Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Wow, he really is the "white Ricky Williams"
Teammates were giving offensive linemen Tony Pape a hard time when he showed up for off-season workouts yesterday.
And rightfully so. Pape was allocated to NFL Europe last season, he wrote a weekly column for the Dolphins website, and his team won the championship.
Then, he abruptly walked away from football. We gave him the "Ricky Williams award" during training camp, because, well, he was a white Ricky Williams.
But, also like Ricky, Nick Saban resurrected Pape's career and welcomed him back with open arms.
"I didn't have the right mindset going into camp, and I didn't feel I had a chance to make the team" said Pape.