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Gametime

Dublin, OH (via Steubenville, OH)

Member since 12 December 2012 | Blog

I'm a moderately cool guy born in Columbus, OH. Moved around to Steubenville, Pittsburgh, & Atlanta while growing up before coming home. Graduated from The Art Institutes via Cincinnati - Currently studying Psychology at The Ohio State University. Man of God, Family, & Friends and of course, a passionate Buckeye.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anytime the Patriots & Michigan lose...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ezekiel Elliott (recently) Antoine Winfield (All-Time)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: De'Angelo Russell (recently) Allen Iverson (All-Time)
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: All in for LeBron - (I'm more a fan of players)
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: FC Barcelona

Recent Activity

Comment 9 minutes ago

Mack's catch at the end was excellent. I'm really eager to see the balance in this offense moving forward. I love a dominant ground game (especially growing up playing as an APB), but I definitely want to see the dynamic flare and quick strike capability come to this offense with the passing game as well. 

Just a couple weeks! Can't wait!

Comment 16 hours ago

The things that keep us Buckeye fans up at night...

In all seriousness I don't think it's anything to worry about. Meyer's offense, at least the version we've seen for the past 4 years was modified given we had tried and true tough runners in Carlos Hyde and Ezekiel Elliott, but when UFM won his first 2 national titles at UF, it was with weapons that attacked the edge and QB power runs in zone. Of course we don't like the idea given J.T.'s injury history (as fluke as it was a couple years ago), but we have more than enough ball carriers, between J.T., Samuel, Dontre, McCall, Williams, and even Paris Campbell or Dixon from the H-B spots as well.

I truly believe we'll see more balance this year from the rushing aspects, probably 4 guys with 500+ yards rushing at least, the ol Hernandez playbook for TEs dusted off, and J.T. getting a real crack at the single season passing record. 

Comment 10 Aug 2016

I'm still surprised that people are surprised about Damon Webb. The dude was easily one of the best cover corners in his cycle when he came out, and mostly built on technique, I mean I watched him camp against Marshon Lattimore to a stalemate, lock up EGW at Friday Night lights and shut down Laquon Treadwell in 7 on 7 drills. The guy has got skills and is a solid tackler who has managed to stay pretty healthy. Let's not forget he was the starting nickelback with all these other guys on the roster and the fact that he's passed up Cam Burrows and Erick Smith at the safety position should be met with praise, not questioning IMHO. 

Comment 01 Aug 2016

Also, Dobbins is a true rb, while Akers is basically a one-cut runner out of the wildcat. I'd keep Dobbins and pass on Akers.
 

So glad to see others who feel this way. When I watch Akers tape, I really don't see what makes him such a "must have" because he really doesn't pass the eye test of an elite RB IMO, just an elite athlete who happens to be an RB.

Dobbins on the other hand, displays excellent vision, acceleration, start-stop ability, and he's got wiggle. And it's not like he's small by any stretch. 5'9" 1/2 and 199lbs. Zeke was 6'0" 212lbs when he got to OSU. The (arguably) best RB ever in Barry Sanders was 5'8" 203lbs.

You don't have to be a bruiser to be the tailback in this offense, just a tough runner. Dobbins has displayed that, and also that he's more elusive. And making guys miss is just as effective as being able to run them over - I mean right now he projects to be a Dalvin Cook type of back and I'd love to see that in this offense. 

Comment 25 Jul 2016

Maybe! With Nick's lack of length, he may slide to the 3-Tech DT, but having him along with Young and Cooper coming off the edges would be something to see indeed....

Comment 13 Jul 2016
Like many others pointed out, Urban did run HIS variant of the triple-option against both our rival and Notre Dame last season. It was reminiscent of his 2008 Florida team with Harvin, Demps, and Rainey. And I would love to see that element of the offense return. Still I think this offense, if it's some blend of the offense our coordinators ran at Kansas along with Urban's at Florida with these types of athletes and players then we could be in for some REAL fireworks this season.
Comment 12 Jun 2016

Yea, but ya see the way the NBA rules work, if you're not set as a defender and the offensive players beats you to the spot, then it's a blocking foul. LeBron is FAST...he's also out running guys to the spot and on EVERY replay we see guys coming across his arms and chest, hitting him in the head and shoulders... it's a damn foul and he's using a common move that everyone does, which is lowering their shoulder to protect the ball on a drive, and they can't or shouldn't referee it different because he's 6'8" 250lbs either... 

I wonder do you feel the same about Steph or Klay when they push defenders into Golden State's continuous illegal screens to get a wide open look???

Comment 12 Jun 2016

The Warriors can be beaten at home. OKC proved that much last series. If Green is out, this eliminates the vaunted GSW "Death Lineup" and LeBron will just consistently go to the rack with little resistance unless the refs don't give him calls (again). In any manner, I wanna see the LeBron who was facing elimination with Miami IN Boston show up. I feel like if that guy shows up, they can beat any version of GS that shows up Monday...

I've gotta admit with the whole Believeland thing...and having witnessed the end of the Boston Red Sox "curse of the Bambino" and potentially the end of the Cubs drought in the next year or so, I've got a small glimmer of hope. I just feel like for all the BS LeBron gets, it would be an amazing storyline to have Cleveland become the first ever team to come back and win from a 3-1 deficit, especially if LeBron or Kevin Love are the ones who step up and let them beat Golden State on their home floor. 

Comment 03 Jun 2016

I love Steph's game but he's a sum of whole parts type of player. We've seen LeBron carry a team full of role players to the finals by himself. We've seen LeBron go insane and push the NBA Finals to 6 games last year without a full compliment of guys.

I don't think if you took Steph and put him on that Cavs team, that they make it out of the East, nor do I think Steph would push a fully healthy Cavs teams to 6 games without Klay, Draymond, & Ezli, and with Barbosa limited and Iggy playing with a strained groin. 

Comment 26 May 2016

Obviously I disagree and you kind of make the argument for me. We're talking about Austin Mack - a true freshman - seeing the field a head of some guys who've been here already. I don't see why it would be any different for Victor especially since he's a very different mold than any of the other guys save for Gibson. We'll see what happens, during the year, but I'm betting on him getting on the field,

Comment 25 May 2016

I think Binjimen Victor absolutely sees the field this year. The kid is essentially what we hope Torrance Gibson will turn out to be as far using your height and body as a WR. Sure he could (and will with Coach Mick) add about 20lbs of muscle during his time in Columbus, but as far as that tall jumpball threat, having him and Gibson on the field with all of our speedsters would give us some great diversity on the field and especially so in the redzone. 

Comment 18 May 2016

And not just Irving and Love either, but Shump playing with a strained groin, Mike Miller hobbled with a back injury, No Varejao, and a bench with James Jones, Shawn Marion, and Kendrick Perkins.

The Cavs literally ran out of capable bodies and the Warriors just ran them off the floor.

Now the Cavs can run, go big, space the floor, and have a deep bench...whole different team and mentality and peaking around the right time. 

Comment 15 May 2016

I mean if Bama can do it, why can't we? I understand your sentiment, but we've signed 3 top 10 corners before in the same class, and with how our DBs -- especially our corners -- are getting drafted, I wouldn't say it's totally improbable that we could land that trio. 

Comment 15 May 2016

If the Cavs learned from Game 1 of last season, that they definitely needed to run more to keep their wind up while having all those days off so they don't get tired like they did against  ATL because that could cost them a game. But this one is pretty simple -- Cavs have the advantage in the post and rebounds with Jonas out for the playoffs; and if the Cavs center their defense on taking Lowery out of the game, the Raptors will be outta there in 4 games and especially so, if Cleveland keeps up the shooting like they did from last series. 

Comment 14 May 2016

So let's change the wording then - since nobody knows for sure, it's highly probable that a fully healthy Cavs roster wins the series last year against the Warriors. They were literally seconds away from going up 3-0 with a Kyrie coming off an injury then going down completely because of one, Love out, Varejao out, Miller out, Shump playing with a strained groin, so you had a Cavs team with just Lebron, Delly, J.R. Mozgov, Thompson - followed by a bench of James Jones, Josh Harris, Brendan Haywood, Shawn Marion, & Kendrick Perkins.

So you're talking about 4 guys in your regular rotation out or injured then a bench full of guys who don't play. That would be like Golden State without Klay, Draymond, Bogut, and Livingston with Iggy playing with groin strain -- yet it still went six games.

It can't be understated how much having two other guys who can carry the load on offense does for LeBron's game. We've seen it. When he has two other players that can go for 20+ on average he can focus more on defense, rebounding, and assists where his game becomes uber-efficient. You're also adding two more playmakers, two more floor spacers, another 10+ rebounds, etc, etc. and that's just from Kyrie and Love.

So yea, the Warriors were motivated by that and that's why they come out and win 73 games this year; Curry wins another MVP, and meanwhile, you have the Cavs who are 12-0 when their big three play in playoff games and peaking at the right time. We'll see how it all plays out!

Comment 13 May 2016

Yea, I mean it's tough to call now. I don't think either team is the same from when they met last year or even earlier in the season. The Cavs are a running team now. Last year and even earlier in the year the Cavs were still more of a half court team. I think the Frye addition is huge, because he gives them what they want out of Love's game and still more height and rebounding.

Like a healthy Cavs team could roll out say Kyrie, Shump, J.R., LeBron, Thompson against a Steph, Klay, Barnes, Iggy, Green lineup, but when they go to the benches, having Love and Frye out there keeps Ezli and Bogut out of the paint. Jefferson and Delly can both defend and shoot 40% from three...I mean this is a much, much different Cavs squad. 

Still, DON'T SLEEP ON THE THUNDER. They seemed to have figured out a way past their biggest crutch, which was to CLOSE games. They lost to the Warriors this season all three games, but they had fourth quarter leads in all three games too. This past series they finished the Spurs - they didn't just lose. So that confidence should carry over and we could one hell of a series between GS and OKC. 

Comment 10 May 2016

Yea sports writing ego tripping is the only reason there haven't been more unanimous MVPs...Jordan should've had at least one of his 5, and both Shaq and LeBron were one vote away from being unanimous in 2000 and 2013 respectively. That takes away from the accomplishment IMO because you know that one guy did it out of spite or to be contrarian for the sake of doing it....

Still, if I'm starting a franchise, I don't know how you don't take Steph Curry. It's shooters league and he completely changes the game when he's on the floor. It's truly absurd how good he is. I mean, I remember watching how crazy he was a Davidson...now I only shudder to think of how badly TEAM USA is going kill teams when you've got Steph and Klay on the floor with guys like LeBron, KD, and Anthony Davis...it really isn't fair what we're about to do to the rest of the world...again...