Im not so sure about Braxton being that great of a returner. I think if he showed much promise in practice he would have gotten at least one return last season. I think he's got all of the physical ability in the world to be an elite returner, but I could also see Braxton simply trying to do too much and not letting blocks develop in front of him / too much east / west stuff. He's not really that decisive, stick your foot in the ground and go kind of runner that you need as a kick returner. A little too much shake and bake.
I'd be surprised if it wasn't the same old thing again; Wilson and Samuel at KR, and Wilson at PR. It's been that way for the past two seasons and it's unlikely to change. Wilson's been solid but unspectacular returning and Samuel has been underwhelming for his sheer talent / ability.
Brown had 2 that season.
Hmmm... Jesus Machado doesn't exactly look like I expected him to...
Probably the worst I've ever seen was at King's Island about 10 years ago... I was riding Face-Off (now Invertigo or whatever) and people were stuck at the top of Drop Zone (270 feet tall) for about 45 minutes before they SLOWLY lowered them down. I love drop zone and the view is great and everything, but nah... I wouldn't want any part of that.
I've heard nothing but great things about Intimidator 305 and El Toro. Always find those two in top 5-10 lists. The airtime on the latter is supposedly insane, and Intimidator 305 is basically a hybrid of Millennium Force and Maverick so it's hard to go wrong there. Haven't been to Kings Dominion in years...
Not sure how many people on here know what this mean, but Mean Streak needs to get the RMC treatment fast. That would be pretty sweet.
I know, I know...
Actually, I don't know. I'm a big airtime (weightlessness) guy and Millennium Force just doesn't have much of it. It's a fun ride, but the intensity just isn't there. It's all about the visuals and the speed mainly. When I first rode it as a 10 year old when it opened I thought it was the greatest thing on earth, but idk... I feel it's a little overrated I guess?
Gotta go with:
2. Magnum XL-200 (ride in the very next-to-last seat that's not over a wheel = not as rough)
4. Millennium Force
5. The Beast (at night)
6. Top Thrill Dragster
10. Wicked Twister?
Haven't been to King's Island in a good while (maybe 2009?) and last time at Cedar Point was 2009 so I haven't ridden Banshee, Gatekeeper, or Valravn which would all be top 7 I'm sure.
Moved down to SC two years back... anyone here ridden Fury 325 at Carowinds? Best rollercoaster by far I've ever ridden and frankly craps all over Millennium Force.
Having to depend on others to get things done for you that ultimately are going to reflect on you. I hate having things out of my own control but that I'm responsible for.
I know that's fairly common in the working world, but if anybody works in the safety field and has to deal with crappy supervisors / leadmen / maintenance departments then you'll know what I mean.
I don't think there's much of a doubt he will one day join the rare 500 pound bench press club, but gaining over 70 lbs on his bench within the next year? That's a pretty tough thing to do.
Regardless, the kid is ridiculously strong. Legit 400+ pound bench presses by 17 year olds is extremely rare, especially with his build as mentioned.
He supposedly gets those $1,000 "haircuts" (what is there to cut?!?) multiple times a week too. Blows my mind, but hey... if you made $500 million last year I guess you gotta blow it on something. I just think I could come up with better ways to literally burn money. Good for the barber I suppose... must be nice to shave a dude's barely-stubbled head twice a week and make 100k a year doing it.
What do I overpay for? Nothing I can think of. I'm pretty damn cheap. Maybe fitness supplements I guess?
For some reason they ended up switching the names of those positions when they created the walk-out LB position. The walk-out LB is the SAM, and the Josh Perry position, the WLB, is basically an inside linebacker.
The Ohio State SAM is not like a traditional 4-3 SAM though, of course. But yeah... what makes it confusing is that the skillset required to play that walk-out position makes you think of a traditional weakside linebacker.
Brown would have to have a HUGE breakout season. He's a big physical receiver at 6-2, 225 lbs, but with a likely 40 time in the 4.60 - 4.65 range it's not often that kind of WR goes in the 1st. Look at how Laquan Treadwell, a similarly built WR, slipped in the draft. That would be excellent if he had the sort of season where he had an NFL decision to make as a RS-SO at the end of it, but I'd be surprised.
Conley is flying way under the radar. Definitely felt like he was OSU's best CB last season, over the top 10 pick. He's going to be a riser throughout the process.
I think Elflein being only 6-2 and 300 lbs is likely going to cause the NFL to look at him only as a pure center prospect and that is going to hurt his stock a little bit. I'd be pretty surprised to see him go in the 1st.
I'll take the Giants. Or Colts. Or Bills. Or whoever is left over at this point.
I don't have a twitter account or anything, but the little that I've seen from Zach Smith on there makes me cringe...
I remember that story a few months back where Meyer basically talked about the concern they had for Zeke this offseason and how they really had to keep an eye on him. Big time partier / social guy, and I can see that. Think Meyer even said he was "too social".
Doesnt really surprise me with either guy, because I know their partying as been discussed before, but I doubt it will be much of an issue. Could be though down the line.
I'm not too surprised. Thought he would run somewhere around a 4.6 at the combine had he ran, and this 4.5 on OSU's extremely fast track confirms it. Bell is a really good safety, but I remember watching his offensive highlights from HS and I didn't see blazing straight line speed. That's a good time for him.
Absolutely. Braxton Miller at 24 for the Bengals would not be a good pick.
It's seen as a red flag not to run at all. Teams don't want to feel like a guy is trying to hide something. I don't think anyone's ever skipped running altogether (combine yes, but both combine and pro day? No).
This. Miller's on the field speed is closer to his combine 4.50 than this 4.33 IMO, but this was expected. Fast guys (like Miller) run SUPER fast on this track and always have.
Most scouts agree. 10 yard splits are really what they're looking at, and generally a fast 40 yard time is going to have a fast 10-yard split. I don't think they put as much stock into OL/DL 40 times as people think, but if a 300 lb man runs a 4.71 40? That shows freakish ability.
Yeah, I mean honestly... he probably did say it. Do you really think he would admit to it if he did? And besides... it was probably the truth. I'm sure he wasn't the only one on the team using it.
I think by the time the season rolls around...
Samuel will stick at H-back, with Wilson and McCall providing depth. While I'd personally like to see Curtis at RB, I'm hearing it would be a surprise to see him back there this season and the staff likes him best at H.
The outside WR rotation will be Brown, Smith, and Campbell primarily, with some Hill and Gibson sprinkled in there. Don't know if Mack sees much PT this year. McLaurin, Stump, Dixon and Clark don't see many receptions for yet another year. Victor redshirts.
I know they like to have a rotation, but you're talking about 14 players fighting for 3 spots essentially; the majority won't make much of an impact.
If he's already graduated, and he's been a starter for 3 seasons, and his stock will never be any higher, and guys almost as good / equally as good are waiting in the wings and being blocked by him, plus with the big numbers problem they have next season (a lot of people need to go)... I guess I could see them suggesting it, or "asking" him to do it. Not because he's a bad player, but only because of the situation.