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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 8, 2003
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

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Comment 10 Nov 2015

Which game was it where we lost because of a blocked FG which the Illini returned for a TD despite the fact that he threw a forward lateral FROM HIS KNEES... oh, and the ball went forward FIVE YARDS!  Worst blown call I've ever seen.  In days before reviews.  I don't recall which year it was...

Comment 22 Oct 2015

Yes, I was alluding to that too... Tyvis tried to jump the route "to get the glory of the kill".  And then a few minutes later after he makes the winning interception in the end zone, Tyvis runs it out of the end zone, knowing that downing the ball ends the game.  Again, was he focusing on personal glory?  I see a pattern forming here with Tyvis.  Thoughts?

Comment 22 Oct 2015

Sorry, I must disagree on the analysis of the TD that opened the scoring in the Maryland game.  I think that they were in Cover 4, not 3.  I just can't imagine Bell setting up OUTSIDE the hash mark if he has the deep middle third. 

Second, Ash said that it was POWELL that was "out of position."  What actually happened is that Powell had the deep quarter or half on that side but bit on the crossing route which left the deep post behind him.  Powell did EXACTLY the same thing against exactly the same routes with the same coverage when Oregon hit its long TD pass last January.  In both instances, you see after the play Bell angrily pointing at some one... probably Tyvis P. 

Comment 13 Oct 2015

At the stadium it appeared to me that Vonn Bell screwed up on the long pass TD that started the scoring yesterday by Maryland.  But UPON FURTHER REVIEW… Tyvis Powell and Vonn B. were the two safeties in what was probably a four-deep zone (or quarter/quarter/half).  Bell was OUTSIDE the hash mark on his side, so he certainly did not think he was covering the entire middle of the field.  (It was not a two-deep man under… the LB’s were clearly dropping in their zones)  So it was zone. 

But Powell appears to have tried to stay close to the end on the left side doing a crossing route instead of dropping to cover the post route, which was his responsibility (deeper than the deepest).

For those who have seen the Oregon game multiple times (raises hand), it was the same routes and coverage that resulted in the long TD pass that Oregon made in the NC game.  Virtually identical.  In that play, Powell also did the same thing!

You saw Powell appear to point at the end of the play.  I think he was trying to tell the world “It wasn’t me.”   And it wasn’t.

Comment 06 Oct 2015

He has kept the ball under his right arm even when going left this season... not sure why.  However, against Indiana, going left, he transferred the ball to under his left arm and gave a stiff arm.  I'd like to see more stiff arms from him too at times.

Comment 02 Oct 2015

I saw Brimstone and Treacle back around 1983... Denholm Elliott.  Sting plays this creepy guy caring for Elliott's comatose daughter, as I recall. Sting's a good actor.  I think he started as a teacher, then an actor, then, oila. 

Comment 02 Oct 2015

Thanks sooo much for this link!!  I just played it during my lunch hour.  Brought back old college memories.  Sigh.  :)

Comment 21 Sep 2015

The offensive line is underperforming and they are presumably getting the normal number of game week reps. If they are not practicing well, it might be poor preparation for the 3-4 defense and the blitzes that they are seeing... they all need to be coached up better in that regard... give it a couple of more weeks of practice/playing before we push the panic button.

Comment 14 Sep 2015

You're right.  the edge blocking cause a few outside run plays to be snuffed out.  Evan Spencer and Noah Brown were sure blockers.  They need Paris Campbell and the others to be as good.  (Mike Thomas is big and physical like Noah Brown; he should be good.  Any observations about him, guys?)

Comment 25 Jul 2015

Two of the best TE's in the country.  Urb has more toys than any of the other kids.