I hope you have a great time!
It'll be my first time in OHIO PERIOD!
The words "slacks" and "moist".
JT wasn't put in a position to succeed against VT.
+1 specifically for this.
I'd have to go with either Denison or Oberlin.
Must've been a poorly executed punt.
I lived in Arlington for a year. I rented a room across the street from Whitlow's on Wilson and pretty much ate and drank there every night. Except for the nights I ate and drank at the Cap Lounge on the Hill. The Lounge was absurdly expensive except for some bad amber ale on draft. Whitlow's was relatively reasonably priced and the food was good. Big fan, too, of their Sunday Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar. But, yeah, the DC Metro area did not strike me as a culinary hotbed, that's for sure.
But what does it mean to be "quarterback"? It isn't simply about athleticism. It is about leadership and directing the team in a cohesive, effective manner while executing the game plan.
I can think of a helluva lot more athletic QB's than Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady. How many rings do those "more athletic" QBs compared to this group?
You can eat the sizzle, I'll eat the steak.
Will he get a locker, too?
I wish that Chris Farley were still alive so that he could do Brady Hoke skits.
Yep. And one doesn't even need to be a "rocket surgeon" to figure that out.
I would love to believe the O-line problem is behind us. In reality any good defensive team that can also apply pressure will be a problem for youngsters.
This is why diverse and complementary play calling is so vital at this point. This O-Line is unable to simply "exert its will" like last year's line, so the play calling needs to keep in mind the nature of this young line and take the pressure off by keeping the defense on its toes by forcing them to defend the whole field and not just stack up 10 guys within 6 yards of the football.
Without really intending to I mixed alternating bottles of hard cider and pale ale on Friday. I read somewhere that a "black and tan"-style mix of cider and beer is colloquially referred to as "idiot soup." I can confirm this. While I did not publicly embarrass myself, I did continue get drunk while I slept and woke up in worse shape than I went to bed. It wasn't until about mid-afternoon on Saturday that I was in any kind of shape to have a meaningful drink.
You have crystallized my own thoughts precisely. Well said.
Thanks for the reply/comments. I agree with you totally on the fundamentals and execution, believe me. I am a HUGE "fundamentals" guy. OTOH, there are going to be times where - no matter how solid your fundamentals are - the other guys are solid on their fundamentals and execution, too, and those plays just aren't going to work against a particular opponent and you need to turn to a different page in the playbook. Or, like you said, and this is basically my point, throw in a couple of slants, screens, drags, etc, to take the pressure off and open up your more bread and butter plays. The lack of the latter is the greatest source of my frustration. I don't know whether it was pride (unwillingness) or an inability to make in-game adjustments but either one is unacceptable at this level.
1)I agree, in the main, with you. 2)However, the right plays have to be called in the right situation because if those 10 plays you have, or their variants, just aren't working, you have to call something else.. The total number of plays you have don't matter, whether it's 10 or 1,000, it's calling the one's that work is what's important (which also involves being willing to change your game plan on the fly). I played for an Ohio high school hall of fame coach and we did everything from run the exact same play the entire length of the field (because it worked), and other times you'd barely see the same play twice in a game (because either everything worked or nothing worked).
Both the offense and defense have plays "designed to work". Well, somewhere at the intersection of my plays designed to work and your plays designed to work, it is going to be determined whose plays, in fact, work. The one whose plays don't work needs to change their plays. Guess what, our plays didn't work and we didn't try to change to ones that might have. I know that everyone has their own personal point of frustration/outrage with last week's game, mine is the play calling. Sorry.
I can't seem to find the part where you guys talk about the horrific play calling.