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Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:18 pm
by MikeMitchell
GDAWG wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:10 pm
As for Tommy Armstrong, I wonder if he got any NFL tryouts coming out of college? If he did, I wonder what position the NFL team that tried him out used him as?
Armstrong was a dual threat quarterback coming out of college. His issue was size, arm strength and completion percentage. Despite being a big playmaker at Nebraska. He only completed 53 percent of his passes. After college, Armstrong didn't receive a combine invite. He went undrafted. The NFL tried to get him to work out as a wide receiver. He got a tryout with Minnesota at Running Back. He then signed as a safety. A position, he played in High School. He was cut a month later. So the idea of him changing positions has always been there.

Armstrong has great athletic ability, so I can see why some leagues and teams would want to see him try out there. To me, he's a #3 QB, who I would use to return kicks. Similar to how Brad Smith, was used with The Jets. He was their wildcat QB, played WR and was a pro bowl caliber kick returner.

Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:33 pm
by GregParks
XFL St Louis’s Twitter has confirmed over 140 players expected to be on hand for the Showcase this weekend, including RB Trent Richardson and QB Connor Cook.

https://twitter.com/xfl2020/status/1149355771043426304

Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:57 pm
by MikeMitchell
GregParks wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:33 pm
XFL St Louis’s Twitter has confirmed over 140 players expected to be on hand for the Showcase this weekend, including RB Trent Richardson and QB Connor Cook.

https://twitter.com/xfl2020/status/1149355771043426304
I just mentioned Connor Cook as a possibility in this thread. Interesting that Trent is taking the workout invite. I figured that he would be on a short list of players that may sit it out but I give him credit for working out.

Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 pm
by Tank55
He played such a large off the field role in the AAF that I'm sure there's a lot to be learned for both sides in a face to face.

Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:13 pm
by GDAWG
Is Trent Richardson playing in these leagues so that he can get back to the NFL again to continue being a massive failure there?

Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:17 pm
by MikeMitchell
Tank55 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 pm
He played such a large off the field role in the AAF that I'm sure there's a lot to be learned for both sides in a face to face.
To his credit. Richardson was effective as a short yardage runner for Birmingham. The yards per carry were abysmal, but when it came to carrying defenders into the end zone. He still brought that quality to the table. That trait might be useful in the XFL.

Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:26 pm
by MikeMitchell
https://twitter.com/BigWash54/status/10 ... 1543959552

The man responsible for perhaps the biggest highlight in the AAF. San Antonio Linebacker Shaan E. Washington has received an invite to Saturday's showcase in Missouri. He reached out to me, to let me know. I am tempted to post it on Twitter, along with the video above. I doubt that the XFL's twitter feed would post an AAF highlight.

Washington hit Bercovici so hard, that he's gone into coaching on Herman Edwards staff at Arizona State.

Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:59 pm
by steinerfhc
MikeMitchell wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:26 pm
https://twitter.com/BigWash54/status/10 ... 1543959552

The man responsible for perhaps the biggest highlight in the AAF. San Antonio Linebacker Shaan E. Washington has received an invite to Saturday's showcase in Missouri. He reached out to me, to let me know. I am tempted to post it on Twitter, along with the video above. I doubt that the XFL's twitter feed would post an AAF highlight.

Washington hit Bercovici so hard, that he's gone into coaching on Herman Edwards staff at Arizona State.
Still a hightlight that gave him a lot of attention and likely XFL teams would want him for sure.

Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:48 pm
by LeoNY
MikeMitchell wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Tank55 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 pm
He played such a large off the field role in the AAF that I'm sure there's a lot to be learned for both sides in a face to face.
To his credit. Richardson was effective as a short yardage runner for Birmingham. The yards per carry were abysmal, but when it came to carrying defenders into the end zone. He still brought that quality to the table. That trait might be useful in the XFL.
Trent had like twelve touchdowns in 8 games in the AAF and a few other scores on extra point conversions. He’s a player with name value. So I could see him getting a contract with the league.

Re: St Louis Summer Showcase

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:06 pm
by XFLInSTL
MikeMitchell wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Tank55 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 pm
He played such a large off the field role in the AAF that I'm sure there's a lot to be learned for both sides in a face to face.
To his credit. Richardson was effective as a short yardage runner for Birmingham. The yards per carry were abysmal, but when it came to carrying defenders into the end zone. He still brought that quality to the table. That trait might be useful in the XFL.
Trent's YPC was awful, but he was probably still the fifth or sixth best AAF RB. That alone deserves a contract. He was also sneaky good as a receiving back, which is pretty impressive considering that Luis Perez was the one throwing the ball and he's not very good. Trent was also the AAF's leading scorer. He'll be in the XFL, he may get a starting spot even.