Massie and looking the part

Posted by Darren Urban on May 11, 2012 – 9:35 am

The first thing that strikes you about Bobby Massie is that he is big but not sloppy. So often rookie offensive linemen come in and they don’t look the part. Not yet. But Massie, who stands 6-foot-6 (scouting assistant Josh Scobey, below, had to use a mini-ladder to measure him yesterday) carries his 316 pounds well. In some ways, he doesn’t look like an offensive lineman, and when I mentioned that to him, he just smiled.

“Everybody always thinks I play D-end, something like that, or tight end,” Massie said. “People always tell me that.”

Now, don’t take this the wrong way — the man is big and no doubt strong, and in a short conversation (Massie is a nice guy but isn’t going to ramble on) mentioned that he is ready to hit people more than a few times. With rookie camp starting in 45 minutes or so, it will be interesting to see Massie out on the field moving around for the first time.

P.S. Go here for a few pictures of the rookie reporting day yesterday. More pictures from today’s work will come later.

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17 Responses to “Massie and looking the part”

  1. By Jesse on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    It will be interesting to see if the rook can beat out Bridges.
    Grimm should be happy with all the new talent to work with. Young minds ready to be molded.

  2. By cdubbbbbbb on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren,

    Are you gonna have more articles talking about how the rookies looked? Interviews? Quotes? Hopefully some video?

  3. By Darren Urban on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    cdubb —

    RE: Rookies

    Nope. This is all you get.

  4. By Don Short on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t want to make him nervous, but he’s VERY IMPORTANT to the team’s success. Good luck to him and all the rookies. Looking forward to additional pix.

  5. By DontTakeLoses on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Darren: Good stuff, love this kind of reporting.

  6. By Andy M on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    Geez, Scobie needs to turn the triangle around to get an accurate measurement. I think Massie is only about 6′ 5 3/4″. But he comes with credentials and an obvious respect for his body that some other (unnamed) OL draftees disregarded.

  7. By ASQuiros on May 12, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe the wall’s out of plumb…

  8. By tom on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    please at least get pictures darren. we need to see these guys! im so stoked for floyd and massie

  9. By beardinals on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    I look forward to lots of pics and quick vids. Thanks Darren.

  10. By CaliCard on May 11, 2012 | Reply


    Do have an update on the Cards Underground podcast regarding the draft, you mentioned a while back?

  11. By Darren Urban on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    CaliCard —

    RE: Podcast

    Let me get through minicamp. I’ll see next week.

  12. By cards62 on May 11, 2012 | Reply


    You are making me happy with these fine words on Massie.

    Out of all of our rookies I am hoping Massie has the best year as I
    think he would improve our team the most based upon our veteran roster
    and team needs.

    Go Cards!

  13. By CORMAC on May 12, 2012 | Reply

    A speed square does not plumb, it just squares and angles. To use it properly he should have the side that is facing him against the wall, so it shoots a perfecty 90 degree angle out. Instead he is eyeballing a flat line, which can be off. I am sure no one cares, but hey, I pound nails for a living :O)

  14. By Eazy E on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Possibly a steal in the 4th, could start will see because Bridges is good too.

  15. By William Barry on Jun 24, 2012 | Reply

    Another big dude for our OL!!!! Go Cards…P.S. didnt Josh scobee play for the Cards???

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