Hard to figure out what the Browns strategy is at QB. Free agency next year has some big stars but even if the Browns overpaid they aren't getting Rivers, Eli Manning and co and the younger guys will most likely sign deals with their current teams. The draft doesn't have a tank the season for the franchise QB. McCown is 36 and would be 37 next year. Seems like they are hitching the wagon to Manziel. Which I don't get at all. I don;t remember the exact numbers but NFL network did a video breakdown of all 100 or so plays Manziel ran last year and he either couldn't make the throw or made the wrong read on 90% of the plays. He couldn't make any throws outside the hashes. Just feels like Tebow all over again " it worked in college so it will work in the NFL"....
As a Reds fan HAPPY/SAD DAY trumps SAD/SAD :) Reds need to move about half the roster and so far have made one deal and appear to be asking for the moon in any trade. You're not a seller if you dangle guys knowing your asking price is ridiculous.
There would be no point in OSU doing this in bunches. I'd imagine there's a list of kids in trouble for different reasons but the bulk of those kids are just going to be punished with extra reps/workouts and not miss any time. The caveat of course is could be a kid or two with academic stuff so that could be tbd. Academics might explain Urban's "Worries about little issues like that creeping in near the beginning of the camp"
Was he asked about suspension length. Some speculation Joey and Jalin might be one game and the others longer. Any ideas???
Not buying the multiple failed drug (weed) tests angle. School policy would be three week suspension ( 3 games not 1) and the Urban Meyer policy would be kicking the kid off the team.. see Rod Smith. 1 failed test, missing classes, breaking other team rules I can believe because it would be 7 plus months of chances for kids to "drop the ball". Privacy laws just means any suspended players would be suspended for "breaking team rules."
Every school has their own weed policy outside of bowl games where the NCAA handles drug tests. Oregon gives kids two free passes. First offense at Ohio State is between Coach and Player. Second offense at Ohio State is between player and the University with automatic suspension.
Getting nervous the Reds aren't going to move nearly as many pieces as they should. Leake will go for sure but beyond that who knows. Makes zero sense to keep Champman at this point. There won't be any games to save next year and his paycheck goes up to $12M if we don't move him. Starting to get really panicked that ownership truly believes it's not the manager, or the roster... it's just injuries that derailed this season...
Clippers could end up better but he made it sound like he was leaving the Nuggets to go to the Warriors or something. Rockets were crazy injured at the end of the season and that Clippers squad should have destroyed them and couldn't. Rockets should be healthy plus Sam Dekker and Lawson at PG is a huge upgrade over pablo prigioni... Don;t root for either team but if healthy seems like a pick'em to me in the playoffs...
Not a fan of either team but found it odd in his comments that he needed to leave Houston to win and Clippers gave him a better chance to win? The same Clippers team his Rockets team beat last year.... And then he talks about financial hardship and he's leaving a state with no state income tax and going to one with the highest state income tax in the country (13.3).. Odd dude...
Klinnsmann said in the press conference that he would be making no changes to the roster for the upcoming games but then did say he will have a conversation with Howard about his future. Problem is the same problem with Dempsey. If USA Soccer truly doesn't care about the Gold Cup and The Confederations cup and this is all a long play to get kids ready for the World Cup then Howard doesn't make any sense on this team. Same for Dempsey most likely. Howard would be 39 for the World Cup and Dempsey would be 35. Hard to imagine either guy mid to late 30s as making the team in 2018.
I don't know what to make of this team and the program right now. US Soccer seems to have bought into Klinnsmann long term vision of where things are going but the product just looks stalled to me talent wise. So disappointed to hear Klinnsmann speaking after the loss to Panama and just basically saying they had a good tournament and should have won the thing. And then Sunil Gulati basically doubled down saying Klinnsmann job wasn't in jeopardy because they don't make those decisions based on one game ( the loss to Panama in the consolation game). But anyone who looks at how the US team played the whole Gold Cup saw average at best soccer the whole tournament.
Not thrilled about the "home game" being in the Rose Bowl but I get it. CONCACAF needs the money so they want to sell as many tickets as possible so they needed a big venue. And that big venue had to be in a Mexican friendly city if they want to sell tickets. USMNT just isn't a draw right now in terms of ticket sales. Consolation game in Philly only sold 12,000 tickets in a stadium that holds 18,500.
Yup, and Puig was rumored early this year.
