Another Angle: Rooming with New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley

​​ After being cut by the Chicago Bears in 2012, Quigley, through discipline and perseverance, climbed his way back into the NFL after a year-long absence from the league. Today, he just completed his third straight season as the Jets’ starting punter (that’s a terribly brief description, so you’ll have to read the story for a more romantic account of his journey). Quigley’s story, and all it represents, means a great deal to me. That’s because I feel like I had a unique, front-row seat in watching Quigley pursue his dream of playing in the NFL. My best friend and I happened to room with Quigley in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the year when Quigley was out of the league—a pivotal year t

Tyler Lockett, Thomas Rawls voted to PFWA All Rookie teams

The PFWA All Rookie team for 2015 has been announced, and two Seahawks made the cut. At running back, Seattle undrafted free agent Thomas Rawls joined 1st round pick Todd Gurley at the running back position, and 3rd round pick Tyler Lockett was chosen as the kick returner, punt returner, and special teams rookie of the year. As the name suggests, the team is chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). Here's the full squad: ------------ 2015 PFWA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams 2015 PFWA OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams 2015 PFWA DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: CB Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs 2015 PFWA A