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Mean Mr Mustard

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Comment 23 hours ago

Your professor just didn't have the instincts to play sports.  It is a worn-out cliché, but I do believe in instincts.  Does he prefer using the right brain or fast brain terminology?

Comment 24 hours ago

Put a semicolon between thing and it's.  You can use a semicolon instead of a conjunction to join independent clauses.

I would not hyphenate smart ass.  I think that is more style than grammar. 

Comment 17 Jul 2014

I hate the night games on a Saturday night.  If the night game was an hour or two earlier, it would not be so bad.

3:30 is perfect for me.  It is not good, for me, to be drinking at noon.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Pacquiao or Ronda Rousey?

Mayweather may retire undeafeated when he is in his 40's.  For starters, like you mentioned, the talent in boxing is way down.  He also has an extreme "boxing game" fighting style.  Another factor is size.  How many people are that small?  Look at the younger generation.   There will not be that many dudes, coming up, that are into boxing and can make that weight in the future.

Comment 15 Jul 2014

I think there is a pretty simple explanation why Samuels is spending most of his time w/ the RB's and Wilson is spending most of his time working w/ the receivers.  Those two will be spending the majority of their times at those positions.  I don't think either will be 50/50 hybrids.

There is no reason to try to "bulk up" Wilson.  Gain as much lean muscle as possible w/o losing a step....yes.  Bulk  Urban recruited Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey at Florida, so he wants speed.  Tasvon Austin is a slot/H that weighs about 10lbs less than Wilson.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

I like Armani Reeves at the nickel/star.

One of the reasons we got out of the Cover-4 and went to the Cover-3 was b/c Bryant got hurt.  Smith, Bell and Burrows are prototype Cover-4 safeties who can cover in man and help support the run defense

Comment 10 Jul 2014

When it comes to physical attributes, most of those slow-twitch athletes would not be explosive enough for striking and most of the fast-twitch athletes (football, basketball, etc.) would not have enough cardio or muscular endurance for grappling. 

Comment 08 Jul 2014

That is not going away.  In some ways, Coach Meyer understands that better than JT -- i.e. putting more of an emphasis on the offensive line.  This offense reminds me more of Woody's offense or Nebraska's offense back in the day than of Oregon's offense.  O-St will try to force a team to stack the box or get heavy in the box.  If that happens, take the ball outside.  Good examples of this would be the triple option or the dive/bubble screen read.

Comment 03 Jul 2014

This isn't good news.  Wilson is supposed to be a hybrid, jack-of-all-trades guy. 

Comment 03 Jul 2014

Dontre Wilson just needs to play the Dontre Wilson.  Tavon Austin is a small guy that play the H just as well as anyone. 

Comment 23 Jun 2014

I don't know how you look at the guy and not think TE.  The NFL is dying for more "too big for safeties and too fast for LBs" types.  I thought the only reason he wasn't a TE coming out of high school was because he had stone hands. 

Ted Hendricks is the only super tall LB that I can think  of in football history. 

Comment 17 Jun 2014

The two worst things about last year's defense: 1) Blown Coverages 2) Freebies given out with the 7-10 yard cushion

Ash does not have a complex scheme.  The players just execute the scheme very well; because of that, the ridiculous amount of blown coverages should be gone.  Obviously, from reading the article, you can see that the freebies will be gone.




Comment 16 Jun 2014

I am sure that Meyer and Herman can think up some real creative ways to utilize his skills especially in this offense.

Serious question here.  With all of the pattern matching schemes out there in football today, would it be too much for a player to play both ways?  We saw a lot of blown assignments in coverage last season and those players were full time DBs.

Comment 11 Jun 2014

I took a lot of heat for saying this a month ago but I would like to see Rod Smith used as a fullback in the king or queen formation more often--a TB/FB/TE like Byars in the NFL.  I think Meyer wants to stick to the 21 formation, but it would be nice if they could mix it up.  For the people who said I played too much Xbox:


Comment 13 May 2014

NFL teams are starting to use some of these spread concept to create instant catch-22’s for the defense (putting an extra safety in the box hurts your vertical pass defense, the dive/ bubble screen read, etc.).


Negatives—1. QB gets hit a lot. 2. Back-end speed in the NFL.  NFL LB’s are big and fast while most college LB’s are big or fast.  Having a big LB that still has sideline-to-sideline speed naturally helps kill SOME of the option’s effectiveness in the NFL

Spread concepts work pretty well in the NFL in moderation.  If a team tries to use them all of the time, an NFL defense will quickly adapt


Comment 13 May 2014

Well, if you look at the numbers, JM has better agility and slightly better straight line speed.  Like William said, JM is a arrogant douche but he is a competitor.  Troy Smith just became a douche that was just looking for a paycheck.


I think Manziel should thank Russell Wilson for showing the NFL that short guys can play QB in the NFL