Cats in the NFL
Kentucky’s new defensive coordinator Brad White hosted hour two of today’s show, and about halfway through, received a phone call from the guy who helped him get the job. Josh Allen, who was drafted seventh by the Jacksonville Jaguars last month, surprised his former position coach by calling into KSR to congratulate him on the promotion and ask some hard-hitting questions.
“How do you expect to gain from losing a lot of players on last year’s defense?” Allen asked.
“That’s a great question,” White said. “We lost quite a bit in the secondary. I didn’t feel like we lost much from a pass-rush standpoint. Just a little bit.”
“It’s one of those deals that we’re going to spread the love around,” White continued. “I know you were back here in the spring a touch and looking around and the new blitzes we’ve got going in piqued your interested a little bit. Obviously we can’t tell them which ones are going in yet but no, we’ve got to find some guys that can match that production.”
The love between the two was obvious during the call, with Allen thanking White for helping him reach his potential at the college level.
“I give Coach White a lot of the credit. He came in and we got to work. I introduced myself and he introduced himself and we got right to work. I knew what he had on his mind and I just wanted to pick his brain as much as I could and grow as a person, grow as a football player, and grow as an individual overall. It goes both ways but I give a lot of credit to Coach White and what he’s done for this program already. You can see how much he did. We had a great season from the pass-rushing standpoint and you could tell by the success, him being named defensive coordinator. That’s real special and I wish him nothing but the best. I just want to say thank you to Coach White. That’s my dog.”
Warm fuzzies aside, the best moment of the interview came when Mark Stoops interrupted to give Allen grief over not answering his phone call the night before.
“I’m interrupting you because this is your old buddy. Yeah, who? I called you last night because I knew I had to jump on KSR this morning and I get no answer from you. And then I walk in and he’s on the phone with his old Coach White. ”
After some friendly banter, it was revealed that Allen wasn’t ignoring his former coach after all; Stoops actually canceled the call before he could pick up. That’s probably a good thing because Allen claims he was already asleep.
“When you get to the next level, rest is the most important thing you can have.”
You can listen to Josh’s call starting around the 15-minute mark of Hour 2 below:
By Nick Roush on ©June 15th, 2019 @ 9:00pm
Benny Snell just received his final taste of Pittsburgh Steelers football before training camp begins next month. Kentucky’s all-time leading rusher is excited to see what the future holds.
“I’m expecting it to be really physical,” he told reporters yesterday. “Everyday is going to be grind. It’s always been a grind, but once I hear ‘Latrobe;’ Latrobe is the real deal. I’m going to make sure I prepare my body the best. I’m looking forward to it.”
The Latrobe he is referring to is the home of Steelers training camp for the last 54 years. Snell will have until Thursday, July 25 to report to camp, with practice set to begin the following day. Until then, he’s balancing rest and work.
“You gotta be able to get your work in and give your body a rest at the same time. With camp coming up, this is make or break. I gotta lean towards making sure my body is correct. I’m going to give myself a little time off, but I know I gotta get after it these next weeks.”
Snell has upped the stakes to “make or break.” Really it’s his chance to break into the running back rotation. Competing against James Conner and Jaylen Samuels, Snell got his toes wet in a couple of mini camps. Now acclimated to the speed and physicality of the NFL, the final step for Snell is to earn the respect of his teammates and coaches.
“It’s still all happening so fast,” Snell said. “I knew I’d have to come in and work. It wasn’t going to be easy. The tempo was going to be faster than it normally is for college ball. Then I was kind of fresh. You’re the rookie guy. You’ve gotta to learn everybody. You’ve got to build your reputation so people can respect you.”
Once he pushes a pile and breaks a tackle or two, it won’t take long for the Steelers to embrace Benny Snell football.
A receiver’s best friend is a competent quarterback. A quarterback’s best friend is a sure-handed wide receiver. Dak Prescott and Randall Cobb are a match made in heaven.
The Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback lost his favorite target, Cole Beasley, in the offseason. Jerry Jones sought Cobb’s services to replace Beasley in the slot. After working together in OTAs and Cowboys mini-camp, Prescott likes what the veteran brings to the Dallas offense.
