It indeed was a tough story to read, as crazy as it may sound, I cried at the beauty of the wife (and hubby) having lived and fought for almost 10 years, when she was originally told 3.
Feeding the ball to his beloved H position guys no less.
I was very excited, an AWFUL LOT about the Sr Receivers that came back, so they could have a chance to play with Dwayne and show what they were capable of doing, beyond playing with JT and being heavily criticized when it was obvious that the passing was as much the problem, as every other thing that was blamed, except the ability to make all the throws.
And YEAH, I know the above is a big run on sentence; Lol!
M Thomas said it best and before season’s start when he said that the WRs were gonna eat. The first 3 games we saw a variety of calls and a sense of not knowing who was going to get the ball. Upon Meyer’s return, I saw a return to a concentration on Meyer’s beloved H position.
With a new regime (Coaches), and different players, and another good passing QB, I hope we see more of the play calling with a real utilization of the traditional WR positions, not just an over reliance on the H spot.
You’re right, it is ALL good because they all also benefited from the WRs, who were very much maligned prior to Haskins.
M Thomas said it best BEFORE season’s start, the WRs were gonna eat in 2018-19, and that they did! It was a storyline/development that I enjoyed most!
But are you sure the WRs were getting separation?
Hartline had a HUGE assist from one “Dwayne Haskins”, that’s the elephant that exists in the room and is often ignored!
^ THIS! For those with next level aspirations or even those who don’t, I’ve often wondered why would you grad transfer in to OSU, when there’s already guys “waiting” to get on the field and get PT. One year rentals rarely work out in college football.
One of the biggest requirement from the Parochial schools is that a student must have 8 semesters of Theology classes, which general are consecutive in nature and can NOT be taken two in the same semester.
Writing was on the wall during Fall Camp, but he was given reps with the 1s (Starters) to try and placate him. Then once players met with the Media, it was Tate who started mouthing off about special packages being in place for him; Lol!
I’d swap McLaurin and Campbell in the 40 times. But I do believe that McLaurin will show speed and that, coupled with his versatility, blocking, and ST play will raise his stock (as a complete WR).
He’s an under radar guy that I’m rooting for and will be following @ the next level.
With the Colts success with 1st rounder Quinton Nelson @ Guard, I think the measuring stick has been raised by Teams looking to draft Guards.
Conley and Oden are from Lawrence North; the second of two high schools in the same (Indy) Township.
I thought Doran tore his ACL. That probably expedited his departure since he was a fringe guy trying to make and stay on a Roster.
Considering all the exploits that have since been revealed as happening during the 2015, in hindsight, it’s a wonder the team performed as they did (playcalling aside).
I knew the WRs “can’t get separation” narrative would primarily cease and desist with a new QB.
Probably depends on who you are.
Speaking of the Steelers, didn’t they just take the Ok St QB last year?
For any Raiders fans amongst us, I’m curious. What would be your reaction if they took Kyker over Dwayne?
If McLaurin’s NFL experience is limited to that NE’s Matt Slauter (sic) journey, he’ll be $18M dollars richer, with 8 or so years in the League, multiple Pro Bowls, and a few SB rings to boot.
Once heard the Panthers’ Steve Smith say that the NFL is comprised more than not, of many middle to late round guys.
I remember when Tyquan was projected to be a mid to late round pick, and was ultimately taken by the Colts in the 2nd. Not saying that’s McLaurin’s fate, but there’s a lot of smart football personnel guys out there. Wishing McLaurin nothing but the best!
But that’s not the narrative.
Seeing Campbell and McLaurin on the next level will be interesting.
It won’t just be about speed, or blocking but overall contributions. Campbell will most likely be an outside Reveiver, I imagine he’ll have work to do on his route running. He’s not likely to be fed just short passes and it be all about YAC.
I know it’s an outlier position to state, but I won’t be surprised about how McLaurin performs and it won’t just be about ST.
You can’t teach speed, but if you’re a true Receiver, it’s about more than just speed!
Definitely looking forward to following all three 5th yr Receivers going forward!
Ironically NB, this narrative was the knock on Mack; he catches the toughies and drops the easy ones.
Chuck, is this why Braxton signed a futures contract with the Eagles? In essence to “save” a spot for him @ the start of Camp as an Invite?
Oh my! THE Nathan Peterman that played in Buffalo; wow!