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dhaNim
04-04-2006, 10:25 PM
NFL | Team telling White they will draft him
Tue, 4 Apr 2006 18:52:09 -0700

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports there are some behind-the-scenes talk of USC RB LenDale White not slipping in the NFL Draft as some stories have gone since his poor performance at his Pro Day workout Sunday, April 2. One team drafting in the 20s recently encouraged White not to run before the NFL Draft so it can pounce on him with its selection in the first round. Another team in the mid-teens already has told White it plans on drafting him.


Thats pretty crazy and a little funny after all the negative publicity he has been getting since his pro day.

4th&inches
04-04-2006, 10:32 PM
yeah i read this also...just want to know who it was that told him not to run

Frank_The_Tank
04-04-2006, 10:42 PM
Sounds like a hog wash, the media will write anything to cause a dramma. The guy was probably just out of shape.

dhaNim
04-04-2006, 11:29 PM
Sounds like a hog wash, the media will write anything to cause a dramma. The guy was probably just out of shape.

no i think the team or teams have told him not to run from now on, not to 'not run' at the pro day. i think this conversation between them took place after the pro day.

TreWardTxn
04-04-2006, 11:50 PM
Why the hell would he want his draft stock to slip so he can get picked later, and be paid less. If anything, he would bust his ***, make the team reach to get him, and then take 'em to the cleaners before he ever even stepped on an NFL field.

Even if they did tell him not to run, I'm sure they didn't say, 'become a sloppy cow, who will barely be in football shape by the time camp starts,' I'm positive they didn't send out that back channel message

I can't believe I responded to this thread...

Please_Evolve
04-05-2006, 12:40 AM
Why the hell would he want his draft stock to slip so he can get picked later, and be paid less. If anything, he would bust his ***, make the team reach to get him, and then take 'em to the cleaners before he ever even stepped on an NFL field.

Even if they did tell him not to run, I'm sure they didn't say, 'become a sloppy cow, who will barely be in football shape by the time camp starts,' I'm positive they didn't send out that back channel message

I can't believe I responded to this thread...

Some people like winning as opposed to a larger paycheck. Would you take (insert a large player's name contract) but have to live through not winning more then 3 games for the duration of the contract?

CoastalTexan
04-05-2006, 12:48 AM
Most likely the steelers, didn't someone say that he was talking to them the whole time at his proday? They also have a late 1st round pick.

TexanSam
04-05-2006, 12:55 AM
Some people like winning as opposed to a larger paycheck. Would you take (insert a large player's name contract) but have to live through not winning more then 3 games for the duration of the contract?

You can only assume that teams in the higher rounds will keep on winning, seeing as that's how they got that draft pick in the first place. With all the parity in the league, a team drafting in the mid 20s could probably fall within the top 10 just in one year.

Texan in Japan
04-05-2006, 05:04 AM
Would this be considered some form of tampering?

powerfuldragon
04-05-2006, 08:25 AM
Why the hell would he want his draft stock to slip so he can get picked later, and be paid less. If anything, he would bust his ***, make the team reach to get him, and then take 'em to the cleaners before he ever even stepped on an NFL field.



so he can go to a better team.

HJam72
04-05-2006, 08:52 AM
That really ticks me off. :wacko: We should just take Lendale White with the first pick. That'll show 'em. :ok:

chuckm
04-05-2006, 08:54 AM
the conversation went something like this:

Unnamed NFL Team: OK Lendale, here's what you do. Refuse to run. Refuse to work out. Even refuse to take off your jumpsuit. We want you to appear unmotivated and out of shape so you'll be on the board when we pick.

Lendale: hmmmmm OK ... but won't that cost me a lot of money?

Unnamed NFL Team: Money? Don't you realize you'll be playing for an established team and have a better chance of making it to the post season?

Lendale: Ohhhhhh OK ..... sounds like a plan ..... Anyone for Chinese?

bad
04-05-2006, 09:14 AM
Sounds like a hog wash, the media will write anything to cause a dramma. The guy was probably just out of shape. Yes, out of shape.

And also an idiot, for if there were ever a time to be in shape, it was last Sunday. Everyone else on his team seemed to get that memo.

Still, I imagine he'll be picked in the first round because he's a hoss.

