Sunday, August 19, 2007

Falcons in NFL Pre-season

Charles Sharon, the outstanding BGSU receiver, he of the acrobatic catch that beat Purdue, is in his second year of trying to hook on with the Jaguars. And, it looks like he might be making some headway.

He had a big night last is what had to say....

Charles Sharon would seem to be the big winner of the night. He caught three passes for 54 yards and his first catch of the evening, a leaping grab along the Tampa sideline in the second quarter, made an impression on Del Rio.

“That’s the one thing that stuck out,” Del Rio said.

Sharon was the Jaguars’ star of spring drills and he’s making a move to become the team’s star receiver of the preseason, too. It’s a move that could land him a roster spot, or maybe even more.

“He’s making plays,” quarterback Byron Leftwich said of Sharon. “Chuck got this swagger about him.”

Yes, he does have that swagger about him. We know that. It would be great if he made the team.

In Cleveland, Steve Sanders caught 3 passes for 40 yards, including a 24 yarder during the Quinn-led rally in the 4th. He did catch one and fumble, though he got the ball back. He is a long shot to make the team.

This provides some perspective on those teams we had. In addition to a QB who got NFL looks, we were throwing to three WRs (Magner, Sharon, Sanders), each of whom got serious time in an NFL camp. Plus, PJ Pope continues on as well with Green Bay. I am sure no BG offense ever walked onto the field with five position players who ended up in NFL camps.

So, when Gregg Brandon doesn't look like as good a coach as he did before, ask yourself this: who would?

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