Yeah, Steelers definitely should have drafted Eifert instead of JJ (as many fans wanted) to be the heir apparent to Heath. Big mistake.
I just looked at that entire first round from 2013. WOOOFFFF!!! Might have been the worst first round on record.
Jarvis Jones stinks as well. I wouldn't give the Steelers credit on that pick at all. Bell is a different story...great player, huge knucklehead.
He admits that Heyward-Bey is probably faster than him, but apparently the race was the culmination of Tomlin (probably tongue in cheek) saying there are 10 guys on the Steelers that are faster than Ryan. Ryan challenged Tomlin to pick 3 players to race him. And he beat Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Sammie Coates.
Not being critical, but it would have been nice to see more love for the defense...4 offensive players. Tre could easily have been replaced by Conley. Still sweet nonetheless.
Anyone else try to make the poster come 'to life with the aurasma app'? I cannot get it to work at all...I just gave up.
Not disputing that statement, but I would also put more stock into the NFL combine, which most of the players being listed have gone through, than a high school combine. Ryan Shazier >>>>>> Mike Mitchell as an athlete any day of the week and twice on sundays.
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Ryan Shazier too...FREAK of an athlete.
He used to run by Santonio Holmes like he was running in sand. A 4.4 guy made to look pedestrian. Insane speed.
Exactly, cause if we are going that route, Mike D'Andrea was the real deal athlete as well.
Ginn, Galloway, and this guy are at the top of my list. Brax and TP obviously get votes with Michael Wiley, Shawn Springs, Chris Gamble, Beanie Wells (size and speed off the charts) and Zeke. A lot of names that can be on this list. I just loved TG and he did things at OSU catching the ball that were amazing.
That's a bit low...Coop wished he had the success that Stoops has had. 8-9 in bowls, a natty, 9 conference championships, 10-7 against his biggest rival.
Ehhh...that's a big 'if' considering his bowl record barely eclipsed his Michigan record. His teams would always peak early and fade late in the season, as opposed to getting progressively better like the last 2 coaching mainstays.
I'm not anti-Andy Geiger...he may have held onto Coop a little too long, but he didn't hire him. He also was trying to fix the basketball team with Obrien, who did have success with his international squads (tongue in cheek). He also hired Matta and Tressel, Smith gets a lot of credit for what Geiger actually started...
My biggest issue with Geiger is VCA. Swing and a miss.
Outstanding work. Really hope he can bring it home on sunday.
Damon Martin penned a nice column the other day as well.
And then there is this video which is well done (linked in Damon's article):
Well, Zeke is going to be better than Emmitt, so we all know the answer to that hypothetical. ;)
And I wasn't arguing with anyone's lists, as he was 18-9-1 at OSU, so its not like his numbers would qualify...but his overall body of work stands alone. I know, I'm Mr. Obvious with that statement.
Urban learned from his own mistakes at UF re: character.
Those numbers are why I cannot stand the Tress v. Meyer posts/arguments on this board...the OSU fanbase has been spoiled rotten since 2001. Many of us remember and lived the Cooper regime and still have the scars.
Name another school that can replace a HOF coach with another future HOF coach. We are blessed.
Well, I guess it was better towards the latter decade with OB. But yeah, Geiger shouldn't be exempt from blame.
His head butting with Jim Brown did no one favors in 2002. Although I put a lot of that on Jim Brown and his comments.
With the basketball program being even worse at the time, your theory is highly 'plausible'.
OSU FB/Cooper's weekly TV show was gold back then...Coop didn't even know the names of his own players. He would often just refer to them by number when watching the highlights. LOL.