Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Where are they now - Damarius Bilbo

Check out D-Bo's latest job on the scout team with the Dallas Cowboys. This guy just can't shake the QB bug:

Cowboys practice squad wide receiver Damarius Bilbo (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) has transformed into Tennessee quarterback Vince Young this week on the scout team.

While Tennessee will start veteran Kerry Collins, the Cowboys expect to see Young. Bilbo, a former quarterback at Georgia Tech, is preparing the Cowboys first-team defense, and he said he forced a few defensive players to run into each other while running the option.

"I'm big and athletic and I have a gun," Bilbo said. "It's a lot of fun especially to give the defense the look they need and then we go out and get a win against Tennessee. You know you had something to do with it."

It's also a chance for Bilbo to impress the coaches. He drew the notice of linebacker Greg Ellis, who complimented him on his playmaking.

Bilbo knows the player he is simulating. While in college, the two worked at the Steve McNair camp in Mississippi. Bilbo will likely run scout team before the Cowboys face Atlanta's Michael Vick on Dec. 16.

Here's more:

"Bilbo was a starting quarterback in the ACC for two years," Parcells said of the rookie free agent who switched to receiver his junior season. "But this isn't rocket science running that option play. He's been doing that for two weeks."

Bilbo said he worked a football camp in Mississippi with Young three years ago, but doesn't admit to being on Young's level.

"He's a really good player and someone who can move around and make plays," Bilbo said. "Whatever they want me to do is fine. I like playing a little quarterback again. It's fun."