It was a Saints highlight, I believe the OP shared it because the draft narrative was that he gives up on plays.
The thing is, his record does matter at other schools. Clearly when he does not have the top talent etc. he's not the best coach. He's built Bama into something, but let's not act like he goes undefeated every season with vastly superior talent for 5-6 years running. Great coaches should be able to win anywhere which I believe is the point. Do you believe, he has the same success if he were to go to ND? Hid didn't have it at MSU, was better at LSU and was bad in the NFL.
I'd say he's a great recruiter and a good coach. He had the luck of playing LSU in a rematch for a title when they didn't even win their conference and the 2012 title due to OSU being banned. Nobody doubts the talent he brings in. I think the argument is the media bias has allowed Saban opportunities that no other teams get. They constantly play weak schedules. Their tough non conference games are at neutral sites, they conveniently play their toughest games after bye weeks or after a mid season 1-AA team.
Honest question, did you watch him play in every game or is your argument based on stats alone? Because what I saw was not a difference maker, he had nice stats in a few games that didn't matter but was highly ineffective most games. Britt had equally terrible QB play and had almost as much yards with 9 fewer receptions and 40 less targets. Again blame TP for not taking a good deal, I'd rather throw a tag to a player like Crowell. Cleveland has had 1000yd WRs and TEs leave and do nothing. It's because at the end of the day they're average players being the only player on a bad team. Everyone thought Jordan Cameron was irreplaceable and then Barnige came in. Everyone thought it was a joke TP was going to be a WR with the Browns. Did it ever occur to you that coaching made TP into a viable WR? The Browns will probably turn Louis and Coleman into 700yd receivers this year. TP had a leg up on everyone because he was the only WR that knew the he offense and he was a safety valve. The rest of the league knew it and that's why he got his crap deal from DC.
It's no different than you imagining he was just looking for a cool place to sleep. You have everything at your disposal now not to drive drunk.... more signs point to him trying to drive drunk
You're also under the assumption that he was just going to sleep. However, I can easily make the case that he was so drunk he passed out before he could actually drive.
I believe Herman is light years ahead of Beck and Warriner as an OC. He did have some ugly games as a coordinator with PSU, MSU and VT though. IMO, he developed the QBs much better which was the difference
He wasn't worth the tag either, he had a good year stat wise being the only WR with knowledge of the play book. He had 3 games under 20yds receiving, and 2 games under 40yds. He was a garbage time stat receiver and that's what the rest of the league saw in free agency as well. The Miami game was his pretty much the only game where he made an impact to win it. Sorry, being the best player stat wise on a bad team, doesn't make him the best WR in the league to demand top dollar. Hence the DC deal.
Yes, the best player on a 1-15 team who was a non factor in their lone win should have had the brinks truck backed up to him. Good luck to TP, but he's not worth the 56 million over 4 years he was demanding. One of the keys to the Browns rebuild is not getting into bad long term contracts. Having the cap space doesn't mean you throw money around. 31 other teams knew better
Well, the Browns offered him the most money. So I don't think "let walk" is the most accurate way to describe it. Good luck to TP, but he chose the lesser deal and left the Browns
In fairness, Hooker is on the PUP list. Hip labrum surgery I would imagine if it's anything like my shoulder labrum surgery is not easy to come back from.
In fairness that kicker weighs 280, most guys on kickoff are DBs. I'd ole him too
Not sure why you got down voted... Northern teams will always be at a disadvantage at baseball. That's not to say they can't get very good players and compete. But there's a reason why it's primarily dominated by southern and western schools. College baseball is a yearlong sport with fall ball and summer league. If you have the ability to step on the field and practice during the winter you're ahead of the teams that spend all winter indoors practicing.
If location really mattered NY, Chicago and LA would be on top every year. Lebron left because he had the opportunity to play with Wade and beat Boston's big 3. Lebron is now able to get players to Cleveland because they know he can get them to the finals. If the Cavs didn't set up some bad contracts, they would have more room to get other all stars
I don't think you can really use the bad team in a bad city analogy and compare it to everyday life. KD, LBJ left good teams to form super teams. Most good players also do not reside in the city their team is and why would you when half the season is spent on the road.
The NBA is no longer about building a team anymore. It's about getting two or three good players on a team and winning it all. The Cavs should have had two championships if Love, Irving were not hurt the first GS series. Once GS lost they went out and got KD to beat the Cavs this year.Now its the Cavs looking for someone to beat GS and KD.
The NBA regular season has become irrelevant now.
In order for Jones to have a chance he needs to find an NFL team that will actually develop QBs out of CFB.... Which you do not find anymore or go to the CFL. Several of those starters still had to beat out people that were on the team to earn the chance to develop and in Moon's case he went to the CFL.
I like Tyvis, but he's been waived twice. The non QBs on that list were never cut by the teams that picked them up. Most would agree he left OSU too early. I think his future is on special teams. The Seahawks and Gregg Williams are a pretty good judge of defensive talent and would have kept him if he can be an impact. I know in Indy he's behind Geathers and Butler and I am sure they are hoping Hooker has FS locked down. Which is why if he's starting things are not going according to plan for Indy
Apparently people don't understand that if undrafted free agents are starting, you are having some serious injury issues on your team.
If he's starting for the colts, Indy is in trouble
I believe Smith served on the NCAA committee which gave him some insight. Prior to the ban, no other team had been banned for the same infractions OSU had. So basically going off previous history, OSU got screwed by the NCAA.
They'll probably waive a couple more before the season too. No need to keep someone that you know is not going to make the roster. It at least gives him more options to find a team
What's to understand, they have 7 safeties ahead of him. Good luck to Tyvis, hopefully he'll land somewhere. But at best he was a special teams player
Outside of LeBron and Irving, the rest of the team is wildly inconsistent. Since the warriors made the move to get Durant in order to beat the Cavs, the Cavs need to make the similar move this offseason to counter them or it's going to be the same outcome in next years finals.
It's a 4-3 base but most packages will be a 4-2-5
TP was definitely not worth the 52 million over 4 years, the Browns gave him the best offer and he walked. I fully expect the 2nd year WRs to be better after a year of development much like TP developed from yr 1 to yr 2