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[29 Oct 2008 | 17 Comments | ]

There have been quite a number of inquiries as to how John Beck is feeling about his experiences in the NFL thus far.  In an answer to these requests I -Markell- interviewed John to find out what the former BYU QB is up to in Miami Florida.
To answer this question John shared with me the advice he got from Chad Lewis when John was a sophomore.  Chad told John, “No matter what your goals are, no matter what mountain you want to climb, as long as you keep stepping you …

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[22 Oct 2008 | 29 Comments | ]

“The greater purpose…
A bit over a week into camp we had the opportunity to see an early screening of a football movie that wasn’t due out for another 2 months.  It came on one of our rare half days (a momentous occasion wherein we only had meetings, practice and football half the day) so it presented a bit of a dilemma – go to the theater and watch this movie which may or may not be cheesy (it sounded cheesy and cheaply made), using up several hours of precious free …

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[15 Oct 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

The day after…

“It’s a long story why, but I decided to interrupt recounting ‘why I play the game’ and give briefly ‘the day after a game of an NFL player.’ I will return to training camp and what I found there next week.

In all, an NFL week isn’t all that different than a week of college football…it’s just bigger, longer, and more thorough. It’s a weekly cycle in which we try to peak physically and very importantly mentally for the game on Sunday. In college there are …

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[8 Oct 2008 | 15 Comments | ]

“Why I play the game…

I’ve been asked that question countless times throughout my life, and for the most part, the response has been the same – “Why did you chose football?” would be asked, “I think football chose me” would be my

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[24 Sep 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

Oh, Canada….they are getting creative up in the Great White North. TO and OCHO need to start brainstorming some new celebrations. In the natural progression of things, what would be next? Tag, a quick game of dodge ball, four square….no, no, no…the snow man song. My little boy would dig that one.
Come on guys, can’t we just keep it simple? Maybe a Winnipeg leap… except you’ll get tired running 20 yards through the endzone and then searching for some fans. The officials needed to throw a flag and take some of …

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[24 Sep 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

July 24th – training camp…
“If the NFL Scouting Combine is a ‘wretched place’, then I guess training camp is a horrid place.  I don’t know, maybe its not that bad – but it certainly does make for a better story.
Anyway, I arrived in Albany, NY for training camp on Wednesday, July 23rd, the day before we had to report.  I had heard so much about ‘camp’ I actually didn’t really know what to expect – some guys said, “it’ll be the worst month of your life,” while others claimed, ‘ah, …

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[17 Sep 2008 | 14 Comments | ]

September 17, 2008
Every Wednesday, former Cougar great and current New York Giant Linebacker, Bryan Kehl will be giving us the inside scoop on what it’s like to play in the NFL.  I thought because you all liked hearing about my BYU football experience, you might also like to hear what it’s like at the next level.  Bryan was a great college player and I have no doubt he’ll bust into the starting line-up for the Giants very soon.  Enjoy…
“Where to begin?  I guess I’ll start by giving a brief re-cap …

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[5 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Visual proof!