“We’ve had a fast connection,” Prescott said. “You take something, approach something, go out there and he does it right the first time. When you have a guy like that, it allows you to cut the ball loose; it allows you to anticipate. It allows you to trust he’s going to be in the right spot, and he hasn’t failed in doing that. The moment he does and even sometimes he does it’s always a consistent feedback and we’re going to talk about it. What we could’ve done, what we should’ve done and, like I said, it serves you well.”
Cobb echoed that sentiment.
“The biggest thing for me is just continuing to build chemistry with him,” said the former Wildcat. “We’re both very open about talking through things. The more communication we have, the more we’ll be on the same page.”
He’s reaping some benefits from his time at UK. A quarterback for the Cats on multiple occasions, Cobb understands where Prescott wants to get him the ball. His experience helps him pick apart opposing defenses.
“He’s been great, honestly” said Prescott. “An ex-quarterback, knows the game up and down, knows every aspect of it; knows when he’s in the read what progression he is, and when you have a guy like that, he’s going to get open; he knows how to get open. He’s had a lot of success in this league already so just to have him be a part of this corps, a part of this team and this offense means a lot.”
Cobb has done everything the right way since he made the move from Green Bay. The final piece of the equation for a successful season is out of his hands. Injury-plagued over the last three years, Cobb’s health is the only remaining question mark. He’s due for some good luck in Dallas.
By Jack Pilgrim on ©June 13th, 2019 @ 10:00pm
Former Kentucky safety Mike Edwards just got paid.
This afternoon, the Honey Badger signed his rookie contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Per the terms of his draft selection, the former Wildcat’s deal should be worth roughly $3.34 million over four years to go with an $822K signing bonus.
Here was the big moment where he officially put pen to paper:
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) June 13, 2019
The Buccaneers drafted Edwards in the third round with the 99th pick during the 2019 NFL Draft back in April. Following a strong start to rookie training camp and team OTAs, the former Wildcat is expected to compete for the starting safety job in Tampa this season.
At Kentucky, Edwards racked up 318 tackles in 44 career games, the second-highest total in school history among defensive backs. He also added 10 career interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and 23 pass deflections.
Remember the Josh Allen banner controversy down in Nashville? Short version: UK Football raised the banner on the side of a building in downtown Nashville during the draft to celebrate Allen’s career and NFL future as a top pick. The NFL did not like the banner, so it had to come down.
Well now it is back in Lexington, outside Gate 12 at Kroger Field.
The banner had a wild ride, but it’s good to see it found a new home in the Bluegrass.
By Ty Schadt on ©June 02nd, 2019 @ 8:00pm
Two Randall Cobb posts in one day… say what?
It’s true, we’ve got the wide receiver on our mind today — but this hour it’s not for any on-field achievement.
Tonight marks the fourth annual Courier Journal Sports Awards, a ceremony that honors high school athletes in the Kentuckiana area.
The ceremony took place earlier this evening at the Louisville Palace, and former Wildcats star Randall Cobb was the guest speaker.
The Courier Journal does the event up in a big way, as it’s complete with a host, stage, bright lights, red carpet and large viewing gallery. In its previous three years, the Courier Journal has brought in some impressive speakers; former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, World Cup Champion Mia Hamm and Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning have all traveled to the Bluegrass to share some words.
According to the Courier Journal, Cobb said he hopes to encourage young athletes, no matter the sport, to chart their own determined path to success – in and out of competition.
“Looking back on that time in my life, there’s probably not too many that could have imagined that I would be where I am today in my career,” Cobb said. “Having finished eight seasons in the NFL and going to play at a Division I college, I don’t think back in high school anybody could have saw that in me.”
Cobb partook in an on-stage interview with host Dominique Yates, where he addressed his favorite high school memories, how UK helped prepare him for an NFL future, what it was like to go back to school and complete his degree, what it’s like to be a Dallas Cowboy and how having a newborn son has affected his life.
Cobb offered some tremendous insight and motivation to all the high school athletes in the audience.
The event began at 7 p.m. and is winding down, but the live stream can be found here. Later tonight, the Courier Journal will have content recapping the event.
By Eli Mitchell on ©June 02nd, 2019 @ 6:00pm
The New York Giants used their 7th round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft on former Kentucky tackle George Asafo-Adjei.
Fortunately, the Giants had an inside source to fully evaluate Asafo-Adjei, both on the field, and off the field.
