Two last things on Borland that I thought deserved attention.
One is the way he spoke about Tillman. To a lot of people who followed the NFL closely (or played in it) and also have close familiarity with the military, it remains amazing what Tillman did.
Tillman left millions of dollars and NFL fame behind to join the Special Forces following the September 11 attacks. His sacrifice has never been forgotten by Borland.
Pat Tillman was a hero of mine, said Borland. He was a critical thinker who examined the world around him. He didn’t just follow the crowd. I loved how he passionately followed his dream with football but then decided to fight for his country.
That extended time as a starter has made him careful with the ball, resulting in limited turnovers. White didn’t hit the double-digit interception mark during any season of his college career, and he threw only 31 picks over 1,393 attempts.
He’s at his best on quick intermediate throws, as NFL.com draft analyst Bucky Brooks noted, and he may need time to develop more consistent deep-passing accuracy in the pros. But he has the tools and potential to eventually be successful as an NFL passer.
The conspiracy fraudulently bilked the federal government out of about $20 million from a program providing health care for military members, veterans and their families.
Grow, 46, was convicted earlier this year.
But when the players reconvened on Tuesday for the start of the offseason program, no one had anything negative to say. I don’t really look into stuff like that and politics, receiver DeAndre Hopkins told reporters. I just come out and do my job to help this team win. Bob is a great guy, so I could never say anything bad about him. But what about the fact that Hopkins was one of two players who left practice last year, when the inmates remark first came to light? That wasn’t about his comments, Hopkins said. I had personal problems in life that I had to deal with. (Last year, Hopkins steered clear of the topic, without addressing in any way the reason for his early exit.)