Unfortunately these Indians have a rigged roster for the next two years. Swisher and Bourn will both be on the roster regardless if they are one of the best 25 players. Swisher is going to be a drag next year because where do you play him? 1b NO Santana rf NO Murphy and Walters platoon. I dont want Swisher toDH because I would much rather have Jesus DH as a RIGHT HANDED Power bat. THe only place I see the Tribe making an adjustment is to get a LHP starting pitcher to balance out all these RHP we have. This team will be competitive over the next 1-4 years but not enough to break thru with 92-100 games to win the AL Central.
It's Wednesday, time to focus on the opportunity to go 2-1
Can you speak to the WR rotation Urban Meyer is using? If Devin Smith is a deep threat and 3 Verts is the play call on 3rd and long, why is he not in the game? Multiple times Devin and Dontre were on the sidelines for key plays in the 2nd half
I think EL Guapo is a TD vulture until Gore misses a game. Then its Viva El Guapo til the SUper Bowl !!!
10-2 or 9-3. Capital One Bowl against a ranked SEC team and take them down to ring in the new year and era in college football. One weekend in September doesn't define the B1G. Lets allow a season to play out before we make judgements
Unless Smith is in charge of the WR rotation then there is not much he can really do. If it is 3rd and long, the 3 Wrs on the Field should be Dontre, Devin, Michael Thomas not Corey Smith, Evan Spencer, and numer 82? especially in the 4th quarter. THe Best need to be on the field in crunch time and not standing on the sideline watching slower and handless WRs on the field
My one and only comment on Saturday's debacle and then its time to move on and face Kent St.
This load of weapons on the perimeter crap needs to stop NOW! We have 2.5 Dependable threats on the perimeter that are proven. It was really disheartening in the second half on multiple 3rd Down for my Girlfriend to tell me Devin Smith and Dontre Wilson were on the sideline and then watch the guys on the field run Verts and be perfectly covered. We dont need to rotate at WR because we are not that deep. I understand rotating Spencer because he is a phenomenal blocker but he cant be asked to run a streak against press coverage. Thats not his speciality. Also how about some mid level plays like Mesh, Sail, and Levels to take advantage of the middle of the field if the LBs are going to vacate it to blitz.
Little secret, COY is the actual award for Most Improved Team. If OSU is always at the top, then they cannot improve and therefore are ineligible to be considered.
Sounds to me like the South Harmon Institute for Technology has reopened under another name
I just hope Urban is around to kick the crap out of Old Beetface
So clutch is the ability to run down the field for a home run time and again??
I would much rather have my clutch receiver catching passes across the middle in 3rd and Long situations knowing a LB or DB is bearing down on him. Not running a streak and hoping the defense makes a step.
Smart move by Urban to not install anything on D until after the Navy game that way all of the Navy assignments and rules can be thrown out after this game to avoid confusion
Med Center Surface Lot on Cannon Dr. $15 Easy access from 315 Lennox Center if on 315S King Ave Exit if 315N. This lot doesnt fill up unitl 30 mins before kickoff and is two blocks past Lincoln Tower. Also plenty of room to tailgate
Do you feel that we will see more of a balance of inside vs outside runs this with more options at H position? I think having more perimeter oriented runs would also help open up the middle for Power and Tight zone along with these crossing routes so the LBs are not just sitting in the middle.
I refuse to believe that 8 SEC teams will be in the final AP poll with at least 9 or more wins. Games should be played on the field and not on paper. The first ranking should not come out til October when there is evidence for the teams playing in the CURRENT SEASON. This preseason poll is garbage because it gives bloated SoS to the SEC as the "most difficult conference" Instead lets wait a bit and see the combined W-L of a team's schedule before we anoint a toughest schedule King.
This is obviously Karma at work for something Bert is covering up right...
TV broadcast of football is definitely changing. In our 2 games on FOX last year that had a wide angle sideline view that showed all 22 players at the snap. It made seeing how really poor our pass D was when you could watch how exactly the WRs got open as opposed to an ESPN/CBS where the WR is magicallly open downfield. I hope the trend continues in placing emphasis on all 22 players being visible
I am okay with having a "game-manager"lead us this year. MIght bring a little more balance in touches to the offense this ¥ear.
For football numbers going down in the state, the biggest turn off is the year round committment to football. In the article several coaches mentioned how football is 365 day committment even out of season. ITs understandable that kids dont want to make football the only thing they in high school especially when the time of wearing pads and playing is only 14 weeks minimum compared to basketball or soccer which can be played as pick up and your imporovement can be seen as you go unlike football where you have to wait til July ior August to start to see the benefits of the off-season work you have put in. MAybe some of these coaches should step back and see that football is not the only sport nor does it need a full year committment
I recommend using Gates 7,9,11 8,10,12. These gates are overcrowded with people trying to get inside coming from their tailgates and skull session. Red coats are overwhelmed and care less about Student IDs the closer it gets to game. Just from personal experience .
Well that's 25 more games I will see than last year that don't conflict with CBJ
Just adding my two cents about changing culture.
Jon Waters started 2 years ago with his vision of where the band should go. The student leadership he has referenced were not his student leaders but those of the previous regime. His first group of "rookies" are now entering their third year and many are coming into leadership. If the culture were to change it starts with these student members in their 3rd year who have only known the culture that Jon Waters has laid out as acceptable for the band. In this case, I feel that 2 years was not enough time because the students he has been grooming as his own are just now starting to take on leadership and that the leadership in the first 2 years was of the old guard. It would be fairer in my opinion to come back in year 5 or 6 when the entire organization has been under Waters to evaluate a culture change within the band.
were all on third or 4th down and set up ND's only points.
That is the key right there. ND was bailed out on quick possessions which would have flipped the field for MSU. In all MSU had 6 penalties on DBs( 4P.I 2 Holding) that cost them a shot at a NC. Having the game in September didnt help their cause and neither did ND but it was an outrage that MSU was never given the opportunity for debate about whether they or Auburn deserved the 2nd spot
The female interviewer was not impressed at all with Waters answers as to why he didn't make changes on the first day after 10 years as an assistant. Wonder how quickly the culture is able to be changed in her workplace.