Huge
04-05-2006, 09:42 AM
Some people like winning as opposed to a larger paycheck. Would you take (insert a large player's name contract) but have to live through not winning more then 3 games for the duration of the contract?
Winning's not guaranteed in this league. In 2003, the Raiders used the 31st pick on Nnamdi Asomugha after losing the Super Bowl to Tampa Bay. Asomugha probably thought he was going into a sweet deal. Oakland's gone 13-35 since then.

As the top overall pick, I'm sure Carson Palmer was dreading all the future losing seasons ahead of him. So why did he agree to such a large contract extension with the team? Because they were able to turn things around perhaps?

Keldar
04-05-2006, 09:47 AM
Ok, I can figure this one out.....

Hmmmm, let's see....who was voted the fattest city in America this year? Oh, that would be Chicago.

Got it!!

Tale Gator
04-05-2006, 09:51 AM
This kind of stuff happens all the time -- spreading false info about how someone looked, acted, etc [Lendale Whale needed a bra his boobs were so big] so they will slip down in the draft.

I mean a scout gets a blurb in KFFL and it sets off a wildfire of barbs here at the Texan's BBS -- funny stuff, but is it really fair....

Keldar
04-05-2006, 09:58 AM
I mean a scout gets a blurb in KFFL and it sets off a wildfire of barbs here at the Texan's BBS -- funny stuff, but is it really fair....

I think by all tangible evidence, the guy show up looking like a weak Pillsbury doughboy. Reggie Bush smoked him in the bench press, and Reggie is supposed to be the quick and agile portion of the duo.

I dunno.....it just smacks of poor work ethic.

MikeMc
04-05-2006, 11:30 AM
It was most likely the Panthers....they want him BAD. BTW, no way it was the Steelers, they know that the Panthers will select him if he is still there.

HJam72
04-05-2006, 12:28 PM
Am I the only one wondering about steiroids right about now? :tomato:

kiwitexansfan
04-05-2006, 05:32 PM
This has made me question his character.....

then again it makes me question teh character of the teams telling him to sit out and make himself look like a lazy piker:challenge

TreWardTxn
04-05-2006, 05:41 PM
Some people like winning as opposed to a larger paycheck. Would you take (insert a large player's name contract) but have to live through not winning more then 3 games for the duration of the contract?

Great players always believe in their ability to get it done. They don't stop to think, this team is bad and I can't make it better. The only players who do that are QBs, because they don't like the coach/management/location, whatever. But if you're a running back and a team drafts you, you can only assume they like the way you run and that you'll do well...

Besides, we're talking about Lendale White, whose ego is so big that Pete Carroll believed for a split second that he actually jumped off a building because he wasn't the #1 back...

MikeMc
04-05-2006, 05:42 PM
Hey, it happens. I remember when I was trying out for my city Colt league, several of my friends on the "better" team in the league, who I also played HS ball with, told me to just slouch it out there. They had the last pick and wanted to get me on the team.

So what did I do?? LMAO! What do you think?

I hit 3 of the 5 "BP" balls over the fence......the other two were linedrives up the middle making the poor sap throwing BP have to put a helmet on. Then during the "OF" drills, I robbed one "would have been" HR, then hit my target on the 2B & 3B "cut-off" drills, then proceeded to "slouch" it by throwing 4 of the 5 balls from CF to Homeplate on a rope.

My buddies were mad, but there was no way I was "going out" like that.

Then again, I wasn't about to sign a multi-million dollar deal with possibly a "winning" team. It was more about self-pride than making the "better, winning" team.

Of course, I was picked #1, and my team (worst in the league the prior year) went on to the championship game, vs. my buddies more powerful team. We won the C-Ship! :superman:

MorKnolle
04-05-2006, 11:23 PM
Sounds like a hog wash, the media will write anything to cause a dramma. The guy was probably just out of shape.

I agree, I think this is just some made up story. I'm pretty sure any such team could get into trouble for tampering with a player if they did this. I could maybe see a team trying to do this, but if they did I'm quite sure they would not let any word of that slip out to the public.

TreWardTxn
04-06-2006, 01:46 AM
Am I the only one wondering about steiroids right about now? :tomato:

You know, I did think about it, and then I got pissed at myself for allowing all this media coverage on steroids to make me question every amazing performance I've seen. There is such a thing as integrity for most guys, and strong work ethic. That said, he's definetely on some weight gainer. The guy has had nearly 3 months to prepare for those drills and to lift 225. I would really like to know what he was hitting at when he first started to bulk up so I could know his actual improvement.