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tbirnbrich


Columbus (via Phoenix)

MEMBER SINCE   July 27, 2011

I was born at THE OSU med center, then moved to AZ around the age of 5, but never wavered from my true fandom. Grew up with the Bucks as my college team and Cardinals as my pro team. Finally moved back here and come up every Saturday for game day. Go Bucks!

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Beanie Wells
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty
  • NFL TEAM: Arizona Cardinals
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns
  • SOCCER TEAM: United States

Recent Activity

Comment 19 hours ago
The beauty of his game is that he doesn't need 25 carries a game. This dude is similar to Chris Johnson. Just give him 15 carriers and 5-7 targets. He'll break 2 of them to the house.
Comment 27 Mar 2020
Great player to bring up. There are some may factors that go into a players rankings. Some site won't rank you high if you don't attend their camps, some take payments to move players up, some are lazy (ESPN and only rank southern players highly). Walker could have worked up his ranking on numerous ways, but he is a great example of a top ranked player that didn't belong. same with Derrick Green, remember him?
Comment 27 Mar 2020
I doubt it will happen, but I see Henderson as a Curtis Samuel type, but with a stockier frame. I doubt he is a 20 carry a game player ever in his career. But 10-12 carriers and another 5-7 targets on screens and jet sweeps could be devasting! Pryor has the frame to bill up more and be a JK Dobbins type. Edwards could certainly come as well, I guarantee they would make room, and we would be the all time rushing team in 2022 lol. Running a wishbone offense with Edward taking the dives, Pryor as the deep back and Henderson sweeping through.
Comment 18 Mar 2020

I am not saying he should have played more, but the position that Holtmann was playing him at was wrong for his future. If Holtmann had been having him prepare to play SF (which would be his NBA position), then he is probably okay with being a backup and learning the role. Why sit on the bench as a back up C, when there is no way in hell he will ever gain enough weight to play it in the pros??

His comp coming out was a raw Brandon Ingram/KD. We were treating him like he was Clint Copela. There's a big difference there. If I'm him, I'd transfer to Duke, Coach K got the max out of Ingram and would Gaffney too.

Comment 27 Feb 2020

This is what has been driving me insane this season. I know Diallo and Gaffney are very raw, but they are also uber tall and long. I would so much rather see Diallo as the backup C than Young. Go re-watch a lot of games, and see how many times teams instantly go to their post players when we do this. Not because they've forced a mismatch, but because our 6'7 player at his base position is guarding a 7 footer. I love what KY brings, but he should not be playing any minutes at C, unless the other team is going small. 

Comment 19 Feb 2020

Here are some elite PGs and their A/T ratio:

John Wall: 6.5 / 4

De'Aaron Fox 4.6 / 2.4

Lonzo ball 7.6 / 2.5

Coby White 4.1 / 2.7

Markelle Fultz 6.0 / 3.2

SGA 5.1 / 2.7

DJ Carton 3.0 / 2.6 - Significantly worse than the above. So yes, i do have a good point.

Congrats on finding the one player who has missed a ton of games, and really shouldn't count statistically.

Comment 18 Feb 2020

1. OSU is 113rd in the country in Assist to turnover margin, and CJ Walker is nowhere near the top 100 in the NCAA in A/T margin. Does he need to be no. 1, no, but top 100 in the NCAA seems like a reasonable request. 

2. Somehow other elite talent PGs don't seem to have the same turnover struggles. We've seen numerous top PGs walk into UK, Duke, UNC, KU, etc and have no problems. Somehow the top PG that comes here does. 

3. CJ Jackson's profile on every recruiting site says PG and he played PG, so therefore he is a PG. Woods was a Combo guard, which is part PG, and that's what he played half the time. 

4. Dakich definitely outperformed his expectation, I'll give you that. 

It's not that I'm calling for the guys job, and a huge part of coaching is seeing areas of weakness and fixing them. This has been a huge concern from Day 1 with Hotlmann. And you really don't see any turnover issues??? Really??

Comment 17 Feb 2020

My only issue with Holtmann to this point has been PG play. I don't know what he is/was teaching any of his Gs, from CJ Jackson and Keyshawn woods, to now CJ and DJ. There is a clear lack of ball security. These guys turn it over at the most inopportune times. The pick up their dribbles at awful times, and will constantly drive, jump, and panic in the air because they have no one to throw it to. 

These are basic fundamentals that you teach PGs, take care of the ball, know what you're going to do with it before you pick up your dribble, etc. Everything else with him I'm generally fine with, I'd like to see us go big rather than small against a lot of teams (Gaffney was listed as a SF on a lot of sites, but is a C here) and utilize those mismatches, but for the most part he has done a tremendous job. 

Just fix these terrible PG mistakes. I would bet that per position we don't average more TOs then most teams, except the PGs, where we have to be way above the average. 

Comment 11 Feb 2020

I'll point to what the article said about OL recruiting, that it's one of the hardest to project, mostly because all of these guys are playing against people that weigh 40-100 lbs less than them.

NPF had great footwork and length coming out but was very light (I want to say 270 was generous). He needed time to put on weight, and learn how to play with that weight. It's not as easy as like Paris Johnson, who already has the weight, but needs tutelage. 

Comment 09 Feb 2020
Why is Holtmann in love with being the small team. We have 1 player that's 6'9 that plays consistently (Kaleb), and don't use anyone else over 6'7 in the regular rotation. Then we are shocked by the offensive rebounding, and shot blocking of other teams. Wisconsin started 3 players 6'9 and above. Instead we play Gaffney (a SF by playing style) at C when he gets minutes, rather than having him as a mismatch over the opposing SF.