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Member since 28 September 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 11 hours ago

Cue the "he was out of position" analysts. Indiana is a good running team and, aside from Diamont's bullshit scamper, I thought we did a good job holding them to shorter runs. McMillan was a huge part of that.

Comment 20 hours ago

I'm as frustrated with the offense as, it appears, most everyone else is. If Meyer is seeing more from Jones, though, than JT, then that is why he should be starting and all the conspiracy theorists in the world can't convince me that Meyer will lose a game with Jones simply out of loyalty.

I'm also of the belief that our issue is as much about play-calling as anything. We need to call plays that cater to Jones's skill set and not worry about what we've done in the past (the disaster that is the read-option with Jones). We still string together curious possessions (the one yesterday with two consecutive slant patterns?), first-down play calls that net negative yards, and stubborn dedication to running East-West. We also need to develop the intermediate passing game to the point where it becomes almost a run play. Once we do that, the deep game will open up. I honestly think if we take the worst-case scenario of being in 2nd and 7 or 2nd and 6 more often, our offense would be pretty much unstoppable.

That sounds like a lot, but it's what they practice every day.

Comment 23 hours ago

I dropped in yesterday to see the reaction to the game and, though I'm pretty hard to shock, was pretty taken aback by the vitriol. The racist statement obviously stuck out, but much of it was just nasty.

Comment 03 Oct 2015

Plus, even in these pics you can see he's in much better shape than he was coming back after injury. He looks like he shed some of that injury mass that comes from no cardio. His presence in these pics would suggest to me that he's holding his own; otherwise they would have put moved someone else in there.

Comment 29 Sep 2015

I know we are loathe to credit him, but says something about Saban's program to be the favorite in every game for 5-6 seasons in a row.

Comment 27 Sep 2015

The picture above tells you all you need to know about Cardale's current problem with the deep ball. His deep ball, right now, is all about lift instead of drive, like he shows on the intermediate passes where he really zips it. He's trying to drop the ball in every time and it's asking too much of his receivers, who would do better to just chase the ball down.

Comment 27 Sep 2015

Nothing wrong with this comment. True, it's early, but we've played poorly enough during stretches to have lost and once we lose, it's fair to assume we're out of the playoff, as opposed to the SEC champ. We'll root for Cardale and we'll improve, but we look far from finding our rhythm offensively right now. I'll take balanced criticism of our team over oblivious homerism any day.

Comment 22 Sep 2015

It's actually a pretty even series (50-42-1 in favor of PSU) with some pretty memorable games in the past. They're going to renew it for a home and away series from 2016-2019. It will be a big deal in PA.

Comment 22 Sep 2015

I would say there are a number of leaders in Perry, Bell, Bosa, Lee, and others. The strength of this squad is the number of high-quality characters they have. I think you could put McMillan in this mix as well.

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Last year's O under post-VaTech JT really clicked on a lot of occasions and clunked on a couple (notably Penn State and, to a lesser degree, UM). The transition to Cardale, then, represented a change in scheme that we handled much more effectively than our opponents. This year, it seems like it's the other way around with CJ's offense and JT's hasn't found its rhythm yet.