During S and G days last night Miller said something that has stuck with me and I think it is the reason he moved. I believe his shoulder is 100% and that he could play qb. I think he is just scared to injure it again that he didn't push to get the range of motion and strength back that he might have been able to do. On the other hand I think it speaks volumes to his confidence to play another position and excel at until he makes sure he won't hurt it again.
I'm not sure this really has an impact on who starts now because both Qb's are going to face the same problem. I'm guessing we are going to see a ton of Zeke and Dunn with lots of jet sweeps with Braxton and Samuel's. I would also assume VT gets very aggressive and forces us to throw if they can stop the run so someone is going to have to step up at receiver.
I probably won't get to go anyways my future buckeye is scheduled to arrive on 2/11/16, so I'm not sure if my girl will let me spend the money on it. I had a game set up last year but had to give the ticket away to a lucky 11w due to some trouble. Here's to wishing and praying!!
Forum Post 19 Aug 2015
I have been wanting to try Great Lakes Eliot Ness but there is nowhere near Tampa that sells it. I believe the closest is maybe NC. But I did get the chance to try a new one this weekend. If you're a Porter person, try Coppertail Night swin you won't be disappointed.
I'm surprised there are no clubs of Braxton finishing plays. So either 1. He didn't finish them or 2. They are just keeping them under wraps.
Forum Post 13 Aug 2015
I'm going the optimistic route say 6 catches for 68 yards, 5 rushes for 82 yards and 3 punt returns for 47 yards with 2 touchdowns.
Other than our starter at QB and Boykin not many other ones standout as a clear Heisman candidate. I would say this is the best year for another position to win it.
Forum Post 12 Aug 2015
I think that this team can play with a chip on their shoulders. Last year was great and loved every minute of it. One of the things I would use for these players is that they played very good but they had some luck on their side. There is no way of telling if they can repeat with another slip up so they have to play and train like they are at the bottom again. Hopefully the idea of showing out for those stepping in for those suspended will be proof enough that things can happen that can set you back if you do not prepare the right way.
I agree that he isn't really I jury prone. From 2011 - 2013 the only person to touch the ball more than Miller was the center. I'm sure of the exact number but I'm sure he has ran 600 - 800 plays in that time so you assume how many hit he has taken compare to anyone else and his injuries makes sense.
Well the time frame of when Urban said he found out about it and the time frame of when he said Braxton came too him were right around the same time. Wouldn't be a surprise that this was a way to kill some of the qb battle talk and also give Miller a little more healing time.
I know your pain I work at the same place just here in Tampa. Crazy how far behind on tech they are in certain areas.
I was disappointed when I heard about the move. I wanted him to be the starter and get that Heisman and natty for himself. Being that there is still time before the opener and things could change and that happen. I think that he will get the ball early and often only to help him increase his worth at the new position. I also think he will win the Heisman as well. If he can get 1000 rushing, 500 receiving, 500 passing and 600 to 800 return yards with a few to the house it's his. I'm always wrong but I hope either way things go he goes beast mode.
I was gonna make a forum topic but there are too many anyways, but I had a few questions and people's thoughts. 1. Since he isn't playing qb how many touches is he realistically going to get a game now. 2. Does he honestly have a shot at the Heisman outside of playing qb for us now.
Just for reporting purposes I am an Ohioan and now live in Florida and I have never eaten Chipotle!! I also never will.
This made my day, I already knew it but great to have this chapter closed. What I love though is this Miller said. “As it stands right now, I know I am the best athlete in college football. If any competition wants to come my way, I’ve just got to be smart about things and just stay looking forward.” I feel basically he is saying come get it but you won't get it.
Love a kid from my home town. The only knock I had on him was the same similar with Wilson, I got the feeling they never fully trusted their ability. The second half of the Indiana game is what they should always do. Both were prone to try and juke or spin when they could have used their speed and power to get more. I think he knows that now and 2015 could be better, I just hope Wilson learned that lesson too.
I was bored at work and started googling crazy world records and decided to google this and that was the first article lol.
Forum Post 29 Jun 2015
I think if he is 100% healthy Braxton starts and gets spelled my Jones late in games to save his body and as for JT I don't think there will be an issue. 1. He seems like a team player and realize the older guys ahead of him are fighting for the NFL like him. 2. He knows he fits well into this system and will do well and has 2 years left after this. I say he will be fine with learning for another year if Braxton is heathly enough to play. Hell he might not even have to sit and will be the one spelling Miller considering he beat out Dale last year.
I wonder what it would really take for Joey to stay for his senior year? I mean other than a complete bust in his senior year (highly unlikely) or an injury (hope it never happens) I don't see much that would hurt his draft stock. He is at the top of the elite player list and I don't see too many people coming out of the blue and making him not a top 5 pick if he stayed. Based on how he trains and things I have read it seems like not only could he make himself better with another year but could help out the underclassmen (Nick included) to become the type of player he is. Here is to hoping he stays for all 4 years.
I know people are tired of the qb battle threads and that's fine but I personally don't mind posts about Braxton and his journey back to the spot light.
This would be awesome to be able to buy his jersey as a Bengal. I think they would give him the reps he needs to get better. I mean Bruce Gradkowski made the team.