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Old 05-10-2004   #21
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I read that on the website, that is great. It also said they were impressed with his hip swifts, very fluid. Looks like at least one of the sleepers is going to work out.
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Let's hope his one of the sleepers of the draft! It would be nice to have some extra depth.....
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Especially with this whole Coleman fiasco.
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Remember with all the 4-WR and 5-WR sets at certain points in the game we could have anywhere from 5-7 DB's in the game. I think have two starters already at FS in McRee and Coleman; however, we will need to have a futre FS eventually. I like the fact that he is a QB. He might be able to read the offense quicker using the QB mindset and make adjustments better. He might even be a good gunner.
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Lord had a history of getting in trouble with the law at Nebraska in incidents related to drinking so I hope he can keep himself straight.
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Lord had a history of getting in trouble with the law at Nebraska in incidents related to drinking so I hope he can keep himself straight.
Are you talking about when he was AT HOME and playing his music too loud? Is there anything else where he was doing anything other than being a College kid?
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska quarterback Jammal Lord and Cornhusker volleyball and basketball player Greichaly Cepero were ticketed for disturbing the peace.

Officers were called to Lord's north Lincoln apartment about 3 a.m. CDT Sunday after neighbors complained of hearing a loud noise.
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I believe the other incidents that he was cited for were attempting to buy alcohol as a minor, careless driving (his blood alcohol was only .02 but Nebraska has a zero tolerance policy for minors), and urinating in public.
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I like lord playing for the Texans I think we should try him at reciever and halfback option plays. and seeing that he is a natural runner he might be good at returning punts and kickoffs.
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I believe the other incidents that he was cited for were attempting to buy alcohol as a minor, careless driving (his blood alcohol was only .02 but Nebraska has a zero tolerance policy for minors), and urinating in public.
The simple fact is that, no matter who you are there is dirt. It is magnitude of person's indiscretions that can be debated.
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I posted this in the Chronicle thread (making light of our lack of local coverage), but for the archive's sake I am putting this tidbit on Lord here too...
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"I don't mind [the switch], not at all," said Lord. "I've got to feed people. I've got to feed my mother."

As a two-year starter at Nebraska, Lord passed for 2,848 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 2,573 yards and 24 touchdowns, the school's second best rushing total for a quarterback behind Crouch.

But the Texans were looking for defensive backs, and Lord's 6-foot-2, 220-pound body seemed ideal for a free safety.

"I didn't really look that far ahead [to the pros] when I was playing," Lord said. "All I knew was I wanted an opportunity."

The Texans saw in his offense the makings of a good defensive player.

"He's just a big, powerful guy, and he's got explosiveness," Houston coach Dom Capers said. "We noticed when he was running the ball in college, he hit some tacklers pretty hard. With power and speed like that, he can do a lot of things. And he's the type who can contribute on special teams while he's learning the new position."
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I think the development of Lord of the course of pre-season will be a pretty fun story to watch. Everyone agrees that he has the physical tools to play in the NFL...but nobody really knows play what position. The way the current game is and everyone is ultra specialized I like the idea of a team having a couple Jack-of-All-Positions so to speak (the Pat's Klecko leaps to mind).

Lord might not be the best at any spot but he could open up mis-match oppportunities...I would like to see him get involved on the offensive side of the ball as well. He has a tough path to follow in the conversion to DB...but who knows, the guy might end up being a perennial Pro-Bowler or just another excellent college athlete that didn't work out in the NFL.
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...but who knows, the guy might end up being a perennial Pro-Bowler or just another excellent college athlete that didn't work out in the NFL.
I like how you put that. It goes to prove the difference in competition and how much more difficult it is to make it in the NFL...there are a lot of guys at the college level that are able to flat out physically beat the guy(s) across from them without developing any football skill.

I like how Lord is willing to switch positions and do whatever it takes to succeed and take care of the people he loves. I like his attitude...him being willing to change positions will speed up and improve his progression at the new position...whatever it may be. Eric Crouch was in the same situation, but his bad attitude caused him to fall apart. Lord will succeed and I'm excited to see how well he does at the new position he'll play.
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Jman's description of a Jack of all trades type reminds me of Guido Merkins, who played for the old Oilers many moons ago. If memory serves, he was the emergency QB, emergency punter, but also played alot of WR, maybe some DB, and KR, and was a good overall ST player. I think he did a bit of everything. Another guy who comes to mind played for the Dolphins, but his name eludes me. He played QB, and might have punted, and done some other things as well. 80's era guy. Maybe someone else will remember. Those guys were borderline athletes, unlike Lord, who is a superior athlete. I think Lord is best served by immersing himself totally in trying to make the conversion to safety. He can play on ST while doing this, but I don't know about playing WR or RB. He has his hands full, and I hope he can make the conversion, but nothing is guaranteed.
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Jim Jenson was the Dolphin you are speaking of I believe. He was an outstanding athlete also. Ex-QB, played a lot of WR. Did a little bit of everything.
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Yep,
Jim "Crash" Jenson...he came out as a QB, and when they told him he wasn't going to make the practice squad his rookie year he volunteered for STs and put the wood to a couple guy in his first go round...the rest is history. He is a very popular guy in Miami football history.

Bottom line is that good athletes who want to play bad enough can be sucessful, just maybe not in the way they originally planned.
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QB's switched to safety...John Lynch is a prime example of how well it can work out.
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I agree with Shotgun30 here, I read the Nebraska papers also and watched him play every game, and he WILL need to change his attitude. He is a great and versitle athlete though and could prove to bring some interesting moves to the game.
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He is a good athlete, pretty fast and smart, so given time, he will likely work out "OK". I like it that we seem to be picking up the overall team speed.
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I am from Nebraska so i do read all the papers and i am so excited to see most of the people on this board speaking well of jammal. I have been a big fan of him and are sick of everybody being down on him. He gave his best every game, with no support from fans and i think he will be a great player for you guys!!
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I am from Nebraska so i do read all the papers and i am so excited to see most of the people on this board speaking well of jammal. I have been a big fan of him and are sick of everybody being down on him. He gave his best every game, with no support from fans and i think he will be a great player for you guys!!
I'm willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt who is being asked to make as big a change as Jamaal is being asked to...and smile while his doing it! I hope he does well and finds his niche with team.
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