The Bears need help in the secondary in the worst way. I really really hope they talk themselves out of draft slot and look at the player, not the position he plays and when that player should be drafted. When a player gets favorably compared to Ed Reed, you take that player when you are able to.
None. Ohio State is the favorite in every game this year, or they will be. Or they should be.
I have always called the Hawks the unkillable hockey zombie because it seemingly takes everything a team has to finish them so I will hold out that I don't think a sweep is going to happen but there isn't much save for the second period in yesterday's game that makes me think this team is capable of winning more than one game against this Preds team. That's a really good hockey team in Nashville and they are taking it to the NHL gold standard. My pride says the Hawks take at least 2 but there's nothing outside of hubris that I've seen that makes me think that's actually going to happen.
CAN'T. REACH. STRAWS.
Burrows finished 5th in Heisman voting too in 2014, didn't he?
Go away. Forever. Go away
Verlon suffered a pretty nasty knee injury if I remember correctly, and did so as he was sort of kind of breaking out a little bit. Good to see him carving out a niche for himself still.
Corey Edsall is a bit of a Husky fella too...
Jack Daniels upvote downvote....
I mean I won't DV you because its not a DVable offense but me and Jack are not pals.
Not even close. I'd take 10000 Jim Harbaugh's and his antics, because that is all they are, over 1 Steve Alford. Find a Google Machine and search "Steve Alford and Pierre Pierce" and come back and tell me what you think.
You know who probably loves Steve Alford? Pierre Pierce.
“All I can tell you with that situation is that I followed everything that the University of Iowa, the administration, the lawyers that were hired, I did everything that I was supposed do at the University of Iowa in that situation,” he said then. “I followed everything that I was told to do.”
Change University of Iowa to Penn State and this comment could come from Paterno-a guy we all (myself included) villified the absolute bejeezus out of because that was the same company line PSU fed people.Screw Steve Alford.
Steve Alford is a grade A scumbag.
Said the same about RGIII over Andy Luck too.
My Bears fandom might depend on whether or not they take Malik Hooker. It is a franchise that has been starved for a playmaker on defense since 54 retired, they desperately need help at Safety, this is the best secondary class in years (skypoint to two of its anchors being Buckeyes) and the guy has been favorably compared to Ed Reed. ED FRIGGIN REED. Nope. What they will do is see he's a safety, talk themselves out of it and say "well he's a safety so we can't pick him at 3" and take either Watson, Trubisky or Kizer because ZOMG QB! and they'll fall further into the depths of NFL hell.
Please, Chicago. PLEASE take the best safety prospect to come out in near a decade.
This is the kind of drivel I've come to expect out of BR. I stopped reading at Lamar Jackson. When you call someone a generational talent then call them overhyped I have to question if you know the meaning of either phrase. But again, its BleacherReport so at least they are consistent in their baddom.
But I'm not comparing Martell to Burrow, just pointing out that Burrows HS stats are impressive enough (ie better than US HS POY) to be relevant
Except where I did.
For Burrow, you could also add in HS stats that are even better than HS POY Tate Martell
Your argument is so convoluted and Everytime you get called out you change the parameters.
This my friend is the absolute essence of my problem with this guy's position. Nailed it on the head SM.
The way you look at stats is creative. If JT goes 15-0, thus winning the NC, and pushing his win total to 41 games do you know what else he becomes-The greatest OSU QB ever. That is hands down the weakest argument you've made to date.A guy with a proposed 91% winning percentage would be looked at negatively? No.
"Not being effective against decent defenses". That's a good, subjective word. Do the #6 and #8 defenses in the nation do anything for you? Because that year he went 29\47 for 476 and 4 TDs. Then Ran for 175 and 4 TDS. Beat the mitten state into submission and missed the end of the Michigan game-that beating would have continued. He also beat the number 1 defense in the nation that year on the road with a bad leg through sheer force of will and was the reason (along with Big Bear) they walked out of Happy Valley with a W. then in 2015 shredded the number 3 defense in nation in their backyard too to the tune of 9\15 for 113 and 139 yards and 3 scores on the ground. Has he had some bad games? Sure. But are those bad ones entirely on him? Because I don't recall Cardale Jones hoisting a Heisman.
You are now using Joe Burrow in High School to prove your point. I'd say you are grasping at straws but even straws aren't falling your way. High school man? HIGH SCHOOL? seriously, just stop.
JT and JB have been in no comparable situations. NONE. JB has not taken a single meaningful snap of college footall and thus his experience can not be compared to Barrett's who has done and seen everything. Now I know there are plenty of cases of the backup exceeding the production of the guy that came before him-hell USC did that seemingly every year-but to say Burrow has any advantage over Barrett based on what he's done against no ones in blowouts, combining that with his performance in the Ray Small Bowl, and topping it off with high school stats? Just come out and say it, you don't like the guy who is going to win 40 games in his career by the time its all said and done.
Talked a lot but I'm not sure you said much. Who ya got? JT or JB?
None of the above. Dantonio is successful relative to expectations. Harbaugh has yet to win the biggest game of his career at any stop since he beat a declining USC team. Paul Chryst is the only guy I'd consider but methinks Meyer's replacement when he does decide to hang it up is currently in the State of Ohio.
Does anyone remember Ray Small? He always looked good in Spring games. Do you know what Joe Burrow's BIGGEST asset is right now? Do you know what he does so much better than anyone else on the roster? It's a lot easier than you are making it out to be. He's better at not being JT Barrett than anyone else. You are making stretch after stretch and only going back to the controlled environment of a Spring game. Its like getting jacked about a guy hitting 400 in spring ball. Sure it's against "real talent" but is it really?
I have an honest question for you-Urban Meyer calls you and has a panic attack because he can't pick a starting QB. Everything is the same-Line is what it is, Weber is going to start at RB, bucks are going to boast a championship caliber defensive line, etc. You have to pick who starts at QB for Ohio State. Right now-in this, a VERY open championship window. Who are you picking?
Not smart at all. $100 says this girl will now lawyer up and probably sue for sexual harassment. Will probably get a 6 figure payday out of it.
These players never learn. Probably why 80% of them are bankrupt within 2 years of leaving the league.
You didn't not say it either. You said the girl would get paid then said they don't learn and that's why they go bankrupt. It's not my fault you can't properly put your thoughts, misguided as they are, together in a way that makes sense.
Since you also can't substantiate anything you claim, I'm gonna go ahead and make a big ol' leap of faith here that you can't in fact buy and sell anyone 100 times.
That thing over there is a door. Find it, touch it, use it.
GTFO with that nonsense.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can we stop defending a guy we do not know?
I'll +1 an OWS +1 for a Brewster fact check 100% of the time as well.
Your initial claim though was that lawsuits because of this kind of behavior is the reason guys go broke. That 78% number is nice, since you eyeballed it at 80 but the article you posted doesn't support the reason you claimed. So really, you just threw an article linking a number similar to the one you said. Now you're going to spike the ball like you proved something? Not up in here. At best you supported your 80 percent claim to the guy that questioned it but I'm still waiting to see how you know guys go broke because of this.
Or you know, you're just full of crap and wanted to say something, anything.
For a guy who could buy and sell someone 100 times, you sure don't get how proofing an argument works. I'm hoping you aren't a lawyer.