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Brooksie


NE Ohio

MEMBER SINCE   December 23, 2015

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Keith Byars
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 3 hours ago

I am going to play the "O-L-D" card here., as I have been watching this great game of ours for 50 years now. Not really concerned on this post what others may think of this post - not to be an arrogant fool - but these are just my opinions.

Saturday afternoon, I saw a young man REALLY beginning to feel more comfortable as the centerpiece of this offense. He is Ryan Day's "mini-me" out there. Justin had the other players in the proper spots at the proper times, and the offense as a whole seemed to be running much more fluidly.

I think the comparisons to JT Barrett are valid. Prior to Saturday, they were almost mirror images of one another. Against the RedHawks, I think Justin took a major step forward to separate himself from JT.

Justin's throws were coming out on time and were a more direct line and tight spiral than JT's. For the most part, they were being placed where only our receivers could collect them. Justin was separating himself as a much more polished passer.

As a runner, Justin was showing more and more patience not to give up on plays before jettisoning the pocket. Justin is the better throwing QB than JT, so it is only natural that JT would take off sooner to maximize his talents.

And I almost hate to throw this on JT. He certainly wasn't slow, but compared to Justin, he was. I guess a good comparison would be when Han Solo is piloting the Millenium Falcon at regular speed, then he throws it into hyperdrive. JT was the Mercedes, Justin is the Ferrari.

Time will tell on the next one (as was mentioned in this thread), but JT was an incredible team leader. Maybe it will be a bit of a different style, but I am sure that Justin will find his own way to lead.

It also helps that we were playing Miami of Ohio on Saturday, and not Alabama. I got a glimpse of the potential of Justin on Saturday, and it made me sit up and say "Whoa!". I think we are on our way.

Comment 22 Sep 2019

After yesterday's debacle - The Skunkweasels dropped TEN spots in the poll to 20.

My opinion? Still too high.

https://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/polls/amway-coaches-poll/2019-2020/2019-09-22/

Comment 21 Sep 2019

Wisky has a 1st and 20........

And they rip off a 23 yarder.........

On first down...........

With a backup tailback.............

Comment 21 Sep 2019

Gus Johnson just brought up the possibility of Harbaugh being relieved of his duties........

Klatt's answer?

"the whole program is at a crossroads".........

Comment 18 Sep 2019

I guess he did!

With that being said - I close with........

Comment 18 Sep 2019

Also: Keith Byars should have won the Heisman over Doug Flutie.

You are preaching to the choir, ShawneeBuck74! 

The Heisman was STOLEN from him that year because of one reason. eSECpn was in their infancy - and they needed a "wow" play. So, BC and Flutie obliged them. That turd of a network just played the ever living s**t out of that clip until that was all most of the voters remembered.

Comment 18 Sep 2019

Yes he is - I believe he is still in concussion protocol.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001055656/article/browns-promote-rb-elijah-mcguire-ahead-of-mnf

Comment 18 Sep 2019


Sadly I think he might be done.  At this point teams rosters are basically set, and if they do bring a QB they'd prefer either a younger guy or a vet with actual game experience.  He's kind of stuck in no-man's land.

I disagree, Brother Brutus. Desperate teams do desperate things - and we have seen the rash of injuries at QB throughout the league.

Comment 18 Sep 2019

@Clarkey - Trading up for Mitch and thereby passing on Mahomes AND Watson..........

Holy Crap - I thought the Browns were bad at selecting QBs....

Comment 18 Sep 2019

That "third QB" gig has kinda worked out for Cardale in the past....

Comment 16 Sep 2019

From an old guy - here's a refresher course, Napa. Thank goodness video technology has come a long way too.

Comment 15 Sep 2019

Solved.

The mystery of who our backup tailback is has been put to bed.