What’s that? You’re looking for a post that has nothing to do with and no mention of Eric Bledsoe, Thameltoe, Birmingham public schools or transcripts? Well, I’d say I just screwed that up for everyone. Still, let’s take a trip to the wonderful world of professional football and see about some happenings with a few of the former Cats ahead of the current version’s meeting with the evil Gators.
–The Atlanta Journal-Constitution caught up with former Kentucky DL Corey Peters to talk about his first season with the Falcons. He’s impressing people both with his play and with the way he goes about his business, and earned his first NFL start in last Sunday’s 41-7 beatdown of Arizona.
–Wesley Woodyard offers perspective in a couple of articles dealing with the unfortunate suicide of Bronco wide receiver Kenny McKinley. It’s a supreme understatement to call this a sad story, as so many people who would have almost certainly helped the young man had no idea he needed them so badly. Woodyard spoke at a memorial service on Friday, remembering the late McKinley as the funniest guy on the team and saying that the team has to play with him in their hearts tomorrow afternoon. It’s a tragedy and you have to both wonder and admire how a team can focus on football in the wake of it.
–In Philadelphia, Trevard Lindley is at least turning some heads, as the bloggers at Eagles Mix are calling for the Kentucky standout to become the go-to #3 corner for the Iggles. Considering their pass defense is in the bottom ten of the league and they almost blew a big lead to the Lions last week, I’d say he’s probably on to something.
–Finally a bit of housecleaning. Last you heard from us Micah Johnson was released by the Miami Dolphins. It was mentioned that he might be signed back onto the practice squad if he cleared waivers, and that’s exactly what happened. He was signed last week and hopefully will get another shot at the big stage in the near future.
Magic in the Swamp, people. The countdown is on.