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JohnnyKozmo


Eastern Shore, MD

MEMBER SINCE   January 11, 2014

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Mike Doss, come up and lay the lumber on McGahee early in the 2002 NCG, looking to my Dad and saying, "Bucks came to play. Miami hasn't been hit in the mouth like that in 2 years!!!"
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Spielman, Hawk, Laurinitis
  • NFL TEAM: Lions
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Sonics (Kemp, Payton, Detlef Shrempf)
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers and Griffey era Mariners

Recent Activity

Comment 17 hours ago

You absolutely move on.  More than anything because of the rookie salary pay scale.  It's incredibly difficult to build a team around a high paid veteran QB anymore.  The quickest path to be a competitive/good team, is with a QB on the rookie pay scale, and spending the money elsewhere. 

Comment 20 Oct 2020

I’m not saying it’s gourmet or anything like that...but Denny’s Grandslam burger is pretty good.  Got to be a 1/2lb Patty...think they’re using pretzel buns now...it’s got bacon, hash browns, an egg, and some kind of cheese sauce.  

Comment 20 Oct 2020

Would they consider offering him less money to stay?  I mean...if performance is tied to salary, it can't stay the same.  

But yea...they are tied to him unless they feel there's someone better they can get that fits what they want.  There's a lot of concern up at MGO over their secondary.  Outside of Dax Hill, there's not much back there.  Front 7 should be solid, but not much depth on the DL...if they get gassed as they have over the last few years due to Don Brown blitzing every play, the 2nd halves could get ugly.  They could be anywhere from 6-1 to 4-3 I think heading into The Game. 

Comment 20 Oct 2020

There's literally zero reason anymore to pay a RB top dollar.  Look at the massive contracts given just in the last couple of years...Gurley, Bell and Zeke...all thought to be in the top 3-5 RBs in the league at 1 point.  And those contracts are looking worse and worse.  McCaffrey has been hurt as well this year...I know it's just an ankle, but RBs take about as much high impact pounding as anyone on a team.  

Comment 20 Oct 2020

Look I get it.  Was just posing the question.  I'd imagine this is something you could practice though the same as a fake punt.  It would only require a simple signal to get your guys to jump.  

I'd bet the NFL changes a rule for next season to minimize this moving forward though.  Like you said below...a 10sec runoff is only in the last 2mins.  

Comment 20 Oct 2020

Fair enough.  I admittedly don’t know much about the guy. We just hear all the time coaches at smaller schools say they aren’t going anywhere and then end up leaving for a bigger job.  
If he aspires to be Woody Hayes, I’d imagine Ohio State may be on the list, unless that’s too big of a shadow.  Weird that Minnesota is one of his “destinations.”  I really think he’d be the perfect fit at Maryland.  

Comment 20 Oct 2020

Burrow had 2 more years of college right?  2015-2019 (5yrs).  Haskins 2016-2018 (3yrs).  But your point remains.  Burrow had 2 full years of being a starter to Haskins 1.  The other thing I keep thinking about is what the PSU player said about Haskins, that if you hit him and get constant pressure on him, he really folds and footwork goes out the window.  I know most QBs don’t do well with people in their face, but Haskins has never improved in that area I don’t think, at least much.  

Comment 19 Oct 2020

Whether Fleck has or hasn’t stated he wants to build something rather than run a blueblood, if Texas comes calling he’s going to listen. 

Comment 19 Oct 2020

The other problem is the timing on the calendar for the PSU game.   Anything after the 1st weekend in November is typically a no go on night games.  Last year we had them the week before The Game.  Seems like every trip to HV is no later than Halloween.  In fact...IIRC, and earlier version of EA Sports NCAA actually had an intro for the game between Ohio State and PSU that mentioned Halloween. 

Comment 19 Oct 2020

Smart isn't an offensive coach...his background is defense.  He brought in an OC this year to modernize their offense I thought, but haven't seen it yet.  Some of that might be due to the QB situation and the limitations their...but it's been more of the same, pounding White/Melton repeatedly into the OL.