I would say agree with you...if it wasn't that way for 3 years running now. Ever since craft left, the defense was has continued to slip further and further. And when that's your calling card as a coach and program, you better be good at it. Now they can't score consistently or defend. There's no excuse for not making the tourney every year and definitely none for getting beat by Rutgers in the 1st round of the conf.
Good/great players can make coaches look better and vice versa. Davis was the coach during Kelly's time I believe and the defense was shafted because of Kelly installing his offense. It's not always what it seems, especially in that odd situation.
There have only been 2 southern climate teams win Super Bowls since 2000 season. Saints in 07, buccs in 03. And Indy if you want to count their dome. Granted, NE takes up a lot of that but 6 others have done it too.
Which is why I said he's taking a major chance on himself with that. If cousins doesn't return he's in the same situation and needing to learn a new offense. Cle offered 4 years $32M, he accepted by 1 year 8M Taking a chance
Cousins may not be playing for Washington is what I was getting at. Who's the backup if he leaves? Most likely a rookie or someone who probably shouldn't be started.
He bet on himself but moving to another team where he now needs to learn a new offense with a qb situation that doesn't seem much better than cle with the cousin's situation.
I loved kwon for the Buckeyes but he just doesn't quite fit the Steelers tbh. They don't have the typical middle, run stuffing LB. They looked for a more traditional OLB, even though they'd be play ILB for Pitt because of the type of defense. All the backers blitz but I'd look for them to take another shazier before a kwon-type.
I still don't get why people do that: a top '5' with 6 listed. Even if 2 schools are 'tied', there are still 6 schools.. but I digress. You do you, highly recruited high schoolers.
Here's my issue with peppers. It's not about whether he should be drafted. It's about where. If a team truly thinks he can excel as a starting safety, fine pick him first round. But if you're unsure of that but just want an athlete, no way are you picking a return specialist that early.
Love all your picks for the Steelers. Probably a pipe dream for Conley with how his combine went but Watkins is a 3rd round projection and Perrine is that late too? Kinda crazy to me. I think corner and pass rush linebacker are their 2 biggest needs. After that id go with line depth. I love the combo of tuitt, hargrave, Hayward if all healthy. Can't see Pitt taking a guy like kwon but we'll see.
Brown plans to run the 40 at Pro Day, as of now anyway. Could change and decide to skip it entirely but heading into the combine, that was the plan.
Every scholarship update I've seen from 11W has him as a gray shirt and not part of the, now, 87 they have listed.
The least likely is number 2. You're not going to get rid of a guy after 1 redshirt season. I'm not pretending to know this situation and I don't one single bit but... come on now.
Yeah, knew he was out west. Kinda came as a surprise. And Simpson isn't the first Ohio kid that probably should've gotten an offer that didn't from them. Just always sucks to see those guys come back to haunt the Bucks i.e.: Burke, Hayes, even Walton played well for them, though not to those 2's levels, etc. Hopefully, he's not the next.
The good news for Smith and potentially going to Kentucky for both sports is that he wouldn't need to miss an extra month preparing for postseason football most years...
I live in the surrounding area near Lima and I noticed that they seemed to play more defense last year than when Fell was in charge. It was kinda comical seeing senior get beat 60-50 for a few years. Haha. Hopefully griffin can keep it and just get those guys to stay disciplined. Played them in a few 7 on 7's in high school and that was the biggest problem 8-10 years ago. It surely wasn't athleticism.
While I agree that prince should be given a chance to redeem himself this spring and into the fall perhaps, bringing up Taylor decker, imo, is totally different because a) Mack was just named the NFL's DPoY and a total stud even at buffalo, and b) decker progressed over the season that year much better than prince did last year. Just MO.
We don't have 2nd, 3rd or 4th string, just MORE STARTERS.
Some years might warrant this. As unproven as the o line is and seeing as the d line is the deepest, and probably most talented in the country, hard to imagine this happening.
Needs to crush pro day to have a chance now, I'd think.
What in the...so many commas and so little punctuation I just couldn't follow that, even after 3 tries, for the life of me.
Alabama's 2017 class is the 2nd best we've ever seen, behind Florida's 2010 class.
But I thought Meyer left the cupboard bare at Florida when he left.....??? Hahahahah
I believe they also get limited things, such as food and maybe some apparel for free like the scholarship guys do? Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I thought I'd heard that before.
Could Kline have missed out on #6 because Woodbey had it? I smell drama. Guess we can't have both of them.
I don't consider 800 miles "close to home." Sure, he'd play more games much closer to home but that's not" home." The whole state of Ohio isn't more than 200-300 miles wide or long. Would you be "home" in Ann Arbor if you're from Ohio? I hardly think so. Haha.