Welp, that explains why I had no idea who he was... Best of luck catching balls from... Someone up there?
I'm sort of skeptical, until there are more injuries/annual issues, I am not really thinking that is the source of the issue. But it is something to maybe take a look into as a staff.
If he was, I need to get my eyes checked again.
That is actually a damn good question TBH. It's a really hard answer though. I'll break down a few things here:
Going into the fall camp, Cardale was ahead of JT on the depth list. JT was able to overtake him and then the Miller going down thing happened. I imagine JT didn't just suddenly "fly by" Cardale(This is easier to assume given hindsight now.). So you have to figure if they felt comfortable having JT continuing as he did, then Cardale was likely not a terrible second option in their book.
Now that being said, Cardale never really seemed to shine in mop up. Because he wasn't starter or because the backups just weren't as refined as individuals or a unit? Or did the play call get too conservative to unleash Cardale's monstrous ability?
Addressing the PSU game, I doubt JT will leave barring injury. I reference this off the ttun game, where after breaking/fracturing his ankle, he didn't leave to get any real "soft" treatment, he went to stands and stayed in there w/ his team. So, even after an injury physically impaired him, he mentally wasn't leaving. So unless he physically was unable, he wouldn't have conceded his spot in that game. I like and hate this, as it is walking that arrogant/fool line that could hurt the team depending on how bad he is hurt but not broken. This is where I'd expect coaching staff to make the call though.
Kenny G is a really good game manager and obviously quite a bit better than anyone expected, but this easily can be said about Cardale as well with how he smacked Wisky down HARD. I feel Kenny G is as capable a back up as Cardale back then, they are just a bit of the opposite side of the spectrum. I think Kenny used his head more than Cardale, while Cardale used his physicality as a nasty weapon.
Interesting thought provoking question, ty! One hell of a wonderful thing to even get to think about, our QB situation has been quite a nice little basket that may have been a bit under appreciated a few years ago!
Worked at Dominos during the Brandon era... Small franchisee so we actually were a bit more clued in... That mother fucker hates small business levels. Also, really hates actual margins. Only guy I know that can really work the fat out of pizza margin. ($5 medium 1 toppings really didn't make anyone but the top level happy, ugh.)
I saw this when he was younger before get arrived and I see Nick doing similar things. There is just an attitude to those two young men. That being said, I think that may really be an edge for them. As an offense, you don't know if you're actually safe in close plays, you may still get fucking smashed. This is going to tighten your "plz don't kill me" clock for moving that ball, I'd hope. And I think the balance between bad flags for stupid penalties versus the play making is just much heavier to the play making. But I'd like a lil more discipline this year, temper that aggression and really just show a complete hellish DE.
Woah woah now... Miller was getting exposed to insanely bad hits because, honestly, he took fights he didn't need to. And yes he went down a lot because of it.
Barrett however played the entire season, clearly working through some injury issues when they arose, until he had a broken/fractured ankle where he then stayed in the stands to watch the rest of the game.
Not even saying JT is necessarily the "better" guy regarding injuries, but he does more to avoid getting smashed in less important spots compared to Miller. And IMO that is what got Miller injured quite often and his decisions made him more injury prone. This is why I LOVE him at HBack, he still gets the potential to try and channel his talent but less touches allowing the window to be more limited for injury. Its a precision Miller in that spot, and that is terrifying IMO for a defense.
Close game but if you watched it, the only reason they were in it was really the turnover issues. For most of the game, our players were the better players on the field. When the opposing coach owns up to being just beat, that's pretty much all you need to know.
This is where I think the experience on OLine, QB, RB, and kind of WR really helps this be less an issue. These guys don't really carry a "freeze" aura. I think this group just needs a guy to direct and they'll go get it done.
I hate that song. I legitimately HATE that song. But god dammit because of last year's outcome I have an affinity for the random playing of it I catch on a radio or TV. The amount of hate I have for them for that. Just a fucking annoyingly bad song w/ maybe my best memories of tOSU.
Yeah. For me the deep ball changed the dynamic and really put opposition w/ almost no film to work with. Going blind against a tank w/ a damn good cannon is a hell of a task for a defense. JT can get it deep but I feel like his passes fell more into the path of a receiver allowing them to keep route/forward movement very naturally. To me, this is really important. YAC is something to really value, and I think JT has the ability to make that happen more than Cardale. Ultimately I am trusting the staff, they are putting the best young man in the position to lead the team this season, and it'll be nice knowing there is a damn scary back up if the starter ends up down again.
Err, if a guy coming in a year after this QB scares him off, he's not worth "sneaking" in with such tactics. The recruiting momentum of #1 QB is going to offset the hit of losing a guy who is scared of competition and keeps changing his commitments.
Fear of competition and Wallace improvement would lead me to believe that ship has sailed.
Cannot wait for this season to start. Last year was an insane roller coaster. I am looking forward to seeing what this team can do with the experience under the belt.
That is just priceless...
hundreds TO thousands of hours.
Pretty significant misread there. And yes, I have over thousands of hours into my hobby. I have been doing it for 3 years as well.
Sorry for the late reply.
No one ever wants to watch through ads, whether or not the other side expects a pay check is sort of irrelevant to that point. Yes there are some ads that are intrusive as hell and a good content creator should avoid those, but like you said, its not common. And I understand listening to music even. Of course, you can usually just buy their music and then you don't have to worry about ads AND you support them! I like doing what I do because its fun, but yes it would be nice if the hundreds to thousands of hours I've put into that stuff eventually returned some funds to help my quality of life. (Higher quality of life, better content. Cycle!)
Smart advice is to not do stupid shit that gets you in trouble enough to even consider a fall guy.
You don't see an issue with someone else paying for another person's misdeeds? With or without consent, that's a pretty shit expectation of a person. You make a mistake, YOU pay for it. Passing it on is just low and incredibly disappointing of a concept.
Guess Cris ran out of fall guys?
Sorry, had to take the shot.
As for surround yourself with good people point, you don't need a fall guy with good people. One is proactive the other is reactive.
NM, just stupid as hell. Normally I'd say "behind close doors" but this is just outright dumb.
Exactly what I expect. Some reasonable guys and the rest are too far up their program's ass to smell fresh air. (Every program has this issue.)
That being said, I'm done with Oregon. I said it after that game, they really have no business until they figure out defense. The Pac12 has been offense driven with almost no actual defenses to test those offenses, for many years now. We got them in the Rose, they just didn't seem even remotely threatening in that game. Sure they were in it, but I never really felt like Oregon was a scare. Most bowl games I am nervous about because of the Florida incident, but Oregon was one I went into confidently optimistic on the win. They played Auburn and did decent, I'll give them that. Then against us, they just didn't look to belong. Now to give them credit they beat Wisconsin, ya know, the year we had to transition from coaches. Also beat Texas, lolololol program that may never actually get feet back under it at the current rate. (That should change, but jesus, how do you fail at Texas?)
Overall I am just done with Oregon. They don't win when it matters, especially against programs that are holding up their history as being a high level program. And they didn't look like they belonged in that title game anymore than Florida Shit University belonged in the playoffs.
Eh, not there yet, but I suspect the nation better get used to a few years of OSU being in that playoff and making it one hell of a fight.
I caught a Scarlet and Gray day episode last night... EzE in a "loose" long sleeve shirt and still looked stupid huge and muscular... That's one huge monster in there, I feel bad for anyone trying to tackle him, it has got to hurt.