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Steelydan54


MEMBER SINCE   April 11, 2012

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Comment 21 hours ago

Looking to see him hold down his side of the line both pass and run. Can't get so sack happy that backs are getting the corner behind you. That was one of Nicks greatest strengths; he defended the run on the way to the Qb on first and second, then made his move on 3rd and long to the QB. Hoping Chase has picked up some of that technical skill to go with his physical talent. He will join the list of high first rounders if he does. And it will certainly help to have the strong DT's and Cooper bringing their own heat. Hoping for the best DL in the nation this year. 

Comment 24 Apr 2019

We are dealing with 18-20 year old kids with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads (NFL pick).  We do all we can to keep the next great thing on the bench for a couple years so he can step into the role when the last great thing heads to the NFL Combine, but nothing is guaranteed in the current recruiting/transfer portal environment.  

Comment 19 Apr 2019

I recommend #1. You'll feel better. Can't change what's already happened, but clearly need to implement a strategy to have (and keep) 2 potential starters, with a couple serviceable backups. If we survive this year intact, we should be in Miller Time next year. 

Comment 19 Apr 2019

Thanks for eloquently stating what I was thinking. The landscape of college QB recruiting is changing. Time to  adjust. Baldwin caught US (fans) by surprise; wonder what was known or suspected in the locker room?  Anyway, time to adjust and move on. More and more college QBs are making NFL rosters to serve as 3-5 year backup QB for franchise QBs, so the Baldwin's of the world want to get games on tape to show they can fill that role and make a few million before they're 30.  Hard to blame them, actually. All about the Benjamins. 

Comment 18 Apr 2019

Jack v Tiger. As a Buckeye I'll always choose Jack. As a golfer and regular observer of the game, it's difficult to compare eras and records for obvious reasons (in every evolving sport except Curling, I suppose). A couple thoughts though; Tiger chasing a record Jack set while not chasing a record, but rather "just being Jack".  Jacks overall Major record of wins and seconds is jaw dropping and far surpasses Tigers. Tiger has won approximately 25% of tournaments he played in, also jaw dropping.  Tiger has a shot at Jacks Majors record, which is akin to the Super Bowl record in football as a measure of highest achievement, but not the ONLY measure. Jack and Tiger were great athletes, ahead of their time and changed the game. Tigers era of change was combined with equipment and course changes more than Jacks. If Tiger wins 18 or 19 majors, he will be the Major Championship Leader and is already the greatest golfer of his era. Jack is still the GREATEST OF ALL TIME, as measured by my subjective feelings, including his records, his impact on the game, his work in course development, etc, and his class and character as ambassador for the game. Tiger is already #2 in my book and deservedly so, regardless of his ultimate record. Despite his on and off course struggles, he has worked relentlessly and has regained the top tier of golf performance. Bravo Tiger and Jack will not begrudge him if he ties or wins more Majors, which is just proves why he's THE MAN. 

Comment 16 Apr 2019

I see Fields as "in the lead", since he ran with the "1's" in Spring Game, but not counting Baldwin out. Neither of them are ready yet to be honest. Probably gonna be tough for Baldwin to show enough superiority over Fields arm talent to make up for Fields run talent though. Sure didn't see it last Saturday, but still plenty of time on the clock. 

Comment 16 Apr 2019

Not much separation at QB so far on tape. Coaches don't pick starter by "reading 'stars' or press speculation, but by watching practice and tape. Ryan Day needs to take his time and get this right, because you never get a second chance to make a first impression. It's likely that the job is Fields to lose, but the competition continues, since neither QB separated themselves. Take your time, Coach Day and announce when you are comfortable; we will always find something to be anxious about, so it may as well be the QB 'controversy'. We should win 9 games with either QB; who will get us to 12 is the real question that hasn't been answered to Days satisfaction. 

Comment 15 Apr 2019

We're gonna miss you Dwayne!!  We'd be clear #2 behind Clemson in preseason polls with DH back. But on to the future at QB... still plenty of work to be done by both Baldwin and Fields prior to August 31, and while I saw more of JF feet than arm, that's a pretty deadly combination and likely worthy of starter job. But Baldwin has game, despite the picks, which are of lesser importance in scrimmage. Still see a 1a/1b QB situation. Receiver Wilson showed great hands and control snatching that TD over Banks, who is clearly no slouch at DB. Liked what I saw from D, still a ways to go. 

Comment 15 Apr 2019

We're gonna miss you Dwayne!!  We'd be clear #2 behind Clemson in preseason polls with DH back. But on to the future at QB... still plenty of work to be done by both Baldwin and Fields prior to August 31, and while I saw more of JF feet than arm, that's a pretty deadly combination and likely worthy of starter job. But Baldwin has game, despite the picks, which are of lesser importance in scrimmage. Still see a 1a/1b QB situation. Receiver Wilson showed great hands and control snatching that TD over Banks, who is clearly no slouch at DB. Liked what I saw from D, still a ways to go. 

Comment 13 Apr 2019

Hope to see us maximize our talents on offense and defense this year, using lots of players on both sides of the ball to create mismatches and be less predictable. I'd love to see our opponents trying to adjust to our schemes and athletes instead of the inverse for a change. That might look like a fast, but relatively simple defense with plenty of depth to stay fast and aggressive, and an offense that uses plenty of "packages" to force opposing D's to be continually adjusting and guessing. Even when we can simply "out-athlete" most of our opponents, we can and should out scheme them as well. I want to take away what opposing defense does best and expose weaknesses, ala Bellichek and the team we all love to hate but grudgingly admire. 

Comment 11 Apr 2019

If Young has developed additional tools other than speed, he will be frightening for sure. Hoping LJ has him "Bosa'd up" so he can anchor a side AND bring the rush, through the constant double team. If so, and he stays healthy, gonna be an exciting yr on DL. If he remains a "speed guy", we will approach last years production, which was decent but not exceptional.