Friday, March 22, 2013

On the Beat with the Chicago Rush-Part 2 The Players

Yesterday, I featured new owner David Staral, Coach Bob McMillen and broadcaster Les Grobstein, three men who are helping to build excitement off the field for the Chicago Rush.  Today, I am highlighting three men who will generate excitement for the Rush on the field.
When I was growing up, it always seemed that Paul Coffman, tight end for the Green Bay Packers, always had big games against the Chicago Bears.  This season, his son, quarterback Carson Coffman hopes to have big games for the Chicago Rush.  After a season with the Utah Blaze, Coffman is getting the opportunity to lead the Rush in this new era.  When we talked, Coffman seemed ready and posied for that challenge.
Everywhere he has played, Reggie Gray has put up excellent numbers and made exciting plays.  The Chicago native is a bundle of energy and enthusiasm, despite his seemingly calm presence.  Rush fans are counting on Gray to continue reaching the end zone this season.  We even got Gray to make a little prediction in our interview!
My first interview with the Rush was offensive lineman Steve Edwards.  Edwards is also a native Chicagoan and a grad of Mt. Carmel High School (like yours truly).  Edwards played several years in the NFL, including a few here with the Bears.  His veteran leadership will be important for this young Rush team.  It's good to have Edwards back home!  He's as classy as he is talented!
This concludes the first round of interviews with the Chicago Rush.  Check back here often for much more.  Until then, check out and the Chicago Rush Facebook page and follow the Rush on twitter.

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