I am sorry, but your inability to connect the coaching to at least SOME of the issues around our offense is what makes me think your opinions are simply posted in order to troll. I can understand an argument that maybe Burrow or Haskins could be better QBs, but your responses here blatantly ignore the coaching changes and how playcalling impacts a QB's ability to be successful. JT was pretty fucking incredible during 2014 under a competent position coach and playcaller. For fucks sake, give him a god damn chance under another group of competent coaches.
Thank you, Triv. Much more succinct and convincing than my post. I wish I had more upvotes to give.
The best I can find to help illustrate my point is the YPA of 9 on 314 attempts in 2014 as opposed to a 6.7 YPA on 379 attempts in 2016 (this is despite playing in fewer games in 2014 due to his injury in the Michigan game). Also, don't isolate my point related to 2014. What the hell happened to our downfield passing game in the first half of 2015 with Cardale as the starter? Nobody on here can argue that Cardale does not have a strong enough arm or the ability to throw it deep.
I don't know if the struggles of the downfield passing game should be placed on JT's abilities. We had a very capable offense and downfield passing attack with JT during 2014. We struggled during the first half of 2015 with downfield passing with Cardale as the starting QB, which continued through last year. There was a substantial shift in the offensive staff between 2014 and 2015, which I believe is the main cause behind the struggles. I don't think you sit JT until you give him the opportunity to perform under new staff this year.
I am interested in this deli meats forum you speak of.
Exactly where my mind went as well.
I am right there with you Buckeye Knight. You start getting into the 70's and I am wishing it was colder outside.
Hubbard also looks to be a step or so quicker than Tyquan.
I can point to two particular plays. First, on 2nd and 11 from your opponents 21 with under 5 minutes left to play where a FG gives you an 11 point lead. Second, (since you stupidly passed on 2nd down), on 3rd and long still within field goal range with under 5 minutes left to play where a FG gives you an 11 point lead.
In my opinion, Freeman's chicken wing block on a blitzing Hightower that led to the sack and fumble was bigger than any of the subsequent errors.
I don't know, "not small" seems like a stretch. On 24/7 he is listed at 5'11" and 282 lbs. I wouldn't consider that big for a D-1 DL either.
I agree. I think this could also be about something other than Ohio State. Who knows.
While cited or while in traffic court? You have said both. If I was cited I would ask the officer to include in their report any mitigating facts that, or more preferably XYZ witness feel, caused the accident and limit my fault as the trailing driver. Then in traffic court I would present this report along with any other evidence available to try to show the facts indicating I was not at fault.
Edit: We have seriously derailed...
While the ACDA rule describes a standard of care, I am sure you are aware that there are exceptions to this rule that can provide at least a partial defense. The facts of the accident will determine fault, the simple fact that a rear-end collision occurred does not always mean the trailing driver is at fault. Facts matter.
Well based on the way this workout was described I think it was a team workout where everyone is participating together. So it is prescribed and monitored all at once. Maybe the strength staff said, hey over the break here are workouts to adequately prepare you for what is in store when you return and they assumed that the players followed their instructions or would suffer the consequences. You may be right that the strength staff and athletic trainers failed to perform their responsibilities, but I would also say that the players are at least partially the responsible to adequately prepare themselves.
In the scenario you suggest all parties should be interested to know whether you hit your brakes abruptly or maybe your brake lights aren't working properly which contributed to being rear-ended. There are numerous other questions to be asked in a rear-end collision to determine who is fault, just like there are with the athletes. In my opinion results don't always speak for themselves, which is perhaps where we have to agree to disagree.
I haven't seen many details about the workout other than it was a combination of push-ups, sit-ups, up-downs, etc. over the course of an hour (interesting to watch the new UC football videos posted, as they seem to be doing very similar stuff). Facts about the coaches would include more details about the intervals and extent of these exercises, were trainers available and watching to provide assistance and water if needed, were these athletes refused assistance during the workout? More facts from the players themselves would include whether these particular athletes hydrated themselves well enough before the workout, did they have enough sleep, did they come in good enough shape to be prepared for these workouts?
Depending on these answers I could see where maybe the onus falls on the player as opposed to the coaches simply being the bad guys and overworking them. My main point is I don't know enough to make that call, I was not there, I am not a part of the program.
Trust me when I say that I understand a doctor would be held to a different standard and relied upon more than the players when providing testimony in court or in a deposition.
I have severe asthma and played competitive sports through college, workouts would effect me differently than most other members of my team. Just because three people were hospitalized does not by itself mean that the workouts were outrageous (I am not saying they weren't, they very well may have been). However, in my opinion, without further information, I am simply of the mindset that this does not deserve outrage.
Was not saying that. Simply advocating for a more level reaction then "OMG this is unspeakable!" The level of their conditioning prior to these workouts is one thing we don't know. Not saying their hospitalization couldn't be an issue or isn't a potentially dangerous situation, but without further facts, I can't say that it is.
I am not going to make a big deal out of this. On 97.1 the fan they indicated that some current players are coming out and defending the workouts. Until I hear additional information indicating otherwise, this is not a huge issue in my mind.
I don't disagree with you that UM played a really tough game and could have won it. However, I keep seeing people say that Michigan dominated Ohio State statistically in that game. Which statistics are you looking at? The only one I see a large difference in favor of Michigan is 3rd down efficiency. Otherwise, Ohio State gained more yards, had more first downs and had fewer turnovers.
Pretty solid hire by Purdue and wish him the best. Jeff played quarterback at my high school and I played football with his younger brother, Brian, while I was in high school. Their father was our quarterbacks coach. Great football family and I am extremely happy for him.