Writer and Draft Analyst, Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.
Former Co-host of Football Debate Central Radio.
Developed a prospect ranking system using a weighted value metric. A key feature is the Dynamic Measurable Ranking (DMR) system which combines and ranks each NFL prospect's athletic tools. This can be seen at DraftMetric.com
-Husband and father of two wonderful daughters.
-Graduated from the University of California
-Set the school's single-season sack record (14.5)
-College football 1st Team All-American
-Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
-Played for the Raiders, New York Jets and briefly with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens
-Played in the final year of the LA Avengers as a Rookie to (Arena Football).
-Work featured on CNN, TV appearances on CNN, ESPN and MSNBC.
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Ryan - I think the spell check failed this time. I believe "commodore" should be "camaraderie." Good story!
Hey Ryan, just read your article about NFL Training Camps. Great article man. I think the insight you give as a former player, and your straight talk writing style make your articles outstanding. Keep it up.
The boxer Klitschko from Ukraine - pro-American! It supports the new illegal Ukrainian power which came by revolution and overthrow with support of the American politicians! As also Klitschko receives the financial help from America to support this illegal Ukrainian power. This new illegal pro-American government uses the weapon, volley hail systems, tanks and phosphorus-incendiary bombs against peace and unarmed inhabitants! And Klitschko too supports it! PEOPLE, Klitschko - the fascist because it, supports this fascist power which by means of America came to the power in Ukraine! People, tell at home about this boxer Klitschko - he isn't worthy the champion titles and awards! Klitschko - a condom! Who is interested in the truth, who can and who is not afraid to tell your friends this truth and who is not indifferent to the fate of the WORLD (from what is happening in Ukraine now depends on the balance in the WORLD. ) - write and ask:email@example.com
Your mock draft at:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1993814-2014-nfl-mock-draft-updated-predictions-after-first-week-of-free-agency/ is absolutely ridiculous. Your description of the bears taking an undersized DT when they have stated multiple times that they value size and power over pure speed would have them select either a large DT or Clinton Dex at 14 if he's available. The rams selecting clowney when they have two pro bowl DEs is ludicrious as well. The Ravens selecting another TE is also absolutely ridiculous. Also, you're reasoning for a team getting an OT that should be drafted in the TOP 5 is absolutely false. Lastly, with the no.1 pick the Texans select Khalil Mack? WTF? That pick itself makes your mock draft worth enough to store in a garbage dump, but the rest of your draft makes no f*ckin sense. I believe you sir, need to watch more NFL football and asses needs better such as: Texans have great linebackers Brian Cushing, JJ Watt anyone? They need another DE, ipso facto Clowney everybody. Drops mike....One last thing, Bucs selecting Bortles when they need to improve their TE options or DL, do you know who Lovie Smith is? Last time he drafted a rookie QB, he started a 50 year old veteran by the name of Brian Griese and he went to a 3rd string quarterback in Kyle Orton. Lovie Smith does not develop QBs, what are you thinking? I'm sorry, but I think you mailed in with this artcile. You need to do more research into coaches trends, also Raiders will draft an OL if the GM wants to keep his job otherwise his O-line will be more porous than swiss cheese.
With respect, sort of,
A fan...sort of
The words complement and compliment are commonly confused in English. Once you've read through this lesson, your friends will compliment you on your mastery of English.
Complement is a noun and verb. It also has a matching adjective, complementary. In any case, it refers to something that completes or goes well with something.
The sauce is a nice complement to the vegetables.
The sauce complements the vegetables nicely.
The sauce is nicely complementary to the vegetables.
He has a full complement of old books.
This book will complement his collection.
I'm looking for a special shelf complementary to my book collection.
Compliment is also a noun and a verb. It indicates the offering of praise or flattery to another person, as does the adjective complimentary.
He gave me a compliment about my dress.
He complimented me on my dress.
He was very complimentary about my dress.
Thanks for the compliment
Thanks for complimenting me
Thanks for being complimentary
Complimentary can also mean free.
The champagne was complimentary.
He gave me a complimentary copy of his new book.
The Bottom Line
The word pairs complement/compliment and complementary/complimentary are pronounced identically, hence the confusion in spelling. Just remember that complement with an E means "to complete" or "to enhance," while compliment with an I means "to praise" and complimentary means "free."
Your QB rankings kind of suck, man.
I am not sure which aspect of your writing disgusts me more, the fact that you ranked Russell Wilson number 3, when he should be 1, or your consistently idiotic writing.
Great article.Glad to see you've become a successful writer. I remember your first flag football game so many years ago. That little boy across the street is all grown up.
Mr. Riddle, yes, Mr., you have expressed a courage and strength very rarely seen in the world today and not only to your peers but to the entire world. As I read your recent article, "I was the team Weirdo", my skin crawled and could see my own life through your words. No, I have never stepped on an NFL field or even played on a football team, but in life as a whole you can see this very same trend amoung business groups, communties, and even within families. I have put myself into the very same emotional and peer situations that you have, even though we are worlds apart, I could connect with you and literally feel your anxieties. Thank You! Thank You for taking a risk and writing this article, like many others who have commented on your behalf, I too am now a fan, and if our paths ever crossed I would be honored to shake your hand.