First, it’s difficult to pronounce. Second, he spent the majority of his career in Jacksonville, a great football city but nonetheless an NFL outpost on the edge of Federation space.
But Posluszny, who officially retired Monday, was a terrific player. He’s one of those players who, inside the sport, has always been highly respected. One of the main reasons was his longevity. He played 145 career regular-season games.
What he said at his retirement ceremony is worth noting. Many players go out as broken men. Posluszny didn’t. It’s notable because it’s more of a rarity for players to go out this way than a commonality.
But from game to game—or even throw to throw—it’s hard to know what to expect from Benkert.
There is almost no in-between with him, an NFC director of scouting told Zeirlein. It’s either a big-armed throw that whistles in there between defenders, or it’s something stupid that turns into an interception or near-interception. I love the arm, but I don’t know that I would ever trust him to play, and everybody you draft might play.
He had 46 touchdown passes over only two seasons as a starter at Virginia, but he also tossed 20 interceptions and had a per-attempt average of just 6.3 yards.
He is raising money and awareness for the issue this week by taking part inPat’s Run on Saturday in Tempe, Arizona, alongside his brothers Joe and John. The run is named after Pat Tillman, who gave up his own promising NFL career to join the Army in 2002 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and died while serving in Afghanistan in 2004.A lot of what you do as a teammate is you sacrifice for others and support others, John Borland said.
There are people we’ve all been teammates with, for us it’s soldiers. For Chris, it’s ex-football players. You don’t just forget your teammates as soon as the game is over. They’re still your teammates. There are people who still need support, who worked hard and are with you. These are guys you shared blood with. John Borland is a major in the U.S. Army, an instructor at West Point and also served in Iraq. Joe Borland is a captain in the US Army JAG Corps who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, returning just last month from his latest tour. They see plenty in common with what their friends in the military deal with after leaving the service and what ex-athletes go through as well.