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Darius Slade Loses Black Stripe

TheBadOwl's picture
August 11, 2014 at 12:01pm

Glad to see that he's thriving here.

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KingsRite's picture

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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sox33osu's picture

Now that is just a real nice surprise!

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I've always believed Slade would be a rock once he got here.

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Fly Patterns's picture

I was just thinking about Slade yesterday but couldn't find an old thread to bump and didn't want to creat another post just asking how he is doing.  thanks for the post.

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UrbzRenewal's picture

Good to see he lost it, was my pick for first. Think he has a chip on his shoulder and will contribute after his RS year.

Squirrel Master's picture

This is kind of surprising since he was considered a bit raw and players like Damon Webb were thought to be further along, but I think he is seriously underrated. He will be able to fill in for the loss of Jamal Marcus.

The player I think he looks a lot like on the field is Dee Ford, currently on my Chiefs team. Kid is not the biggest package but has the kind of muscle and speed that makes him a perfect pass rusher. Also reminds me of Dwight Freeney. Just a stout body with long limbs that can bend the corner so fast! totally different than some of our other pass rushers who are long and huge (Bosa, Holmes, Spence). I'm not saying weight but just long bodies.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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sox33osu's picture

Hehehe...biggest package

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

This is kind of surprising since he was considered a bit raw

Remember that losing the black stripe does not correlate with talent, potential, or really anything related to seeing the field (although an argument could be made that's it a step in the right direction).  It's really more about growing up, transitioning to the next level in how you carry yourself and getting into the right frame of mind.

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Squirrel Master's picture

even based on that definition I would have thought Damon Webb would have been before Slade, among others. Webb is very mature and I'm certain he is transitioning well. Same with Dixon who Meyer praises all the time.

I'm just saying Slade was a bit of a surprise and its a good thing because he could be a great 3rd down rush specialist, perhaps this year.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Gray Box's picture

Congrats to Slade:

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BassDropper's picture

Troy Smith's twin.


awlinBrutus's picture

congrats Darius O H.....