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Chris Raiden

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Member since 27 December 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: '02 National Championship
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 02 Sep 2014

He's in his fifteenth game as a starter and has only one go at left tackle (against an undersized Navy to boot). He's not a first round pick yet.

Talk to me after the season when he's kept Joe Thomas's back clean for 15 games, and I'll probably change my tune, but he just doesn't have the experience to make the leap quite yet.

Comment 06 Jul 2014

There's a lot of "sources" going on around here.

I'm not buying this until the national guys start jumping onboard, and by national guys, I mean the ones that don't work for ESPN (hitting F5 in between characters in this post on Woj's Twitter feed as we speak).

But really, exciting times in Cleveland sports. Those don't come around all that often.

Comment 06 Jul 2014

Giddens, Thompson, maybe a little depth inside that can actually play? Boy, that would be nice.

Great pickup by Thad and company. They had a weakness on the roster going forward, and they have in fact addressed it.

Comment 06 Jul 2014

My problem is, kid like this, if you take him as a quarterback, he's going to stay at quarterback. With the way things are going in the college football world, especially at that position, if you don't like the depth chart above you (read: anyone, at a certain stage), you transfer.

I don't see him moving to wide receiver until it's too late and he's struggling to get a camp invite in the NFL because he wasted so much time as a quarterback.

Comment 25 Mar 2014

Amir Williams is a horrible example. The kid's played significant minutes for two years and hasn't developed a bit. That's not the first sign of controversy or defeat, it's at least the 15th in his case.

Comment 07 Jan 2014

If you really think about it, this would be the third B1G head coach upgrade over the past two offseasons. Gary Anderson is clearly better than Bert (BERT!) at Wisconsin. I'd argue a ham sandwich would have been an upgrade at Purdue, but they insisted on Darrell Hazell, which is even better.

Finally, BOB was not long for the collegiate game. James Franklin seems to be, and if he stabilizes the program at Penn State, all the better.

Comment 06 Jan 2014

In the era of the secondary market, coupled with a 92,000 seat stadium on the opposite side of the country from either of tonight's participants in a down economy, they're not selling fast and high?

Ya don't say. Supply and demand are a fickle thing sometimes.

Comment 02 Jan 2014

We're going to need an angry football team, and a couple of motivated backups who don't want to stay on the second string forever. As much as it sucks to lose Spence, I'm relatively excited to see what former five-star McKinley Bulldog Steve Miller and his band of backups (see what I did there?) can bring to the table.

Comment 01 Jan 2014

I keep forgetting about Greene. He has potential in this offense.


Comment 31 Dec 2013

That would seem to point toward LSU to me. I'm just not seeing the guy turning around from being a long-time LSU lean from right down the street and saying hey, I'm moving across the country this weekend.

Then again, I'm what you call a recruiting pessimist who winced when Raekwon McMillan played with that Crimson Tide hat.

Comment 27 Dec 2013

On second look, you may be correct.

I'd argue that while an NFL team may be willing to buy out their current staff, their current head coach, and pay a $6.5 million buyout, a $13 million buyout is still a bit cost prohibitive given BOB is going to draw a salary on top of that plus a buyout when he himself gets fired a few years down the line (very rare that an NFL coach chooses to leave voluntarily). Even for the money printing factory known as the NFL, that's a bit pricey.

Comment 27 Dec 2013

Anyone want to be the jerk that points out that it costs O'Brien or his NFL suitor the $6.5 million to buy him out, not Penn State?

More than likely, they're about to be out a coach and have $6.5 million (or some negotiated figure less than that) with which to finance the chase of their next coach and his first year's salary.

To put all this in perspective, the last time Penn State had a coach last less than 16 seasons was 1949, when they promoted their offensive line coach to head coach, only to have him request to return to his previous position after the season. The Nittany Lions are in a bit of uncharted territory here, to say the least.