FBG Daily Email - Volume 13, Issue 6
By Joe Bryant
April 29th, 2012

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Hi Folks,

The NFL Draft is in the book and that means we're off to the races for you as we switch over to our Daily Format for these Email Updates. Every day we'll have the news stories you need and our quick take on what they mean. They'll start off slowly as the news builds through May and then kick into gear more as teams warm up through the summer. We'll be right here for you to make sure you don't miss a thing.

Thanks for letting us be a part of your Football season and let's have a great year.




1. DEN - Brock Osweiler pick not related to Peyton Manning's health
2. ARZ - Larry Fitzgerald happy with Michael Floyd
3. SEA - Seattle not concerned with Russell Wilson's height
4. CLE - Colt McCoy back home in Texas
5. STL - Rams high on Isaiah Pead
6. SF - Randy Moss will have to compete for job

DEN - Brock Osweiler pick not related to Peyton Manning's health

Source: Andrew Mason - CBS Sports

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox disputed the notion that the team selected QB Brock Osweiler in the NFL Draft because of QB Peyton Manning's (neck) health concerns. 'That wasn't a factor,' Fox said. 'He was a guy we liked that we think has a bright future.'

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The pick was related to the fact the Broncos have Caleb Hanie as the primary backup behind Manning and no QB of the future on the roster. Osweiler can sit and develop behind Manning for the next few years.

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ARZ - Larry Fitzgerald happy with Michael Floyd

Source: Bob McManaman - Arizona Republic.

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he is thrilled with the selection of WR Michael Floyd in the first round of the NFL Draft. 'In this league you have to be able to beat press man coverage on third down,' Fitzgerald said. 'He is a big guy who has suddenness and can win on third down and make plays in the red zone.'

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Fitzgerald lobbied for the team to add Floyd before the draft and the front office listened. Floyd gives the team a big weapon they've been missing opposite Fitzgerald since Anquan Boldin moved on to the Ravens.

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SEA - Seattle not concerned with Russell Wilson's height

Source: Curtis Crabtree - CBS Sports

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is not concerned with QB Russell Wilson's height (5-foot-11) and has no regrets taking him in the third round of the NFL Draft. 'He's always been the smaller guy playing since he was a freshman at NC State, and he was the first guy in the history of the ACC to be an all-league quarterback as a freshman,' Carroll said. 'He started right from the beginning - setting records and doing things that people can't imagine.'

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If Wilson was 6'3" he would have been drafted in the first-round. He's got a fantastic skill set featuring a strong arm, good accuracy, and the mobility to evade the rush and scramble for extra yards.

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CLE - Colt McCoy back home in Texas

Source: Tony Grossi - ESPN Cleveland

Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy, who is still a member of the team for now, is back home in Texas, and plans to return to Cleveland Monday, April 30, to continue the team's offseason program. He completed four days of workouts Thursday, April 26. Head coach Pat Shurmur said he spoke with McCoy Friday, April 27. 'I think there's really no story there right now,' Shurmur said. 'We drafted a quarterback to come in and compete with (McCoy) at this point, and that's where it's at.'

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Some feel McCoy may be traded now that the Browns added QB Brandon Weeden in the first-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. That's a possibility but we don't feel the market would be that hot for McCoy's services.

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STL - Rams high on Isaiah Pead

Source: D.J. Gelner - InsideSTL.com

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher feels RB Isaiah Pead can be an impact player, and he liked what he saw from the MVP of the Senior Bowl. 'Isaiah has got great change of direction quickness, vision, a jump-cut runner. He's got acceleration, he's got hands out of the backfield,' Fisher said. 'He's just a great change of pace runner that we need here right now for (RB Steven Jackson). He's a smart young man. We had him in for the 30 visit. No problems whatsoever grasping concepts of offense, so he'll be able to help us.'

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Pead could be a lead back for them eventually after Steven Jackson is done in St. Louis. He's one of the most versatile RBs in this draft class and runs with good patience, balance, and field vision.

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SF - Randy Moss will have to compete for job

Source: CSNBayArea.com

San Francisco 49ers WR Randy Moss likely will have to compete for a roster spot during training camp.

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Moss was a disappointment in 2010 when he played for three teams (Patriots, Vikings, Titans). He disappeared when he was in Tennessee and was out of football last year. He'll have to prove himself and look like the Randy Moss of old if he wants to keep a job in 2012.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and we'll see you tomorrow with the update.



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