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Jdadams01


Member since 13 October 2010 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Glendale, baby.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Theodore Ginn Jr.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Always loved watching Conley.
  • NFL TEAM: The most loserly of the loveable, the Browns.
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Jan 2017

Evan Spencer was a fantastic blocker, but never much of a great pass-catcher. Also, don't forget Devin Smith had to basically be taught how to run routes by the Jets and got by mostly on athleticism and an other-worldly natural ability to adjust to the ball in the air. Jalin looks like he will be a good role-player, maybe a #2-3 receiver at best. Thomas was never fully utilized at OSU, his rookie year in the NFL shows that.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

Didn't show any disrespect to Andrew, I think we just have different definitions of "scoop". A scoop is when you're the first to break news. If it's on Twitter, you didn't break anything, you took public information and posted it on your site. 11W was the first to break Urban coming to OSU; that was a scoop. But when the subject of the story (Tyjon) publicly announces the news, posting it on your site doesn't mean you're the one to break it. 

After all, wasn't it up as a forum topic before 11W's story? Going by your definition of "scoop", whoever started that forum discussion scooped Andrew.

Comment 09 Jan 2017

Great news for OSU as his leadership and experience will pay dividends. I'm a little surprised as I don't know how much higher his stock can go. He's a very good all-around DL, but doesn't wow you in any one area. I think 3rd-4th round is his ceiling. Doesn't have the explosiveness or size or strength that sets apart first round D-Linemen.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

Everyone likes to talk about what happened in '14. It's 2017. A lot has changed and JT looks very different now. Trust me, I would love nothing more than for JT to come out next year and lay waste to defenses. But the bulk of his career has shown that he is merely above average, not a great overall QB. And the physical abilities that he's been given cannot be changed. His arm, speed, and size are what they are. His mechanics and accuracy can likely be altered some, but if it was so easy to alter a QB's footwork and mechanics, there would be more elite QBs. It just doesn't happen much.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

Outside of the Triple-Option offense, in the last 30 years of college football the number one activity for the QB has been passing. OSU's QBs are extremely average at this. Consoling ourselves by saying, "Yeah, but they were good dual threats, though", is hiding from the issue. Especially when none of those three dual threats could win a championship. Were they good QBs by most conventional statistics? Sure. Were they elite, even among dual threat QBs? No. Would the NFL ever realistically hand them a franchise? No.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

Being the best QB in the Big Ten is not amazingly impressive. The Big Ten has had mediocre QB play for a long time now. And as far as JT's school records, OSU has been an astonishingly average QB school. Combine JT's large number of games played with some of the NFL talent he's been surrounded by and you're going to get some school records for totals. Look at things like his Average Yards per Attempt and he's below greats like Todd Boeckman. The fact that JT's 177 passing yards per game is a school record is embarrassing. He wouldn't be top 5 on many other schools' lists.

And teams had the same game plan for JT in 2014 and 2015 when he had more NFL talent at RB, WR, and OL. Yes, there has been execution lapses and yes the coaching has definitely been sub-par, but why does JT get a pass from the blame for the offense? When JT misses an open receiver, why is that not on him? When he holds the ball for too long, why is that not on him? When he locks on to one receiver from the snap, why is that not on him? When he sees an open receiver, but doesn't throw because he doesn't necessarily trust the WR or the play, why is that not on him? When his arm is too weak to throw through wind, who gets the blame? When his height makes it hard for him to throw over the line, should we blame his parents and move on? When his wind-up and mechanics lead to ridiculous amounts of batted passes (still, after three years), why is it only the coaches' faults?