He is a world class douche-a-tool
40 times are an absolutely JOKE.
If you believe there is a single NFL player that is even close to Usain Bolt you've lost all sense of reality. Using his World Record time of 9.58 100m has Bolt running a 4.38 40 yards.
keep in mind this is THE BEST sprinter in the WORLD running on a surface specifically designed for sprinting, wearing sprinters spikes, exploding out of sprinters blocks who has trained his entire LIFE to turn in a top 100M time.... Bolt would be so far infront of these guys out of the blocks it wouldnt even be funny.
Times used by the NFL are an absolute joke. There is 0% chance that a guy timed at 4.29 in a combine would even get close to that time in a track meet
Maybe Im off my rocker.... but, I am not buying the PSU hype at all. They beat a bad Iowa team that has a loss to a 2-4 Central Michigan team. They have beaten a dreadful Illinois 2-5 team. Northwestern you say, they are pretty good right? Well, the only conference win NW has is against hapless Minnesota and IU. Oh and Northwestern was up big midway through the 4th quarter and gave up 22 points in less than 9:59 to go.... 9/10 PSU loses that game... true, they didnt lose but beating NW is hardly a "signature" win.
PSU could easily lose 4 of the remaining 5 games. PSU's schedule has been beyond easy... its been tailor made easy... we'll see this weekend if they are legit.
Agree. I think its time we stop referring to Hall as the best back on the team. I never thought that and the way Hyde has been running lately no way on earth would I substitute Hall (healthy or otherwise) for Hyde. I WOULD put him in the slot though in that hybrid spot.
Nope, not buying it at all. Michigan is going to get run right out of the stadium. The Alabama offensive line is so superior to the UM front 7 that its not even funny. You dont get better by losing guys like Mike Martin, Van Bergen and Heninger on the DL. IMO the only way that Michigan is going to be able to slow down the ground game is to take risks by loading the box... this will open up the secondary to man on man coverage and McCarron will pick them apart...
McCarron was 23/34 for 234 with 0 picks against a defense that was substancially better than Michigan will feild this season so I dont get the condecending view of McCarron's passing ability.
I simply dont see any way that the UM defense is going to be able to stop the Alabama offense and the Alabama front seven will take away the running game from Michigan.... IMO this game wont even be close...
Straight line speed for a wide reciever is arguably the most over rated aspect of playing the position. Great hands, precision on routes and how quickly you can accelerate are far, far more important than weither a kid runs a 4.35 vs a 4.55 The gap between the two over 40 yards in a stright line is not that much to begin with.
If we posit that the reciever that runs the 4.55-4.6 reciever runs highly precision routes and can make cuts on a dime at nearly full speed will get open far, far more easily than the guy who runs a 4.30-4.35 who is slow into and out of breaks and does not run precise routes.
Clearly if both guys are equally good at the aspects of playing the position the guy with greater speed is going to have the edge.... all told though, straight line speed is fairly far down the list of qualities that make for a great reciever.
I wonder if part of the reason that Meyer's offense (principly during Tebow era) did not see a lot of success with passing to the outside recievers is due more to the QB's inability to make those reads? One of the big knocks on Tebow is that he is a "line of sight" reading QB. His lack of development in truly reading a defense may have had more to do with the issue than a flaw of scheme...
IMHO using a single season to extrapolate something as fundemental as strong offense vs strong defense is a flawed exercise.
I do not believe you can have an offense that is inept... in other words if you take alabama's defense and put them on the 2011 OSU squad the buckeyes still lose several games.....
I believe a stellar defense allows a HC to take more risk in a big game with his offense or if he is winning a game by 10 or more it allows him to be more conservative with risk. If you marry Jim Tressels view about where an offense can take risk based on feild position with his mindset about having a stellar defense with an offensive minded coach you have the best of both.... IMO that coach that closest resembles that is Urban Meyer....