The Roving Ram - Rounds the Horn
Brandon Cavanough - The Roving Ram

Posted Apr 9, 2003


Greetings and Salutations, Rams and Ramlettes, Blankman here ready to round the horn and regale you all with tails of the NFL’s newest and brightest.
Let’s take a look at your NFL news for Tuesday, April 8th.

The Roving Ram - Rounds the Horn
By Rams Nation's Brandon “Blankman” Cavanaugh

- Former Bears Chairman Passes at Age 83

We here at the Gridiron Gateway wish to pay respects to the late Ed McCaskey, a former Chairman of the Chicago Bears. Though McCaskey turned operations of the team over to his son, Michael, he made sure to oversee many activities within the Bears’ organization. He also served on several NFL committees. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bears family.

- Rams Tear It Up In NFL Europe

Rams Safety Robbie Robinson tied a Scottish Claymores team record for interceptions with 2 this past Sunday as he and teammate James Broyles helped Scotland to manhandle the Berlin Thunder 62-31. Robinson had a fantastic day with the two picks in addition to four takedowns (three of those being solos), two passes defended, and one stop on special teams. Broyles made a start at right guard for the Claymores and help them ground out 228 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs as Scotland racked up 556 total yards. Cornerback Todd Howard, who started for the Amsterdam Admirals, helped his team hold the Rhein Fire to 93 passing yards and 230 yards total for the afternoon in a 17-15 Admirals victory.

- McGahee to NFL: Pass on me and you’ll Regret It

Former Miami Hurricanes star Willis McGahee made it clear on Tuesday that he’s going to be suiting up in 2003 despite what some have said about his injury in the 2002-2003 Fiesta Bowl. "I know what I can do and I know how hard I'm working to get back," McGahee stated, "I will play in 2003...period." McGahee was originally a first-round draft pick possibility and rightfully so. He was quick, agile, tough and got the extra yards after contact. Now, some draft experts have him going as late as the fourth round due to concerns about his knee. McGahee put all of the 32 teams on notice, though. "I don't care who drafts me," McGahee said, “I will be happy to be on a team that put themselves out there and believe in me."

- Bears Looking To Put “Dent” in Opposing Teams’ Offense

Richard Dent, a famous pass rusher who was a part of the vaunted “46 Defense” of the mid 1980’s, has been brought on by Chicago as an assistant defensive line coach. Dent, owner of the Bears’ single-season sack record and MVP of the 1986 Super Bowl, will (shockingly) be looking to coach the Bear’s pass rush, agreeing to a one year contract on Tuesday.

That’s the best of the rest for Tuesday. Check in tomorrow for your daily fix of NFL tidbits here at Gridiron Gateway. Take care.

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===Brandon a.k.a. Blankman #71===



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