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danmas


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Comment 12 Mar 2019

You seem to suggest that you wish Urban had played Haskins to get him ready for 2018.  I just can't imagine Urban or any coach of a playoff-hopeful team doing that in 2017 after one loss.  Haskins obviously could not have duplicated JT's 16 for 16 effort against PSU in 2017, so add another loss there.  

As for your suggestion that Haskins didn't want to dis JT so he's lying about not being ready in 2017, chew on this quote by Tate Martell as to what Haskins told him privately in 2018:  "It’s an NFL-type of offense, so it’s difficult to learn,” he said. “It takes people a while to get it down. Even Dwayne, I was talking to Dwayne about it, he was like, ‘Well, it took me over a year to feel like I was even comfortable on the field.’ Now, after two years of being in, I know what I’m doing. I’m on point with everything I do. I’m running the offense.”  Ozone 12/30/18 quoting Tate Martell quoting Dwayne Haskins about how it took him two years to be ready.

Clearly, this is something DH has been saying privately, not just to "not dis JT".  

Did you read Kyle's article?  Three weeks in 2017 to be "#1".  It took him longer than that to get good IN 2018.  Geesh.  I guess Bucknuts is not the only site with armchair know-it-all quarterbacks.  

Comment 12 Mar 2019

You seem to acknowledge that Haskins and Day are right that he was not ready in 2017, and certainly could not have beaten out JT in a hypothetical team scrimmage in August of 2017, but then you double down that Urban should have played Haskins in 2017 and taken his lumps.  

And yet you're probably one of those guys that says Urban "didn't play the best players!!"   You "see with your eyes" but you just don't know the first thing about football (or what goes on in practices/scrimmages)/  

Comment 11 Mar 2019

That's sarcasm, right?  I mean, did you read the article?

And here is what Haskins himself had to say about whether he was "ready to go the second he walked onto campus":

"Dwayne Haskins has said he wasn’t ready to lead the team as a second-year player, but either Baldwin and Fields will need to do it in their second seasons as college football players."  March 1, Ozone, Tony Gerdeman.  

And here's what Day said: "Last year, Day said multiple times that Haskins would not have been ready to start in 2017, his second year in the program and first year with Day. "  Eleven Warriors, March 5, 2019 Colin Hass-Hill

Comment 08 Feb 2019

I just got stupider.

Seriously, Harrison has been described as "stiff" meaning he is not ready to turn the corner and get to the passer.  And he's not strong enough to bull rush.  No way he gets to 26 sacks in the next three years.  No way.

Fields will be a dual threat.  No way in two years he beats out a guy who played for 4.  NFW.

Garrett Wilson getting 700 yards... not without injuries ahead of him.  

Comment 05 Feb 2019

I've used the same formula to determine the next US President.  It will be a man; and he will be either a ultra rich conservative or a former senator from Illinois of mixed race.

Comment 10 Dec 2018

Winovich was right!  It was a mirage.   I played the Game back on my DVR... and it ended in a zero to zero tie!!

Edit:  Oops.  I replayed the Game backwards.  My bad.  

Comment 12 Nov 2018

I disagree with the criticism of Dantonio taking the safety there.  His third or fourth string punter or his place kicker?  Which do you want to flip the field.

It didn't work out because said kicker kicked it OB and we started at the 50 instead of the, say, 35.  

If he punts with that not-so-good punter, I think OSU starts around the MSU 35, or closer. (You have to bring the gunners in to block when you punt from your goal line.) Statistically speaking, giving up two points for 30-35  yards of field position (roughly) is roughly a wash.  

Comment 07 Nov 2018

Yeah, not on McLaurin, you can't catch a ball with a guy yanking your arm before the ball gets to you.  Incompetent refs.  

Comment 10 Sep 2018

Haskins would have had to play perfectly to beat Iowa that day.  Our offense gave up what, 7 TD's or so?  

And I kinda doubt that a young R-Fr could have beaten PSU that day... JT barely did and he played to perfection when the game was on the line.  

I guess you can tell my opinion:  one or probably two more losses, i.e., Alabama with one loss still nudges us from the playoffs even if Haskins only takes one more loss after Oklahoma.

Comment 29 Aug 2018

"Numerology MAY BE pseudoscience"  (Emphasis added)

Just "may be"?  OK.