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May 13, 2008 5:31 PM

Reece signs with Raiders

Posted by Bob Condotta

After an impressive weekend tryout with the Raiders during the team's rookie mini-camp, former Husky Marcel Reece won himself a full-fledged contract, signing with the team today.

By my count, that is seven members of last year's team who have signed contracts with teams (and not just gotten tryouts) --- Reece, Louis Rankin and Greyson Gunheim all with the Raiders; Dan Howell with the Bengals; Anthony Russo with the Seahawks; and Roy Lewis and Jordan Reffett with the Steelers.

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Posted by at worked and bored

5:58 PM, May 13, 2008

first?

Posted by Sittingdawg

7:00 PM, May 13, 2008

Congratulations, Marcel!!! Not a great draft, but nice to see Husky players showing up bigtime for the tryouts. Reece is such a big, quick guy, I'll never forget him running away from the Cougar secondary. Lots of Huskies on the Raiders, that'll be weird.

Posted by Martin

7:20 PM, May 13, 2008

I thought you also said Chad Macklin signed with Minnesota

Posted by Kosmo

8:52 PM, May 13, 2008

All of these guys are good enough to get serious looks by the NFL but we had no talent on the team last year right? That is why we went 4-9 and Tyrone has gone 11-25? No talent? Poor Tyrone.

My vote for new AD is whoever will come in here and get rid of this imposter of a football coach and get someone in here who knows something about winning football games.

Posted by Bob Condotta

9:56 PM, May 13, 2008

Martin --- I guess he never officially did --- I can't find any record of it, anyway, so for now, leaving him off the list.

Posted by Micah Rose

9:58 PM, May 13, 2008

I recall Reese dropping a lot of good passes, and not being a good route runner. I honestly see him being a better tight end than receiver, if he can block decently. He certainly has the bulk to be a blocker. UW did lack talent last year. It had a terribly inconsistent offense, much due to lousy receivers, which on many plays included Marcel. UW's defense was absolutely awful with the only bright lights being in the linebackers. Everyone else looked clueless as to where they were supposed to be and what the fundamentals of tackling are. Nobody wrap tackled last year. I tackle better than our secondary did, and I'm 5'8" 175 and out of shape. Some of this, possibly most of this, was due to a lousy DC. I think the Dawgs will be much better this year. Go DAWGS!

Posted by Ducky

10:56 PM, May 13, 2008

Looks like all these teams really needed to sign some waterboys.

Posted by 2Tite4U FoSho

1:11 AM, May 14, 2008

Waz up? sound like these teams needed losers dat could not do nuthing at the Dub. (sarkasm) Ty knows how to develop, that is for shizzle!

Posted by MelloDawg

1:06 PM, May 14, 2008

Kosmo,

Don't try to make sense of Typologist logic. There are a couple ways they take this:

1. None of these players were drafted, so clearly Ty had no talent.

2. These players got serious looks so obviously Ty can develop talent!

Posted by MelloDawg

1:07 PM, May 14, 2008

What's the real explanation?

Ty HAD enough talent to win, he just couldn't develop it enough for it to be drafted.

Posted by Jynne

7:42 PM, May 15, 2008

Before judging Ty's coaching ability you must take into considertaion that NFL teams often sign free agents just to have players for the starter to pratice against. Signing a contract does not mean that any of these players will make the final roster. There has been quite a history of Hukies being drafted and few make any contribution or have a NFL career worthy of any recognition. None of the players noted in the article were all americans or pac ten players of the year candiates. They had there chances to make a change at UW and didn't do much.

Ty has done an excellent job improving academics but I guess all anybody care about is winning on the field. It's apparent Ty sees the whole person and nutures dynamic men that are good for more than just football. These "athletes" are not objects they are people and Ty sees that they must be all around winners, the title student athlete start with student remember.

Oh yeah by the way the huskies are looking good so watch for them in 2008!

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