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D-Day0043

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Comment 17 Jul 2014

Right you are. I don't know how many times I screamed at the television the seam route to the TE is open all day long. Quarterbacks only seem to want to pick at the edges.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

In the spring game Vannett ran the most beautiful zig-out, or outside-pivot route, I have ever seen. That was a impressive crisp route for a big tight end to run. Too bad the ball was off of the mark, he was wide open. That kid has got skills.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Curtis is a good player. Due to circumstance I don't think he has been used right and he has been forced to do things he is not necessarily good at with the team being thin at the line-backing corps. He's a run-stuffing specialist that struggles in pass coverage. He's a two-down linebacker that needs to come off of the field on 3rd down.

Honestly I think he would be better suited playing in a 3-4 just rushing the passer and stopping the run. I don't think he fits a 4-3 scheme. We'll see what Ash can do with him. 

Comment 13 Jul 2014

Not trying to bust your chops, but why would Harbaugh leave a multi-million dollar job coaching at the highest level in the NFL in sunny California to go clean up that dumpster fire in Ann Arbor?  Why would he want to go out on the road all of the time recruiting 18 year old kids when he can simply draft who he wants, and focus on coaching?

Comment 06 Jul 2014

People with the disease are predisposed to addiction. It's kind of like an allergy. The allergic reaction doesn't start until it is ingested. Once ingested the symptoms are that the person increase dosage and use repeatedly. Kind of like a peanut allergy, you don't know you have it until you ingest it. 

Yes, staying away from drugs and alcohol and never triggering the disease is the best defense. But that doesn't mean that a person who has never drank or used doesn't have the disease. If triggered, they could become addicted very easily.

Some people can simply use and put it down when they want. They do not have the disease. The person with the disease puts a substance in their body and they want more and more. 

Comment 06 Jul 2014

Alcohol kills more people and ruins more lives than heroin, yet it's legal. Withdrawal from alcohol can actually kill you, while heroin withdrawal won't. Granted, heroin overdose can kill you instantly, but alcohol can as well in different fashions. Anything abused can be harmful. 

Comment 26 Jun 2014

Wear it loud and proud! I do down here in $EC country. When they they start talking smack to me I just tell them their team should try playing a bowl game that is not in the south where they don't always have home-field advantage. Send them up north in the winter and we will see how they do.

Comment 25 Jun 2014

You are completely missing the point. You are fixated on the number $35k per year. Again, I just used it for an example.... I said it's not concrete. It could be as little as $5k per year. Whatever. People go into debt. That's life. 

So if you are dead set against athletes borrowing money that get a full-ride scholarship, then what about the millions of college students (or parents) that have to pay for their entire education? Should they just not go to school because they might go into debt? And it costs a hell of a lot more than the average $28k student loan debt you mentioned to get a bachelors degree.

Would you rather these kids take money legally and pay it back, or would you rather them take it illegally (which would result in NCAA sanctions for the school and player if caught) and from shady agents when they enter the draft? Because many are going to take money anyway. A lot of these kids are going to do this because they are impoverished and come from low income families.

No it's not going to completely stop kids from taking illegal benefits, but it should stop quite a bit of it. The kids that do do it and get caught should be nailed to the wall, because they really wouldn't have an excuse to take money if a legal way to borrow it was offered.

 

 

 

Comment 24 Jun 2014

My wife and I are non-traditional students. Between us we are nearly $100k in debt from student loans. We both have excellent grades and most of our school is paid for.  We have two kids and I own my own business. I can barely work during the semester and if we didn't get student loans then we wouldn't have been able to survive. If we can manage it, then I am sure that these guys will be able to manage it as well. They are getting a full-ride, so anything they acrue is strictly what they borrow. One year in the NFL at the league minimum is more than what I make in 4 years. 

Comment 23 Jun 2014

The amount of credit extended should be proportionate to the earning potential of the player. I just threw the 35k per year limit out as an example. You can live modestly on 35k a year. The players don't have to borrow that much if they don't want to. It is completely up to them, but there should be a ceiling in place.

If you watch the NFL draft and see these players buying $40k watches, $50k cars, and $5k suites with money borrowed from their agents, before they ever receive a check from an NFL team, they don't seem to much care about going into debt. 

If you are not responsible enough to manage your money and go broke that is the players problem. Why are we so concerned with the financial well-being of athletes? What about the everyday person? Does anyone care if we go broke or how much debt we acrue in our lives? They either screw it up or they don't. It will greatly reduce players taking money from people they shouldn't be.

If a player intends to borrow that kind of money, then they had better get a degree that will get them the type of job that can make sufficient payments on the loan.