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Vicious Tyrant
07-28-2005, 04:42 PM
Man, this guy is already my favorite football player this year. Is there any way the Colts could get hold of him? That is too awesome! I love this guy!

Diamond Dave
07-28-2005, 04:46 PM
Okay, I live under a rock. Who is Manuel Wright?

Natston
07-28-2005, 04:55 PM
July 14, 2005

The Miami Dolphins selected USC defensive tackle Manuel Wright in the fifth round of the NFL supplemental draft Thursday.


Wright, 22, was considered a potential first-round choice in 2007 had he stayed in USC. He was hoping to go in the first or second round. A disappointing workout Friday at which he weighed 329 pounds didn't help his case.

"We believe we have gotten great value from our supplemental pick by adding a player of Manuel's talent to our roster at the critical position of defensive line,"Dolphins coach Nick Saban said.

Wright left USC even though he had two years of eligibility because he wasn't sure if he could stay eligible.

"Based on Manny's performance in the classroom, we've been prepared for this for a while," Trojans coach Pete Carroll said when Wright declared for the draft.


Despite the workout, Wright is considered an interesting prospect. He has a good first step similar to Cortez Kennedy. At 6-feet-5, 329 pounds, Wright can dominate a game. He was almost unblockable in a game against Oklahoma last season for the Trojans.

As a sophomore last season, Wright backed up Shaun Cody and Mike Patterson. Patterson was taken by Philadelphia late in the first round of the regular draft last April, and Cody went early in the second to Detroit. Playing in 11 games, two of them starts, Wright had 23 tackles, including six for a loss, and recovered two fumbles.


The Dolphins believe they got a steal in Wright.

"I'm glad to have been picked by the Dolphins and I'm looking forward to starting my professional career in Miami," Wright said. "I appreciate the confidence they showed by taking me."

Wright was taken because of need. The Miami defensive line is aging and has injury questions.

"I don't think the difficulty is evaluating him as a football player," new coach Nick Saban said last month.

"I think the evaluation is, he played behind two really good players that were both drafted, and to find out if he has the right stuff to be a consistent performer -- which is questioned sometimes when a guy hasn't played as much and he's a young player coming out. But that's all part of the evaluation as well."


Eight other players, including former Clemson wide receiver Roscoe Crosby, were eligible to be taken in the supplemental draft, but only Wright was selected.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2107860

Since86
07-28-2005, 04:57 PM
Isn't he also the guy that Saban made cry by yelling at him?

(Not knocking him on crying. I have no problem with showing that you want to make a good first impression so bad that you so emotion when you let yourself down.)

BluBlood
07-28-2005, 05:10 PM
Isn't he also the guy that Saban made cry by yelling at him?

(Not knocking him on crying. I have no problem with showing that you want to make a good first impression so bad that you so emotion when you let yourself down.)

I just got a visual of Sgt. Hartman and Private Pyle. Priceless.

Vicious Tyrant
07-29-2005, 10:11 AM
Yeah, I guess Saban was chewing his *** and the guy burst into tears while walking off the field.

My God, if more men did that this would be such a wonderful world.

Here's to Manuel Wright - real man NFL. :buddies:

:wah: :2tup: :bawl:

Suaveness
07-29-2005, 12:18 PM
If someone makes you cry, that person is a real jerk. Seriously

Diamond Dave
07-29-2005, 12:34 PM
If someone makes you cry, that person is a real jerk. Seriously

No way. I've met too many people who cry over anything and everything. You have to walk on eggshells just to keep them from crying. Mostly drama queens and irritating people. You can't say anything critical to them at all, you have to baby them and when they are making mistakes you have to sit there and watch it and then clean up their mess later. Because if you say something they start crying.

And yes I've had a recent expirence with someone like this. No way am I calling myself a jerk because I said something that made them cry.

Suaveness
07-29-2005, 12:43 PM
No way. I've met too many people who cry over anything and everything. You have to walk on eggshells just to keep them from crying. Mostly drama queens and irritating people. You can't say anything critical to them at all, you have to baby them and when they are making mistakes you have to sit there and watch it and then clean up their mess later. Because if you say something they start crying.

And yes I've had a recent expirence with someone like this. No way am I calling myself a jerk because I said something that made them cry.

