I’ll allow context clues to tell you what Thursday’s column will be about.
But as I’ve reported it, I was able to take a side venture and get scouting reports on two Tennessee Titans draft picks.
“Jake Locker is a really good runner and I know he can do good things for the Titans. I know what he’s capable of on his feet and I know that he can throw the ball pretty well. He could impact a game in either way.
“I wasn’t able to play him my senior year because of a freak injury and my junior year he wasn’t able to play against us because of some injury that he had. So I only played against him my sophomore year and that’s when I was on offense [playing as a fullback].
“A lot of people buy into what the media says about people, trying to give him a lot of the same kind of criticism they gave Tim Tebow. I think he’s pretty much shown what he can do and I think he’s capable of a lot of the same things that Tebow can do. Those players are real similar to me. As far as mechanics go, I think Jake Locker is going to be fine. He has a learning curve. I know he’s a good player and he has the ability to be a great player.”
Clearly Mitchell was struck by Locker’s abilities on the move. I’d not heard the Tebow comparison before. I sure expect Locker, even with accuracy issues, to come into the league as a better throwing quarterback that Tebow did.
Here is Cody on Casey:
“I like him. I don’t know if you remember Mike Patterson in Philadelphia. But he’s got the same kind of body-type and the same kind of up-the-field presence as Mike. He plays real hard. He had a chance to be coached by Ed Orgeron last year. I’m sure coach O taught him a lot of technique.
“I think he’ll be a ball of fire up there in Tennessee.”