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Olathe KS

MEMBER SINCE   July 28, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 Fiesta Bowl; 2006 Victory of TSUN; My blocked punt returned for a TD against Midview JV in 1987
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Jun 2020

I think Ruckert will get a chance this year for many reasons stated above but also the fact that the NFL is featuring Ruckert type of players and Ryan Day is more closely tied with modern NFL offenses than Meyer or Tressell were. Living in KC, I can tell you how devastating Travis Kelsey is with the loaded offense the Chiefs have. NFL defenses cannot account for all their weapons for 4 quarters, and I think the Buckeyes have the same level of talent  across their skill positions to dominate college football in 2020, assuming the season can happen. Ruckert could easily be an All American. 

Comment 14 May 2020

A great what-if I have is what would JT have been able to do with a full year under Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson where they were the primary play-callers. His senior year was Ryan Day's first year with the Buckeyes and it was pretty clear that Coach Meyer was still driving the offensive play calling. I don't think Coach Day would have had JT pass as much as Haskins, but his pass to run ratio would have probably looked similar to what we saw with Fields, but with more creativity and mid game adjustments. I believe JT never really developed as much as he could have as a passer because he was a master of the run option. 

Comment 24 Mar 2020

I have been telling all my coworkers who are Chiefs fans that JK Dobbins would be an instant impact player and would make their offense even better. I hope it happens, because as good as Damien Williams was in the playoffs, he really is not an every down back.

Comment 09 Mar 2020

I think for top recruits, and even elite players, brand recognition (marketing) can make an incredible difference when it comes to national recruiting, preseason rankings to awards selections, and eventually for the draft. These kids are learning to be aware of their brand while they are still in HS. the resume (film) is built during the season and at the camps.

Comment 06 Mar 2020

The question was stupid whether or not the guy feels like it has merit. What would any player do who doesn't play perfectly every play? Jeffrey always talks about working hard to get better. If the reporter cannot cite a specific play or game, it is just some weird kind of badgering. And if he can't understand that, he is just writing an ego-log. 

Jeff killed that question and I think ultimately it will impress NFL people, so he should be thankful to this former/never was a sports reporter.

Comment 02 Mar 2020

I am his age and can honestly empathize with him. During our 20s, he was riding high through the Cooper years. That and the natural arrogance that permeates AA must make the last 15 to 20 years a special kind of hell. Just the opposite of the gratitude I have for what the Buckeyes have turned out since early 2000s. It is hard to not smile when you think about it.

As a Cleveland Browns fan, I can appreciate the cycle of disappointment to apathy he feels. But at least I have the Buckeyes to lift my spirits. He can only turn his longing eyes to the Lions!

Comment 27 Feb 2020

 This is just my opinion - I think Joe Burrow would have had a legendary, and possible Heisman winning season if he would have won the job over Haskins, but the defense would still have been the same liability and I think the Buckeyes would still not have won the title in 2018. Haskins was great, I don't think there was a wrong decision. As Buckeyes fans, I think we can just appreciate the insane time we live in. 2017 - the Buckeyes QB room had one of the greatest leaders in B1G history, a future 1st round QB and record setting passer, and a guy who would eventually have the greatest season for a major college QB ever, all under the coaching of a future HOF coach in Day. That is special.

Comment 19 Feb 2020

This is a great post - I was so wowed by Justin's athleticism at the beginning of the season, I really didn't pay attention to his being late on a few throws or missing open receivers. His decision making during the Clemson game was similar to NFL QBs as far as making quick reads and either adjusting or making an assertive throw. It is amazing what could happen this season.