Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bears working to boost Kevin White’s confidence

Three years and three season-ending injuries can get into one’s head. It can bring you down and make you question everything about yourself and your career. That is where Kevin White is going into his fourth season in the NFL.

Now that he is healthy, new Bears’ head coach Matt Nagy wants to restore White’s confidence. After three days of minicamp, it appears to be working. By all reports, White looks strong, fast, and crisp.

“He’s a kid [whose] confidence hasn’t been where it needs to be,” Nagy said Wednesday. “But what I can tell you is that from what I’ve seen so far, if I was somebody that was coming into this building and facility that didn’t know anything about him, you’d never in a million years know it from what we’ve seen recently.”

This offseason, the Bears hit the reset button, firing head coach John Fox and hiring Matt Nagy to replace him. A new receivers coach was also brought on board. Installing a new offense will, in effect, allows White to start over as well.

“I would think it would, that it would help him,” Nagy said. “If any of us were in that situation, and you have a fresh start — forget about the whys of what happened. Forget about that. That doesn’t matter. What matters is about right now.

“He’s young. He has a big ceiling. Now we can try to do it as much as we can as coaches and try to pull it out of him, but he’s got to work hard. He’s got to put time in the playbook. He’s got to put in the extra work after practice when he can. And then when the game comes, he’s got to make plays. When you do that, his confidence will slowly get better and better.”



from WVUPros https://ift.tt/2EZlrK7
via IFTTT

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Kyzir White visits with San Francisco before NFL Draft

Kyzir White’s pre-NFL Draft tour made a stop in Santa Clara on Monday for a visit with the 49ers.

White is an intriguing prospect to NFL teams due to the possibility of playing two different positions at the next level. He played a hybrid safety/linebacker role at WVU, and with his size at 6-foot-2, 218 pounds, he could fill either role depending on fit. He would likely play safety if drafted by the 49ers due to their defensive scheme.

We are one just over one week away from the 2018 NFL Draft, and White currently projects as a second to third round pick.

He has also met with the Steelers and Cowboys.

 



from WVUPros https://ift.tt/2vrNq5x
via IFTTT

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pat White to join Ryan Stanchek on the Alcorn State coaching staff

Once upon a time, Pat White used his legs and arm to help propel the Mountaineers to national prominence. Ryan Stanchek helped protect and pave the way for some of White’s ground escapes. Now, Stanchek will lead the way again for White, although in a much different dynamic.

Stanchek is going into his fifth season as a member of the Alcorn State Braves coaching staff and was promoted to offensive coordinator on Monday. He previously served as the run game coordinator, where the Braves ranked first nationally at the FCS level in 2016.

The school is expected to announce the hiring of Pat White as the team’s offensive coordinator this week, per WJTV 12.

It will be White’s first coaching job. He previously played in the NFL with Miami and Washington and in the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos.

If Stanchek and White can capture the same magic they used in their time together in Morgantown, the SWAC Conference should be ready for records to fall.

 



from WVUPros https://ift.tt/2qHSa1c
via IFTTT

Monday, April 16, 2018

Daryl Worley facing several charges after Sunday arrest 

Daryl Worley was arrested by police and released from the Eagles in less than a twelve hour span on Sunday.

On Monday, Philly.com obtained the police report with the charges filed against Worley. He was alleged to have fought with police when they woke him in his car near the Eagles practice facility before having to use a Taser to subdue him. 

Police charged him with driving under the influence, disorderly conduct, a violation of the uniform firearms code and related offenses as a result of the incident. He also resisted arrest and possessed a gun that did not seem properly registered.

He was arraigned and posted bail on Sunday before being released. He will head to court on May 1st for a preliminary hearing.

He was due to make $670,000 this season. 



from WVUPros https://ift.tt/2vgqQgh
via IFTTT

WVU players in the NFL offseason roster tracker

We’re keeping track of the offseason player movements of West Virginia Mountaineers in the NFL here.

Tavon Austin: Restructured contract to a one-year $5M contract worth up to $8
Antonio Crawford: Released by Pittsburgh (4/13/18)
Will Clarke: Re-signed with Tampa Bay on a one-year deal
Terence Garvin: Signed with Miami as a free-agent
Najee Goode: Signed with Indianapolis as a free-agent
Adam Pacman Jones: Became a free-agent when not re-signed by Cincinnati.
Noble Nwachukwu: Signed a reserve/futures contract with Seattle
Adam Pankey: Re-signed with Green Bay
Geno Smith: Signed with San Diego as a free-agent
Quinton Spain: Signed one-year contract with Tennessee as a restricted free-agent
Keith Tandy: Re-signed with Tampa Bay on a two-year deal
Daryl Worley: Traded from Carolina to Philadelphia. Arrested on 4/15/18. Released on 4/15/18.



from WVUPros https://ift.tt/2JOtWLF
via IFTTT