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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist


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Comment 1 hour ago

Yes.  This is so true.  It wasn't all that apparent at the college level, where its all about the systems and the players and most just figured that he was a decent coach that was recruiting great players into his plug and play system.  No one thought it would work in the NFL.  People saying for years that "the talent gap isn't as big, the players are too fast and too smart for his system to work in the NFL."

Guess what - it's working.

Comment 21 Aug 2014

With all of the young talent on this team, I'm cautiously optimistic(ally pessimistic).  It's going to take some great coaching this year.  Defense will have to be the rock of the team and the young players will have to live up to their potential.  As far as JT, there's absolutely no reason why he can't lead this team with solid, mistake free play.  Even looking back at the loss to clemson, we were two mistakes away from winning that game. 

Comment 20 Aug 2014

He does make quick decisions, but the spring game film has me a bit concerned that they aren't as "quick" as they are predetermined. It seems he stares down his target from the snap.  He's young and these are early reps, so hopefully this is something that he gets better at.  I know it takes time for a young QB to learn how progress through reads and use the eyes to control the defensive backfield.  Looking forward to watching him develop this year.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Shame on you for trying to be realistic and cautious. 

STAFF:  when a post reaches the negative limit (-11 as above), can you only inactivate the downvote button and leave the upvote button active?  I think the post above doesn't violate the comment policy and would like to upvote it but I can't because of misuse of the voting system.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Calm down, heaven forbid we, as spoiled as we are, have to endure a season where we aren't in the top 10.  Tons of young talent on this team.  Making playoffs is now a lot tougher, but I've seen young teams put it together before.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

8 SEC teams there is a joke. They will play no one out of conference, then play each other in conference, then the bottom 3 bowl eligible will play Houston, Rice and a team that can't pass the football to save their life to go 7-3 in bowl season and the conference will sit ever higher on its pedestal

Comment 15 Aug 2014

So many people are here and there for you. It's up to you to use them and its one of the hardest things to do - to admit you can't do it on your own. But once you cross that line, you never look back. And as much faith as I may lack in humanity, there sure are a redeeming few. 

Comment 15 Aug 2014

This was the moment I said to myself "I bet this guy is a troll."  And then I watched the rest of the site adore him and just didn't get it.  I still don't get it.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

Sorry to hear. Just think of all the good times and the times where you were red in the face pissed and hope it drives you to raise another fine dog. There is no life without death. 

Comment 14 Aug 2014

Higher academic minds have egos that are too big to admit fault. I think it's very unlikely you see anything unless drastic action provokes it.