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Comment 27 Sep 2019

they were way ahead of the curve in terms of S&C and nutrition 

Agreed. They were famous for taking 6'2", 230lb high school fullbacks and turning them into 290-300lb offensive linemen who could run. It's as if their nutrition included a secret sauce.

Comment 21 Sep 2019

Btw, I was the only one on my team that had a solo tackle on Darwin Ulmer, he probably had 200 yards and 3 TD’s on like 8 carries before the half

Ulmer did that to more than one team; he was an impressive athlete. He went to Arizona, which was coached by former Brookfield coach Tony Mason. I'm guessing he must have gotten hurt, because his college career was 2 carries for 5 yards.

Just curious: were most of his big runs against your team toss-sweeps to the left?

Comment 01 Sep 2019

I agree that it's a good idea to limit the hits your QB takes when you're up 28. But if that's the plan, call some other running play, not a zone read. If you are determined to give it to the RB regardless of how the DE plays it, then it's effectively a zone no-read. Better to just run a straight hand-off or a toss.

Comment 24 Aug 2019
If the 2019 offensive line proves better at run blocking than the 2018 group was (and I think they will) then I expect Dobbins et. al. to get the yards per carry back in the 6.0+ range; that should help attract some RB talent. Seems like every year there is a high school RB who sort of emerges from obscurity to beome a highly sought target. OSU, lacking a highly-rated pre-season commit, should be in a good position to land a late bloomer.
Comment 05 Aug 2019

So, per Cleveland.com, Danny Salazar is apparently not an option for 2019.

The penny-pinching Tribe has spent $10M in the last 2 years on a guy who, post-op, could barely get it to 88MPH.

Until Kluber returns, the rotation is Clevinger, Bieber, Plesac, Plutko, and ... Civale, I guess. Jefry Rodriguez is throwing bullpen sessions in Arizona. Logan Allen (obtained in the Bauer deal) looked bad in his first start in Columbus.

Reyes and Puig had better start mashing...

Comment 01 Aug 2019

it seemed like there were a fair number of games he came off for varying degrees of injury.

Yeah, that's valid.

Comment 30 Jul 2019

I wouldn't bet the farm on this, but my recollection is that Braxton Miller injured his shoulder vs. Clemson when he was sacked on a passing play. By the end of that game he couldn't lift his right hand above his shoulder. I'm not convinced that it had healed properly, before he re-injured it and had to switch to WR. 

In the bowl game against Notre Dame, Barrett was off to a strong start, then took a shot the the throwing arm just after he released a pass; he completed about 33% the rest of the game.

The point being, that QBs will take some shots no matter whether they're running or standing in the pocket, looking downfield.

Comment 28 Jun 2019

The Browns had a GM that was an analytic guy. Where did that get the Browns? Yeah, 1-32.

I would say that their analytical model failed to help them draft well. I would also say that the previous several GMs, unburdened by analytical models, also failed to draft well.

One thing Brown did well was accumulate a lot of draft assets. Dorsey has been the beneficiary, and if the Browns become a winner, Dorsey's success is going to be viewed as proof that "old school" beats analytics. Well, maybe, if you have the picks.

I suspect that one of most important factors in a player's success, is the degree to which he is determined to have a successful career. You need physical ability and football IQ, sure; but you also have to work your ass off, play through pain and injuries, and losing. I think it would be difficult to capture a player's "want to" in a way that is useful in a model.

Comment 28 Jun 2019

I would guess that it's probably possible to develop a test that can assess motor skill, objectively. Just because such test doesn't exist now doesn't mean it can't be created.

Comment 28 Jun 2019

Scouts have seen more of the college players, and a 21-year-old is basically a finished product physically where the 18-year-old might not be.

It's probably easier to evaluate college players than high school players because college players are going against better talent. 

Comment 16 Jun 2019

LeBron still played 55 games and they were 28-27 in those games. He just can't carry a team like he did in Cleveland for chunks of his career. 

I don't pay that much attention to the NBA, but my impression was that the Cavs teams, that LeBron carried, were mostly full of decent NBA veteran role players; whereas, last year's Lakers were mostly a bunch of wet-behind-the-ears neophytes.

And, while the Lakers still have a highly-dysfunctional front office, disassociating from LaVar Ball has to be a positive move.