A lack of a true deep ball threat also does hurt. When we had Devin Smith, we could count on him always dragging a defender or two 20+ yards down the field with him. Then when a run or shovel pass would bust to his side, there would only be a few guys to beat on the outside because the corner and safety were well down field. I think we can expect to see someone step up a few more games into the season but it is still too early to tell who.
How can anyone hate Pat Fitzgerald and Jerry Kill. Pat is a Class A guy that does a lot with a program with very little and Jerry Kill is apparently best friends with every coach in America!
I never thought it was a good idea to have an OC be a line coach at the same time because the line is what gets the most adjustments throughout the game. You need to have a guy devoted to just picking that stuff up and not having to worry about the rest of the picture.
Having the Bronco's Defense as your Fantasy Football defense for Week 2... Winning. 20 ppr points
An extra upvote to balance out someones downvote!
Going to be hilarious watching them try to be intimidating doing the Hakka while wearing those! Besides, the Hakka should be left to one sport only and that is rugby. My college team used to do that before games.
For some reason I am sad that J.T. is not the starter even though I told myself I would not be upset regardless of whom was picked. I just feel like he put so much into this team last year and during camp. But hey.... Urban Meyer is a wizard and maybe that dual QB system he was talking about was simply switching up who would start between games every once in a while to keep Defensive Coordinators frosty. I personally would like to see just one QB so that they can get a groove and get going. Braxton showed last night why he is one of my all time favorites.
Lest we forget! This is the same sports network that gave Bruce/Caitlynn? the courage award over MUCH BETTER candidates. Naming this clown to the HoF does not carry much weight or relevance.
Finish last, get the first pick, and get Cardale... Thats as simple as it needs to get for the Browns.
Boy... what a joke this year's ESPY's were. Majority of the people that won awards only did so to further an agenda and not based on actual performance.
I think J. Marshall is filling the Devin Smith role while B. Miller is filling the Marshall role but as a better passer. My dream is having D. Wilson and J. Marshall both on the field at the same time playing wide outs. How many teams have the players to cover two speed demons like that? Usually they only have to worry about one guy. I predict Zeke will have a 2000+ yds season with how spread the field will be covering Marshall, Miller, Wilson, Thomas/Smith, Barret, and Vannett.
If you are making this argument then you absolutely CANNOT leave out Michigan St. (top 5 finisher repeatedly and bowl win streak in New Year's 6 games) and Wisconsin that averages the same 2 or 3 losses each season and has a decent bowl record (see New Year's 2015 when they beat Auburn without their head coach). Then you have Minnesota that is on the rise and held TCU to their season low (yes I know they self destructed in their bowl game) as well as Nebraska that has a coach that supposedly is the right fit and has a good field returning.
This is what I propose. If the SEC wants to prove their dominance, come up North and play a game or actually play in a Neutral site that isn't in the South. Notice my name, I am from Ohio and played ball in SC and my first year down here I can tell you that it does effect performance if you are not used to the humidity.I'd like to see those over-rated schools play in the cold and get a taste of their own medicine.