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Coach Drake, You Will Be Missed

By Jerraud Powers Coach Drake: In 2013 , I signed a three-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. During those three years, I met some of the “realest” coaches I have ever been around. Everyone on staff, except one guy had played in the league, so they understood what players went through on a daily basis. They coached differently, and they treated us with the respect that you hoped for as a player. Coach Drake was the wide receiver coach. Arguably the most genuine, funny guy you could ever meet. Every training camp and week throughout the season, Coach Drake would look at me and get my attention and say “Aight …
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Coach Drake, Thank You

By Earl Bennett A heavy heart and tears well up knowing that at least once a year I will not be receiving a text or call from you to just speak and check on the family. Coach Drake you were the truest form of what being a coach really entails. The multiple hats worn in the word “coach” was exemplified by you daily. First Meeting During my pre-draft, there were two teams that showed up to Vanderbilt for a workout. The Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles. First, were the Bears. They came to Nashville for a visit and workout. There was bad weather, and at the time Vanderbilt did …
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