NFL

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Former Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri performed Tuesday before NFL scouts aiming to show his knee is healthy.
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunseri Shows Out For Pro Scouts

Perhaps because of what he was doing, perhaps because of what he has done to be where he is, Vinnie Sunseri stole the show at Alabama Pro Day Part II in the indoor football practice facility Tuesday. And he also provided information on the support given him by Bama Coach Nick Saban in Sunseri’s decision to turn pro with a year of college eligibility remaining.
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the reshuffled Alabama secondary as young talent steps forward

BY THE NUMBERS Landon Collins: 70 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 INT, 8 break ups HaHa Clinton-Dix: 52 tackles, 7 TFL, 2 INT Jarrick Williams: 40 tackles, 2 TFL, 1.0 sack Cyrus Jones: 25 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, 1 INT Deion Belue: 20 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1 INT Vinnie Sunseri: 20 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 2 INT Eddie Jackson: 19 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1 INT John Fulton: 19 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1 INT ...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: 5 Draft sleepers to know on defense

Alright so last week, we went over five offensive players in this upcoming draft class who could be called sleepers. The sleeper is a tricky player to pin down: a great football player, but not renowned; a player who’s got all sorts of talent, but will somehow find themselves picked in Day 2 or Day 3. Why look for sleepers? Well, one reason is because it’s cool. Everyone wants...
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The NFL combine invitee list is out

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Joshua Taylor NFL Draft Staff Writer The NFL has announced its list of invitees for the NFL Scouting Combine which will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. There are 335 prospects that have been invited. There will be a crimson flavor to this year’s combine. Alabama will have the most representatives there with twelve players participating...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Hoge predicts Chicago Bears will draft both Alambama safeties

Chicago Bears News: CBS reporter predicts the Chicago Bears will draft both Alabama safeties, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Vinnie Suneri. Adam Hoge, senior writer, columnist and Chicago Bears reporter for completed his Mock Draft 1.0 where he predicted all seven of the 2014 Chicago Bears draft picks.  Like any other pre-combine mock draft, it’s more speculation than anything...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saban: Brown will learn from recent arrest

Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked about everything but the players he came to see in his annual visit to the Senior Bowl practice That's because the Crimson Tide's already eventful offseason has seen five players leave early for the NFL, including a surprise departure by injured safety Vinnie Sunseri, a freshman's arrest, the splashy hire of offensive coordinator Lane...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunseri Decision Disappoints Tide

It was a disappointment to see that Vinnie Sunseri did not reconsider his decision to enter the 2014 NFL draft and pass up his senior season at Alabama. It would seem to be a mistake on his part based on the reports of draft experts. From past experience, however, it might be a mistake to underestimate Sunseri.
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus’ Arizona Cardinals 2014 Mock Draft 1.0

It’s that time of year again.  The college football season is over minus a few all star games like the Senior Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game, the NFL season is almost over with only three games to play (I don’t count the Pro Bowl as a “game”). By that “time of the year”, I mean that the NFL Draft preparation is in full swing.  Between now and May, thousands of mock...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vinnie Sunseri Enters The NFL Draft

ESPN’s Joe Schad has reported that Vinne Sunseri of Alabama will enter the 2014 NFL Draft. After tearing his ACL in October versus Arkansas, Sunseri missed the rest of the season for the Crimson Tide. The former safety and captain of Alabama’s defense is allegedly ahead of schedule from reports via his father Sal Sunseri. Tuscaloosa will miss Sunseri’s leadership and play...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bama booster: 'Nothing to worry about' with recent Tide memorabilia

A disassociated Alabama booster says there's “nothing to worry about” over a report he has broken NCAA rules by selling memorabilia signed by top Crimson Tide players. Tom Al-Betar told on Thursday he obtains memorabilia from fans via the school's fan day and former players who visit his store after graduation. “I have everything from the former players...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Poster in Alabama locker room reminds players of Auburn, Oklahoma loses

As part of a motivational tactic, the Alabama coaching staff has put up a poster in each player’s locker reminding them of its two loses from the 2013 season (Iron Bowl to Auburn and the Sugar Bowl to Oklahoma). The sign reads: ”If you continue to do the same thing that you have always done you will get the same result. Guaranteed. 0-2″ Alabama is losing some key pieces to...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vinnie Sunseri becomes latest Alabama junior to enter 2014 NFL Draft.

Vinnie Sunseri. Another Alabama junior is forgoing his senior season to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Safety Vinnie Sunseri is the latest Crimson Tide junior to have reportedly made the decision to enter the draft, according to ESPN's, Joe Schad. Sunseri played in seven games in 2013 before suffering a season-ending ACL injury in the Tide's win over Arkansas on Oct. 19. Before...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke at home in Charlotte, but wants to squash bad memories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There are 25 scholarship players on Duke's roster from North Carolina, and 13 of them are from the Charlotte area. It makes the lead-up to the ACC Championship game -- the first trip to the game in Duke history -- against No. 1 Florida State feel a little bit more comfortable, more familiar. Starting cornerback Ross Cockrell is one of them. He had his starstruck...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tide Coaches, SEC Cite Landon Collins

No one in the Alabama camp is pleased that Vinnie Sunseri has been lost for the season with a knee injury, but who couldn’t be pleased about the work of his replacement. Landon Collins had the most memorable play in a 45-10 Alabama win over Tennessee Saturday and was recognized for his play against the Vols this week.
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bama, LSU hurry up and wait for SEC showdown

Alabama and LSU have two weeks to get healthy before their latest SEC West clash. The extra week of anticipation is just a bonus. The top-ranked Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) coasted into a second open date with a 45-10 win over Tennessee Saturday that marked the team's sixth consecutive victory by 25 points or more. The Tigers (7-2, 3-2) have been supplanted...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Vinnie Sunseri starts ‘Four Month Countdown’ for surgery recovery

Alabama Crimson Tide safety Vinnie Sunseri underwent successful surgery and then began his "#4monthcountdown" to recovery.
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Saban: Alabama S Vinnie Sunseri out for season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri is out for the season with a knee injury. Coach Nick Saban said Monday that Sunseri will have surgery on his left knee Tuesday. He declined to give specifics of the injury except that he had ligament damage. "Vinnie's done a great job for us," Saban said. "He's an outstanding player and really good person...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

As Expected, Tide Safety Out For Year

As much as one might have wished for a different report, there was no surprise when Alabama Coach Nick Saban delivered the news Monday. Junior safety Vinnie Sunseri had suffered ligament damage when he was injured during kickoff coverage against Arkansas in the Tide’s 52-0 win Saturday. He is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday.
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bama gets safety back, may lose one

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returned to Alabama's defense at a fortuitous time. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's free safety has rejoined a secondary that has been in near-constant shuffle mode this season. Starting strong safety Vinnie Sunseri went down early in Saturday night's 52-0 romp over Arkansas with a left knee injury that coach Nick Saban said could be serious. Neither...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama may have lost Vinnie Sunseri for rest of season

The AP reports that the Alabama Crimson Tide may have lost safety Vinnie Sunseri after he suffered a knee injury against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Saban: Safety Sunseri out for season

Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri is out for the season with a knee injury. Coach Nick Saban said Monday that Sunseri will have surgery on his left knee Tuesday. He declined to give specifics of the injury except that he had ligament damage. ''Vinnie's done a great job for us,'' Saban said. ''He's an outstanding player and really good person, good leader...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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