Meh, Meyer anointed Werner as a starter as a sophomore. He’s a starter until he runs out of eligibility.
Or attach Browning’s body and physical tools to Borland’s Head. A pendulum always swings both ways!
And yet the guys with reverse traits who have started going on 3 years, haven’t exactly set the world on fire either. At least those with the physical tools have a shot of “making up” for a miss, opposed to “seeing” and still not being able to make the play.
Best in stars and potential, until the potential is fulfilled and something bigger than a B1G Title is accomplished, I’d not anoint this team the best.
No it wasn’t immature. Haskins lack of preparedness wasn’t all on the Redskins either, Lol. So we’ll agree to disagree, and see what Haskins does this season, wish him all the best!
I don’t take it that Riveria doesn’t want Haskins. I take it there’s some discreet mental motivating the Coach is trying to do with Haskins, so that he buys in. There’s still folks around from the previous regime who would be able to honestly speak to Haskins’ behavior in Ashburn last season. I also remember Meyer being lauded for such motivational “tactics” because he has a Pysch degree.
There exist a picture of Haskins sitting on the bench last Season basically pouting, while the Coach & Keemun were looking @ the iPad. This was during a game. Then there’s the infamous selfie incident. Then theres the reports of late practice arrivals and one to the stadium on game day. There’s been the surly interactions with the weekly Presser with Media.
Yes these things are correctable and probably an indication of said immaturity. But I do think this Season is a pivotal one for Haskins.
I know he fancied himself being taken by the Giants, and had the infamous Draft Day visual reaction and quote about the league done messed up. To me, he’s fortunate that he wasn’t drafted by NY, it’s spotlight and media, is much more notorious than DC’s.
Rosen behaved similarly, performed poorly on the field and was promptly shipped off. I’m not a big time athlete, but humility is important in all walks of life, in particular athletics.
McCoy won’t be back, Keemun feels he’s a starter in the league, and Haskins needs to do as much work on the field (eg. being a professional and on time) as he does with his “brand”.
Redskins didn’t do him any favors with certain decisions, but’s he not in Columbus any more. Haskins needs to do his part. Having a canon for an arm isn’t all it takes to be successful in the NFL, or he’ll be a victim of the moniker Not For Long!
More often than not, it’s about the $$$
Part of the decision is based on who Coaches and NFL Execs want to see, determined by name submission by these same people. A player needs so many “votes” on their name being submitted.
Based on what measurable?
No Campbell wasn’t, but McLaurin surely was.
There’s a lot of guys who end up with better NFL careers than their college production would indicate, in particular in an archaic H-centric Meyer’s Offense.
Thank goodness for the dawn of a new Day!
Nothing like being voted into gray-dom. Thanks, let’s me know a chord was struck.
Two things can be true at the same time, Hartline helped the WRs AND a better passing QB EQUALLY aided them, if not more..
Some of those same maligned WRs are now in the NFL and one of the most maligned one, was an All Rookie guy as a 3rd Rounder. Lol!
Hi Uh 1966, we are in agreement! I’ve previously contended the change in QB was the bigger catalyst for “improved” WR play then Hartline. However, the narrative had been set that it was Hartline becoming the Coach.
I’m not discounting Hartline’s role, just asking for acknowledgment that the passing game really took off when Haskins became QB in 2018.
Prior to then, all we heard was that the WRs couldn’t catch a cold, couldn’t get separation, etc. They had room for improvement for sure, but it was less about them and more about the QB, who was better at dinking and dunking, which is also why Urban’s beloved H position guys Campbell and Hill thrived with a 160 catches between them.
Day moved out Martell and brought in Fields. Day was able to subsequently open up the playbook and the more traditional X and Y positions ate for days.
I’m not one who is in denial about Smith, NOR am I in denial about his employer knowing about some of his transgressions, and he was still allowed to Coach, teach, and lead young men.
The WRs have indeed performed better under Hartline’s tutelage. Improved passing ability @ the QB position has helped just as much. If we’re going to be honest, let’s do full disclosure.
No he may not be a victim, BUT his “behavior” wasn’t entirely a secret either!
And the things you suggest, there’s some truth to it.
However, there were also rumblings of his lack of professionalism and game readiness. Showing up to practice late and not putting in the work.
End result is that he’s not in CBus any more. If he wants longevity, he’s going to have to be accountable and put as much work into his practice and play, as he does his Clothing line and Social Media presence.
And the younger McCullough received the scholly of his graduating brother, Liam.
Part of Haskins issues is accuracy. He can throw it, heave it actually, but the ball being where it’s supposed to be was sorely lacking last year.
But what if they go to the SEC first, and then come to the B1G?
Could’ve waited until the day after Signing day, as Coach Drayton did.
It’s ALWAYS about the $ when it comes to the Coaches, and the betterment for their family, and yet players have to sit out a year if they leave a program.
When a Coach can make a move timed like this, and or move on to another (higher) paying job “for their family”, it just reinforces my lack of concern about players being able to move about and transfer at will.
Ole Dantonio waited pretty late in the cycle to step down. Did he not? Geesh!
Oh yeah that’s right, it’s not about the student-athlete now is it.