You can be critical to a point, but some people just don't take it like others do. Saban probably crossed the threshold for that player, and he broke down. Certain individuals can't take harsh criticism for like that. If you explain in an easy, non verbally abusing way, those people can do better. Each person is honestly different, and people have to respect that. Now, people who have to be babied like you said do need to be toughened up, I mean they are adults.

Since86
07-29-2005, 01:22 PM
No way. I've met too many people who cry over anything and everything. You have to walk on eggshells just to keep them from crying. Mostly drama queens and irritating people. You can't say anything critical to them at all, you have to baby them and when they are making mistakes you have to sit there and watch it and then clean up their mess later. Because if you say something they start crying.

And yes I've had a recent expirence with someone like this. No way am I calling myself a jerk because I said something that made them cry.


As a coach you can't treat an emotional player like that. You have to treat every player different, whether you like it or not.

Some players you scream at, others you ignore. A good coach always treats his/her players on their individual basis that works for them.

Vicious Tyrant
07-29-2005, 02:18 PM
Gosh, I see this totally different. Who cares what Saban said? Crying in a macho environment like NFL training camp is, like, the ultimate rebellion. The man must be unbelievably confident or something....

I love the guy.

BluBlood
07-29-2005, 02:19 PM
I don't feel sorry for this guy one bit. He had first round talent, but has "alot of growing up to do" according to scouts. Including a very poor academic record at (i think) USC.

Kudos to Saban for ripping this guy. This guy has been coasting on his natural talent and not working for a long time. He needs a wakeup call.

Side note- on sportscenter last night they mentioned that the team had scattered Kleenex boxes around the clubhouse and by his locker.

Diamond Dave
07-29-2005, 02:24 PM
People, I'm not talking about Manuel Wright. I was responding to Suave saying that if a person makes you cry then they are a jerk. Which I totally disagree with. I think its ideas like that that allow people who I described to get away with being childish and a baby. This type of thinking always makes the person who is not crying look like an *** when in fact they did nothing.

I have no idea about the Saban/Wright incident. I have no idea who Wright is. This is just the second time I've heard someone say what Suave said and I whole-heartedly disagree. Some people just need to deal with reality and stop crying.

Vicious Tyrant
07-29-2005, 02:32 PM
Oh I get that you're talking to Suave in your comments.

I'm just saying that crying on field might be a revolutionarily way of dealing with reality!

I'M GOING HOME FOR A GOOD CRY!!!!

How do most men 'rebel'? Tatoos, drinking and smoking, I don't know.....

But crying openly??? That's tossing aside heavily protected taboo.

Strong man there, in my estimation.

Since86
07-29-2005, 02:33 PM
I have no idea about the Saban/Wright incident.


Went to a drill station that he thought he wouldn't need his helmet, only to find that he was the only one there without it. Saban ripped him a new one for it and sent him after it. He wasn't sobbing, but clearly wiped away a trickle or two.

I saw it on SportsCenter, and they used it as one of those jokes where everyone is supposed to point and laugh. I thought it was very sophomoric to waste 5mins just to talk about a guy having a rough first day.

Suaveness
07-29-2005, 02:36 PM
People, I'm not talking about Manuel Wright. I was responding to Suave saying that if a person makes you cry then they are a jerk. Which I totally disagree with. I think its ideas like that that allow people who I described to get away with being childish and a baby. This type of thinking always makes the person who is not crying look like an *** when in fact they did nothing.

I have no idea about the Saban/Wright incident. I have no idea who Wright is. This is just the second time I've heard someone say what Suave said and I whole-heartedly disagree. Some people just need to deal with reality and stop crying.

Sorry that was a bit misleading....I was referring to Saban only also :-p

Vicious Tyrant
07-29-2005, 02:43 PM
Went to a drill station that he thought he wouldn't need his helmet, only to find that he was the only one there without it. Saban ripped him a new one for it and sent him after it. He wasn't sobbing, but clearly wiped away a trickle or two.

I saw it on SportsCenter, and they used it as one of those jokes where everyone is supposed to point and laugh. I thought it was very sophomoric to waste 5mins just to talk about a guy having a rough first day.

Oh...is that all it was? From listening to the radio, I had this idea that the man just broke down on the field.

Oh well, its still a nice thought....

Since86
07-29-2005, 02:49 PM
Oh...is that all it was? From listening to the radio, I had this idea that the man just broke down on the field.

Oh well, its still a nice thought....


Yeah. I was surprised they even mentioned it.