Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Buff influence; Nuggets sleeper; Italiano

Oakland Raiders offensive lineman and perceived bust Robert Gallery might be ready to shake the ugly judgment that is currently on his head. The former Iowa Hawkeye, once the second overall pick in the draft, has a new positional coach in former CU assistant Tom Cable, who later went on to become a college head coach. The good news for Gallery and the Raiders is that Cable did his best work as an assistant and if those two generate any chemistry the on-field result could be very pleasing to the team's "O."

Sam Amico, who produces The Amico Report, says that former Iowa State Cyclone and Detroit Pistons draftee (2006) Will Blalock could surprise and make the Denver Nuggets roster based on toughness and skill. Blalock is small but was a productive collegian. If Steve Blake dumps the Nuggets, maybe Blalock slides on to the roster.

Amico also is high on Golden State draftee Marco Belinelli, as is the WSN, but maybe that's just because he's an Italian who likes to jack up shots. If Belinelli hits the gym, he is going to be an offensive force in the Warriors system. Would have loved him a mile high.

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