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    Jason Cole, writing for NBCSports.com, reports USC RB LenDale White is being mentioned in the same company as free agent RB Maurice Clarett. An NFL exeutive said, "We had one of our scouts go up and ask him what was going on (after White didn't run). The kid said his hamstring was tight or something like that. Then we tried to find out when he was going to run and he didn't know. It didn't even sound like he was going to run. What does this kid think?" A former USC offensive player who once was a teammate of White's said, "The guy can play, but he just gets by. He coasted in practice and he coasted in the offseason. He came in thinking he just had to put in his time and that's what you see now." The teammate added that the things White was able to do was because he played next to RB Reggie Bush and the other guys around him. He added that White would be amazing if he really worked at it.

    Jason Cole, writing for NBCSports.com, reports USC RB LenDale White wore a loose-fitting warm-up suit during his Pro Day in an effort to not show much of his body. He drew audible groans from NFL scouts at the NFL Combine when he showed his chest. After seeing White at the NFL Combine, one NFL general manager said, "The guy needed a bra, it was ridiculous. You come to the combine looking like that and you want to be a first-round pick? Come on. The guy had obviously been doing nothing."


    Out of shape? Damn if this is all true..then kid really gets lazy. I wouldnt want him after reading this. I knew his work ethic wasnt that good but going as far as not preparing well? A slap in the face
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    Yeah, that's what we need, a running back with a Manziere.

    There were actual audible groans?!?!? at the Combine and then came in at his pro day heavier?!??! WTF? :rofl:
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    I wonder if they guy is off our board entirely. It wouldn't surprise me.
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    I would expect that he has been off since the first investigation of his work habits.

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    I've been a Lendale backer for awhile, but this is just getting ridiculous. Basically, at this point, you're drafting Lendale hoping your coaching staff can motivate him and force him to get his **** together. Or you're hoping that he is a "gamer" that will workout when necessary and get into game shape for the season.

    Either way, its not the type of gamble you like to take in the first round.

    Right now, I'm praying the Panthers take him in the mid-20s, bc I will be pissed if the Stillers snag him at 32 and he becomes a stud ............
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    Do we believe that we will be able to come to terms with Seymour before the season starts. Do you expect him to calmly play for $2M, with expectation of a $9M franchise tag next year?
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    I think that a DL is quite possible in the first. And BTW, are we all sure Hill will amount to anything?
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    When did this guy ever create problems at USC? So he didn't run because he was hurt, understandable, why kill his draft status? I guess you guys want workout warriors more than great players. I don't ever remember hearing White being a disturbance to USC, and all I remember is White runniong around and thru that Texas defense.
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    They had him in the studio on NFL Network today and he really came across like a vacant dummy. He talked about how he plans to work "real hard" in the NFL, sounding like he's trying to convince people that he's turned over a new leaf. One of the draft gurus said he's looking more and more like a second-rounder.
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    Ditto, he had two huge opportunities, and he just didn't seem to care. I just dunno man.

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    Dare I posit ....

    To the Texans at 2.01. ;)
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    That's kind of how I feel. BB could make him a player but at some point you have to wonder if it's worth the effort. I'm not enamored with any of the other backs that might fall to us because of their size which is dissapointing. It might be thatCorey's under study isn't going to come out of this draft.
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    nope, but faulks might, let me hear you say maurice, maurice, maurice, (or addai haha)
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    Why do you think he came out this year? He could've gone back to 'SC... :rolleyes:
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    he was a disturbance a few times.

    He got suspended for a game for something like skipping classes or not showing up to practice. he only did 15 reps for a 244 guy while the punter did 14 and hes a lot smaller. it says that he was scared to show chest because hes got man boobs..man! came in weighting more than usual. sounds like he hasnt work out..hasnt prepared and probably wasnt hurt to run..just had to get back in shape.
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    Here's all you need to know about why Reggie Bush will star and White could be a dud-

    Bush did every possible drill for scouts at the USC pro day and then also served as a receiver for Leinart's passing drills. He wasn't worried about showing a flaw as a pass catcher, Bush wanted to help out a teammate and show the scouts he was determined to be a well rounded running back. After running a sizzling 4.3 40 yard dash, Bush said, "I would have liked to have run a little faster -- I thought I could push a 4.29 out there, a 4.3-flat," he said. "This part of it is just trying to separate yourselves from the pack."

    Contrast that with White who showed up overweight wouldn't run the 40 (claiming a sore hammy) and only managed 15 reps of the bench press. White said, "You can tell from the film what somebody can do and what they can't do. Now, when you come out here, that can help you – they want to see how fast you are. But these guys, they're not stupid at all. They know exactly what's going on. If they need me to come out and work out for them or whatever, I will do that for them. But these guys know football. I'm just going to relax and whatever happens happens."

