Personally I still like the Seven Nation Army song, but for the sake of this thread I get your point. The few seconds of that Fallout boy song are good, and I remember the Bruins featured it about 2-3 yrs ago when they made a deep run in the Stanley Cup Final. Normally I don't root for the Bruins, but I believe that was the year of the bombing, so I wanted them to win it. Not sure if it was my temporary fandom or if I really liked the song, but I did think it was cool when it played. At some point the song will have to change, so it'll be interesting to see what they go with.
This was great! Good stuff BGSU, really appreciate that write-up. I've often wondered about some of the kids that went elsewhere, but there are so many that it's hard to keep track!
damn, i thought he was going to be in the mix for playing time this season, but you cannot fault him one bit for his reasoning. Best of luck to him and his father.
If he ever does get reinstated, is he a free agent? Or do the Browns still hold his rights?
it's a real shame that someone can have tremendous athleticism and an abundance of talent, yet hold themselves back over drugs. I will never, ever understand that one. I just hope that he gets help whatever help he needs and hopefully the Browns and the NFL assist in getting him that help.
With all these potential early departures, plus the guys who left early that past 2 years, could that have a negative impact at all? I know NCAA bball has an APR issue that could eliminate teams from the tournament, but is there anything for football that we would need to be concerned about?
Right now, yes, it seems high. if we are able to re-sign him for 4-5 years and he keeps getting better and stays healthy, you have a guy who will force the opposing coach to pull in defensive support and that opens up more space for Kamara, Meram, Finley, etc.
it's a shame Tchani didn't work out though, with his passing and defensive abilities he was a very nice fit in the midfield.
The situation with Higuain and the suspension completely crushed his value. Had the Crew shopped him immediately after the MLS Cup loss, they could have received so much more, but they would have been foolish to deal him at that point. Once the fiasco with Higuain occurred it was all downhill. You went from having a guy at the top of his game to a guy threatening to hold out for a very large salary (by MLS standards) with a crummy attitude who was having arguments with his coaches and players. not to mention he was getting older (for a professional athlete) and picking up nagging little injuries. All in all i think the Crew did fairly well in the trade. In the end it'll all boil down to how they do with the draft pick they acquired as well as the cash.
i like the trade. We gave up a good player in Tchani, but he was buried on the bench with no end in sight. He seemed to mope through all of last season and there was a pretty big drop off in his play. For the salary he made there's no way a team like Columbus could afford to have him relegated to a substitute role. Personally i was surprised it took us this long to trade him
Manneh is a young, FAST player who can make things happen out on the wing. he was good for Vancouver, but always seemed to get hurt right as he was getting quality playing time. Unfortunately he is a free agent after this season, so if we re-sign him we also give up a #1 draft pick i believe? Either way, he'll be a good fit for this club and hopefully he can stay healthy. i want to say he is just 22 or so?
my guess is that the Crew will move meram central, have Finlay and Manneh on the wing and then they have to figure out what to do with Higuain. His defensive lapses simply don't warrant him playing in a deeper central position alongside Trapp, so who knows. Seeing as Meram just received a contract extension, i'd trade Higuain for defensive help. We have some good, young guys on the bench who can sub on the wings and some other decent young guys to develop centrally. Things are looking good for the Crew.
oh wow i hadn't heard that before, but if true that would change his situation quite a bit.
i believe he just finished up his 3rd year, so i'd imagine he would have been eligible for the draft had he declared. definitely a peculiar situation for someone as talented as he is.
wow, that's funny you created this post, a guy who works at one of our branches in Tenn and was just up here in Cleveland for the past 2 days and we were BS'ing about college football. Apparently the talk down in Knoxville is that Hurd may actually return to UT or enter the supplemental draft.
On a side note, yes, i used every opportunity possible to reference life champions.
We certainly have plenty of talent at the RB position. Weber is coming off a 1,000 yd season, McCall has some wheels on him, Williams can be a very nice between the Tackles runner and JK looks like he has all the tools to be very similar to a Zeke style runner. As long as the O-line gets a good push and we have a deep ball threat at QB and WR, it should open up plenty of room for this stable of RB's to produce.
I agree with you for this year, just don;t see JK getting on the field (barring injuries of course) for anything outside of special teams right away. If he practices hard and shows he can be the guy, you know Urbz and the fellas won't hesitate to get him in the game.
I've had it for just over a month, it sucks. Starting to think I might have pneumonia or something really bad
nice, hopefully that all comes true. Feels like we've heard his name for a few years now and he hasn't even graduated HS yet! haha
He's picking the good guys, right? Been so busy with work that i haven't been able to keep up with recruiting much.
To be honest, IF the Browns took Hooker at 1 it would be a wasted pick. I'm not saying Malik will be a bust, because I think he can end up being a GREAT safety. The reason why I think it would be a wasted pick is due to the other 10 guys on defense. If we don't have a solid front 4 who can get pressure without always needing to blitz the house, then it does us no good. As mentioned by someone earlier, games are won in the trenches, and this just so happens to be a deep draft on the D-line. Take Garrett with #1, then the BPA at 12. Chances are that will be a CB and maybe Hooker falls to 12 with the injuries? Now if that happens, whoever has the draft card for the Browns needs to sprint up to the podium.
Just saw something on twitter that at one point, the Kings had Cousins, Whiteside and Isaiah Thomas IV on their roster at the same time.
You have to wonder if he was just so bad in the lockerroom that the Kings decided to part ways now? They could have (and should have) gotten more for him. Why you wouldn't have asked for Terrance Jones in addition to Hield and the draft picks is questionable. i know Jones isn't going to set the league on fire, but still.
Wow, great find DeacBuck. I have always been a casual follower of golf, but don't recall hearing about this story. Props to Billy for battling through the whirlwind of emotions that had to be going on during that time.
I'm really excited for this round of UCL. Real and Barca have to be the clear cut favorites, but both squads have some injuries that could open the door for an upset. As an Arsenal fan it pains me to say this but Bayern is going to wipe the floor with us. The score won't be a complete blowout, but they'll control possession and we'll be chasing our tails most of the game.
i also like Dortmund, but their struggles at the back could lead to some real issues.
I don't see any EPL squads advancing beyond this round, although City should if they put it all together on the field.
Should make for a few good matches though!
I really like this and it's all certainly feasible as long as Thomas/jackson/Elflein don;t have amazing combines and shoot up the draft board.Let's hope you are right with these picks, could be just what this team needs to get competitive again.
wow, that's crazy. Hopefully they loosen up the purse strings this year on some good players, but chances are we'll have to grossly overpay to convince people to come here.
The shocking thing about that list is the fact that the Jets, Rams and Chargers all need to fill quite a few holes and have barely any carry over. Hopefully for those three teams they'll walk into decent cap savings this offseason.
Yea i really hope he ends up staying, i think he can be very similar to Alex Smith. Might not have the wheels that some of these other guys have, but we have enough playmakers to make up for that. It will definitely be interesting to see how the next few weeks play out. If i recall correctly, he had a family member that played for Nebraska, right? And his dad is a coach at Ohio U? Perhaps he can just head down 1-71S and play for Fickell?
Let's just hope this is some off-season rumor that has no merit.
Did any of you catch the tweet by Mark Cerimele (@RealMarkCerimel and Jbook retweeted it) this morning about rumors that Joey Burrow could be transferring out? That one, if true, would be very surprising.
Sorry i don;t know how to post that stuff, my computer skills rival that of a rock.