Getting Ash and Johnson brought in a ton of new insight and that's why the coaches aren't saying anything about the D specifically. They say it's gonna be an aggressive style and the players say its simpler to play faster, but that's it, so gotta believe they've got the D they want. I think Ash's simpler but detail oriented scheme will excel with the best athletes he's ever worked with. The spring games gonna be interesting.
I really like Lee the kids a great athlete. He dominated the state tournament carrying his team to the finals. He was my pick for dark horse from last yr class because of his versatility and smarts. He did an interview right after he got offered and committed, and it just blew me away how mature he was. He's only gonna get better.
Mewhort was the #1 rated center coming out of HS. He played just about every spot on the line at tOSU so you'd think the NFL guys would know he's versatile. I think he's a steal in the 2nd or 3rd has 1st round talent but glad to see another Toledo native in the NFL.
I just don't agree with the whole ejection on the spot deal. Other than just a blatant aggregious hit to the head, the majority were just quick, hard hitting attempts at making something happen. The Roby hit was ridiculous, the guys 6'5" and like 260, he has to hit him as hard as he can just to tackle him.
I'm really glad to see Scott got offered. I think this kids a beast would be a great pickup. I've liked him since I saw his film last year, hope he ends up a buckeye.
How about all the times he converted 1st down on 2nd and 3rd downs with 7-10yds to go. Hyde definitely got a lot of yards on 1st and 2nd down carries. Also, Hyde didn't have a negative carry until the last few games.
I didn't know how good of chance we had with actually getting him, but after this visit and his comments, I think he might be a real possibility. I really like the fact he wants to go into broadcasting when he's done with football because we obviously have a good track record in that area.
I think Barton got a pair for coaching. I know lauranaitis has 4 from his picture holding them up. Thats pretty crazy, some of the best players ever from the 90s dont even have one.
Not a chance he gets out of the second round and he should go in the 1st. Hope he gets healthy and runs a great forty at the pro day. With shaziers 42" vertical today and Roby's speed tomorrow, we should have 3 guys that are 1st round potential. The more that go early the better.
Sorry forgot to say, he pulled his hamstring.
Perfect for the patriots slot. They showed Bellichek watching his run intently, could see them taking him in the 4th or 5th.
It says he'll be running the 40 today. Does anyone know what time? I thought the RBs were Sunday.
I've always heard he ran in the 4.4s consistently throughout his career and I think he's probably been working really hard to make that happen. I think Hyde runs a 4.48 and shazier runs a 4.41 while roby beats them all with a 4.39. Can't wait to see these guys tear it up and help their draft status even more.
Totally agree, I got busted once but could've been several times with bad timing. And, his dad expressed concern about him having a possible problem, so it's the right thing to do. He obviously needs help and I hope he gets it together.
Actually, with so many juniors leaving after next year, they're gonna get the guys now to be ready by then. Then we'll have a very solid 2 deep on the o-line for the following 3-4 years with both hauls.
He's got the body to be a great pulling guard and we have the depth at DT with Hill and Munger also. Fragel made the switch his senior year and was successful so it can be done. Source?
I really look forward to seeing a D that is on the same page from the front to back. I thought the last 2 years, the D looked like the sum of three different philosophies. With Withers, Vrabel and Fickell we had different schemes being used that didn't work together. We just had too many coaches that wanted to implement their style in each position group. It sounds like everyone we brought in has the same scheme "aggressive" and it sounds great.
I don't think talents the issue here. Scum doesn't have much talent without Mcgary, yet they're on top of the standings. The problem with this years team is energy and confidence. Last year craft would grab a guy's jersey to get everyone going but haven't seen any of that this year. We've heard it from smith himself said they lack leadership and confidence at times and it shows.
Disagree the rotation, or lack there of, caused the issues losing the game. It was obvious the guys were tired as hell and it caused poor D leading to easy baskets, lack of execution on offense and terrible shooting down the stretch, whether FGs or FTs. Amedeo had proven he can score double digits when given the chance and also brings good energy. For this team energy and confidence are major factors in how we perform on any given night. If nothing else playing the bench keeps the starters fresh for the final 10 minutes to close out games.
Constructive critiscm. He's one of the best coaches we've ever had but isn't known for using his bench, especially in big games. This years squad is built on defense and guys get tired in the 2nd half when they play the whole time. We need the other guys to play and keep everyone fresh.
So was everyone else, don't understand not playing the bench more. Matta needs to rotate to play the aggressive D he wants and have any ability to score on offense. The same thing's happened in every loss we've had this year. We get a lead, stop rotating the bench, get tired and give away the game in the last 10 minutes.
He scored the most points but other players need to drive the lane successfully because he's our best shooter. Teams just crash down on him because they don't respect other players outside shooting and our offense just disappears.
I disagree, Q is sloppy as hell when he drives and usually loses the ball if he doesn't get a foul. Craft and Scott need to drive the basket against that zone and actually take the layup instead of throwing out every time. Ross' much better getting a pass and just shooting it. The biggest problem is guys get tired then miss shots and lose confidence. If I remember right, Smith was the only one that hit 3s and he was being rotated with Thompson.