The Denver Broncos will have a very big decision to make when free agency begins in a few days regarding the future of wide receiver and Georgia Tech product Demaryius Thomas, who is due for a gigantic payday following the end of his rookie contract. Thomas, who is widely regarded as one of the top five wideouts in the entire NFL (if not top three), has been an integral part of Peyton Manning's core of receivers which has helped the potent Denver passing attack click for the past few seasons. I can't see a situation in which Thomas leaves the Broncos because Denver will likely use the franchise tag if negotiations go sour, but the fact that he's going to get paid is undisputed.
Georgia Tech defensive lineman Jabari Hunt-Days has been named as one of the ACC's most intriguing people, coming in at No. 11 on the list. Hunt-Days, who was declared academically ineligible at the beginning of the season, could be the key piece that puts this season's Georgia Tech defense over the top -- the one thing the Jackets were missing last season was a skilled pass-rusher like him. Interestingly enough, Hunt-Days is joined by two former Yellow Jacket staffers in Dan Radakovich and Charles Kelly on the list, but no active players. I'd be shocked if one or two more didn't make an appearance later on.
Senior forward Robert Sampson recently sat down to give a quick interview about his time on the Flats and what all he's been doing over the past few months. Sampson, who sat out all of last season after transferring from East Carolina, has gone from a role player to a full-time starter for the Jackets this season, providing a great spark on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. He has been a great rebounder for Tech all season and has also shown off some great range on the offensive end, hitting threes and mid-range jumpers with relative success.
Tim Miles, the head basketball coach at Nebraska, took a very interesting route to punishing his players when he decided to lock them out of the school's $19 million locker room following yet another ugly loss. While I don't think that locking your players out is a good use of team facilities, I definitely applaud coach Miles for recognizing that his program wasn't performing up to expectations and taking the initiative to make a change.
What do you think about the decision to lock players out of the locker room?
Have a great weekend!