Well the Super Bowl has come and gone, and boy was it a dandy. I didn’t really have any particular affinity towards either team. The Steelers aren’t really a hateable team, and the Cardinals tug on as much of a Cinderella sentiment as you can have in the NFL. On the on the other hand, I’m a Niners fan and it was unsettling seeing a division rival do that well. From the NFC West no less.
Whatever happened, I wanted my boy JJ Arrington, former Cal great exceed in the game. Although Arrington didn’t have a spectacular day returning kickoffs, averaging just 20.5 on 4 returns, he did notch 2 receptions for 35 yards. I also noticed that he was the primary back used on the final two drives, most likely due to the fact that Cardinals weren’t really going to run the ball much, and Arrington was a viable threat to catch the ball out of the backfield.
In any matter, shame to not see a Cal Bear get a Superbowl ring yesterday, but with the increasing presence of high-level former Cal players in the NFL, it’s only a matter of time.
In other news, 6 Cal Bears were invited to NFL Combine over the weekend from February 18th to the 24th.
(MLB) Anthony Felder
(OLB) Zack Follett
(MLB) Worrell Williams
(TE) Cameron Morrah (JR)
(C) Alex Mack
(DE) Rulon Davis
Again, Cal is pretty well represented at the combine, third only to USC’s 12 players and Oregon’s 7. While we probably won’t see another record draft class, the combine should give a number of these players to show off what they can do. Stay tuned for more draft coverage.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Posted by Bear with Fangs at 10:28 AM