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Member since 17 August 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Title Game. Best game EVER!!!!
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  • SOCCER TEAM: USA/Netherlands National Football Team

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Comment 16 Jan 2017

There's always two sides to every story. He said, she said. The reality is this, nothing changes if nothing changes. Urban took care of the coaching changes. Now the proof will be in the pudding as they say. If the offense still looks drab,  and the QB still looks like he's making the same decisions on the field (ie holding onto the ball for 10 seconds hoping the receiver will get 5 yrd separations) it will show. Unfortunately by then it's too late to insert plan B and expect a turnaround. That's why a spring/fall QB competition should be official. Winning > seniority, but that's my personal opinion. 

Comment 16 Jan 2017

Haskins is the future. I'm ready to watch him ball out. Another year of short passes and playing afraid will do me in. I'm not sure I can take it. 

Comment 16 Jan 2017

That's just the thing. We can't expect the line to perform like NFL pro-bowlers to make up for his deficiencies. They are college level linemen. Not saying they aren't good, just saying we can't expect them to make up for him. He needs to get the ball out faster. Whether that means the receivers need to be better or he needs to take more chances is unknown. You would have to be in the film room to assess that. I think the past couple years the team/coordinator has gotten away from his strength, running the ball. Not sure why but without the threat of him running the ball, the defense just sends the house and he is unwilling to take chances and he doesn't do well passing on the run. 

Comment 16 Jan 2017

Bad footwork, holding on to the ball too long, still not accurate downfield (other than the balls that were luckily tracked will by Devin), looks way better running which saved us several times. To me this doesn't look like a great highlight reel for a QB. Yes there are a ton of short throws but you can't rely on that. You have to be willing to take chances down the field. I'll call it right now and you can bookmark it. If JT starts the offense will continue to flop even in a new offense.

With that said, I love the kid. He's a great athlete and has some great skills. Running, and distributing the ball. But when nothing is blatantly available, he just holds it. He isn't willing to take a chance. The offensive line play this year wasn't elite but it wasn't as bad as it looked at times. He just held it too damn long.

Comment 09 Jan 2017

We know what we're getting with Martell. Or at least we should. Have you seen his interviews and other media appearances? He's cocky. That most likely won't change. I don't mind, as long as he can back it up. There's something to be said for someone who has confidence. However there is also something to be said for someone who is all bark and no bite.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

Plain and simple the QB and the OC/QB coach have to be on the same page and have the same mindset. I don't believe that they did. If JT wants to be overly protective of the football it won't matter who we have making calls or coaching the guy. You have to let your WR make plays. If they aren't getting open and you're taking sacks or dumping it off for no gain it's just as bad as chucking it down the field into coverage. You have to trust your WR's. Plain and simple and I don't think JT trusted them nor to I think he trusts himself. He is afraid to make mistakes and therefore afraid to take chances.

Comment 03 Jan 2017

He's saying with all these special and talented kids we really should have done more than we did over the last two years. I tend to agree. Great players, and some great coaches but some bad gameplans. It worked when it was supposed to (against lesser teams or teams not in their stride) and it failed misserably at other times. I know the saying "a win is a win" but you can't do that every week and expect to get by for long. Eventually you get burnt.