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Comment 07 Jun 2019

The TEAM has the option of ripping up the original rookie K and giving the player a long term deal; however, that never happens. Instead, when a player is playing above the value of his rookie K (like Russell Wilson and LeVeon Bell), they have little recourse. As a QB, Wilson knew his risk of injury was low, and therefore waited until his mega K. LeVeon Bell, as a RB, knows that the shelf life/tread life on a RB is relatively low. Therefore, his ONLY recourse was to sit out the year, rather than play out the rest of the deal (or get a one year "franchise tag" deal, which happened the first year his rookie K elapsed). 

It was only until he was an unrestricted free agent that he could sign a long term deal that resembled his market value/actual productivity. 

Comment 03 Jun 2019

Kudos on the research this article required! Finding stats/highlights of these international leagues are VERY hard to come by, and it's good to see so many Buckeyes still playing and earning a living. Ron Lewis! Othella Hunter! Keep grindin! 

Comment 30 May 2019

Terrelle has NFL size and speed. However, that doesn't always equate NFL-caliber SKILL at the WR position. From the games I've watched him play, he needed improvements with beating physical DB's at the snap, and struggles to make make tough catches in traffic (I mean, those are hard plays, but plays he needs to make when the ball hits him in the hands and he just couldn't corral them). 

I applauded Terrelle when he turned down the Browns 4 year 30 million offer (the Browns kinda low-balled him) in order to bet on himself and get a bigger deal via a big year in Washington (it didn't work out due to injuries, but the Browns turned around and gave that money to Kenny Britt, which essentially meant they flushed it down the toilet!). 

Braxton is actually in a tougher spot than Terrelle, IMHO. He's quick, but doesn't have blazing speed (4.5, as opposed to someone like Curtis who ran a 4.3). Also, given his injury history is suggestive of durability issues. 

Comment 30 May 2019

A quick Googling shows that the minimum years of service is 3, but that they receive an additional annuity if they make it to 10 years. Mostly recently, those who retire after 1998 receive $5,640/month per year of service.  Therefore if Terrelle does indeed have 8 years, he'll be eligible to collect $45120/month starting at age 55. (they also have a good 401K where they match 200% of player contributions). 

Comment 14 May 2019

I'm not at all assuming that he would have played that well the entire year. But the idea that he somehow "learned" from watching Tyrod Taylor....well.....do Tyrod Taylor things is quite puzzling. Yes, he wouldn't have been the Pro Bowl caliber guy he was the last 3rd of the season....but he would have been FAR FAR better than what we had in the beginning, which dug us is in too large a hole to climb out of. 

Comment 13 May 2019

It's been oft-said that throwing some QB's "into the fire too early would ruin his development and cripple his potential before he has the chance to realize it.........There are more examples of that happening to promising quarterback prospects than the alternative."

I'm not sure I believe that to be the case. Rather, those QB's were flawed from the start, and regardless of how long they would have "developed" by watching film and riding the bench, were always gonna be subpar NFL QB's. 

I think Dwayne is an absolute stud. I think the's the best QB that the Skins have on their roster. They should start him from Game 1 and let him learn on the job. Yes, at times he will struggle when the pocket collapses and he tries going sideways instead of stepping up into the pocket, but I have no doubt he will be better in year 2 with 16 games under his belt, than he would have been if he sat for 16 games and "learned". 

Comment 07 May 2019

Yes, he made $480,000 before taxes for his one year of work. He would have zero dollars that year if he stayed. You say he would have been a 4th rounder had he stayed? Catching passes from JT Barrett? Noah Brown, as the team's 2nd leading receiver, was a SEVENTH rounder in 2016 and is 3 inches taller and runs a 4.5. JOHNNY FREAKING DIXON, ran a 4.41 and wasn't even drafted this year (this year was also not a strong WR draft class). 

You say he would have had a "reputation in Columbus to fall back on"? You mean.....he doesn't now? He's Jaalin Marshall, a guy whom without we don't win the natty in 2014. 

I respect his decision to try to make a living playing football when he did. I continue to wish him nothing but success in his football endeavors, and when his playing days are over, should be welcomed back in Columbus (if he chooses) like the champion that he is.  

Comment 07 May 2019

I don't understand the narrative that he "left too early". Clearly, Jaalin is a marginal NFL player; he is always going to have to work hard in order to nab an NFL roster and paycheck. Leaving school one year later simply means that instead of being a 23 year old 5'10" receiver who runs a 4.SIX (he's not Parris and Terry, or heck, even Johnny Dixon) trying to find his way on an NFL roster, he'd be a 24 year old 5'10" receiver running a 4.6 minus one year of paychecks. 

Comment 01 May 2019

It's a Brave New NBA World for big men/post-up specialists like Kaleb. He's gonna need to keep working on expanding the range on his jumpshot, and become a more effective "dive" man in the pick and roll.  I hope that the skills he acquires/hones in these workouts will translate into a dominant junior season. 

Go Bucks! 

Comment 19 Apr 2019

It's unfortunate that that pass wasn't caught. However, had he truly been an elite passer, Zwick would have eventually succeeded at football in some capacity. Zwick didn't catch on an NFL roster, and also couldn't even find a second career in the Arena League. 

Comment 19 Apr 2019

The flip side of this, is should we expect a 1700 yard season from JK Dobbins coupled with a 400/400 from DMC? Although we will still want Fields to run when the pocket collapses, we should do everything possible to avoid calling DESIGNED QB RUNS (which in my mind includes the read option plays). Play smash mouth football with JK, swing passes to DMC, move the stick passes to Mack, the deep ball to KJ, and end zone fades to Garrett = NATTY.