The Colts used their second-round draft pick on cornerback Quincy Wilson last season, and for most of the year they didn’t get much out of him. Although he was handed a starting job in Week Two, he was benched after that and didn’t see the field again until Week 12. The Colts’ coaches said he had to practice better in order to play.
Wilson said he believes he’s a better player now than he was a year ago. The Colts hope he’s one of many players who make them a better team than they were a year ago.
We think in terms of being able to loosen up the defense and keeping them honest so that we can have the running game there that people do respect. We don’t want them to be able to overplay that part of our game.”
The top receiver prosepcts, D.J. Moore and Calvin Ridley, were on the board when the Cowboys selected 19th overall. But Jerry Jones admitted a rookie receiver wasn’t going to replace Bryant as the team’s No. 1 receiver, at least not in 2018, so they opted to draft linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.
“One way or the other this year, we weren’t going to have the elite one receiver,” Jerry Jones said. “So, we didn’t see that we could get to an elite one receiver, even by taking one of those top two or three receivers and developing them. We were going to have to do it by committee or numbers, or by scheme. We were going to have to make the big plays, threaten speed, and do it by scheme. Well, I think this draft represented that.”
It gets better, or as the case may be worse. Per the report, the director of the squad allegedly told nine of the cheerleader that they would be serving as personal escorts for some of the male sponsors who had made the trip.
“They weren’t putting a gun to our heads, but it was mandatory for us to go,” one of the cheerleaders told the Times. “We weren’t asked, we were told. Other girls were devastated because we knew exactly what she was doing.”