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Comment 05 Apr 2020

Why wouldn’t you use every possible advantage available, and work within the “grey areas” of the rules?

I didn’t read the article, and don’t know specifics, but the premise is simple. If you want to win the big shiny popcorn tub at the end of the season, you will be looking at ways to get a leg up all year ‘round. 

Comment 04 Apr 2020

When it comes to design, like fashion, furniture, etc. the rules are much less strict. Even a tiny difference simply a lack of a counterfeit logo can exempt a product from legal infringement. 

I would imagine that this is very different from using actual names and brands like “Ohio State University.”

Comment 20 Mar 2020

This is only a good thing, but consider also helping here at home, if you are so inclined. Volunteer to help a food bank deliver meals or contribute to fund similar causes that will aid the marginalized in our society. They are the ones being hurt the most, and will inevitably suffer the biggest hits during this crisis. Also, consider patronizing local restaurants with carry-out orders. Many of these places are going to go under without some support and a lot of luck. 

Comment 16 Mar 2020

I have not watched much of his film for an eye toward positional flexibility, but it seems like he could play either S or LB extremely well. I know, too, that we sometimes see an attribute in a player that lends itself toward projecting a future positional change... however, I think, when you see athleticism and size or skills that project so highly, maybe it’s best to just let a “freak” be a great player at his best position, instead of trying to slide him into another spot based on height or weight. Case in point: everyone would love to have the next Isiah Simmons, right?  If a guy that big can cover, leave him in as a DB and move him around a little as needed - and just watch the show!

Comment 15 Mar 2020

So everyone on every roster - including the recruits who just signed - would have to be given an extra year, in order for this to sort out fairly. And there will probably be some transfer requests too, if playing time that was assumed to be open is not so. 

Comment 06 Mar 2020

Of course the refs missed things here and there. They are human and don’t always have their eyes on the play from the optimal viewpoint, etc. The fact that he can find mistakes in technique and uncalled penalties on film isn’t disputed, and also doesn’t prove his point at all. The lack of penalties and other statistics that point to Okudah’s effectiveness and efficiency at CB this past season seems to be pretty conclusive evidence that there is no “tendency” toward sloppiness or penalties. Finding a handful examples on film doesn’t establish a “tendency” toward anything. 

Comment 29 Feb 2020

Are you saying that Tua is the reason the Tide lost?  Obviously, he didn’t always lead the team to victory, and he had less experience than Burrow in college, but the guy isn’t a bum. The opposing defenses played pretty well in those losses also. Tua is going to be a good NFL QB if he is healthy. 

Comment 25 Feb 2020

You’re right, of course. I’m sure Tony meant to say “little person.”

Comment 25 Feb 2020

Love Bill Walton. Dude is legit batshit crazy and I love it. He used to annoy me, but I started to embrace to unintended comedic element for the first class entertainment that it is. 

Comment 25 Feb 2020

Not that it matters in this discussion, but since you brought it up - is Baker actually 6’-1”? I wouldn’t be surprised if he was actually 5’-11” with the way “official” statistics are reported by pretty much everyone. 

As a Saints fan, I can acknowledge that height isn’t everything, but it isn’t inconsequential. It can be overcome by someone with an exceptional understanding of the position, and there are other examples, especially in the offensively skewed game that we see today - do you think Flutie wishes he was born a decade later?

anyway, just some tangential thoughts. 

Comment 25 Feb 2020

Who cares?  He doesn’t have to like the QB as a player or person. He just has to report on the team and players. You’d prefer that he likes them, but it isn’t a requirement. 

Also, this is a mistake, and not a remark intended for public consumption. It is embarrassing for he and the Browns and the network, but he didn’t do anything wrong unless he is in charge of turning the mics on and off at the appropriate time. 

You Browns fans are overly sensitive of your QB because all of the criticism is grounded, and apparent for all to see. Your mistake is believing that you have to be a fan of the player in order to root for your team. You also have the option of changing or backing off of your team allegiance if you find players or the management who keeps employing undesirable players unpalatable. Take a hiatus until Haslem sells. 

Comment 25 Feb 2020

The nutritionist deserves a lot of the credit for this too. Exercise without the correct diet only goes so far. I know they tailor all of these off the field components even more than they do the actual football. Recruiting players that will buy in with the right attitude and the culture they maintain is equally important. Having said that, I agree, and I don’t think Mick could do his job much better than he is.