Titans linebacker Rashaan Evans played college football at Alabama, the closest thing college football produces to an NFL program. And even at that level, the first-rounder immediately noticed a stark difference at rookie minicamp.
I think that’s the good part about playing linebacker for Vrabel. He’s very specific about things that he wants. I feel like that’s what makes great linebackers. And once again, I’m just honored to be coached by him and looking forward to continue to getting coached by him. It definitely will continue, and Evans will Mike Singletary Jersey be expected to make the adjustment quickly. As difficult as it is, it’s still a lot easier than it would be if he hadn’t played at Alabama.
The Yankees, who begin a two-game road interleague series against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night, acquired Drury from the Arizona Diamondbacks early into spring training to be their starting third baseman.
Drury was hitting.217 with a homer and four RBIs for the Yankees in eight games when he was forced out of a game on April 6. The next day he was put on the DL.
Besides Drury being optioned on Monday, the Yankees transferred the assignments of first baseman Greg Bird and outfielder Billy McKinney from high A Tampa to Double-A Trenton.
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But life is never perfect.
And on Friday, after running first- and second-year players through the first day of rookie camp, Wilks repeated an interesting line he’s also used at least a few times already.
When I say we’re going to play the best 11 guys, he said, it’s not lip service. Everybody has an opportunity coming in to really prove and show themselves why they deserve to be here. We continue to push guys in that direction.
I told the veteran guys the other day, ‘There’s no entitlement. Everybody’s here trying to earn their way.’ We said the same thing with the rookies when they came in (Thursday night). They’ve got a great opportunity, and hopefully they take advantage of it.