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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Jack Tatum, Chris Gamble, Ted Ginn
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Conley, Greg Oden, Jon Diebler
  • NFL TEAM: Saints
  • NBA TEAM: Boston
  • MLB TEAM: Pirates

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Nov 2019

Joe Burrow's pocket awareness, accuracy and play recognition are what makes him so good.

Objectively (imo) Burrow was average in all three off these areas last year and this year he has taken a drastic step forward. The question is why? Are you suggesting he just further developed?

Would Dwayne Haskins, Tua or whoever is an elite qbs be the same without elite talent around him?

Again I completely agree and no one is arguing this point. The point is he had these elite players around him last year. So he has either taken a huge leap developmentally (I specifically didn’t use arm talent when I talked about Burrow specifically because I don’t think that’s difference from this year and last year) or the system he is playing in is at least partially responsible for the numbers he’s putting up. 

Comment 17 Nov 2019

Lines aren't what Vegas thinks will happen (the on field outcome). Vegas sets the line where they think the amount of money wagered will be 50-50 on each side of the line. As bets come in they move the line in an attempt to draw bets on the under bet side of the line, bringing the amount of $ bet on each side of the line closer to 50-50. Vegas wants $ to be 50-50 on each side of the line so that making money is a sure thing (they win the “vig/juice"). The last thing Vegas wants is for them to need a certain outcome to make money (sometimes that happens, but they typically try to avoid it). 

Comment 17 Nov 2019

Burrow about to win the Heisman is absolute vindication of everything Buckeye Jack stood for

Maybe but looking for vindication on a internet forum rarely results in the outcome the vindicator desires... 

Comment 17 Nov 2019

I’m still waiting on Richard Lagow to lead a NFL team to the promised land! I didn’t dislike Buckeye Jack but I thought his delivery got him in trouble...

Comment 17 Nov 2019

The Redskins are abysmal, but you think he’d be having early success on another mediocre team? Btw that was a serious question. The reality is, your probably not going to a good team if you’re drafted in the top half of the first round...

Comment 17 Nov 2019

Or that you seemingly put him between Buckeye Jack and Rill Dill... 

Comment 17 Nov 2019

I don’t disagree that Haskins would have floundered in LSUs offense last year. I think LSUs move to an offense/system of this kind is more about adapting with the times than it is specifically for Burrow. I’m sure they are adapting it to utilize Burrows strengths similar to the changes we made going from Haskins to Fields. However, I would be surprised if this isn’t the offense LSU chooses to employ as long as Joe Brady is there.

Haskins is actually a good example, he looked relatively flawless last year. He gets to the NFL and suddenly it becomes clear he still has a lot to learn. Haskins is still a great QB (elite arm talent) and I think he will be fine long term. Perhaps our offense last year masked how far he still had to go in terms of reading defenses, understanding coverages, blocking assignments, ect...

Comment 17 Nov 2019

This may be unpopular, but it’s in no way a knock on Burrow who appears to do everything the right way and is by all accounts a great teammate.

I think people are underselling how much of this is the offense/system. I’m not saying LSU can take any QB, plug them in and be where they are right now. Don’t get me wrong, Burrow is obviously good and is only going to get better. When you watch LSUs offense his receivers are often wide open, their YAC is insane and they seem to come down with every 50-50 ball. It’s hard to believe Burrows 21% increase in completion percentage and 3 yards per attempt more this year is ALL a product of his “growth”. He clearly has complete control and understanding of the offense he’s playing in. He is hitting his receivers, even if they are open you still have to make the throw (and he has). He’s a great college QB whose doing his job really really well. I just wonder if “ability wise” he’s not somewhere between what we saw last year and what we are seeing this year. If people were starting a college team from scratch is he the QB you’d choose? Is he the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th? Where would people put him? 
 

Sorry about the length, I didn’t want to start a new forum and have people complain that this could have gone under a current forum like this...

Comment 03 Nov 2019

8. Tennessee (only a few years ago this would have been FSU imho, but I think their rep has hurt bad the past several years for lots of different reasons)

FSU is an easy target but Tennessee has a losing record since 2008 (71-75). The Schiano coaching fiasco wasn’t a great look, and the Pruitt hire/results only make that debacle look worse... I personally don’t think they belong 

Comment 22 Oct 2019

The free space could also be Wesson’s weight loss. The announcers will talk about it EVERY game. I think this is one of those, “I’ll eat a shoe if not” scenarios. 

Comment 15 Oct 2019

I’m not saying it’s ESPN bias. They just are overall less positive/high on the class compared to the composite. The composite has 8 guys in the class in the top 76 nationally. The ESPN rankings has 3 OSU commits in the top 32 and then not another one until 92. As you said according to ESPN the middle off the class is on par and in some cases ranked higher than the composite, they just don’t seem to be as high on the “top” guys in the class. Different strokes for different folks, ultimately doesn’t matter.

Comment 15 Oct 2019

They have Gee Scott at 198 overall and the 30th best WR in the country... Outside of having Fleming at #1, their rankings weren’t overly kind for our Buckeyes (not that it matters).

Comment 11 Oct 2019

Jonah Williams, can’t miss prospect leading up to the draft. Gets drafted by the Bengals, has shoulder surgery before he ever plays a game and is likely out for the year... 

Comment 25 Jul 2019

Agree Patriot, I’d also take Clarett over Wells (no debate in my mind). Wells was really really good at OSU, but Clarett would be considered an all time great if it hadn’t ended the way it did. Clarett’s on field performance has always been overshadowed by him challenging the NFL (failing) and his lengthy list of personal/legal issues.