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GET TO KNOW: Qumain Black, DB, East Central University

qumainNFL Draft Diamonds has teamed up with Joseph Muia a very solid up and coming scout, to put together a series for our readers called Get to Know. What this series will do is allow you to be a featured on our site, whether you are a freshman or a senior in college. This is a series to help get players at any school gain exposure. We always strive to assist players that have the passion to make it to the next level. So we hope you enjoy our series called GET TO KNOW. Today’s Get to know series will focus on Quamain Black the ball hawking defensive back from East Central, and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.

AKA: Q

Grade You Started Football: 7th grade

High School: Ada High

Position/Positions:

College: East Central University

Position/Positions: Defensive Back

Jersey Number: 5

Football Mentor/Inspiration: My oldest brother LaQuentin

Favorite Slogan: Hard Work Pays Off (HWPO)

Proudest Football Moment/Memory: When I had knocked out a kid my sophomore year against Southern Nazerne University.

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Funniest Football Memory: In High School our backups were in and returned a fumble and the lead blocker ran down the field screaming trick-or-treat during the play.

Favorite Food: It’s a toss up between my dads BBQ and Chicken Alfredo.

Best On-Field Performance: My junior year of college I had two Interceptions ran the second one back for 80 yards and finished the game with 215 total yards.

Game Superstitions: My only game superstition is that I have to listen to my music and not be talked too.

What are your Goals/Aspirations for the 2014-2015: My goals for this season were to win conference, make the playoffs/bowl game, and play my senior season with no regrets.

Career Goals: My career goals are to get my degree, continue to play football for at least 8 more years after college at whatever league god has planned for me, and be successful.

Favorite Football Team: My favorite football team is the 49ers but the family team is the Cowboys.

Player You Model Your Game After: I really don’t model my game after anyone. I’m me what you get is what you get.

Who Will Win The Super Bowl: The 49ers will the super bowl this year.

Favorite Down Time: I like to hang out with my family/friends on my down time.

What Would You Want College Football Fans To Know About You: I want college fans to know that when I’m on the field I play for so much more than just myself and I really have a passion for this game.

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Legion of WHOM? Where have the Seahawks secondary went?

legionLast year the Legion of Boom were pretty amazing.  They could not be thrown on because Richard Sherman and company really put work in.  This year the team lost Brandon Browner via free agency to the New England Patriots and the team has dealt with several injuries.  Well the Seahawks defense is not as feared as it once was.

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Legion of Boom? Opposing passers have a combined rating of 103.7 against the Seahawks (12 TD, 2 INT). That ranks 28th in NFL.

The team that ranks 28th in the NFL in passing is not getting the job done. They are truly beginning to be picked on by quarterbacks. When the Packers faced the Seahawks Aaron Rodgers stayed away from throwing at Richard Sherman. Other quarterbacks have not been afraid and attacked the secondary, and they have been successful.

I want to know what you think, were they overrated?

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1.25 million dollars was raised by selling Devon Still’s jerseys

devonSince last month the Cincinnati Bengals have sold nearly 15,000 jersey’s to benefit his daughter Leah. The Bengals got involved with the fundraiser after Still, their former second-round pick, began dealing with his own daughter’s plight with a potentially deadly disease. On June 2, 4-year-old Leah was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. She has since undergone successful surgery to remove the cancerous tumor from her abdomen.

The team’s director of sales and public affairs, Jeff Berding, told Cincinnati television station WLWT earlier this week that they had exactly 14,945 sales of the jersey before ending the donation drive Monday — raising more than $1.25 million. The proceeds will go to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in hopes of helping fund research in pediatric cancers, and to help families who have children living with them.

The money will be presented to representatives from the hospital during a presentation at the end of the first quarter of the Bengals’ Thursday night game against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 6.

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Buccaneers make Gerald McCoy the highest paid defensive tackle in the NFL

gearldGerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $98 million, making him the highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL.

McCoy, a 2013 All-Pro, will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive tackle in NFL history. His new deal will average $14 million per year.

