I guess I read a bit into the word "cultivate". My response was more along the lines that the coaches probably dont care so much that it happened as they do that it's public.
In other words, it's not the image they want to cultivate rather than the actual atmosphere.
That coming from the guy with the username "IGotAWoody".
Listen... that's the image they want to cultivate, dont kid yourself. That's why when a kid is on an official visit they take them to clubs and parties... to see the girls they can hook up with while in college.
That's why we've all heard rumors of coaches from other schools encouraging the players to take recruits "out" to meet the ladies and why there was some shenanigans at Miami with the girls.
Girls are part of the college scene... coaches just dont want it to be public.
I agree with you. After posting that comment I thought to myself that this is the typical way that a concept is introduced to a QB and then it will evolve over time. Maybe after a game or two of B1G play we'll see a new wrinkle.
I would still like to see the shovel pass wrinkle with a triple option. They havent run that yet (like the Alex Smith highlight above).
Could you imagine making the defenders choose between Barrett and any two of Curtis Samuel, Dontre Wilson, Zeke Elliott, or Jalin Marshall? That would be pretty dynamic.
Apparently she's really good at............... fantasy football (what'd you think I was going to say?).
She is in the Howard Stern league and she seems to know what she's doing (here's her squad: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/clubhouse?leagueId=1783358&teamId=7&seasonId=2014)
You dont have to apologize... it's just a discussion.
I do not think Tedford ran a spread offense, and to be clear there is a difference in spread offenses and I am not sure if the Nevada or Utah offenses fit into the type of spread I was describing but nonetheless.
I think it's fair to say that Kaepernick is successful (thus far but maybe we should revise that based on tonights performance) and Alex Smith is successful.
I just thought it was an interesting topic. As time goes along we will likely see more QB's that are successful from the spread because so many college offenses are running them right now. Anyway, thanks for all the responses.
This is exactly my opinion. If I was a GM I would be extremely reluctant to draft a QB from one of those systems.
I was against drafting RG3 early in the draft. I certainly dont like drafting Manzeil for the Browns. I was against drafting Geno Smith.
That wasnt JT, that was the play design. The ran 3 verticals several times. It appears to me, watching on TV that the middle of the field was open quite a bit. In the Kent State game there were crossing routes, whip routes, slants, designed RB screens, etc... everything you need when you have a young QB.
Makes you wonder where all these short, get your young QB comfortable, throws were in the VT game. The middle of the field was open most of the game and the flat seemed to be as well.
My apologies for the size. I wasnt sure how to reduce the size.
What do you know... people can disagree on one thing but agree on others. You mean once you disagree with someone on one thing you dont have to always disagree with them moving forward... strange.
Thanks for the reasoned response.
Sorry, I'm not. I didnt watch his MSNBC show. I dont watch his ESPN show. I have seen clips of him doing segments on Pete Rose and this one too. I wouldnt have known about this commentary had the OP not posted it.
I love how taking an impartial stance on this video makes me an Olbermann fan.
His ESPN contract for this current show explicitly says he cannot talk about politics.
So... he was fired in the past because he is an ASS. He's very hard to work for, demanding, offensive, etc. etc. Nothing to do with politics.
I find it absolutely idiotic that people are attacking Keith Olbermann and I'm speculating that they didnt even watch the videos.
I'm sure he's a pain in the ass to work with because he has been fired pretty much everywhere he's worked. And yes, he is a liberal, but from what I've seen he doesnt bring his politics into his sports discussions, especially not this discussion.
So, should liberals totally ignore and then criticize Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck if they speak out against domestic violence or rape or murder or whatever else? Seriously?
You guys have totally lost the point of the OP. I watched the video, without bias, and Olbermann is making some amazing points. It does seem like a fake investigation. The NFL has bungled this all the way through. He has put together his commentary and research far more eloquently than any of us could have thus far.
Pay attention to the message, not the person delivering it.
But there are things we havent heard...
Like the fact that the law firm hired to investigate the NFL has significant ties to the NFL and the Ravens and thus... not independent.
Like the fact that Goodell said that NJ law didnt allow the NFL to obtain the video tape but that the NJ Attorney General's Office said that is an incorrect interpretation of the law and that the NFL could have obtained the video from the casino.
Like the fact that the NFL.com website was still selling Ray Rice jerseys up until 2 days ago.
Like Goodell contradicting himself saying he didnt need to see the video to know what was on it but then saying that after they saw the video they had to take action against Rice. So.... you did need to see the video then? I'm confused.
I'm not a big Olbermann fan but this was well put together with info I was not aware of. Also, his commentary on Pete Rose has been pretty good.
Did you watch the video? There are a lot of facts regarding the investigation in there that none of us have heard up to this point. It was precisely thought-provoking.
I left NYC 5 years ago. I regret it every day. The grass isnt always greener, take it from me.
I never said that. I just said I support any genuine gesture. You minimized this one with your comments and, to me, that isn't fair.
I was a junior in college. I was asleep when it happened (afternoon classes). My mom called and woke me up after the 1st plane hit and I saw the 2nd plane hit. Needless to say I didnt go to class that day.
Three years later I found myself working for the FDNY. There were 343 guys from the FDNY that died that day but there were thousands more that continued to suffer even 10 years after. Lung diseases, heart diseases, cancer, PTSD... all still plague MANY active and former members of the FDNY and I'm proud to have worked with those people and their families every day.
Anyway, I dont work there any longer, but through that tragedy our nation came together... if only momentarily. Today, we seem more divided than at any point since 1865. But at the very least it's days like these where everyone can be unified.
There's also a pentagon shape on the back with the US flag as a background and the twin towers in the foreground.
Don't be a douche.
I worked for the FDNY for 5 years so any genuine gesture that people want to make to remember 9/11 I am all for.