Giants offensive line coach Hal Hunter discussed the process of drafting Asafo-Adjei to reporters last week, “My son works at Kentucky. He works in the football office down there. We found out from the inside out – he talked about what a quality guy he was. He was probably the most respected guy on the offensive side of the ball. He talked about how he competed with Josh Allen on a day-to-day basis. He talked about his character, work ethic and his toughness. All of those things peaked interest. You watch him on tape and see that he has a lot of athleticism and power. He has a lot of toughness and plays in the best football conference in the country.”
Asafo-Adjei is far from a finished product, but the potential is there.
“We have some technical work to do,” Hunter said. “He is a rookie and you have to tell him to do something once and he goes on and does it right the next time. He picked up the offense much quicker than I thought he was going to.”
With high praises from Hunter, Asafo-Adjei has a real chance to take over the starting right tackle position as current starter Chad Wheeler was graded as one of the worst tackles in football last season.
By Eli Mitchell on ©June 02nd, 2019 @ 3:00pm
After a disappointing fourth season, Bud Dupree is looking to bounce back in a big way as the former Kentucky star will be a unrestricted free agent following the 2019 season.
The former first-round pick still has the support of the Steelers front office as the team picked up his fifth-year option that pays $9.2 million this season. Only two Steelers players will earn more than Dupree, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and cornerback Joe Haden.
Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin has repeatedly insisted that Dupree’s best days are ahead of him, but time is running out as production must meet potential sooner rather than later.
“I had a big opportunity last year to be in the conversation and I didn’t close the plays,” Dupree said. “I’m always in position. The plays are always there; it’s on me to finish those plays and easily have double-digit sacks. I’m trying to go out and reboot and finish those plays this season.”
With only 5 1/2 sacks in 2018, Dupree knows he must capitalize on the opportunities that come his way.
Dupree added : “I had four holding calls [against me] that would have been clear strip sacks. I also missed two or three [sacks] where I had my hands on the quarterback. So, total that up, that’s seven with the six I had, that’s easily double digits right there. And the conversation would be different.”
“It’s real frustrating, but just keep the faith and everything will work out. I’m excited. It’s a big year.”
Watching the tearful goodbyes of Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb in Green Bay was heart wrenching, but it’s good to see that Cobb is settling in well in Dallas.
Randall Cobb spoke to the Dallas media earlier this week, calling the situation in Dallas “perfect” for himself. Of course, many fans agree, as indicated by the overall excitement which surrounded his arrival in Dallas.
Jason Garrett spoke more to Cobb’s increased fit with the Cowboys, highlighting his football IQ and acumen when speaking to DallasCowboys.com. “You ask him (about his practice) and he lists off his five mistakes that he made. To him that was a terrible day of practice. But he comes back to get it corrected each day. He’s got a great spirit about him. He’s a real pro.”
We all knew Cobb is nothing if not a consummate professional, so it’s great to see him sharing his veteran knowledge with a team of young stars. We saw just how much better the Cowboys got last year after the addition of Amari Cooper. Maybe adding another quality receiver, one with plenty of savvy and experience like Cobb, will turn Dallas into a legit Super Bowl contender.
Which is tough for me, a lifelong Cowboys hater. But I hate to say it, the new guard of Prescott, Zeke, and Cooper with Cobb providing assistance? That’s a team that’s tough to dislike.
By Nick Roush on ©June 01st, 2019 @ 12:00pm
Kentucky’s versatile defensive weapon is sticking to one position in his first NFL season.
Josh Allen was college football’s unanimous defensive player of the year in 2019 after recording 21.5 tackles for loss, 17 sacks and five forced fumbles. Feared by opponents for his pass-rushing prowess, his ability to drop back into coverage made him undeniably the best defender in the country. He won’t be doing much of that in Jacksonville.
“Josh Allen was drafted to be a defensive end,” defensive coordinator Todd Wash said this week.
Shortly after Allen was drafted, starting linebacker Telvin Smith announced he was stepping away from football for a year. Many Jaguar fans hoped Allen could potentially fill that void. Head coach Doug Marrone initially left the door open for a move down the road, until Wash slammed it shut.
“He did a real nice job of dropping in college,” Wash said, adding “I can’t honestly say being a [former] D-Line [defensive line coach] that I don’t get too excited about a 15-sack guy dropping into coverage.