McCoy’s signing was reported earlier Saturday by Fox Sports. The Buccaneers confirmed the deal and posted a photo of McCoy shaking hands with general manager Jason Licht on their official Twitter page.

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Bears tall wide outs could struggle with Brandon Browner this week

brandon marshallCornerback Brandon Browner’s history of dominance against bigger wide receivers certainly played a big role in the New England Patriots’ decision to sign him. This week the Patriots will face three very tall wide outs.  Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett are all over 6’3. Browner said he prefers to line up against bigger wideouts, and the numbers agree.
“Yeah, just because the little guys, the little quicker guys, I have a tendency to have a little problem with those guys because they can duck under my jam at times,” Browner said in the Patriots’ locker room Friday.
Look at Browner’s career coverage stats (which aren’t perfect since they don’t track when the corner wasn’t targeted) based on height of the receiver he’s matched against, via NESN.
Under 6-foot: 27 catches on 40 targets for 384 yards with three touchdowns, no interceptions and two pass breakups. 67.5 completion percentage, 9.6 yards per attempt and a 123.3 passer rating.
6-foot and over: 76-148/1,047 yards/4 TDs/6 INTs/22 PBU/51.4%/7.1 YPA/66.5 passer rating
6-foot-3 and over: 30-56/349 yards/1 TD/3 INTs/6 PBUs/53.6%/6.2 YPA/56.3 passer rating
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Patriots have the toughest schedule over the next six weeks, WOW

patriotsThe New England Patriots are in a dog fight to keep the lead in the AFC East, but their next six games will be very difficult.  The Patriots will face six gunslingers, and boy does their schedule look rough.

This week the Patriots will face Jay Cutler and the Bears who they should beat.  The problem is the Bears are due a game where they show up.  Cutler has been pretty good this year, but the Patriots own the NFC North over the last several years.  I expect Brady to squeeze by the Bears, but then they have to face the Broncos next.

The Patriots will face Peyton Manning and the unstoppable Denver Broncos after the Bears.  This will be a gun fight, but I expect the Broncos to get a win.  After Peyton and the Broncos they get a bye.  They will need it, because they will face Andrew Luck and the Colts after their bye.

After Luck and the Colts the Pats will face the Lions, Packers and Chargers. Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers and Philip Rivers are all top 10 for quarterbacks.  Actually all the quarterbacks listed above are in the top 14 passers in the NFL.  The Patriots better hope their secondary is ready for the high passing attacks.  Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner will be tested quite a bit, but I expect them to walk away even from these battles.

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Jaguars waive wide receiver Tavarress King and sign CB Peyton Thompson

peyton thompsonThe Jaguars added to their depleted cornerback corps today, promoting Peyton Thompson from the practice squad and waiving receiver Tavarres King.

Alan Ball (bicep) is out and Dwayne Gratz (hip flexor) questionable for Sunday’s game against Miami, leaving the Jaguars with only three healthy cornerbacks (Demetrius McCray, Will Blackmon and Jeremy Harris) before the Thompson promotion.

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Jaguars waive WR Tavarres King and sign CB Peyton Thompson from practice squad to active roster.

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MUGSHOT: Shonn Greene arrested for parking in a handicap spot

mugshot ShonnTitans running back Shonn Greene was arrested on Friday night on a handful of charges, the most serious a resisting stop charge stemming from him leaving the scene of an incident in Franklin, Tennessee.

Greene was charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk. According to the Tennesseean’s Jim Wyatt, Greene almost struck a policeman’s vehicle.

The incident began when Greene parked in a handicap parking space on the square in Franklin, located roughly 20 miles south of Nashville. When a parking enforcement officer approached Greene, police say he got in his car and maneuvered to get around the parking enforcement officer’s vehicle.

According to police, Greene nearly struck the officer’s vehicle, and sped off from the area. Greene was later approached when he got caught up in traffic, but sped off again, police say.

Through an investigation, Franklin police determined Greene was the individual involved in the incident. Police got in touch with the Titans and arranged for Greene to turn himself in on Friday night around 9 p.m. He posted a $2,000 bond and was released at 10:38 p.m.

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