Originally posted on LaxSpot on 04/30/2008
How is everyone doing today?
The Titans are in the playoffs and it is a great feeling. The team was picked to finish dead last in the NLL and we have shocked everyone outside of our locker room. With a huge win over the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday night, we clinced our first playoff berth in our two year history and knocked Rochester out of the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. The interesting thing about the playoffs this year is that all four Eastern Conference teams are tied with a 10-6 record and the seedings were based on tiebreakers. The team will travel to Minnesota to take on the Swarm on Saturday night at 8 eastern, if you arent doing anything, go to B2 Networks and buy the game online for seven bucks, it will be worth it.
Unfortunately, I wasnt at the game on Saturday night and wont be there Saturday in Minnesota either. Saturday after our 11 am shoot around in the Garden, I had to head out down to Philly so that I could get a physical and attend practice for the Dragons. We had our first weekend of training camp in Philly which was convenient for me so that I could make some of my Titans responsibilities and be there for the start of Dragons training camp. Camp started around 8 pm and we were missing a good number of returners from last years team (about half of our guys play indoor and are in the playoffs…..GOOD LUCK boys), but that didnt start the guys that were there giving 100% for the two hours we were out there. After practice I got a quick bite and a little sleep and we turned it around for a ten am scrimmage with the Barrage. It was a good scrimmage for both sides, but I think we came up on the short end of the scoreboard. This weeks training camp will be in San Jose and should be another good one. Countdown to game one 17 days.
On to the NFL Draft. How predictable was the first three picks? For the first time in a while the NFL picked the right six guys to be in attendance at the draft. No more watching a first round pick sitting in the green room wondering when he was going to get a chance to get up on the stage. As for my Ravens, I couldnt be happier with the draft. I cant wait to see how Joe Flacco does and I think Ray Rice is going to be good number two behind Willis.. Gooden is gong to be the next middle linebacker from the U to dominate the NFL, and a fourth round pick for Fabian Washington works for me. Throw in some great backups and special teamers and we have a draft that is going to turn around the Ravens….