“Hopefully, you won’t see too damned much of that.”
Instead of dropping back as a 3/4 outside linebacker, he’ll rush the passer as a 4/3 defensive end. Allen’s assignments will be simpler as a defensive end. He just has to get used to exploding out of a three-point stance. I have a feeling he’ll master that craft well ahead of his rookie debut.
Allen was sidelined from the voluntary workouts last week with a knee contusion, but he was not included in the latest injury report from the Jaguars.
Before the 2018 season C.J. Conrad was regarded as one of the top tight end’s in the country, but a heart aliment discovered at the combine forced him to slide completely out of the NFL draft.
After going undrafted, Conrad signed a 3-year partially guaranteed deal with the New York Giants. Conrad is nowhere near a lock to make the 53-man roster, but coaches are impressed by what they’ve seen thus far.
“He’s tough. He’s smart. He can learn,” said Giants tight end coach Lunda Wells at the team’s rookie minicamp this month. “He’s not a blazer, but he’s instinctive in the pass game. It didn’t take a long time to figure out that this guy is very determined about being a really good player and I like that about him. He takes coaching very well. I really like that kid from what we saw over the three-day rookie minicamp.”
The Giants have two established tight ends in Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison, but there is room for a third especially if Conrad can prove that he is an asset in the running game as a blocker.
“Yeah, he is one of those guys that will fit right in with those guys,” said Wells. “Easy going, again, loves football. He’s a good guy for that room.”
After almost having the NFL taken away from him, Conrad is grateful for a chance to compete.
“You’re [I’m] just fortunate to get the opportunity to play football, let alone a chance at the NFL, and there was a time in my life not too long ago when I wasn’t sure that was going to happen.”
Now that he has the opportunity, Conrad won’t go down without a fight.
“I’m a competitive player. I’m a tough player. I’m gonna get after it.”
By Eli Mitchell on ©May 26th, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Following eight seasons in the same offensive scheme, Randall Cobb is adjusting to life as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
As the Cowboys held their first Organized Team Activity session this past week, Cobb used the time to become more acclimated to the play-calling of Cowboys first year offense coordinator Kellen Moore.
“On my visit, he [Moore] told me what his plans were and how I would fit into the scheme and what he’s trying to create here. I’m excited for the opportunity to be as versatile as I can and help out as many different ways as I can.”
With the emergence of Amari Cooper, and the continued success of the Cowboys run game, Cobb will be a complementary piece for a team with high expectations.
He is expected to fill the role of recently departed slot receiver Cole Bentley who signed with the Bills in free agency.
So far so good as the former Green Bay Packer has drawn positive reviews from teammates with Dak Prescott telling reporters, “His background playing quarterback really shows. When he asks what number I am in the read. When he’s supposed to come in and block a guy in the box, you don’t even have to motion him. You look up and he’s already in the box. Things like that. He’s been great. He’s gonna benefit this team.”
Cobb agrees with his new teammate, “I have a special ability because I’ve been able to play both positions and having an understanding of his progression and how that ties to my footwork on certain plays, and just trying to use that to help him out.”
It will certainly take time to become comfortable in the new offense, but I’ve got a feeling we will see a bit of a resurgence from Cobb following a few injury-riddled seasons.
The second session of OTA’s for the Cowboys will begin on Tuesday as ‘America’s Team’ tries to build upon last year’s division title.
By Jay Winkler on ©May 26th, 2019 @ 3:00pm
Just because Benny Snell Jr. gets to play for a historically smash-mouth NFL organization doesn’t mean he gets to play slowly.
The Steelers’ rookie running back may have been a bit star struck when he first arrived in Pittsburgh, but he is quickly learning what it means to be an NFL player, which is to say, you have to work hard and learn fast.
“The game’s, like, really fast,” Snell told reporters in Pittsburgh. “You just gotta be able to go at your own pace but you gotta be able to learn and get better every day… It’s really about learning from each experience.”
Experiences like, for example, playing alongside a future Hall of Famer that Snell grew up watching, Ben Roethlisberger. But Snell isn’t just there for an autograph.
