Clarett Sees Limited Action in Nighthawks' Opener

By 11W Staff on September 25, 2010 at 1:29a
29 Comments

Jeff Garcia threw a touchdown pass with 6 seconds left to give the Omaha Nighthawks a win in their UFL opener in front of a league-record crowd of just over 23,000, but you're not here to read about Garcia. You're here to find out what Maurice Clarett did in his action on the gridiron in over four years.

The short of it: a short kickoff return and a near block on a punt.

With Ahman Green in the backfield, Clarett will have to earn any carries he is to receive this season, but it's great to see him back on the field again. Let's hope this is just another step in his journey to turn his life around.

(via @rollerCD)

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Brady's picture

I hope that Jeff Garcia gets lit up a couple times in the UFL for sleepwalking through his season with the Browns... not that it was all his fault but I have to direct my anger somewhere.

 
 

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

haha..truth...and early start..but anyone have stream for the game today? i can't go two weeks at work without watching it..it hurts my heart :(

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

chaoscrusader's picture

Anybody watching the N.West & Cent Mich Game? Central Mich. pulled off an awesome play from a spread formation. I can see TP really exploit this play's potential. It was CMU's first TD. The QB faked the handoff to the RB that was on his left and started to run left while RB carried out the fake to the right. A Rcvr out in the left flat trials the play, in this case making a pass into a lateral. The D-fense begins to collapses on the QB. The QB seeing the CB covering his Rcvr commit, he throws it out to the flat. The Rcvr threads the d-fense and scores a TD. Obviously, the play is ran to the wide side and I do believe the play was ran to the weakside of the formation.

Somebody please get that play to the coaching staff to analyze and dissect it. It has some risk, but it has high reward potential.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

holy shit..surprise surprise...Denard Robinson left the game with a knee injury....

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

iball's picture

Bye bye, He16man, puke. Ridiculous.  BG untouched to the end zone. A resounding BOO coming from the outhouse stands. And now Purdue is getting spanked by Toledo. Is b10 contraction a possibilty. How I would love to 'trade up' for a Tennesee, Pitt, WVU, or anybody besides Purdon't.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Bucksfan's picture

"How I would love to 'trade up' for a Tennesee, Pitt, WVU, or anybody besides Purdon't."

Dude, are you frickin' kidding me?!  Tennessee just got bitchsmacked by Oregon at home!  Plus they're an SEC team, and that kind of talk is just not allowed 'round deez parts.  Pitt just got annihilated by Miami 31-3.  WVU?!?!?!  My God, man, are you drunk?

Wisconsin is up 49-3 at halftime.  Michigan St. is up 35-0 at half.  Iowa's up 21-0.  And despite the fact that it's a wierd ass game, Michigan is still up 2 TD's on Bowling Green.  Northwestern is in a dogfight, but CMU is pretty much THE team in the MAC, and NW will win.

Big Ten contraction.  Gimme a break.  The sky isn't falling, chief.

iball's picture

So you're saying you would rather have Purdue than Tennesee, WVU, or Pitt? I'd rather be "bitchsmacked " by Oregon rather than Toledo. Tennessee is a 7 time national champ, chief.

I love nubees that tell me what kind of talk is allowed, what are you, 16?

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

Still waitin Bucksfan. Let's get this party started.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

 Dueces Purdue!!

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Bucksfan's picture

Nubee?  I've been frequenting this site for 2 years.  Purdue has been in the Big Ten forever.  They've beaten Tressel twice, forced one game into OT, and played close in all other matchups save one (2001).  They won the Big Ten in 2000 and played in the Rose Bowl.  To say Purdue doesn't belong is ignorant.

I'm not 16, but I bet any 16 year old Buckeye fan would tell you to piss off if you suggest trading Purdue for any SEC school.  And especially when that SEC school needed OT to win today at home against UAB.

The Big Ten has 4 of the top-10 winningest programs as it stands.  The SEC only has 2.  Not everyone can be an Ohio State or Michigan.  The conference's reputation doesn't sit upon Purdue's shoulders.

Jason Priestas's picture

Michigan's defense is good.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

+1 lol

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

iball's picture

Is "Air Forcier" still on the team? Why would RR play Gardener over him?

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

flipbuckeye's picture

On the field after the score... T'ain't Denard... t'ain't Gardner... there's our anorexic crybaby.

iball's picture

Tressel whiffed on Roundtree. He's from Dayton and he's twice as good as TWash and Duron.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

BuckeyeChief's picture

scUM sure loves that screen, huh?

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

iball's picture

Sparty is for real.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

+1- Iowa's throwbacks, Ray Lewis Old Spice commercial.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Joe Beale's picture

Ray looks like he's got a little bit of a belly going in that ad.  Not in game shape?

BuckeyeChief's picture

Ray Ray always looks kinda big, no? Add that to the fact he is pushing 40.

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

iball's picture

He was off the juice in that commercial.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

BuckeyeChief's picture

okay 35...

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

iball's picture

Why do announcers still say " a designed run for the QB." Like it's some hot new concept that our tiny minds can't process.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

The fact that Gardener is ahead of Forcier in the DC, tells me how dumb RR really is.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

don't look now..Purdue down by a touch

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Joe Beale's picture

BG trying to get back in the game.