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Comment 2 hours ago

Kicker is probably the weakest link.  DL depth is probably the second one.  If Bosa or Washington missed a few games due to injury I don't think we have a proven guy stepping in.

Comment 2 hours ago

but I think this team could go down as the best of all time

Let's chill out with that.  We won the title last year, which is cool, but someone wins the title every year.  This team hasn't done anything to move them into all time status yet. 

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Yea I don't think there was anyone clamoring for him to be made the permanent coach.  It takes zero courage at all to hire Urban and his two rings.  I don't know why they're trying to paint it like it was some giant leap of faith.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Which is a dumb theory.  They had emails proving that Tressel lied to the NCAA about Tatgate.  I don't care if you have a ham sandwich for an AD, the coach is going to have to go after that comes out.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

All rookies sign four year contracts (with the last one-two years at the team's option).  After that, as FAs they're free to sign for however long they like, as Lebron did.  

Comment 23 Mar 2015

That's not true.  The rookie pay scale has the salaries pre-set for all first round picks until 2022.  Russell would get zero benefit from the new TV money next year.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

There's not a new CBA, there are television deals kicking in next year that will drastically increase the salary cap.  But the current CBA still has a rookie pay scale that Russell would be subject to for his first contract.  While the scale would presumably go up with a higher salary cap, the most money is made when you first hit free agency, which would be after 3-4 years (if the team exercises their option).  So the most lucrative move is to get to the league ASAP to start that clock towards year 4.

TL;DR: He gone.

Comment 21 Mar 2015

I could be wrong, but I believe the way the process works is it's just a redshirt for the time being.  After his fourth year he can apply for an additional year of eligibility by pointing to this season lost due to injury.  But there isn't a way to call it a medical redshirt without that waiver.

Comment 21 Mar 2015

He played in one game, against Kent State, and managed four carries for 20 yards, but did not register a reception.....

The fact that [he] worked his way far enough up the depth chart to warrant playing time in just the third game of the season is noteworthy.

I'm gonna have to disagree with this.  I think you're reading too much into the fact that he got playing time against Kent State.  You know who else got playing time against the Flashes?  Everybody.  In addition to Dixon, Ball, Dunn, Rod Smith, and something named "Jeffie Johnson" all had carries.  Marcus Baugh had a catch.  Ron Tanner and Jeff Greene each returned a punt.

Comment 20 Mar 2015

I get what you're saying, but she set the world record.  And then broke the new record.  And then broke the new new record.  For a RB it would be similar to Gordon running for 420 yards against Nebraska.  Then 460 against us.  Then 520 against Oregon.