- Nov 21, 2008
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I didn’t see a thread for this year so thought I would kick it off with a bang.
And he did it quite well. Kieft was not asked to be Travis Kelce at Minnesota. He was asked to be a bone-crushing blocker from his Gophers coach, former Bucs wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck. Because of this, the draftniks deemed Kieft a one-trick pony.“I don’t care if someone else who has no idea who I am, that’s not on this team — if it’s some other coach or another player telling me [what] I have to do, I’ve got no time for that,” the pride of Sioux Center, Iowa said.
“When I was in college at Minnesota, I did what I was asked to do. And that’s what I did.”
Kieft told Joe, as other Bucs have, that Brady is just like anyone else in the locker room. The difference is Brady has very high standards and he demands those standards are met.“It was pretty surreal the first day he was in for minicamp,” Kieft said. “Now, it’s like it doesn’t matter. You have to do your job. Your assignment, your technique and all of that. That’s all I’m worried about.”
“Oh, 100 percent,” Kieft said. “Great leader. Coming into this, you realize why he’s been so successful. It’s every day with him [how everyone must improve]. It’s incredible to see.
“It’s a blessing to be part of this team.”
I'm FB friends with Vinny Cerrato who's now working in Baltimore sports radio and he's put up many Bateman related posts going back to OTAs. He's very high on him!Awesome to see the Ravens promoting Bateman as their #1 WR. Hopefully he comes through with a huge year.
Good to hear he is putting in the work. He is getting to that make or break point in his NFL career so if he wants to stick around in the league he has to do the little things that it will take to keep his career going.