Considering Reid hasn’t collected a paycheck from the Eagles in half a decade, I’d say probably no. But that doesn’t mean the Eagles shouldn’t be wildly thankful for The Godfather, whose fingerprints are all over this league like no other sideline roamer.
In a sit-down interview at the Annual League Meeting in Orlando, general manager Les Snead told the Around The NFL Podcast that Ogletree was a victim of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ cornerback-oriented scheme.
Great leader, great human. We re-signed him because he was one of our best football players, Snead explained. But when we went back and really analyzed, talked about, discussed what makes Wade’s defense go, it’s the corner position.
It motivated me to calm down and do what comes naturally, Hughes said. Central Florida’s Shaquem Griffin runs a drill during UCF football pro day, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) More Only a few months ago, he was a very good player on a very good American Conference team.
Locals knew about him and his twin brother, Shaquill, who played here and went to the Seahawks. Fans knew Shaquem was born with amniotic band syndrome, which kept the fingers on his left hand from fully developing. He had surgery as a little boy and, when he saw his mom after, asked when he could play football again. He grew up playing on the same teams as Shaquill, all the way through college, but he was always considered a little bit behind his brother. Then a series of events vaulted him to the spreadsheets of scouts and the hearts of fans everywhere. The Knights ran the table in 2017 and then beat Auburn on New Year’s Day.
Viewers across the country watched UCF and couldn’t help but notice Griffin flying around the field and making tackles as if nothing was missing. Some of those viewers surely did web searches and found stats: 44 solo tackles and seven sacks in his final season. They found highlights of him wreaking havoc, breaking up passes and even making an interception. There was one play where he scooped up a fumble with his right hand as if he was a shortstop.