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Member since 28 September 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

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Comment 6 hours ago

It seems like it's the same play, though:

Defensive tackle Robert Landers fought through a block to get a hand on the running back, but could not slow him down. Malik Harrison took a step to the left, which allowed a blocker to wall him off from Anderson, then Pryor could not cut the running back off from dashing down the sideline to the end zone.

You could just change a name or two for each long TD run this year. Missed tackles on the line (which is the most forgivable of the issues) , drifting LBs, and overzealous safeties.  

Comment 18 Sep 2018

Expecting that number of players to bounce back up this week. I'm disappointed that Booker and Hilliard, despite our LB struggles and Borland clearly struggling to get back to complete health, have not been able to get some snaps. Probably say the same for Keandre Jones, too. I wonder what it is that these guys aren't able to show in practice?

Comment 17 Sep 2018

Clemson reminds me of us last year in that Kelly Bryant has probably reached his ceiling as a QB, but Lawrence is not quite ready to take the reins. I agree that their win over A&M is overhyped, but I think Bama will crush A&M and really neutralize Kellen Mond, thus taking some of the luster off of the last-second win. In the end, I think Va Tech takes them in ACC CG and don't sleep on BC in Boston in November, either. 

Comment 17 Sep 2018

Totally agree. There's not as much pressure on Frost as there is suddenly on Taggart. Additionally, I think that Martinez is going to be a star at Nebraska and, if you're Lindsey, you have to like your chances of becoming a playmaker. 

FSU hired the wrong guy and it looks to get worse before it gets better (and probably with a different coach). The guy can recruit, but he won't be able to win enough or fast enough for Seminole fans. Anybody believing that Jimbo left the cupboard bare has just not followed recruiting. They have talent, but no guidance. Woodbey, unfortunately, followed a flavor of the month, which teens often do. 

Comment 16 Sep 2018

At the risk of coming off as regionalist, what flies for Saban in the South won''t fly for Meyer in the Midwest. You saw Saban's bit with Maria Taylor in response to the completely reasonable question about his two quarterbacks. I know I don't want that demeanor from a Buckeye coach. 

Comment 16 Sep 2018

Let's say this, though: the receivers seem to have committed to keep working as Haskins makes his way through his progressions this year. I'm not sure if that was not the case last year, or JT didn't do consistently do his work, or a combination thereof. 

I'll end any semblance of a JT rant now. 

Comment 16 Sep 2018

Different talents for different teams with different needs. LSU is benefitting from Burrow not losing games for them as their woeful QB of the recent past has done. You have to make a lot of plays in our offense, and Haskins is doing that. Hate to bring him up, but when JT could not make plays consistently, our offense ground to a halt. 

Comment 16 Sep 2018

I think we are seriously selling PSU short. Don't get hung up on the Appy State game. 

Comment 16 Sep 2018

Except our offense was not moving the ball in that game, if I remember correctly. We were able to run and pass last night and once we stopped calling cutesy-fucking plays and having silly penalties, I got the sense they had no answer. The second-to-last drive where we racked up some first downs ended with conservative playcalling and the last drive could have been a score as well. 

Comment 16 Sep 2018

Seems to work for Bama.

I know that sounds glib, but it really is where a lot of schools are heading when you recruit numerous high-level RBs.