HOW ABOUT RAYMOND RADWAY!?!
By mark rogers
August 12, 2011
I LOVE watching the last three quarters of pre-season games. It's like watching college games. The first possession or two is the starters out there trying not to get hurt - and rightly so.
But when those second, third and fourth teamers come in, guys that are fighting for a spot on the team, things get crazy. From a purely effort standpoint, it looks like the Super Bowl.
And guys that perform in games usually get noticed and make the squad. Look at Kevin Ogletree. An undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2009, he made some big plays in the pres-season that year, and is still on the team.
If you're someone who's even being considered as an NFL prospect, that means you're a freak of an athlete. ALL those guys can run fast, catch the ball, hit hard, and throw lots of weight around.
They can ALL do that.
What the coaches look for is who can do all that and separate themselves from the rest DURING GAMES.
That's the key.
While Radway did make some mental errors and appeared lost at times. He made plays. Crazy to think that if he drops that pass in the endzone, he's probably looking for another team to sign up with today. For some guys, it comes down to one or two moments...you either perform, or you don't.
Radway performed last night.
Can you imagine being the kind of athlete that can not play a sport for four years, walk-on at Abilene Christian, and have a shot to make the Dallas Cowboys roster?
I don't care if he never plays another down of football, what Radway has done to this point has been something remarkable and a once in a blue moon story.
It'll be fun to keep an eye on him.
There was another Abilene connection on the field last night, too. I think Lyle Leong got in the game late in the fourth on the goal line, but they didn't throw his way (if it was even Leong that I saw), and he came out the next play.
Hopefully he'll get a shot and make something happen.
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