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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Miller hit Smith in the endzone against Wisconsin in 2011 with my wife and friends... Sylvester's game-winning shot against undefeated Illinois... Smith to Gonzo in Ann Arbor in 2005...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Current - Ezekiel Elliott / Cardale Jones
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Current - Kam Williams
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 24 Aug 2015

I like to think that the first few guys (rifle shots) were Wisconsin and Bama...with Oregon being Magua. Symbolically, of course. Some of those may have been roughing penalties. Great movie.

Apologies for the spoiler...I hoped 23 years was long enough to give everyone a chance to see it.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

I wish him the absolute best. If he's the starter, I believe he can be a top pick in next year's draft. If he's not, then I hope he crushes it at the combine and somebody takes a shot on him!

Comment 21 Aug 2015

Debatable, for sure. So, who are you comparing Cardale too then if not the upper tier or Tannehills of the NFL?

Just  trying to figure out where you see him fitting in if you don't think he's in the top tier, but you think he's above some existing NFL QBs even after just three starts. 

Comment 21 Aug 2015

Not going to be the Debbie Downer, because 99% of that was amazing, but wasn't too pleased to see Conley turn and stand facing the ball, jump, and still be caught too short and allow Thomas to come from behind him and snag it.

But, hopefully it was just Thomas's extreme athleticism that did it and I have nothing to worry about! The rest of the highlight (and even the other half of that play) was awesome.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

Please don't compare Cardale to Brees, Manning, Rodgers, if that's where you're heading with that. Could he get there AFTER this season as a starter, or even after an NFL team gives him a chance? Sure. But, please, not yet.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

6'5" vs 6'6"? That's a reach there...but yes, I think that's a very good physical comparison for him.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

Tannehill is a franchise QB currently so I'm not sure I follow your logic there on wasted picks.

However, I guess we'll agree to disagree on what constitutes a huge risk. To me, a guy with 3 career starts is a risk. Were the team results excellent? Absolutely. Do we know that he's a sure-fire 1st rounder because of those 3 games (which will have been almost 2 years prior to his first NFL start)? No.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

I won't say it's not possible, but we'd essentially be back to a guy with 3 career starts. Big risk for a 1st rounder, in my opinion. Also, next year could be a very QB heavy draft: Hackenberg, Cook, Kessler, Goff, Kiel, Hogan, Prescott, Boykin, etc.

Sure, we might place Cardale ahead of most, or all, of those guys, but that's a huge risk for an NFL franchise.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

I read it, but if I'm an NFL scout, I'm not sure how much I'm investing for someone playing mop up time in blowouts. Yes, it's better than nothing, but taking snaps and likely being asked to hand the ball off or run it because you're up by a ton doesn't equate to spending bank on a QB.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

Just being devil's advocate, but if JT wins the job this year, how can you say there will be "plenty of tape on him"?

Comment 21 Aug 2015

In defense of those posts, they're simply stating that we don't have all of the necessary factors to make this decision, like Urban does. Stats can be used, and have been in roughly 4,234,4234,647,876 articles since January, to determine who our starting QB "should be," but they can be skewed to highlight almost anyone. For example, based on his completion percentage last season, why weren't we playing Evan Spencer at QB all year?!

Personally, I've gone back and forth so many times on who I think it should be, that I'm now in the "wait and see and be happy either way" camp.

Comment 17 Aug 2015

Keep Hells Bells and get off my lawn!

Comment 12 Aug 2015

To recap, the first 3 rounds of the MGoBlog draft involved:

7 Buckeyes, 2 Spartans, 1 Badger, 1 Nittany Lion, and 1 Wolverine.

I love that.

Comment 12 Aug 2015

Kirk is an analyst and ESPN employee. His opinion will rub someone, somewhere wrong every single time. Sure, sometimes he seems to overcompensate to not appear as an OSU homer, but the guy is a Buckeye fan through and through. I think America had an SEC bias going into last season, especially after they seemed unbeatable again by anyone outside of their own conference...and then bowl season happened. The SEC went on an incredible run of championships, but now they've been knocked down a peg by a few teams and started a new narrative.

The man's just doing his job. Let him live.

Comment 10 Aug 2015

This was probably the article that you're referring to... http://www.elevenwarriors.com/forum/ohio-state-football/2015/07/55623/torrence-gibson-practicing-at-wr

That said, Birm promptly shut it down with this:

Jeremy Birmingham  Jul 2015, 2:03 pm

1. No one is "practicing" with anyone. There are no official team functions happening.

2. Torrance, if he's working with wide receivers right now, is doing so because guess what? They need someone to throw them the football.

3. Gibson will be with Tim Beck's group when camp opens.

Comment 06 Aug 2015

To play advocate of the devil, what if you're team is up by 30 points and playing more of a soft, prevent defense? In that case, how is YPG and accurate reflection of their ability?

I think most people would say that the Bengals and Browns had good defenses, along with the Cardinals, but those teams were 22nd, 23rd and 24th, respectively in YPG.

Comment 06 Aug 2015

There's a category for overall team defense that factors in all of the other sub-categories and (supposedly) reflects the team's overall defensive prowess. That ranking for the Browns is 23.

If you could find me this, I'd be more apt to side with you, but I don't recall seeing the stat that you're referring to.

Comment 06 Aug 2015

Kinda depends on what you're sorting it by. Points per game, 9th. Yards per game, 23rd. Personally, I think that shows a better defense than 23rd best in the league, since yardage doesn't show up on your record.

It's possible that we're all following the NFL and simply looking at different categories.