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Open field tackling? Quite the concept: “We start every day with an open field tackling drill. It gets you going early in practice, there’s no sluggin’ around, it’s uptempo, guys are talking trash. It’s definitely a good thing. [...] I can already tell that all those sprints, all the hard lifting I did in the off-season is coming in handy now. I feel like I’m getting there, getting better each and every day. I’m working hard to try to push myself.” [Abe Elam/AbeElam.com]
Just another thing to love about the Big Ten: Script Ohio [Law Buckeye/Rivalry Esq.]
Comparing this to the deal for Victor… “I’m told the Red Sox apparently approached the Mariners and first tried to do a [Felix] Hernandez trade with Seattle exclusively. Boston wanted Hernandez and gave the Mariners a list of eight prospects, from which Seattle would be allowed to pick any five. They included: RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Justin Masterson, LHP Nick Hagadone, RHP Michael Bowden, LHP Felix Doubront, OF Josh Reddick, SS Yamaico Navarro.
Seattle turned that down.” [Geoff Baker/Seattle Times]
Stepien Rules breaks down their top five lines from yesterday’s Delonte West KFC Freestyle. Hot sauce in my baaaaag… [Brendan Bowers/Stepien Rules]
The great Joe Posnanski is leaving the KC Star for Sports Illustrated. I loathe the day that our top flight beat writer(s) are scooped up by the big boys. [Joe Posnanski/KC Star]