Thursday, 25 April 2013

Birmingham vs Hertfordshire Highlights

Highlights from a breathtaking BUCS University Final

DC Writers Mock Draft: Picks 26-32

The DC Writers mock reaches it's final stage in the build up to the NFL draft, Live at 12am Thursday on Sky Sports 1.

26th – Green Bay Packers – Matt Elam, S, Florida.
Pick by Tommy Gibbs

With the departure of Charles Woodson the Pack need a similar vein of player to mould into their versatile defensive chess piece, someone who can cover well, but also blitz and make plays in the backfield. 

Elam could well be that man, a physical and energetic playmaker who has experience playing close to the line of scrimmage a' la Woodson. Whilst perhaps not as complete as Cyprien, I think he better fits the Packers' mentality on defence.

Premiership South Power Rankings

Note - With only two teams playing in the Prem North, we won't be releasing a power ranking until next week.

1. London Blitz
While the Blitz are yet to play a home game, they have kicked off their EFAF cup campaign and in horrendous field conditions (rain and mud), they narrowly defeated the Copenhagen Towers who they will face off against again this Saturday. 

There were some notable players missing from the Blitz line up, obviously the two Bradley brothers absence was noted on both sides of the ball (although the addition of Marcus Thouant, a French national team linebacker did help ease the blow somewhat), as well as the absence of Gareth Dauley, Pete Sochart and Clive Palumbo on the offensive side of the ball, and Aaron-Sanders Percival and Martin Ray on the defensive side of the ball.

The Blitz won’t get underway until the 5th of May against the Aztecs, but that game should be a yardstick for the final rematch in August.

National League Power Rankings

1. Farnham Knights
Farnham haven’t played a game yet this year but they stay atop the rankings on potential. We have to see them in action before we can move them down.

Cecil Martin visits the Manchester Titans

On Tuesday 9th April for NFL Full-Back and Sky Sports presenter Cecil Martin visited the Manchester Titans to run a training session and Q&A for Under 18s in the local area who are interested in American Football.  The event held in association with club sponsors Manchester Printers was at the Titans home ground of Salford City Stadium.

The former Phillidelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers player provided a high energy, hands on training session that all those taking part thoroughly enjoyed.

Manchester Titans visit Manchester City

On Wednesday 17th April the Manchester Titans held an American Football demonstration before and during the Manchester City home game versus Wigan Athletic.

Invited down by City to provide pre-game entertainment at City Square, the fan-zone at the Etihad Stadium, the Titans gave demonstrations, skills workshops, photo opportunities and ran a half-time competition on the pitch, all the time promoting the club and American Football to a large audience.

Joined by players from the MMU Eagles and club sponsors Manchester Printers, the Titans gave fans the opportunity to try on shoulder pads and a helmet and have a photograph taken with Titans and Eagles players.

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