Malaria and coronavirus are nothing alike. Totally different classes of biological entities. They are so different in nature that any “study” claiming that malaria drugs are effective against coronavirus is highly suspect simply on principle. Coronavirus is a virus, malaria is a plasmodium.
You buried the sick? That is cold man. Most people only bury the dead.
I am not so sure. Those guys aren’t freshmen. If they are so superior to the players they are replacing than why didn’t they start last year? As I have said before, this isn’t a union shop. Guys don’t start because they have seniority. They start because they are the best players in the opinion of the coaches. They may be equal to the departing starters, but I will be surprised if they are clearly superior. If they are as good we will be fine.
He molds and develops 4/5 star talent that was mistakenly ranked as 3 star talent. No one teaches talent. Not even Coombs.
I don’t see why they would cancel the draft. They may not make it a spectator event, but that is a relatively recent development anyway. Pro days are not a prerequisite for drafting players and if a team really wants to work out an individual they can do it themselves.
That is a great question. I believe one real reason is that Italy has a particularly geriatric population. I suspect another reason, and here I am being elitist, is that compared to many other European countries Italy rather resembles a third world nation with a lot of corruption and incompetence. I suspect their health care system was in no way up to the challenge presented by this disease.
It was the flu
This is about trying to slow things down so that large numbers of severe cases don’t overwhelm the healthcare system and lead to unnecessary deaths. There are only so many respirators and ICU beds. The belief that only 8O year olds are at risk is delusional. They are most at risk, but that doesn’t mean others aren’t. Particularly if the system lacks the capacity to treat victims appropriately due to large numbers of cases. If everyone gets it eventually so be it, but you don’t want everyone to get it simultaneously.
Just heard on CNBC that Duke has announced it will be withdrawing from the NCAA tournament. I suspect the entire tournament is likely facing cancellation.
Quoting death rates totally misses the clinical impact of infection. The idea that either you die or you have a minimal illness is not factual. Many survivors suffer significant clinical morbidity that will have prolonged life altering consequences and many of those victims are younger people. This is not the flu. You really don’t want to take the chance of contracting coronavirus because there is no way to predict who will suffer major morbidity and who will have a mild clinical illness.
It is not the flu. It is a different infectious agent. Regardless of whether it is over reacting or not saying it the flu is simply wrong.
Mortality rate is something like 30 to 40 times that of seasonal influenza. That is based on a 0.1 percent death rate for flu verses 3 to 4 percent of reported cases of the corona virus.
Talent is as talent does. I will buy into the presumed depth of talent in the linebacker room when I see them making plays on the field other than on kicking downs and garbage time. Franking while it truly pains me to say I think it is more accurate to describe OSU’s linebackers as possibly the nations most over rated group not the nations most talented. At this rate Mitchell, Gant and Pope are on track to have virtually no impact on the field. The truly talented guys typically see some action as freshman and are contributors by their second year. They are not still on the sidelines through their third seasons on the roster. I don’t expect to ever see any of them on an All American team or even first team all B10.
There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a college and I honestly don’t know all that much about Clemson, but I have been to their campus and it certainly passes the eye test. If you were picking your school based on campus esthetic it would be a top choice.
If he was truly as good as people thought might be coming out of HS he would have beaten out Harrison or Werner for one of the outside spots last year. I wish him success obviously, but I still feel that OSU’s linebacking recruits have in general not lived up to their rankings and I am not convinced that is all the fault of one past coach. I have have watched a lot of very talented Buckeye linebackers over the years and these past few recruiting classes have been more bust than boon. Given the D line they play behind they should look like a pack of ball hounding wolves and given the the HS rankings the absence of All American caliber play is striking.
What has McCall ever done on a college football field to justify being called a “nightmare in space”. I would’ve loved to have seen him have a great career at Ohio State but the fact is he’s been a non-factor and I suspect this coming season will be more of the same. He was a great HS running back but his skills are not exceptional enough to overcome his size to play out of the backfield and he has not transitioned into a WR. OSU has accumulated more WR talent than one team can deploy. McCall is not going to keep those guys on the bench.
He may well be able to achieve and maintain a sufficient body weight to play in the NFL at tackle, but he won’t play there if he can’t get past 260. No amount of footwork or wingspan will over come lack of mass against NFL defenses. My question about this guy has been why if he is so incredibly talented is he still fighting for a spot and not an established star already. The guys that have been playing ahead of him are good but none of them have been named Orlando and if anyone thinks any of them could have kept guys like Pace on the bench think again. NPF may well become a starter and may play in the NFL, but I don’t think he is the transcendent player people are expecting or he would have shown it already.
If NPF is truly a great athlete and his body really doesn’t want to significantly exceed 260 maybe he should be moved over to DE. Seriously, he is never going to play tackle in the NFL at 260, but he could play on the defense at that weight.
Why would you say Mumford, Myers and Davis are “locked in”? On any competitive team everyone has to earn their spot every season. That must be viewed within the statement that the line could be better this year than last season. Most of the new players named as possible replacements were on the team last season and they did not start over the guys they are trying to replace. To say they could be better than players they could not beat out last year suggests they will develop into better players over time. If that is the case couldn’t some of them also develop into players capable of beating out some of the last years starters who remained? Just a thought.
Nice to see the acknowledgement that the ability to catch the ball is a critical skill for receivers. So often fans act as if anyone can catch a football in college or the NFL coming at them at 40 to 60 mph. All the speed, moves, jumping ability and route running doesn’t mean squat if you don’t catch the d—m ball. This kid sounds like he will be a genuine chip of the block.
Do it. Schools have had way too much power over student athletes for decades. Signing a LOI shouldn’t amount to indentured servitude. One get out of jail free card without strings attached is a great idea.
Things could change, and I hope they do, but Browning to me appears to be another example that great high school athletes do not necessarily make great linebackers at the college level and beyond. There are many things coaches can do to improve a player and develop him physically and mentally but at some point everyone reaches their ceiling. The point where physical and mental abilities simply don’t get any better. Some guys reach it in high school, some guys reach it in college and some don’t get there until they’re playing in the NFL. One thing is certain however and that is having been great at one level is no guarantee of greatness at the next level.
The NFL does not hold the combine to benefit players. They do it to benefit the teams and as such they invite the players they think are most likely to be drafted so as to get a close up evaluation of them. They have much less invested in UDFA's and can make determinations on who they will make offers too from pro days, game film and the like.
When did OSU start cutting loose scholarship players with remaining eligibility? Has that happened? Has a player with no interest in transferring and in good health been cut? Have we transitioned entirely into a semipro team or is this still a college football program?
Yes, but when a game has yet to be decided do you want a QB who can make plays or one who is less likely to make a mistake. I would roll the dice with a play maker.