I feel compelled to add a comment here. I've been a member for quite a long time and I don't post nearly as much as I used to, but I'm still on every day. I still read, observe, and cast upvotes a ton and I've often upvoted M Man. When I felt he added a reasonable, well-written comment, he had my support. I can't stand the fans who downvote someone just because they are a Michigan fan before they even read the comment. It's ridiculous and is what you see on MGoBlog with OSU fans. That being said, I think M Man got too comfortable here and relied too much on the welcoming nature of this community. It seemed that early on, he was more respectful and thoughtful, but as he grew accustomed to users welcoming and even upvoting him, he let his inner jerk out. He earned this suspension and Ramzy made the correct call. This is a great site with an awesome staff and community. Thank you, Ramzy, for keeping preserving it.
Just like the face hugger in Alien.
For real, though, I'm an analyst working primarily with Kidnap and Ransom Insurance.
I robs drug dealers.
This. Doran Grant will likely have a faster 40. Devin won't finish in the top 5. He isn't a 4.3 guy, he's more like a 4.4. His strength is that he loses almost no speed with pads on.
The universe hates the Cleveland Browns.
I'm gonna call 4.42. He's not as fast as Roby was. The thing about Devin is that he doesn't lose any speed when he puts pads on.
Was about to post this same thing. I actually think Zeke gets less yards next year and Samuel's go up. They'll get Zeke a little more rest to keep him healthy. I think you'll see Samuel in the 500-600 yard range. Then Samuel will be the likely starter in '16.
What's up with conspired recruit actions?
Yeah, Bert, that's right.
I may be more excited about him than any other recruit. I think his ceiling is almost limitless.
Not minimizing. Just showing how his accomplishments aren't as good as the best of the best. He's a hall of famer for sure, but he's a notch below the greatest QB's of all time. That's nothing to sneeze at.
Don't know where you got that I said he had "meager talent". Brett had all the talent in the world, but thought it alone was enough. That's why he threw 20+ interceptions 6 times. That's more than those other three combined.
"If he had Brady's wins"? But he doesn't. And there are reasons. Favre was a great QB, but not in the same league as Montana, Brady, Manning, etc. Favre couldn't get the big win consistently and that is the ultimate measure of a QB. He was very durable and had great longevity, but since when does that make someone a greatest ever type of player? A lot of his records have more to do with his longevity than elite talent. This is evidenced by the fact that he has no single season records, only career. Again, this isn't bad, but it shows he didn't have all-time great seasons.
His interception numbers are terrible. Here is his INT percentage compared to other greats:
Favre: 3.3 (tying him with such stars as Josh Freeman, Daunte Culpepper, and Joey Harrington)
He also gave up double the rate of fumbles as those other QB's. More evidence? He had a lower completion percentage than those guys. He did average 26 more yards per game than Montana, but he also averaged 7 more attempts per game. His attempts per game are within 1.5 of both Brady and Manning, yet he averaged 20 less yards than Brady and 35 less than Manning. He also had the lowest TD percentage of these QB's, the lowest QB rating, and by far the lowest winning percentage at .62, while the others are all in the .70's.
Now let's revisit those career records. His career passing yards record will fall to Manning (next year if he plays) in 2 less seasons. Most career pass attempts? Again, this points to good longevity, but doesn't show anyone is "greatest ever". Most career completions? A byproduct of his most career pass attempts and shown to be a little hollow when considering his completion percentage against the other greats. Most career victories? Again, hollow when comparing his win percentage. The only one he has that is truly impressive is the most consecutive starts, which is outstanding in such a violent game. The biggest thing about playing games, though, is also winning them, which he did at a lower percentage than the above mentioned peers.
His Super Bowl Appearances are less than those players and he has less Conference Championship appearances than Brady and Montana. He has one more appearance than Manning (4), but one less Conference Championship win as well. They all have more Division Titles, too, and Manning and Brady are still going. Also, just a reminder, they did all of this in at least three less seasons played.
So how exactly is he equal to any of these players?
Favre shouldn't be anywhere near that conversation.
Best part of that Berry highlight tape is how he is running the floor. He is obviously in fantastic shape. Kids his age with that kind of athleticism can sometimes slack on the conditioning side and it's obvious he doesn't.
I agree somewhat. The problems all stem from having no post whatsoever the last couple years. Teams do not feel threatened down low by us, which makes it much easier to play us. I don't think its that the new wing players are suffering the same old issues, but that Amir has not developed (at all) and we've missed bigs in recruiting.
When you don't have a post presence (at all) you have to hit outside shots. If you don't, you lose to Indiana. If we had even one post player with a pulse, this is a top 15 team.
This. Great explanation. The CB did his job on the play.
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