Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kyle Rudolph: Should He Have Stayed at ND?

I feel sorry for Kyle Rudolph and his family tonight.  The young man did the GOLD HELMET proud, just wish he was wearing it one more season!

What four months ago seemed like a "lock" to be a NFL first round draft pick -- Kyle was not among the 32 first round picks.  So, he will wait another 19 hours to learn what helmet he'll wear this fall.

What a shame -- Rudolph deserved much better that this.

Kyle should have stayed one more year at ND and proved he could play 13 games injury free.  I wonder how the "experts" who told him he was ready -- feel tonight.  Were there any players taken in the 1st round of the NFL Draft that were injured in each of the last two seasons -- injuries that required surgery -- that missed as many games as Kyle?

I truly believe you don't leave early, to get second round money, if you're a Notre Dame football player.

ND FANS: Vote For Manti Teo Magazine Cover!

Phil Steele's 2011 College Football Preview Magazine is running an online contest to see what college football player should be on their upcoming national cover.  Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Teo is one of fifteen players up for this honor.  And, he's in the lead!  Here's a link to the website that has the contest -- look to the right hand column of the website: