I am not saying they will be down forever. I am saying that they are further down than they think they are and it will take time to dig out. Harbaugh hasnt given them that immediate shot in the arm they thought they would get. He was not able to resurrect them instantly from the dead like a the Night King.
Since Peppers isnt able to eat, I would be surprised if he physically has the strength to remain on the list.
We all know Curry will be electric at times, especially at home. Thompson is the player that worries me the most in this series. Followed by Livingston. Livingston is an exellent slasher, cutter and floor runner. He could give JR fits.
The funny thing is, I almost forget that we have Kyrie and I almost forgot how electric he has been all season. Man, I hope he is at at least 80%. We need his scoring and slashing.
I hope I eat these words, but I have to admit I am a bit worried about Green on LeBron. I know it sounds silly, but LeBron, at times, looked a step slow in the playoffs and at times looked very unfluid attempting to score in the paint. Like his legs didnt have the normal lift and he had difficulties finishing at the rim. Green is one of those do everything players - doesnt do anything exceptionally well, but just good enough - and he is solid defender.
Seeing that the game last night with Houston was a low scoring game did up my confidence. I think we have advantages nearly everywhere on the floor. The advantages fall off if both Curry and Thompson are hot.
I assumed this list would be littered with Wolverines. Come on Tim! Where is Shane Morris? Derek Green? Dennis Norfleet?
Most importantly, great story and a great example of camaraderie.
I am a Cardinals fan, but have always pulled for the Indians as my second favorite team. I enjoy going to Tribe games and like the ballpark a lot. I have never seen a game in St. Louis but hope to make it there someday. Liking the Cardinals and Indians is my way of kicking Red's fans in the nuts.....twice.
I was going to say Congrats and Welcome to the It's Science Bitch Fraternity, but now I say "we didnt want you anyhow!"
Craft is a dribble drive guy against lesser quality opponents. We saw time and time again when OSU played top teams Craft couldnt drive and create, he couldnt hit open jumpers and teams clogged the lane because they could back off him. As someone above mentioned, we all loved AC. He was a great Buckeye and a good college bball player. Heck, he could control games at time with his D. In the NBA, his shortcomings will be amplified.
I get what you are saying, but a majority of D League players, even the D League All Starts toil in the D League their entire careers. Maybe they get a cup of tea in the NBA, sign a 10 Day contract or finish out a season, but they are the exceptions to the rule.
His D on DRose earned my respect. Then he chipped in 20 points on top of that. Props. Funny thing is I was just telling a buddy that morning how I was leaning toward Craft in this very discussion.
Well, Biggie Smalls is the illest.
He would need more than one offseason to learn to play DB. Plus, would the move be worth his time. Is he better than what we have even if he had a few seasons to learn the position.
I agree. I think if you eliminate all of Braxton's big play highlight reel runs, eliminate JT's few big runs and Cardale's trucking of Bama and OR defenders and look specifically at plays made with their arms and/or plays made with their feet to move the chains, I think JT and Cardale prove to be the more efficient and effective QBs. Braxton took a lot of sacks and a lot of lossed yards trying to make big plays. JT and Cardale took what was given thinking sometimes 4 yards is enough.
It depends on what Urban sees as the best fit. (1). Braxton - a guy who can break a big run, hit an occasional deep ball, but struggle at times to move the chains. He will be a guy that eliminates the threat of some of our playmakers because Braxton will need the ball more in his hands to be effective. (2). JT - a guy who manages the game, distributes the ball and gets everyone involved. Probably the least 'sexy' of the three. (3). Cardale - a guy who can take the top off and add depth to our running game, but is still learning on the job. I will admit the offense hit a new gear with Cardale.
Someone said it this early this year. Braxton could get us 45 pts a game, JT 48 and Cardale 50 pts. All good options. My verdict - Braxton should be the jack of all trades, if healthy. Some QB, some HB, some slot. If his arm is okay, he might need half the season to be able to toss the pigskin 25 times a game. Move him, the playmaker, all over the field. Defenses will go nuts!
I agree Jbuckham. It will be hard for the Cavs to outscore Golden State and without Kyrie 100% it is gonna be hard to slow down the Clippers. Not sure Tristan can guard Griffin. Lebron on Griffin would be fun to watch. We match up better with the Rockets, but best with the Grizz. Having Love helps with all of those teams.
Something to keep in mind is the fact that most teams do not have a Devin Smith or if they do, he comes along once every couple of classes. Looking back at Meyer's Florida offenses, they did just fine with receivers who were able to take an 8 yard slant up the field. Gotta have a QB that can distribute the ball. We have three, all with different strengths. Meyer will adapt to who wins the job.