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KeithMC33


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Comment 22 Jun 2017

I'm pretty sure that if Gilbert traded Lebron, since he is basically the acting GM, his head would end up on a stake outside of the Q. Also, there's no way Chauncey Billups or any other GM comes to Cleveland knowing that they are trading Lebron. In the NBA it's much more difficult to make trades than MLB, so teams can't always just wipe the slate clean in the offseason. What Griffin did with this roster and the salary cap was very impressive and will be tough to beat. Even if the roster stayed as-is, we are still getting to the ECF versus Boston next year and i still like our chances as long as #23 is in wine and gold. 

On a side note, if Lebron does leave as a free agent down the road, Dan Gilbert would forever be known as the first owner to lose the best player in the league to free agency....TWICE!! 

Comment 19 Jun 2017

I can't see how this trade would ever be accepted by NO or Indiana, but for the sake of the conversation, could the Cavs even do this being so far over the cap? There was someone on this site in the past that was pretty knowledgeable on the NBA cap and the Cavs were going to have a hard time making moves last season and this year because of all the salary cap issues. 

Comment 15 Jun 2017

From the day he was drafted i always had this feeling he would end up in New England as a back-up to Brady and then eventually traded for a 1st rounder to a QB-weak team. I highly doubt Buffalo makes a trade with NE, but if he did sign there and just learned the system behind Brady and Jimmy G, it could be a great move for him. 

Comment 08 Jun 2017

I'll be the first to admit i don't follow basketball much at all, College or NBA, so forgive me if this sounds like a really stupid question. Is Billy Donovan a realistic option? I've read that he makes $6M per year, which is what Urban makes. Not to mention the revenue stream in football is significantly higher than basketball. also, Donovan is coaching in the NBA and wasn't fired, so wouldn't that be considered a step down since we aren't on par with the Dukes, UNC's, UCLA and Kentucky's of the world? Don't get me wrong, i would love to have a big name coach like that, i just don;t see how that happens right now.

Again, i don;t follow basketball much so if any of what i said is waaay off, my apologies.  

Comment 07 Jun 2017

I don't believe that Bob called any plays on offense or formations on defense, so there shouldn't be much of a change schematically. If Riley relinquishes play calling duties then it could be a huge advantage for us. might also be a slight disadvantage since we won't have much game film on the tendencies of the new offensive coordinator. 

In the end, I think Riley will do excellent in Norman. 

Comment 05 Jun 2017

i feel like this is presser will be to announce a big matchup for next season. I saw on twitter that quite a few people have mentioned that Thad would retire after this season, but if that was the case you would think they knew this was coming and would have told Archie Miller to stay put for a year and not take another job. Unless of course they want to hire someone else? 

Figures, i have a work meeting from 2-3. dammit!

Comment 21 May 2017

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. 

Comment 15 May 2017

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!

Comment 12 May 2017

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. 

Comment 11 May 2017

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. 

Comment 30 Mar 2017

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.   

Comment 30 Mar 2017

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. 

Comment 30 Mar 2017

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. 

Comment 30 Mar 2017

oh wow i hadn't heard that before, but if true that would change his situation quite a bit. 

Comment 30 Mar 2017

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. 

Comment 30 Mar 2017

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. 

Comment 15 Mar 2017

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. 

Comment 01 Mar 2017

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

Comment 01 Mar 2017

He's picking the good guys, right? Been so busy with work that i haven't been able to keep up with recruiting much. 

Comment 27 Feb 2017

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. 

Comment 20 Feb 2017

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.