Tomczak was at the right place at the right time with the Bears in the mid late 80's. McMahon was always hurt. Steve Fuller got hurt a lot too. Jim Harbaugh was young and took extra time to develop since he was an option QB at TTUN. The Bears traded for Doug Flutie but I don't think Ditka gave him a chance b/c of his height. Anyways, Tomczak was a good game manager; and, with all the talent the Bears had, it worked out ok. He got a lot of experience from the QB situation.
Also, the songs off of the first three albums sound way better on the Alive album. Sometimes, SiriusXM will play some Kiss songs off of those albums and I don't get it. Wasn't it "Rock and Roll All Night" off of the Alive album that was their first hit and not the song off of their studio album?
I remember being 4-5 years old and liking Kiss b/c of this, the makeup, the Kiss baseball cards, and then the music. I can see why there where people that would never give Kiss a chance or take them seriously.
Recruiting is the only area of concern w/ Davis for me. The guy was one of the best LB coaches in the NFL. He had to be at least an average D-coordinator in the NFL and this is college football we are talking about, so the playbooks are smaller.
Also, it sounds like he specializes in creating blitz packages.
If Bernard is done with the Bengals, it would be a good fit for Samuel.
Danny Woodhead's role in the Patriot's offense would be good for Samuel.
Panthers, Seahawks, 49ers, or another team that plays a little bit more spread option might be even more ideal. The vast majority of teams in the NFL have a lot of spread in their playbook and even some spread option, but people still act like NFL teams are lining up in the I-formation all of the time.
It's really not a bad idea. CM will spend 2-3 months concentrating on his boxing and then get paid millions to have a public sparring session with FM. Like you said, FM will win on points easily and I don't see CM getting knocked out.
I can see the O-Line improving. When it comes to the passing game, slightly above average-to above average is pretty much the ceiling IMO. Hopefully, the vertical passing game is good enough that the defense has to respect it. I think replacing Samuel is key. An explosive player like Samuel is another way to make a defense pay for playing zero deep or one deep coverage. I'd really like to see Campbell and McCall split time at the H-B. The run game should be good. The O-Line last year was good at run blocking and they should be bigger this year. Weber is good and should be better next year.
I would think that running a little bit high would be one of the easiest things for Coach Alford to correct.
It's not all about being low to the ground either. Part of it is getting more forward leverage. It makes the ball a little bit of a harder target.
If Cliff was still here, I doubt that Metallica would have let one of their groupies sing at the Grammys instead of James.
I have no idea really but it looked like he was trying too hard to make something happen vs Clemson.
I don't think they need to go that far w/ Campbell. Motioning the H-B into the backfield for a 2-RB set and running some outside zone read or HB counter plays has been one of the things that has worked very well for us. I hope Campbell is the full time HB and McCall becomes one of the "or" starters and gets a lot of time at both H-B and TB
What'll that asshole think up next.
Go up about 10 posts ago. I think it is cool to work on a trick play and/or put a handful of wrinkles in during the playoff practice time.
One of the keys to executing a trick play, however, is to do anything but a Jet Sweep the one time JT takes a snap under center
Yeah, I think the personnel that we have is still more suited to run the ball more than throw it. The passing game just needs to be respectable, IMO JT is not going to turn into Brady this off season no matter how good Day is. Probably more upside in the improvement of the play calling, pass blocking and Wrs
It is a lot of things. I think it is realistic, however, that the passing game goes from god-awful 81st to at least an above average passing game next year.
Some of the inconsistent arm strength can be coached up. JT does not have a great throwing motion, but still, his arm strength goes from above average to below average here and there.
First off, I'm 43. I can remember and have heard from people older than me that expected kids to start watching adult movies. It is kind of weird, nowadays, that so many older people are watching cartoons and such. I remember being 11 or 12 and adults and my peers thinking that something was wrong if a kid that age wanted to watch something made for kids.
Another counter arguement to this would be guys like Nick Mangold, AJ Hawk, Darron Lee, etc. Guys that were 2-3 stars coming out of high school, but became AAs, 1st rounders, All-Pros(except for Lee), etc. Ohio does not have spring football which could be a huge factor why there are so many late bloomers from the state.
I think that they do need a typical X-split end type, but like Coach Meyer said everyone is recruiting big and fast guys. One of the good things about the spread is that you can take guys that don't exactly fit a type or they are tweeners and you can make it work. Lets look at how the New England Patriots take guys like Edelman, Welker, Woodhead, etc and makes those guys players. They spread is more ideal for college than it is for the pros even.
We might have got burnt slow playing homegrown recruits.
An athlete WR is not a huge priority for this team right now, but in the future we could always use those guys. Elijah Gardiner was more of a priority b/c we need a guy, if he does some serious work in the weight room, can be an X.
Yeah, it sounds like he will eventually get a scholly after a year or two anyways. NW is one of the few schools that is worth the college debt nowadays.
The only thing is that the 40 is usually slower in Indy. The 40 is a little bit overrated. Vert and shuttles are a little bit underrated. Vert is not just a measure of going up for a pass. It is usually a measure of just general explosiveness.
I think he will be a real find in the later rounds.