That's just it. They continue to make decisions based on emotion and not being embarrassed if Cueto came back in another uniform. It should NEVER work that way. Is it going to be any less embarrassing when he signs with the Cubs and is in town nine times next season? They punted dealing him down the road because of emotion. The best franchises make personnel decisions without emotion. Same thing happening with Price. Just about any other franchise and he would be fired ( still may be) but you keep hearing "he was an in house hire" and they don't want to admit the were wrong firing Dusty and hiring the wrong guy. Price is 119–139 and the losses are only continue to pile up as they play out this season. He's easily going to be the skipper who lost 150+ games in his first two years.
I like Finnegan just that we are buying high on him because of what he did in the world series. Royals seem like they already had the wheels in motion to move him to the bullpen and the Reds are sending him to AAA to be a starter. He could be 2-3 years away if the Reds are determined to make him a starter. That's fine but it doesn't help right now. None of these guys help this year and maybe not next year.
Reds management waited WAY too long to pull the trigger and unless they move Chapman will do the same thing with him. Nobody pays for a rental. They can't have it both ways. You can't blame the season on injuries and then wait forever to deal assets after those injuries derailed your season. ( I still think it's a LOT more than injuries but that's how they are selling this year to the fanbase). Cozart was injured at the beginning of June and Mesoraco way before that. Homer Bailey was out all season after surgery. This season was cooked long ago and that's when they should have been dealing pieces.
Reds didn't get fleeced at all but there are about a billion examples of legit stars being traded for prospects and those prospects never amounting to a hill of beans.
Feels more like they salvaged a bad situation ( that they put themselves in). We got three guys who project to be relievers and none are coming to the big league club and had to send cash to KC as well. Brandon Finnegan has been getting lit up in AAA as a starter so talk was he would be moving to relief rotation. His last 14 innings pitched at Omaha he as given up 11 earned runs. BAD.
Just not a fan of Cueto being gone and a guy like Homer Bailey gets a six-year $105 million contract....
Bell is 6-foot-10, 214.... can we not loan these kids to Micky Mariotti? That is just really thin for that height. He's going to be forced to cover guys 240/250 all year long.
For sure could be coach speak... but man if VaTech is seriously drawing on last year as some sort of indicator x and o wise of what to do this year against the Buckeyes it could get REAL ugly. None of what they did last year would have worked at the end of last season and it really won't work this season. I fully expect the VaTech game to be a highlight reel of defensive schemes that do not work against this Buckeye squad.
Two things sort of lost in all the qb/wr/hb talk that are pretty amazing imo.
Braxton and his Dad went to Meyer to ask about the position change
and that he'll be returning punts... Crazy!
Good friend who roots for that team up North just sent me this... :)
and PLUS a BILLION to how the staff is rolling this stuff out. Bosa then Braxton as the FNL gang is arriving. Crazy how on top of everything Urban and his guys are. CRAZY!
This explains the interview where he kept saying athlete instead of QB. Wish him nothing but the best.
BRING ON the video game offense....
Question #6 should never be asked, brought up or whispered to any kid that hasn't signed on the dotted line yet..
Most baseball insiders had Houston as one of the top spots the Reds could send Cueto. Scratch that I would guess. They just acquired Kazmir from Oakland.
Cueto should have been moved weeks ago. Price will just continue to drop as we get closer to the deadline.
Ownership has to make one move ( letting Pryce go) and should strongly consider another ( letting Walt go). I was as excited as anyone when they brought Walt over but sadly it just seems Walt was a part of the St Louis machine that didn't miss a beat when he left. Questionable coaching moves, deals just all adds up to what we have now. You DO NOT replace guys like Chapman and Cueto in free agency in a market like Cincinnati. Walt has built this team around a core group of guys who just can not make big league swings on a consistent basis. Hamilton, Bruce, Cozart, Mesoraco and even times Frazier are just painful to watch when there is a runner on third and less than two outs. It just puts way too much pressure on guys like Phillips and Votto and having to bat them where we do because the younger guys are struggling.
Watching Pryce walk David Ross (batting .181) to get to Kris Bryant was just ridiculous yesterday. The guy is just so outside his comfort zone as a manager. Just a terrible hire especially after all the talk of needing to change the clubhouse atmosphere as one of the reasons they let Dusty go. Love or hate Dusty at least he was a big league manager. Time to go find another one.
SEC has dominated DLine for years and they rotate 8 guys on a regular basis at most schools. Can't have enough guys on the DLine imo. Bring em on!
Heard on the postgame that's the first time that lineup ever played together and first time we have opened with that 4-2-3-1... No wonder everyone looked so out of sorts at times.