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Comment 24 Feb 2015

At least a couple of our TDs came with him on the bench.  Elliott's big run being one of them.  Not saying he would have stopped them, but it was an experienced replacement we went right at.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

And yet his NFL.com profile says his weaknesses include: "Not a quick-twitch athlete."  and  "Has difficulty gearing down quickly and changing directions."  

But he has more quick twitch explosiveness than anyone else has ever recorded and was 3rd in 20 yd shuttle.  Might want to wait until after the combine before giving such sweeping statements about someone's athleticism.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

Alright, alright I was exaggerating for effect, but you get the idea.  Even a 6'2" guy with a 40 inch vertical who has a decent wing span will be tough for him to high-point against.  It doesn't matter if you are fast enough to stay in position if you can't go up and compete for the ball.

On a similar note, Amari Cooper's vertical was underwhelming as well.  Guess that's why Tyvis had no issue going up over him to tear the ball out of the sky.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

5'10" and a pretty weak vertical.  If he can jump higher at Pro Day that would help, but a 6'5" receiver with a 40+ vertical would be a nearly impossible cover for him. To be fair it would be nearly impossible for anyone to cover that I suppose, but still harder for him.

Comment 20 Feb 2015

Well you are wrong.  Maintaining speed over that distance is really something that needs practice and football players never do.  Football players practice their first step and 4-6 seconds (ie 30-40 yards).  

One of the reasons Ginn was so deadly is because he had elite top end speed but could also maintain that speed for the length of the field that meant whenever he was in open field no one would touch him.

I remember seeing an exhibition race in indoor track between some NFLers and some professional runners.  They were running the 60 yd dash.  The football players were 1-3 after 10m and 4-6 after 60.  You could just see them tying up.  It is a rare football player that can maintain their top speed for longer than about 10 yards.

Comment 20 Feb 2015

Frank Clark was invited but not Daryl Baldwin, the NFL may never learn.  Domestic violence = bad.  Warriner coached OL = good.

Comment 20 Feb 2015

There is a lot smoke around this in basketball.  But those shoe contracts are a little different in basketball than in football so it may not end up spreading to football too much.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

Could be more of 2a and 2b and the winner is just whoever commits first.  I imagine Birm could clear this up for us, but taking 2 of the 3 seems like a win to me.  Love Ohio boys to go to OSU, but Upshur looks like he'd be great too.  

Comment 17 Feb 2015

Also might give that executioner a little payback.

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Depends, over what distance?  Over 100m, I'd take Devin because of his track background, maybe Zeke for the same reason.  Most football players can't make it much further than 30-40 without slowing significantly (see Braxton getting caught on long runs).  Shorter distances I like Doran, but Marshall or Braxton might be close.  Didn't see enough of Samuel to tell.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

I agree with everyone here that I don't think this is a good idea.  But it would be interesting to see play out.  The NBA would really hate the rule because now they get a chance to see guys for at least one year against non-high school competition before drafting them.  Now they either wouldn't get to see them in college (except for the kids who stay 2 years) or would have to send a lot more scouts over seas.  The optimist in me would hope that the NBA would decide to open up to HS graduates and develop their D-League into a true minor league system like baseball has.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

You forget that DJ loves misery and was once described as perpetually aggrieved.  He chooses to be a Browns fan after all.

Comment 12 Feb 2015

The best solution in my mind is to "get rid of" signing day.  I put it in quotes because really what I mean is move it up a long ways.  Probably best case would be after the player is done with Junior year of high school.  That would get rid of non-commitable offers and players reserving a spot instead of actually committing.  The thing I would add though is an out for major changes at the school they sign with such as coaching changes or NCAA investigations.

Comment 12 Feb 2015

Life isn't fair is the mantra of people afraid of making common sense changes that can improve things in a meaningful way or who are just to brutish to care.

I don't like this particular solution, but there are others out there that could make things better for nearly everyone.

Comment 12 Feb 2015

Absolutely would, unless they could get an anti-trust exemption from Congress.  This is the same reason that the NCAA can't restrict coaches salaries.  I would like to see coaches salaries be tied to professor salaries.  No coach can make more than the average professor.  Not going to happen due to the reason stated above, but in my perfect world, that would be the case.

Comment 11 Feb 2015

Is it just me? Or does Cardale Jones look like he needs to be sipping a cup of tea in that picture?

Comment 10 Feb 2015

Colbert's ability to stay in that character is unbelievable.  Stewart made it possible for Colbert to do what he did, but Colbert's show was truly unreal in terms of acting ability.  It will be interesting to see how he can adapt to being himself on the late show.