I agree and I said that in my original post above. And when you get horrible players in return that's on the GM
Off the top of my head...
CC Sabathia, future HOF
Cliff Lee, made 3 all star teams after the trade and one of the best playoff pitchers of the era
Vctor Martinez, fringe HOF
Brandon Phillips, fringe HOF
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Shapiro is the reason I am no longer an Indians fan. He has no business being a decision maker for an MLB team. He never played baseball...he was a football player at Princeton. The only reason he has a job in baseball is because of his old man. Almost every single move he has made has been a disaster. You can say all you want about ownership being cheap, I'll give you that. But I can promise you that ownership didn't make him trade away all stars for horrible, no talent minor leaguers. A decent GM would have gotten good players in return.
Or maybe Warrinner is hinting at the supposed promise made to Cardale that Urban has been denying? I am 100% convinced a promise was made and that's the only reason he's been starting all year. If he starts next weekend, I think it will be obvious for everyone to see.
If you read between the lines I think it was apparent he was forced out. If that is the case I have no problem with him doing whatever he wants
And when will this punishing you speak of begin? It's been 6 games and I haven't seen it yet
To me, the grade is based on potential. I voted for C only because D wasn't available. We started the season as the first unanimous #1 in history. Based on our play up to this point, many analysts don't even have us in their top 8. And I agree with them. We have looked awful this season. There is time for that to change and I hope it does, but up to this point, we haven't even come close to our potential or expectations. That is why a grade less than A is deserved. If you only grade based on winning or losing, that's like a pass or fail mentality to me. In school, an A is earned by going above and beyond what is expected. In no way has our Buckeyes gone above and beyond what was expected.
Let me start by saying Urban Meyer has forgotten way more about football than I'll ever know and in no way am I a better coach than him. But having said that, how in the world can he watch the film of Saturday's game and say he sees a team that is close to being great??? I watched the game with friends EXTREMELY embarrassed at how bad we are. I wanted to turn on a different game at several points. Indiana was better than us on Saturday and deserved to win. A bad snap is all that saved us. And even that was after Zeke had three incredible runs that you can't rely on in future games. Anybody that watched that game without prejudice would agree that Indiana was the better team, regardless of who won.
Thanks Birm! Let's hope the next Hurry Up greets us after a dominating victory over Western Michigan
The only one we might lose after this year is Bell. And I still think that won't happen unless he has an All American season and is a guaranteed first rounder
He already announced he's going to Ohio U. Or at least his dad announced it
I saw that on Twitter but I can't imagine that is a committable offer. We won't take Ahmir Mitchell or Patrice Rene because of numbers but we will take Cupp because we feel bad he lost his schollie to MSU?? I hope that's not the case
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Smith will take over the starting safety spot from Tyvis Powell at some point this season
I'm guessing the Michigan fan was JPBuck?
Relax on the negativity towards the list. Not to speak for Birm but I'm sure he listed these guys in terms of recruiting impact, not so much the on field productivity. Everyone on this list, even guys that haven't played yet, has been a recruiting win and/or solidified a certain position or location of the country.
Some things went on behind the scenes that most don't know about but Beals was guaranteed the job from the get go
We have 8 experienced guys to play the 5 positions (Apple, Conley, Webb, Lattimore, Burrows, Bell, Powell, and Smith). And that doesn't even include Malik Hooker, who's been on campus for awhile, and the incoming freshman who most reports say are game ready as true freshman. Nothing to worry about at all
I've said this a thousand times already and I'll say it again. The options of schools he can go to are very slim. The rule states a graduate transfer can only head to a school for a grad program that his current place doesn't offer. Ohio State is the largest school in the country and offers graduate degrees in most disciplines. Braxton would have to find a school that offers a degree that Ohio State doesn't offer.
As I said in the forum thread about Ferns, I can say with 99.9999999999% certainty he will either change his major junior year, or quit football. As a former player and current college coach, I know quite a few guys that have tried both and it is next to impossible due to time constraints. He will either miss a ton of labs or a lot of practices/conditioning sessions and that doesn't even take into account his many co ops that are mandatory.
If this truly is about his intended major and Ohio State not having it, I understand his thinking but he needs to ask more in depth questions. Petroleum Engineering is one of those majors that will have many conflicts with football. He needs to find out how many football players have started out majoring in PE and how many actually graduated with that degree. I would be willing to bet the answer to that second question is zero. It's admirable he wants that major, but not realistic due to time constraints. I've had friends try it and it just doesn't work.
I love him off the field so I hope you're right, but I don't even think he'll be the starter by the end of the season. I feel the same towards Tyvis Powell. Both good people and good players, but have more talented guys waiting in the wings
I think we have 11 guys get drafted next year with 6 of those being early entrants.
Bosa (early), Decker, Washington, Thomas (early), Elliot (early), Bell (early), Boren, Jones (early), Miller, Vannett, Cam Johnston (early). Darron Lee may decide to leave early but I don't think he will. Corey Smith may also get drafted if he has a huge season.
I also see 4 seniors signing as non drafted free agents. Those guys being Schutt, Smith, Perry, and Bryce Haynes. That would mean 15-16 guys going to the NFL after next season. But honestly I don't see Schutt or Perry making teams out of training camp.
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