Former Giants offensive lineman has a new home
Richburg spent the past four seasons with the Giants but played only four games last year because of a concussion. He began his career as a left guard before moving to center in 2015. He played there the past three seasons and is considered one of the top pass-blocking players at the position and has the athleticism to thrive in Shanahan’s zone-running scheme.
But I also think it was a perfect opportunity to be able to throw in the rain and show these guys I could throw in the rain.
The decision proved fruitful, as Darnold looked impressive in making about 60 or so throws in front of a Cleveland Browns contingent that included owner Jimmy Haslam in the stands, with general manager John Dorsey, head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley on the sidelines.
One of my first football experiences was playing mud football in the rain, Darnold said, smiling. So it was cool to come out here and throw one last time with the guys that I’ve been throwing with for years now.
It was a perfect opportunity to be able to throw in the rain and show these guys I could throw in the rain, Sam Darnold said of his performance Wednesday at USC’s pro day. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
The Browns hold the No. 1 overall selection in this year’s NFL draft, and Darnold said he met with Cleveland brass and participated in a private workout Tuesday.
Darnold said he also met with decision-makers from the New York Giants before his workout. The Giants hold the No. 2 overall pick.
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was on hand to watch Darnold’s workout, along with New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles, Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks and Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn.
The proposal, tweeted Wednesday by senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron, establishes three elements of a catch: control, in bounds and a football move.
Riveron then tweeted that the proposal simplifies the catch process and allows for plays such as Dez Bryant’s in the 2014 postseason and Jesse James’ in the 2017 season to become catches.
ESPN previewed all three elements and the possible obstacles on March 8. They will apply whether a player is going to the ground or not. Riveron’s tweet for the first time acknowledged how the NFL would define the football move, which will measure the amount of time required for possession to be awarded.