“Right now, I would say I just take it as a teammate thing,” Snell said. “I don’t really [have] time to look and be like, ‘Oh, that’s Ben!’ I got things I gotta do. This is my job now. I take it all seriously, 100 percent. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to sit down with him and chat it up, but it’s all business right now.”
And business, as they say, is booming.
By Jack Pilgrim on ©May 25th, 2019 @ 10:00pm
Former Kentucky receiver Jeff Badet thinks he’s the fastest player in the NFL, and he’s ready to put his money where his mouth is.
The 24-year old wideout out of Orlando, FL is set to participate in “40 Yards of Gold,” a tournament-style speed competition set for June 29.
Badet, who was on the Minnesota Vikings Practice Squad last season and was brought back by the team again for 2019, will compete against 23 other players in a head-to-head battle.
In “40 Yards of Gold,” 12 offensive players and 12 defensive players will face off, with the winner of each division facing off in the final. From there, the title of “fastest player in the NFL” will be named.
Here are the confirmed participants:
Offense: Ted Ginn Jr., Alvin Kamara, Jeff Badet, Corey Coleman, Robby Anderson, Richie James, Damiere Byrd, Mark Ingram, Kevin Snead, Christian Blake, Jacoby Ford, mystery participant
Defense: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Trae Waynes, John Franklin III, Kevin Byard, Quinton Dunbar, Rashard Robinson, Terrell Sinkfield, Jerome Baker, Jalen Myrick, Budda Baker, Donte Jackson, Charles James II, mystery participant
Badet played three seasons at Kentucky, where he managed 82 total catches for 1,385 yards (16.9 average) and seven receiving touchdowns. The 6-foot receiver then transferred to Oklahoma as a graduate transfer, where he accumulated 400 yards and three touchdowns on 26 receptions.
The former Wildcat, who reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.27 seconds at Oklahoma’s Pro Day last year, was best known for his ability to burn defenders on the outside for deep balls.
Does Badet stand a chance against some of the fastest players the NFL has to offer?
By Nick Roush on ©May 24th, 2019 @ 6:00pm
In his first week with NFL vets, Lonnie Johnson’s teammates left the Houston Texans’ practice fields impressed with the rookie.
The 6’2″ 213-pound second round draft selection from the University of Kentucky was picked primarily based on potential. Still relatively new to the cornerback position, he showed in OTAs that he has the ability to be an NFL cornerback. Johnson just needs to refine his skills.
“He’s a real big kid,” second-year safety Justin Reid told the Houston Chronicle. “He’s a big kid, almost bigger than me. You see it when he plays. You see it on the practice film. He knows how to use it as well, which is one of the good things about having good corners, is they know how to actually body receivers, especially if they’re going against a big guy. He’s someone that we can see as a potential matchup for those type of situations.”
He wasn’t just getting praise from his teammates. John McClain, a Houston Chronicle columnist (not the NYPD cop who saved lives atop Nakatomi Plaza), pointed to Johnson as one of his overall standouts from OTAs.
“Rookie cornerback Lonnie Johnson looks and acts like a big-time prospect, but he’s still feeling his way and unable to react instinctively, like all rookies at this stage,” McClain said.
If Johnson continues to grow as a player, we’ll hear No. 32 called early and often on Sundays.
By Nick Roush on ©May 23rd, 2019 @ 3:00pm
Josh Allen is officially a Jacksonville Jaguar.
College football’s consensus 2018 National Defensive Player of the Year put pen to paper Thursday afternoon to sign his first NFL contract with the Jaguars.
“It feels good to focus on football now, and just worry about football – and not worry about anything off the field,” Allen said. “I know everything’s settled in now. I’m ready for my family to get down here, and be a Jacksonville Jaguar for life.
“I’m just ready to make a name for myself in the National Football League. It’s official. I’m officially a Jaguar. It feels great.”
The terms of his contract have not yet been leaked to the public. Last year the other Josh Allen was picked in the same spot, seventh overall. He signed a 4-year contract worth more than $21 million that included a $13 million signing bonus. If Allen gets anywhere near that, today was certainly a good day.
Even though Allen will briefly be sidelined with a knee contusion, the former Wildcat is still in good enough shape to get PAID.
By Drew Franklin on ©May 23rd, 2019 @ 12:15pm
It is only the second day of OTAs down in Jacksonville and Josh Allen is already sidelined with an injury. Don’t worry, though. Reports out of the Jaguars camp say it is only a minor injury, a knee contusion suffered in his first practice, and he was held out Thursday to play it safe.
Allen’s new head coach, Doug Marrone, said, “We’re just keeping him on the side, working. He’ll be fine. We’re not concerned about it.” Marrone added he has “zero” concern about the injury long term.
The news may be a little scary and all too familiar to Jags fans. You may remember: Dante Fowler Jr., the team’s top pick in the 2015 draft, who also happened to be an elite pass rusher, tore his ACL on the first day of mini-camp and missed his entire rookie season.
Allen’s situation isn’t nearly as significant or as drastic as Fowler’s, but he is expected to miss practice once again on Friday.
Mike Edwards is off to a great start at his new job.
The former Kentucky safety, now a promising young professional with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is making big plays in his first offseason season workouts in the NFL. The Buccaneers’ website posts daily reports after each OTA workout, and Edwards is responsible for two of the “The Best Thing I Saw” plays in the first five days.
Edwards’ first big play came on Day 2 of OTAs when he batted down a pass on a blitz:
THE BEST THING I SAW:
Rookie safety Mike Edwards was coming in on a blitz, never took his eyes off the quarterback and as soon as he went to throw, Edwards got UP and smacked the ball down. If this were the NBA, it would have been on a poster. The ball stood absolutely no chance and it was incredible to watch. [Buccaneers.com]
Then on Day 4 of OTAs, he jumped the read and picked off a pass:
THE BEST THING I SAW:
I feel like I probably shouldn’t be surprised anymore, but rookie safety Mike Edwards made a great read and jumped in front of an underneath route to nab himself an interception on the first field today. He was drafted for how smart of a player he is and he’s showing that very early on during his first couple of weeks with the team. [Buccaneers.com]
Edwards is already getting time with the first team and is expected to be a serious contributor on Tampa Bay’s defense next fall.
By Drew Franklin on ©May 22nd, 2019 @ 10:45am
The Dallas Cowboys reported to OTAs on Tuesday with Randall Cobb wearing navy and silver for the first time. I grew up a Cowboys fan (childhood bedroom was Cowboys everything) and I still pull for the team today, but it is weird seeing the Kentucky football legend in Dallas gear. It will definitely take some getting used to.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) May 21, 2019
In a new story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, we learned Cobb wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy months before he signed with America’s team in March. He ran into Dak Prescott shortly after last season and told him, “Hey man, come get me.” Cobb said he handpicked Prescott as the next QB he wanted to play with after he came to the realization that his time in Green Bay was numbered.
Now he is one day into OTAs with his new team, both he and his new fan base are very excited about it, and I’m about to order a jersey and book a trip for a game.
Hopefully he returns to elite form after a down year in 2018.
By Maggie Davis on ©May 19th, 2019 @ 8:30pm
Wesley Woodyard may still be a Wildcat at heart, but that doesn’t stop him from talking smack about some fellow former Kentucky boys. Or, at least about Benny Snell.
Woodyard, now a linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, spent some time back at his old stomping grounds this weekend.
On Saturday, he hosted a golf scramble to raise money for his foundation – the 16Ways Foundation, which is focused on helping kids reach their full potential through education, physical activity and mentorship. Then, he spent his Sunday downtown at the Charles Young Center, where he put on a free youth football camp. Fellow Cat Keenan Burton and current Titans teammate Jurrell Casey also volunteered their time and talents at the camp.
The UK Hall of Famer also used the opportunity to catch up with reporters about the current state of Kentucky football. After one of the most successful seasons (and NFL Draft nights) in UK football history, Woodyard is excited to face-off against some fellow Cats in the league.
“I’ll see a couple of those guys. You know, Lonnie Johnson [and the Texans], I’ll see those guys twice a year,” Woodyard told WTVQ’s Austin Miller. “I’m pretty excited about that.”
Woodyard also hopes he’ll suit up against Benny Snell and the Steelers eventually – he’ll have a special message waiting for him.
“Of course, man, one day maybe I’ll get a chance to see Benny in the A gap or the B gap. And I’m going to say ‘Snell Yeah’ on top of him,” Woodyard laughed.
To learn more about Woodyard’s foundation or to donate to his cause, click here.