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Member since 01 October 2013 | Blog


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

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Comment 20 Sep 2016

Wizard, I would like more specifics, please.  Specific as to players and some examples of what you're seeing with individual plays.  Also, I would like to know your reference points:  are you looking at your DVR and if so, are you going frame by frame?  And can you see the QB AND the receivers in the same screen shot? 

Comment 20 Sep 2016

They put the WRs on the line because it is quicker to get to the DBs to block them.  But I agree that it is a giveaway that a run play is coming since the inside receiver is covered and therefore ineligible. 

I guess the thinking is that the defense doesn't have the visual perspective to know that the inside receiver is on the line so it will not be a "tell".  BUT, how difficult would it be for a coach on the sideline to notice it and yell to his players "Run, Run, Run" or another signal.  If they are expecting the coach's signal, it would be a huge advantage.  The modest advantage of having your inside receiver getting to the DB's quicker to block is totally trumped by this "tell".

Comment 15 Aug 2016

Worst call against OSU:   I think it was around 1994 at home against Illinois... they blocked a FG in the 4th quarter and started running with it to the endzone... as the Illinois player was falling he lateralled it... his knees were clearly on the ground before he tossed it and he lateralled it forward almost five yards... two egregious misses by a number of referees...  The seven points that they didn't deserve wound up costing OSU the game. 

Comment 05 Jan 2016

Good point.  Supposedly, BM could throw it 30 - 40 yards... that would be enough to keep the opponent honest, but the film must have shown all future opponents:  1)  he ain't throwing and 2) he'll be damned if he hands off his limited chances for personal glory to another runner. (By "personal glory", I mean the enhancement of his NFL resume.)

Comment 05 Jan 2016

So was this guy, our newest "clown", the Johan Hill character in the movie Moneyball??  I remember when Jonah Hill said "We don't care about defense."  What an appropriate hire... it's already our core philosophy.

Comment 05 Jan 2016

Looks like our Browns have decided that a future Super Bowl is never going to happen.  They're "pivoting" and now shooting for a World Series appearance instead.