bestfightstory wrote:Sooooo... You're gonna be rockin his jersey this year at Carlos's then?
"I've been one of those guys wherever I've been, I was kind of the guy they always drafted somebody bigger, faster and stronger (to replace me). Even in Miami and up here they did the same thing. I've always prided myself on being the guy not missing practice. Older veteran in Miami - Ron Heller - told me, 'The fastest way out of the NFL is to be hurt.' That's one thing I always played through injuries, played through pain. I always prided myself on knowing what to do and get the technique to do it right. A lot of guys are just big and strong and try to manhandle people. I wasn't the biggest, strongest guy, so I tried to do it technical and know what to do on every play."
despite what everybody always said or thought - Chris Gray never was displaced from the starting offensive line by anybody. It required a quirk of fate that would make him walk away.
Zowert wrote:I played with Paul McQuistan (and his brother Pat) at Weber State. There was quite a bit of hype around them on campus [and the city of Ogden Utah] during their Senior year, especially since Weber State is a Division I-AA football school. That has only a handful of football players to have been drafted into the NFL. Paul's brother Pat is an OT, who I believe is on the Cardinals roster now.
If I remember correctly, Paul was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round (after my Freshman season at Weber). And his twin brother Pat was picked up in the 7th round, by the Raiders if memory serves me correctly.. Anyway, I was a redshirt my Freshman year, so I rarely even practiced against the McQuistan brothers. What I remember most is how BIG they were for Div-1AA O-linemen. We played teams like Montana State, Idaho State, Eastern Washington Univ, Northern Colorado, North AZ, etc. All mid-size schools, because it was the Big Sky Conference, lol! The linemen were typically around 6'2" 280+ pounds. While the McQuistan brothers were both 6'6" 320 pounds by their senior season.
I remember teammates telling me they had NFL size by their sophomore year, on top of being ridiculously strong and tough... I know this is off-topic, but its kind of cool knowing that (although briefly) I was on the same college football team as a guy that's now on the Seahawks roster. I was actually friends with Paul's brother, Pat McQuistan, since he was one of the few Seniors on the team that was friendly to rookies.. Paul was cool too though. He simply wouldn't be around when the Seniors were being major D-bags and brutalizing rookies. He didn't want to participate in hazing. The McQuistan brothers were really laid back, cool guys.
PlinytheCenter wrote:Who are we going to find to replace Carpenter? The guy can't stay healthy and is a joke in pass pro. IMO one of P&J's few misses.
bestfightstory wrote:I'm eyeing New York for a Seahawks road trip this year. (2 including SB). Would have to come for 3 or 4 days. Maybe spend Saturday night at Carlow's.
Tech Worlds wrote:bestfightstory wrote:I'm eyeing New York for a Seahawks road trip this year. (2 including SB). Would have to come for 3 or 4 days. Maybe spend Saturday night at Carlow's.
Did you say road trip?