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Comment 18 Apr 2019

Have to chime in on this as well.  I don't put a whole lot of stock in 100M dash times.  I think 20-40 splits are far more relevant to "football speed."  And there are other skills that are important in football, but not in running a 100M dash.   

It's pretty rare for someone to run a 100M sprint on a football field.  And I've known people whose 40-yard times weren't impressive, but had good 100M times due to a high top speed, and vice versa.

Comment 18 Apr 2019

That's true.  And in the rare instances we do bring someone in to fill a need, it's, quite literally, the crappiest player at that position in the NFL.  And Mike Brown's like "what, I signed a LB?  What else do you want me to do?!?"

I'm not asking us to sign the bank-breaking free agents -- and, in fact, I think those rarely pan out.  Just someone who has actual, professional-level talent.  Rod Smith would be a good person to bring in.

Also, I have no idea who would downvote your post.  Ridiculous...

Comment 17 Apr 2019

It's early enough to where Hyatt bumps up (thinking he gets a fourth star at some point), and he looks like he could a solid fit for the defense.

This is a good point.  I think it's different (1) to offer a rising 3* fairly early in the process, versus (2) a last-minute offer to a lower ranked recruit after getting jilted during the eleventh hour before Signing Day.  Either way, though, gotta trust the staff.

Comment 17 Apr 2019

This is good news for the Bengals.  We could definitely use a quality backup at RB.  He'd definitely get playing time.  Though the Bengals won't want to pay him very much, so...  hopefully Smith isn't hoping on a big payday.

Comment 16 Apr 2019

Why do you think so?  I mean, he certainly could turn out to be a good one.  Or he could be the next QB in the pipeline who never starts a game at OSU.  I don't get why so many seem convinced that a one-year starter in high school, ranked 331 in his class, who has yet to play a single down in college and is coming off of a somewhat serious injury, will be the next Joe Montana. 

Your point about Fields is a fair one.  He didn't look great in the Spring Game (which, to be fair, is par for the course for QBs), and he has a lot to prove.  But he, at least, has pretty rare physical tools and has shown an ability to run and pass at the college level -- albeit against inferior competition.

I just don't get the confidence in Baldwin.  Again, he definitely could be good.  But I've thought that about several OSU QBs the last decade or so who have never started a game.

Comment 16 Apr 2019

So has the NCAA officially just stopped caring about compliance -- or even clear-cut, intentional, and incredibly egregious breaches of the rules?  Because it seems like that's the case...

Comment 03 Apr 2019

I've always thought the whole bulking/cutting strategy was more invented by bodybuilders to justify crushing fats and carbs for a few months.  Even a couple of decades ago, for me, nutrition and training plans for football were always about maximizing strength, speed, etc., while getting you to a target playing weight.  There was never an intentional "bulking" phase -- as that term is generally understood to mean gaining muscle and fat with the intention of later reducing physique.

And true, 8,000 calories is a lot.  But it's worth noting that, even without gaining any weight, NPF is an absolute beast.  As a college athlete with his frame, he probably has to eat 4K calories or so just to maintain his weight.

Comment 03 Apr 2019

I’m a Baldwin fan as much as anyone but I’d have to assume Day was/is concerned about his maturity level.

I disagree.  I don't think it's inconsistent to think (1) Baldwin has potential to be a good/very good QB sometime in the future, yet (2) bring in Fields because he's one of the most talented high school QBs ever. 

Comment 03 Apr 2019

it seems "buckeye nation" is brainwashed into thinking fields is it

I don't think one needs to be brainwashed into thinking Fields will have the job.  He has extraordinarily rare talent.  This has been the case long before he donned a Buckeye uniform.  Nothing's 100% certain until it happens.  But it's a pretty darn good bet that Fields will win the starting role.

this is the same group of armchair experts that were on this very site saying joe burrow has to be the starter over haskins

I remember it being the exact opposite.  Several people gushed over the raw talent of Haskins, while a vocal minority expressed hope that the versatile, Ohio-born Burrow, winning the competition.  Though I do agree that there was a bigger talent gap between Haskins and Burrow than the coaching staff led on last spring.  (Hint: they could be doing the same thing, here).

Comment 02 Apr 2019

Speaking from personal experience, eating to gain weight is rarely a pleasant activity.  For me, it was usually an incredibly high volume of foods that were thought to be relatively healthier than these.  I don't think the wings, burgers, etc. would make it an overall pleasurable experience.  This is why offensive linemen usually lose a ton of weight when their playing days are over. 

Regardless, high hopes for PF next season.  Sounds like the kid could be a beast.

Comment 02 Apr 2019

Didn't Ramzy author an article on this topic just a week or two ago?

That said, I tend to agree Harris's skills would've been a solid addition.  Though I think I'd go with Grandstaff, who, coming out of high school, was billed as a Diebler-esque guarantee outside of the arc.  That could've been lethal with our inside-out game through Wesson.

And Mitchell seemed like an athletic freak coming out of high school.  That's never a bad thing. 

Comment 27 Mar 2019

Eh...  I'm usually the first one to pile-on Mike Brown.  He's worthlessness knows no bounds. 

But I'm not sure I disagree with him here.  I don't know exactly what the "standard of review" would be for PI.  But reviewing PI calls/non-calls could add tons of reviews to a game that has already become borderline unwatchable at times.

Comment 26 Mar 2019

Yeah...  it's admirable to try to bring some of these things to light (e.g., the alleged Nike thing, the Stormy Daniels thing, etc.) 

But the guy is a money- and fame-obsessed tool.  So yeah...