Broncos scout gets blasted at Pro Day workout

As we all wait for the next bit of bad news to come from the Bad News Bears-style assembly at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in D.C., let’s all have a little laugh.

At the expense of Broncos director of college scouting Matt Russell.

While attending the Colorado Pro Day, Russell decided to personally experience the power of Buffaloes tackle Nate Solder.

And Russell definitely experienced it.  Enjoy.  The folks in attendance surely did.


33 responses to “Broncos scout gets blasted at Pro Day workout

  1. Does anyone think it would have been relevant to mention that Matt Russell was an All-American LB at Colorado, and won the Butkus Award his senior year as the nation’s top LB?

    Then was drafted by the Lions and played a year before a bad knee injury ended his career?

    It’s not like this is some wannabe, this guy was a great college FB player.

    Doesn’t this information add a little something to the story?

  2. citizenstrange says: Mar 11, 2011 10:56 AM

    I watched it without sound but did Russell make a “dooooosh” sound as he got hit?
    A 35 year old wearing a ballcap on backwards, getting delusions of grandeur from his old (and inglorious) pro days?
    I would say the answer is definitely yes.

  3. He served himself up to Solder. Russell played D1 college football, at Colorado, there’s no way he would be that high off the ground unintentionally.

  4. Wow knocking over a 170 pound scout. Im-Press-Ive! Panthers should seriously consider drafting this guy first overall after seeing this.

  5. mocks have this guy going way too low. 6’8″ for OL is basically 4.3’s for corners.

  6. Russell, who is a Colorado grad, won the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker in 1996, so I’m sure it’s not the first time he’s been blasted by an OL.

  7. “Give the guy some credit. At least, he had the guts to take on an OT considering how small framed he is.”

    Give him credit for what, stupidity?

    How exactly did he “take on” an OT?

    Several years ago I got the chance to workout with the 2nd string OL for an NFL team. I played in about 15 plays during practice on the DL. Surprisingly I never did get to the QB…One play I hit the OG and he pushed me back…he was gentle. I went back in and I think he was offended that I would try again…he picked me up and threw me on the ground. When I finished my shirt was in shreds and I was so sore I could barely walk for 2 days…These guys are beasts and I don’t think I would do it again.

    True story.

  8. So a college kid 15 years younger and twice his size knocked him on his back …….. would you expect any less?

    @waitingguilty: That was then, this is NOW. Dude is 38, not in playing shape, half this kid’s size, and has a bad knee…. you think he’s going to that “Butkus” winner all of his life?


  9. @connie75

    Actually the guy is a 240lb former NFL Linebacker. Butkus award winner. Not really a 170lb weakling.

  10. richm2256 says: Mar 11, 2011 11:44 AM

    @waitingguilty: That was then, this is NOW. Dude is 38, not in playing shape, half this kid’s size, and has a bad knee…. you think he’s going to that “Butkus” winner all of his life?


    Hey Rich,

    Summer, Donna.

    All I said was that it might be relevant to mention that this was not some FO geek/scout.

    A mid 30’s Butkus award winner has substantially more to offer going up against a prospect than a run of the mill FO guy.

    I understand he wasn’t going up against Ray Lewis, but he wasn’t blocking Vinny Cerrato either.

    Also, as a Buff alum, it’s quite possible that Russell was helping to make his fellow Buff look good.


  11. What was that poor little fellow thinking?!? That was like watching the Giant clobber Jack after he climbed the beanstalk!

  12. It would seem MORE impressive if the scout actually has some on-field bona fides. Either way, Patrick Willis he is not, so take it with a grain of salt.

    On the other hand, if they play this season with swabs, Solder would be Anthony Munoz.

  13. I think any male past the age of 18, who wears a hat backwards, should take multiple hits like that daily until they grow a pair. What a douche.

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