Ryan Englebert

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  1. Leonardfan

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    Really interesting article, if anything you have to like this guys self confidence [​IMG]


    http://www.dunnconnect.com/articles/2007/05/09/sports/sports 04.txt

    UW-Stout running back Ryan Englebert's path to the NFL got a little smoother this weekend after a solid three-day rookie minicamp with the Cincinnati Bengals, but since the Bengals didn't sign any contracts last weekend there are still no guarantees.

    Englebert (6-0, 225) competed against five other running backs at the camp, including second-round draft pick Kenny Irons (5-11, 195 lbs.) of Auburn.

    "I really feel like I outplayed him (Irons) all weekend," said Englebert. "I feel like I had the best camp out of any running back there n to be honest."

    He is also competing against undrafted free agent signees Terry Caulley of Connecticut and Marcus Mason of Youngstown State for a spot on the roster.

    More than 60 undrafted prospects tried out for the team last weekend and, according to www.redskins. com, Washington Redskins vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato, "We tell the agents that if [the tryout players] are better than the free agents that we signed, then we will replace them."

    With that in mind, things are looking good for Englebert as running backs coach Jim Anderson told him he had a great camp and to stay in shape because the Bengals anticipate seeing him in June, as they were very impressed.




    "They didn't sign anybody at the camp," said Englebert, "but they wanted to see what guys have and who they were thinking about bringing to training camp. ... I got nothing but positive feedback."

    As mentioned earlier, there are no guarantees that Englebert will get signed but he said that he got the impression that they would sign him if/when he gets called back in June.

    Englebert and Anderson weren't the only ones who felt he had a good workout.




    "I roomed with Stan White, starting fullback with Ohio State the past three years," said Englebert. "He was always the one blocking for me. He pretty much flat out told me that I'm talented enough to play on his team at Ohio State. That meant a lot coming from a guy that played on one of the best teams in the country in Division 1."

    Now the waiting game continues as Englebert must stay in shape until June until find out his fate with the Bengals.
     
  2. ocaamikedm11

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    I hope he makes it.. Good luck to Ryan!
     
  3. backrow

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    haha, i am sure Stan had some of his best blocks saved especially for Ryan.
    what was his real 40 time btw? there was some crazy reports about insanely fast time he had at his pro day.
     
  4. Leonardfan

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    Im not sure, this is the first I have heard of him. I do wish him the best of luck and I really like how he is upfront and says how he performed better than the overrated Kenny Irons.
     
  5. jared

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    I'd love to believe this guy has a chance but I just don't see it, regardless of all the glowing praise he gets. Hass got the same thing, so did Jesse Lumsden as I recall.
     
  6. BrianLeonard23

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    We have just gotta hope now that Ryan Englebert stays in shape and gets offered a spot, this could be huge for us if he does, good luck to him....oh and BTW, i really love his confidence. [​IMG]
     
  7. Guest

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    Checking his bio on Scout.com, and no doubt about it he is a white man. But I still think he has an uphill climb with the caste whores still in charge. Second team in his conference, and since the CWs basically subscribe to the ESPN view that only black players from big schools can play football all thought goes out the window.
     
  8. backrow

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    why would there be any doubt?
     
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    One of the reocurring topics is, "Is he or is he not white?"
     
  10. backrow

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    yeah, too much of this analyzing going on, i agree.
     
  11. white is right

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    Huh, if he isn't white who is? [​IMG]
     
  12. jaxvid

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    Yeah!! everyone named Ryan HAS to be white! [​IMG]

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  13. white is right

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    Englebert is a Germanic name. Granted Seigler is too....... [​IMG]
     
  14. backrow

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    Alan Zemaitis anyone? [​IMG]
     
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    Not to hijack the thread (well I guess it is hijacking the thread) how about listing some of the most white sounding names on non-white players?

    Like why is there a "Vladimir" Guerrero, an "Ivan" Rodriguez, and a "Dimitri" Young? I thought all of the good Eastern Europeans were in boxing and basketball? [​IMG]
     
  16. Bart

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    Gary Brokaw comes to mind.
     
  17. white is right

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    Hey wasn't Englebert the dumpy catcher from the Bad News Bears....... [​IMG] On a more serious note I know Cubans took Russian/Soviet names for tribute to their communist patrons.
     
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    Charles Wysocki a RB for Maryland shocked me.
     
  19. Jimmy Chitwood

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    to get this thread back on track... [​IMG]


    i was looking for a bit more info on Ryan today when i had a few minutes free at work, and i found this article... http://www.xtremetrainingsystems.com/Ryan3.html


    the relevant bits were about his physical measurables...



    [​IMG][​IMG]wow! he's an impressive physical specimen, no doubt.


    as the article pointed out, Ryan has had an injury issue, mainly a car accident that ruined an entire season and a knee injury that took most of another. from what i gathered, he's just now getting back to normal. best of luck to him.
     
  20. BrianLeonard23

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    If those stats are true, he is a beast.
     
  21. guest301

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    Thanks for the heads up. Maybe this guy will finally be the breakthrough that we all have been looking for. Very interesting that Engelbert publically said he performed better than high draft pick Kenny Irons. Need more white athletes speaking up for themselves.
     
  22. backrow

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    another article about Ryan and wide receiver Jesse Wendt,who went to mini camp with Redskins and Saints.

    [​IMG]Edited by: backrow
     
  23. BrianLeonard23

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    So when do teams make their next cuts?
     

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