    The last two lines of each guy's comments say it all. Which guy would you want?
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    This is really disappointing. I thought the guy could be a very good RB, but if he's not motivated to make millions in the draft process right now, I don't think anything's going to motivate this guy.
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    It amazes me how there are a bunch of White supporters for the 1st round pick and when there is one piece of negative media, everybody jumps off the ship. Did anyone ever see him have conditioning issues in school? This is the first I have heard of it. Oh sure, anybody can now go back and dig up info, but the info was not an issue before. One month ago, some had him going to the Packers at #5. I think the comparison to Clarrett is retarded. White hase never had the character issues of Clarrett. The day after the Rose Bowl, all teams wanted a shot at this guy and now all hate him. He didn't fall apart in 3 months. I give him the benefit of the doubt with the hammy thing. Do I want him @ #21? No, never have. IMO a would rather address LB or DB. But give me a break on the White bashing just because the media digs up a juicy slant of a story.
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    This isn't one piece of negative news. This is an entire offseason of crap from the guy. He looked fat at the combine and fatter a month later.
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    OK so this is the first time this has happened in his career. Why can't it be a hammy? I have pulled one and it takes a while to get it back and I am not an athlete. There was also a lot of criticism on Wilfork for conditioning. Why did he fall to 21?
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    I think a lot of it had to do with his combine performance...

    Despite being bigger than Reggie Bush, Bush outlifted him...

    Then he had some social interaction issues at one of these NFL Scouting mixers...

    I am not sure all the bad rap on LenDale is justified, but he does seem to be digging a little hole for himself...

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    Did you see the quotes from an unamed USC (or ex USC I forget) player at the pro day ? Saying that this is what White is. He coasts in practice, coasts in games. He said White could be special but never tries hard enough.
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    Come on BF, "An unamed source"? Give me a break. That is media trash, not news. There is no evidence and if there is going to be credibility, they need to do better than that. It could have been the USC water boy who has a crush on White and can't get any. This is nothing but speculation and rumor. There is no evidence. His career says otherwise. Why hasn't Pete Carrol ever said anything?
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    Maybe he hasn't sold himself wisely, however the media is digging the hol and putting him 6 feet under.
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    Does Pete Carrol ever say anything negative ?
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    If he had trouble with a player the state of California would have known about it like yesterday. We are talking about the most dominant teams I have seen and one of their studs has been a lazy, unmotivated guy for the last four years, but Pete was able to keep it a secret? It doesn't make sense. BTW, I am not saying that White isn't fat right now. I am not saying he has done a fine job packaging himself. I am saying that he had a solid college career and the last two months can't be his future gage. 1 month on Atkins and he will be back to weight. Maybe, just maybe he has a legit hammy issue and keeps hurting it trying to get back in shape. Not a totally bad idea to shut down and let it heal. Bad timing with the combine and the draft.
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    I think you're giving him too much credit. If he has a bad hammy, why isn't he working on his upper body - instead of having scouts at the combine saying he needs a bra ? Obviously I cannot say for sure what his work ethic is like but at this time there's too much negativity to think it's all bad luck.
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    Good questions that need to be answered, however how to you go from #5 draft pick to the toilet overnite? I give him the credit he earned through USC and the Rose Bowl. I believe he is that player. The offseason is a tough time for these guys. Has White ever dissapointed on the football feild? That is where is matters the most. While the combine is helpful to get a feel for a guy's abilities, it is not a shadow of what his career will be like. So many illustrations positive and negative. I have no problems spending a late 1st rounder on him, but I felt that way even when he was a #5. Heck, why draft White when you can have the same back in TJ Duckett for a 3-4th pick in a trade?
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    What I find odd is that many mock drafts have us picking Lendale White at 21, among them Huddle. Why have they come to this conclusion when it seems pretty clear to most of us that BB won't take an RB at 21 and if he did, White wouldn't be the guy. Do the mock-makers know something we don't?
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    wow

    IMO coaches give only so much weight to combine performencces, on field and in interviews. entirely possible that white may be a california airhead who doesn't like to work. he hasn't had to.
    but that texas D he sliced up was a dang good D. that is something yoou SEE, as opposed to hearing thru a grapevine.
    anybody ever met the kid?
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    If there is a problem with his hamstring, then surely a medical exam will verify that and exonerate him. The concerns re: Lendale have been circulating since the end of the season at least. One of the other things I read is that he would walk into the locker room, announcing, "Showcase is here". Hmmm. It's OK having potential and running your backside off against college defences, but where will that get you in the NFL if you can't be bothered showing up to the Pro Day in shape?

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